I’m really pleased to welcome you to the website of the Benefice of Leyburn and Bellerby.  Our Benefice stands at the heart of the Yorkshire Dales and we take pride in the work we are doing to support our communities through acts of service, through the good times and through the most challenging.

If you’d like to know more about us please don’t hesitate to get in contact or take a look at one of our online services.  Better still, come and see us in person – you’ll be warmly welcomed and we’re well known for our hospitality.

As Vicar of these communities it’s my privilege to live and work here and also to pray for everyone, and everything that takes place within the Benefice.

Be assured of my continuing prayers.

May God bless you.

Rev’d Stephen Hanscombe


  • Lucy Fox


    We have recently moved to the area from Ripon and are looking at getting our son Baptised, we had our first son baptised at ripon cathedral but would love to have Eddison Baptism in Leyburn as he will be growing up here as we set down roots here. Would it be possible to get him baptised with you at the beginning of October time at all?

    Thank you

    • Stephen Hanscombe

      Dear Lucy

      Thank you for your message. We would be very pleased to sort out a baptism for Eddison. The best thing to do would be to contact Jan, our administrator, and she can organise the details with you and then we can meet with you.
      Jan’s email address is: admin@leyburn.church

      With prayers
      Stephen Hanscombe

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