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Venerable Bede

A small former 19th century schoolroom turned into a light and welcoming quiet space!

Leavening, Yorkshire

Opening times

Daily during most daylight hours, but at least 9am to 5pm.


Malton Road
YO17 9SW

The Venerable Bede was built of local stone as a schoolroom in 1851 before becoming a Chapel of Ease in the village within the (then) parish of East Acklam. The church became a parish in its own right and then was extensively renovated in 2008 when a sharing agreement with the local Methodist congregation was agreed and we now share the building.

Altar, candlesticks and cross by George Pace. The church is home to The Leavening Embroidery, a community embroidery completed as a millennium project featuring the seasons and activities in the village.

We have a small kitchen area and an accessible toilet. The church is wheelchair accessible and has a hearing loop.

  • Social heritage stories

  • Enchanting atmosphere

  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

  • Space to secure your bike

  • On street parking at church

  • Level access throughout

  • Accessible toilets in church

  • Church of England

Contact information

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