Thursday 29 November 2012

Kirkby Malham

The original Church of St Michael the Archangel dated from around the 9th Century, though it is thought that it could have been even older. The present church was rebuilt in the 15th Century. 

 Inside, there is another example of box pews, dating from the 17th and early 18th Centuries.

The lighting was not good for photographs of the exterior of this ancient church, as much of the building was in shadow.  Like many rural parish churches, they are in need of a new vicar.  It seems that there is no income attached to this Anglican parish, so it is difficult to attract someone to the job.

I was fortunate to be driving past the church one evening during bell-ringing practice.  There is nothing quite like the sound of bells ringing across an English village.   

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