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Built in 1868, Leyburn Parish Church remained as a daughter church to the parish of Wensley until 1956. It is the only church built by the architect Christopher George Wray but he also designed the Docks Offices, now the Maritime Museum, in Hull and the Cairo.
The church is light and airy and many visitors comment on its peaceful atmosphere and its simple beauty. A small Prayer Chapel offers opportunity for private prayer and you may light a candle or leave a request on the prayer board for the prayers of the parishioners. Information on church and town is displayed and the building is usually open every day from Easter to the end of September.
We have drawn up ambitious plans to extend and develop the church to serve the community in the 21st century. For more details, click on Leyburn Church Reshaping
If you would like to support this work you are invited to click on the following link;- Re-Ordering Project or visit;-
The warm and friendly congregation is small but growing and aims to be fully involved in the life of the town, supporting the local police, medical centre and farmers as well as residents, businesses and visitors. You are assured of a warm welcome at the services.
To find us, click on MAP
Rev Michael Hepper
Tel: (01969) 622251
Palm Sunday Procession
Every Sunday at 10:45 AM we have a Parish Communion, although there are occasional exceptions when we have a combined Benefice Service with St. John's,
Please check the CALENDAR for changes or special services
St Matthew's Church is open daily on Tuesdays to Sundays and all Bank Holiday Mondays from 10am to 5pm or phone 01969 622251 Tours by arrangement.