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Grassington Congregational Church

Two Centuries of Witness, Commitment & Community

"What I mean is, God was in Christ reconciling the world to himself, no longer holding men's misdeeds against them, and that he has entrusted us with a message of reconciliation. 2Cr 5:19."

Times of Services

10.30am    Sunday morning family service
                  (Communion 1st Sun in month)

Key Historical Events

1811    Church opens Christmas Day
1812    First minister (John Calvert)
1814    First burial in graveyard
1830s   Linton Worsted Mills wound down
1857    School room for infants added to rear
            of church, and stone facing rendered
1861    Church re-roofed
1869    Church's 1811 debts cleared
1870s   Adjacent cottage purchased &
             converted to schoolroom
1876    Calf-stalls replaced with pews at
             ground floor level
1880s   Closure of the lead mines
1902     Skipton to Threshfield railway                          line opens 29 July
1904    Old barn on street front
1909    Church becomes financially
             independent (grant-in-aid from
            County Union no longer required)
1923     Electric light installed
1927     Pipe organ installed
1976?   Sale of original Manse in Scar St
1978?   Purchase of 7 Southwood Lane
            as a Manse
1987    Makin electronic organ installed
            at a cost of £6,394
1988    Allotments sold for construction of
            Gills Top Care Home by Anchor Trust
1988    Car park lease to Anchor Trust signed
1988    Construction of kitchen extension
            with toilets/link to vestry
1989    Church listed Grade II by English
2004    Church gifted a Clavinova digital
2005    Sale of Crag Cottage
2009    Extension & refurbishment of
            the Manse at 7 Southwood Lane
2009    Structural repairs & removal of
            cement render to front elevation
            of church
2011    200th anniversary year!
2014    Church windows replaced with double
            glazed timber framed units

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