Church of St. Oswald's

This is St. Oswald's Church in East Harlsey.

Welcome to the Osmotherley and Hillsides Parishes including Osmotherley, East Harlsey, Ingleby Arncliffe, Cowesby, Felixkirk with Boltby, Kirby Knowle and Leake with Over and Nether Silton and Kepwick.  
This is part of the Diocese of York in the Church of England.

Now that the government has relaxed constraints on church building access, it is again possible for churches to open - with appropriate protections in place. For the next few weeks St Oswalds will be open for private prayer on Saturdays from 10am to 12pm. If this time is not suitable for you call Peter Gardner (882801) and he will open the church at a time and on a day to suit you.

Within the next few weeks, and once we’ve sorted out the practicalities, we hope to resume regular Sunday services. More information as soon as we have it.

The July issue of the parish newsletter, News and Views, can be seen online by clicking the link at the bottom of this page.

 The Priest-in-charge of the Hillside parishes is Reverend Dianne Gamble, newly installed as Priest in Charge, January 2019.
The Vicarage, Knayton, Thirsk YO7 4AZ Telephone 01845 537277 or . E-mail is 
The Assistant Priest is the Reverend Bill Dewing who lives at Orchard House in Ingleby Arncliffe, Northallerton, DL6 3LN
Telephone 01609  882233 or
Services held in St Oswald's are on the first (Holy Communion 9 am) and third (Family Service 9 am) Sundays of each month, and occasional other days. For more information and possible changes, click on the link above. Harvest Festival 2019 will be in October.

A magazine called News and Views, for the Osmotherley, Ingleby Arncliffe and East Harlsey parishes, is published monthly and distributed to subscribers in the villages. If you would like to receive a regular copy (subscription £5.50) contact


The East Harlsey PCC reports............................ 
 “An inspection of gravestones at St Oswald’s Church was carried out recently, on 17th December 2015. A further inspection is due in early 2019.
Sadly, a number of gravestones, in both the Old and the New Churchyard, were identified as being in danger of toppling over. It was necessary that these stones be laid flat pending identification of a more long-term solution. Although it would have been preferable that known relatives were informed before we did so, safety considerations made that impossible. We apologize to those families affected but are sure you will understand, given the history of this churchyard, that the safety of churchyard visitors is paramount.”

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