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Garsdale has one Anglican church: St John the Baptist's

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Garsdale Church

and three Methodist chapels:

not regular members of the congregation

Low Smithy, Garsdale Street and Hawes Junction.

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The Christians in Garsdale realise that we don't actually need all these
buildings, but they all have historic value, so we wish to keep
them open as long as we can afford to do so.  
We have negligible differences in doctrine,
and just minor differences in our preferred mode of worship.
We normally share the first three services in each month:
the first Sunday at St John's at 10 a.m.
the second Sunday at Low Smithy at 2 p.m.
and the third Sunday at Garsdale Street at 6:30 p.m.
We are committed to working together in Garsdale
as part of the new Western Dales Mission Community.

The times of normal Sunday services are:

10 a.m. at St John's (first and fourth Sundays)

2:00 p.m. at Low Smithy (second and fourth Sundays)

6:30 p.m. at Garsdale Street (third and fourth Sundays)

for a Plan of Services for the next month, click here for a pdf:  >>>>>>>>>>

or as an image here: >>>>>  

Special events are listed below

A happy new year to everyone.

The united service on January 5th is at 10 a.m. at St John's.

and on January 12th at 2 p.m. at Low Smithy

and on January 19th a Covenant Service at 6:30 p.m. at Garsdale Street. 

St John's church is always open, and the chapels are open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.  

The Churches Trust for Cumbria leaflet: "Railways & Religion in the Western Dales" is available in the chapels.

Lizzie with lambRose
We are thinking of Elizabeth's family and friends, and praying for them,
after her tragic death on April 29th 2011.
    We will never forget you, Lizzie.
When something has enriched your life, and when its melody lingers on in your heart,
is it unfinished, or is it endless?

If  there is any event missing from this site, please e-mail :  e-mail address

At present, this website is just in an experimental stage. Suggestions for improvement will be appreciated.

We no longer hold outdoor services, but perhaps we could bring back the tradition?  Does anyone have any suggestions?