The church in Garrigill is open 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year. Everyone is welcome to go in whether it is to look at the building, for quiet contemplation and prayer, or to take shelter from the elements. We have even had Pennine Wayers sleeping there in thunderstorms when all other places were full or shut! Our only proviso is please leave the church as you found it.
Holy Communion is a regular service once per month on the fourth Sunday at 9.30am. All are welcome; you may receive communion if you wish.
Every Friday there is Evening Prayer at 9:30 p.m. for around 20 minutes.
For baptisms and weddings please contact the vicar.
There has been a church on this site since the 11th century, though the current building dates from 1752 or 1790, depending on whose history you read. The church shows signs of the series of alterations which has occurred over the centuries with the arch being added covering a window, and the impressive stained glass window which replaced some small sash windows.
Click here to see the Register of Baptisms, Marriages and Deaths 1699 to 1730.
There are two fonts although one is stored in the vestry. These were the subject of a dispute between a former vicar and the schoolmaster in the 1880s. After a falling out between them, the font disappeared. It was returned in 2009 by one of the schoolmaster's descendants.
The war memorials from the First and Second World Wars with the names of those from Garrigill (far too many) who died are found in the church. The memorial for the Great War makes up the reredos behind the altar and the memorial for the Second World War is on the South wall.