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The Parish of
Swaledale with  Arkengarthdale
Readings - August

1st Reading

Psalm

2nd Reading

Gospel

1st Reading

Psalm

2nd Reading

Gospel

1st Reading

Psalm

2nd Reading

Gospel

 

1st Reading

Psalm

2nd Reading

Gospel

August
Sunday 6 August
Transfiguration
Isaiah 55:1-5
145:8-9, 14-21
Romans 9:1-5
Matthew 14:13-21


Sunday 13 August
9th Sunday after Trinity
1 Kings 19:9-18
85:8-13
Romans 10:5-15
Matthew 14:22-33


Sunday 20 August
10th Sunday after Trinity
Isaiah 56:1, 6-8
67
Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32
Matthew 15:10-28


Sunday 27 August
11th Sunday after Trinity
Isaiah 51:1-6
138
Romans 12:1-8
Matthew 16:13-20

Thwaite,
towards the head of Swaledale, was the birthplace of two giants of photography -

Richard
and
Cherry Kearton

who became internationally renowned as wildlife observers  They began in 1892 and three years later they compiled
British Bird’s Nests”,
the first natural history textbook to be illustrated with authentic wildlife  photographs.

The Keartons also developed a type of “hide” that is still in regular use.

Richard went on to become a renowned lecturer whilst  Cherry, who was smitten with wanderlust, travelled the world and entertained millions with the wildlife films that he had shot in Africa.

The Kearton’s work popularised nature and contributed significantly to its preservation.
“Smile,
      please....”

Marrick Priory

was a Benedictine Nunnery founded in 1154

The Priory was the scene of a romantic episode when 19 year old Isabella Beaufort was given refuge here by the nuns.

 

Isabella was a Court favourite who had attracted the   attentions of Henry Vlll but who had no wish to be another of his many wives.

 

Seeking to put as much mileage between Henry and herself, she had fled London in disguise.

 

She later married a local nobleman and they lived happily ever after - unlike the Priory which was dissolved by Henry’s agents in 1540

Love

  and

     Marriage....

On-farm cheese-making was once widespread in the Dales and in the Middle Ages monks made cheese from both ewe’s and cow’s milk.
Although perhaps not so well-known as Wensleydale, the creamy, tangy Swaledale cheese is now once more being produced commercially, although in relatively small quantities.  
Say Cheese....