Church Life in Nidd


Our church is one of the few in the diocese which uses the Prayer Book and the King James Bible almost exclusively. The pattern of worship is simple: always 10.30am, 1st and 3rd Sundays - Mattins; all others - Holy Communion. For Mattins we sing the canticles to familiar chants plus four hymns. For Communion we just sing four hymns. We have a two manual pipe organ in excellent condition.

The church is not visible from the A61. The best way to it is to aim for Nidd Hall Hotel (signposted). Drive across the main entrance and swing left. The church is in front of you and parking is further round to the left. We usually enjoy tea and coffee in the church after each service but Nidd Hall Hotel is only 100 yards away (as are the toilets) and they serve also.

Access to the church is up four 9" steps with handrails. We have no wheelchair access  but can usually get wheelcahirs and their occupants into church one way or another. We have had plans for a wheelchair ramp drawn up but it would cost over £30,000 to build and disfigure the main view of the church.

The capacity of the church is about 120 and a typical congregation numbers about 35, with many guests visiting from the Hotel. We have recently installed an induction loop for the hard of hearing but otherwise no amplification. 

We use the Common Praise hymnal and the celebrant faces East.

You will be very welcome to any of the services. We’re very happy to incorporate a favourite hymn or piece of music in the Sunday service to commemorate an anniversary, birthday or notable event for a couple attending - simply contact David Andrews.

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