St Michael and St Lawrence Church, Fewston - St Andrew's Church, Blubberhouses

Part of the Washburn and Mid-Wharfe Benefice

Our Friends and Neighbours


  • In 1984 the three parishes of Fewston with Blubberhouses, Farnley and Leathley became a United Benefice.
  • In 1996 the Priest-in-Charge of the three parishes became the then Vicar of the parish of Weston and Denton in nearby Wharfedale.
  • The four parishes formally became a United Benefice - Washburn and Mid-Wharfe - in June 2008.

Ecumenical Group

The Benefice churches work closely with two Methodist churches (Timble and Norwood) forming the Washburn Valley and Mid-Wharfe Churches.

Washburn Valley and Mid-Wharfe Churches magazineThe eight churches

  •     pray together mid-week
  •     hold joint bible study and discussion groups
  •     worship together on the 5th Sunday of the month
  •     have a joint Parish Magazine - 'The Washburn Valley and Mid-Wharfe Churches Magagzine' published every month.
  •     hold regular meetings of both Anglican and Methodist clergy
  •     share Lent and Advent meetings
  •     have a joint Christian Aid week campaign

All these events can be seen on the Calendar


Location of eight Washburn and Mid-Wharfe Churches

Washburn and Mid-Wharfe churches:
Timble, Denton, Fewston, Farnley, Norwood, Leathley, Weston and Blubberhouses

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