Website launched to support work of historic Coverdale church

Coverham Church.

A resource has now gone live to support the ancient church Holy Trinity in Coverham, Coverdale.

It is hoped the website will enable residents of Coverdale and supporters around the world to stay in touch with the events, services, projects and journal for the church.

The site has been launched by the Friends of Coverham Church in partnership with the Churches Conservation Trust.

It features forthcoming events include a production of A Christmas Carol by acclaimed theatre company This is My Theatre which specialise in performing in historic buildings.

Details on a concert by Harrogate-based Eurythmia Ensemble is also included.

A sustainable flower festival is also being planned.

The Trinity Sunday Service given by the Rectors of Middleham on Sunday June 4 at 11am, accompanied by the Bedale Brass Band, will be attended by the Lord- Lieutenant of North Yorkshire, Johanna Ropner, who will plant Coverdale’s coronation oaks, and refreshments will be served.

The church dates back to the 12th century.

Its history has been documented on the site by historian Val Slater, who noted that in the 15th Century attending a service at Coverham could be a dangerous experience.

She said: “Almost continually brawls and quarrels broke out amongst the parishioners as they jostled their way forward to see the mystery of the Divine Sacrament.”