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.
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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