Well Village Title

The Church of St. Michael

During the current pandemic details of online services are emailed to the Parish Clerk, who in turn is circulating them via the village email contact list.  If you are not on this list and would like to be included please email the clerk on clerk@wellvillage.org.uk

24th Dec 5.30 pm. A Crib Service for all ages.
24th Dec 11.30 pm. Midnight Communion
25th Dec 10.45 am. Christmas Day Holy Communion.
The congregation cannot sing but a choir can! Sue Bravender has tentatively said she is prepared to sing a Carol or two at the Crib Service ( very much for the children) and on Christmas Day ( more for the grown ups), are there any others in the village who would like to join her?   For most of the service members of the choir will be in the congregation but move to one side to sing as a socially distanced choir without masks.
We of course will be abiding by current Covid guidance: face masks are required, social distancing is necessary with family groups staying together, please use the hand sanitiser on entry and when leaving and you are asked to either scan the NHS Track and Trace QR Code or leave your name and contact details on the table at the front door.

The present parish church at Well is at least the third on the site.  An entry in the Domesday Book of 1086 states ‘Welle – there is a church there and a priest’.  This early church was superseded by a Norman building c1190 and the present church St Michael the Archangel, was begun in the early 14th century.  The church is open every day for visitors to enter and browse round the church, there are many interesting items to look at, some beautiful stained glass windows and in particular the tomb of John Neville which has a large amount of 16c graffiti on it.  There is also a 14c altar in the church.

The following file has been re-typed from some old documents found by Rev David Cleeves  Parish Church at Well – history

Services for all churches in this area can be found at: www.lowerwensleydalechurches.co.uk or in the link to the Yoredale News below

Yoredale News

Suspended at the moment due to Covid 19 and no activities taking place.  This comes out monthly apart from August/September and January/February which are double editions.  Information can be sent to: yoredalenews@gmail.com by the 10th of each month for inclusion in the next edition