Low Row URC

Built with Bricks and Amazing Grace

Our Church

Low Row Church Information.

1690 - 1694     John Holland

1694 - 1713     John Taylor

1713 - 1725     James Burgess

1725 - 1765     Timothy Gardiner

1766 - 1782     James Benn

1782 (3 weeks) William Turner

1782 - 1786     Astley Meanley

1787 - 1807     David Simpson

1807 - 1835     John Allason

1836 - 1837     Daniel Davis

1838 - 1882     John Boyd

1882 - 1894     James Clarke

1895 - 1897     Joseph Booth

1897 - 1899     Ralph Cantrill Scurrah

1899 - 1902     Harry Golding

1903 - 1922     Thomas Clarke

1923 - 1928     Shields Gill

1929 - 1932     Joseph H. Austerfield

1933 - 1939     George W. Stanton

1940 - 1945     Shields Gill

1946 - 1952     George Hemming

1952 - 1959     John T. Lyman

1960 - 1965     John D. Legg

1967 - 1981     Kenneth W. Wadsworth

1981 - 1986     Stanley Wilton

1986 - 1995     Peter I. Poulter

1996 - 2004     Gillian M. Bobbett

2005 - 2013     Julie S. Martin

2013 -             Hilary J. & Stephen Collinson

The organ is a rare early example of the work of Roy Huntingford and possibly the only one in existence that has not been modified over the years. It underwent a major overhaul in 2006.

We have recently said goodbye to Revd Julie Martin who was also the minister for chapels in Keld and Barnard Castle. We are very grateful to her for her spiritual leadership and for her faithful ministry to the Swaledale churches. We now welcome our new ministers to the Tees/Swale Pastorate, Revd Hilary Collinson and Revd Stephen Collinson and look forward to working with them.

The church building dates from 1809 but the heating system is 21st century! It is a typical nonconformist chapel with an organ loft at the front and gallery at the back. It is lovingly looked after by the members.

About half the congregation are from families native to the dale and the rest are ‘offcumdens’ most of whom have retired in the area. One of the glories of the fellowship is that, apart from the accent, you cannot tell which is which…all feel equally at home.

Being on a hillside there are steps leading up to the church. This makes it difficult, but not impossible, for wheelchair access as strong men are available to help.

Low Row is one of the five churches that comprise the Tees Swale Mission partnership, the others being in Darlington, Northallerton, Barnard Castle and Keld.

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