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The Church of England


The Parish of Upper Ryedale is part of the world-wide family of churches known as The Anglican Communion. Our mother church is the Church of England and we are part of its Northern Province. Click here to find out more about the Church of England.

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The Diocese of York


The Parish of Upper Ryedale is one of the family of parishes which make up the Diocese of York. Click here to explore the diocesan website.

The cathedral church of the diocese is the world-famous York Minster. You can go to the Minster's website by clicking here.

York Minster

Ryedale Christian Council


For over forty years the Ryedale Christian Council has existed to promote co-operation between all Christians in Northern Ryedale. The geographic area covered is that of the Helmsley Anglican Deanery, of which the Parish of Upper Ryedale is part. Find out more about the Council and its work here.

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The Villages


Some of the villages within the parish have parts of their historical records from the 19th Century posted on the GENUKI website. You can see these by following the links below:
Old Byland - here
Hawnby - here

Ryedale Family History Group

This group is established to help members to further their research into family and local history. A Research Room is open on Thursdays at Hovingham Village Hall between 10am and 3pm and at all other times by appointment. Visit our website here.

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Rievaulx Abbey


Rievaulx Abbey lies just outside the parish but it has played a vital part in this area's history. Its ruins are now in the care of English Heritage. Here you can read a brief account of the abbey.

Rievaulx Abbey

North York Moors National Park


The Parish lies within the North York Moors National Park - one of the UK's areas of outstanding natural beauty. Click here to learn more about the National Park.

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The Cleveland Way


The Cleveland Way long-distance footpath follows much of the western border of the parish. You can find out more here.

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Church Tourism


The North Yorkshire Church Tourism Initiative is a partnership project set up by Yorkshire Tourist Board and the Churches Regional Commission for Yorkshire and the Humber to promote and enhance the county's churches as spiritual, cultural and heritage assets. You can read more about it here.

North Yorkshire Church Tourism Initiative

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