St Peter

One of the Rylstone's most iconic buildings, the church was constructed between 1852 and 1853 and has a gritstone exterior in a style known as 'churchwarden gothic'.

About this church

As well as inside the church, religious symbolism can be seen on the fell overlooking the parish as there stands a large stone cross.

Originally the hill was home to a stone figure known as the 'Rylstone Man', but it was changed to a wooden crucifix to commemorate the 'Peace of Paris' in 1885.

Weather conditions took their toll on the Rylstone Cross in the decades that followed and it had to be replaced several times until the wooden structure was changed to a stone one in 1997.

Key Features

  • Captivating architecture
  • Glorious furnishings
  • Enchanting atmosphere
  • Fascinating churchyard
  • Social heritage stories

Visitors information

  • Level access to the main areas
  • On street parking at church
  • Parking within 250m
  • Accessible toilets nearby
  • Dog friendly
  • Walkers & cyclists welcome
  • Space to secure your bike

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St Wilfrid

It is believed that St Wilfrid's history goes right back to its foundation by St Wilfrid of Ripon before 700AD.


Holy Trinity

This ancient church has been at the top of the High Street for centuries, welcoming local people as well as folk from all over the world.


St Michael the Archangel

It is thought that the church originated no later than the 9th century, and possibly as early as the 7th century, although there is no mention of the church in the Domesday Book.

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