Exploring the Parish Churches of Skipton

Exploring the Parish Churches of Skipton

On Friday April 29th, despite the unexpected wintry weather, Mrs Atkinson and Miss Solovieff accompanied sixth form history students on a tour of the market town of Skipton, on the outskirts of the Yorkshire Dales,  to visit four of their historical parish Churches. 

The trip had been organised to complement their study of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

“It is important for students to be able to understand the religious change and tensions which occurred in this time frame so that they can explain their impact on all aspects of life and government’, said Mrs Atkinson.

The senior students first visited St Stephen’s Catholic Church (the picture shows the students here) and then on to the Holy Trinity Anglican Church, which is the result of the Elizabethan Settlement of 1559.

After this the group visited St Andrew’s United Reformed building in New Market Street which is of the Presbyterian tradition. Finally students explored the plainest of all the building: the Quaker Meeting House, built in 1693.

‘Students it extremely interesting and particularly helpful to see how the beliefs and theology are reflected in the building and their furniture’, said Mrs Atkinson.