Churches in the project

The churches in the Towards Carbon Neutral Churches in Craven project are:

St Mary's, Embsay with Eastby.  A Grade II listed Victorian church, built in 1853 in the Early English Gothic style, lying inside the Yorkshire Dales National Park.  Built near the site of Embsay Priory which was founded in 1120.  The churchyard is a Commonwealth War Graves site. St Mary's is a Fairtrade Church and has the Silver level of the Eco Church award.  This is the lead church of the Towards Carbon Neutral Churches in Craven.

All Saints', Burton in Lonsdale.  A large, Grade II* listed, Victorian church designed by Paley, within the Burton in Lonsdale Conservation area. It has an important visual impact due to its position in the local landscape and its high and distinctive steeple.  All Saints' is a Fairtrade Church and has the Silver level of the Eco Church award.

St Mary's, Carleton in Craven.  Designed by F. H. Pownall in an Early English Style in 1859, standing on the site of a chapel founded before 1121.  The ancient churchyard boundary bank can still be seen in the enlarged graveyard, where the grave of mill family member and mountaineer William Cecil Slingsby is of international interest.

St Augustine's, Draughton is the Anglican Church for the village of Draughton, which comprises about 100 houses.  The church and village are part of the parish of Holy Trinity Skipton.  The foundation stone was laid in 1897. 

Holy Trinity, Skipton is a large Grade I listed church of historic interest occupying a prominent position at the top of Skipton High Street. Dating from the 14th and 15th centuries, repaired by Ann Clifford after the siege of Skipton in the Civil War.  To the front of the church is a large grassy area which is a former graveyard and which forms an important amenity area for the town.


However, we hope that the findings of our Feasibility Study, if funded, will provide useful information not just for the five churches in this project, but also for wider use.  We intend to keep these webpages updated with details of the project.