We are a small friendly Anglican church serving the Upper Wharfedale communities in Appletreewick, Burnsall, Hartlington, Skyreholme & Thorpe in the Yorkshire Dales.  

We would love you to come and visit us - everyone is welcome.

Finding us:  St Wilfrid's Parish Church, Main Street, Burnsall, near Skipton, North Yorkshire  BD23 6BP

                  St John the Baptist Chapel, Appletreewick, near Skipton, North Yorkshire BD23 6DA

St Wilfrid, Burnsall     9.30 am every Sunday

2nd Sunday each month: Family Worship

Other Sundays: Common Worship Communion

Sunday services at St Wilfrid's are relaxed and friendly. Children are welcome to join in as much or as little of the service as they wish.  

Some enjoy singing in the choir, others prefer to play with the toys and craft materials while others enjoy exploring the church. 

It doesn't matter if they chatter or drop their toys - no doubt Jesus did the same when he was a child.

We have a toilet with baby changing facilities and there is plenty of space for pushchairs and baby carriers in church.

2nd Sunday.... Family Worship

St Wilfrid's, Burnsall 9.30am 

It is hard to describe this relaxed and informal gathering - quite frankly anything could happen (and does). In previous months we have exploded bottles of pop, made marshmallow sheep and created a giant model of Caesarea Philippi. In our quieter moments we might read newspapers, eat croissants or bacon butties, light candles and burn incense. We will always have coffee after this service, and frequently during it.  If you are new to church, this may be an easy service to start with.

Our 5th Sunday celebration rotates three times each year between, Linton, Rylstone & Burnsall parish churches

St. Wilfrid's Chapel

Children & families 

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St John the Baptist Chapel, Appletreewick 6.00pm Sunday evenings, 1st, 2nd & 4th weeks*

Book of Common Prayer
*no service on the 3rd or 5th Sundays of each month

The Book of Common Prayer dates back to the 16th century and is one of the great treasures of the Church of England.


On the 1st and 4th Sundays we sing Evening Prayer On the 2nd Sunday we celebrate Holy Communion using the Marbecke setting

Additional Services

Holy Communion (Common Worship)

Tuesday 10.15 am at Parcevall Hall.

Holy Communion (Book of Common Prayer)

Wednesday 10:00 am at Church House, Grassington.

Morning Prayer

Friday 9.00am at Linton parish church

About Burnsall parish

Burnsall parish is part of the Upper Wharfedale Cluster of parishes in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales. We work closely with our sister parishes of Rylstone and  Linton. We also join with ecumenical partners in Churches Together in Upper Wharfedale to celebrate special occasions throughout the year.

Burnsall parish is part of the Diocese of Leeds in the Church of England and the worldwide Anglican Communion.

Please explore the "Who's who" tab to find out more about Burnsall parish itself.

The Heritage of our Churches

The history of both the churches in the parish is fascinating. Please visit and explore our history and heritage webpages compiled with the help of John Townend, our Honorary Archivist.

Many thanks to John for his amazing work.

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