Welcome to Penhill Benefice
Penhill (above) stands like a sentinel over this benefice in mid-Wensleydale.
The natural environment of Wensleydale in North Yorkshire is a constant reminder of God’s wonderful creation and it is a privilege to live here.
We are a family of Christians striving to share the love of Christ with one another and all those who live in our communities or who are visiting this wonderful part of England. We extend an invitation to you to join us in worship at one of our churches.
Penhill Benefice (see map) was formed in 2006 and consists of four parishes: Aysgarth, Bolton-cum-Redmire, West Witton, and Preston under Scar with Wensley. The communities it encompasses include the villages of Aysgarth, Thornton Rust, Thoralby, Newbiggin in Bishopdale, West Burton, West Witton, Wensley, Preston under Scar, Redmire, Castle Bolton, and Carperby. It is part of Wensley Deanery in the Diocese of Leeds and of the Church of England.
The Penhill Benefice is committed to show the love of God and the saving grace of Jesus.
We share together as the body of Christ, in prayer, worship, ministry and fellowship.
In the power of the Holy Spirit we are called to mission and outreach and
to be a support and comfort in the community.
Revd Tom Ringland; Rt Revd Nick Baines,
Bishop of Leeds; Revd Penny Yeadon
at the licensing of the Revd Ringland
Vicar: Revd Tom Ringland
Associate Vicar: Revd Canon Penny Yeadon
with permission to officiate:
Revd Sylvia Earle
Revd Canon Jan Kearton
Licensed Lay Ministers
Benefice Administrator Christine. Office: The Coach House Office, Swinithwaite, Leyburn, N Yorks DL8 4UH Tel: 01969 663097, or by email:
More phone numbers via the contact page.
For the report on the licensing of the Revd Ringland click here