IN the last forty years great strides have been taken in the way that the Christian traditions work together. This has been mainly due to the work of the Ryedale Christian Council which was formed in 1962 by the Roman Catholic Abbot of Ampleforth and the Anglican Rural Dean. The Kirkdale Local Partnership of churches is an example of people from different traditions sharing in worship, fellowship and mission with the shared building agreement at St Hilda's Church at Beadlam, which was recently extended. The Christian Council is a living witness in Ryedale and arranges special services of united worship and events in which Christians from all traditions take part.
Today Christians in Ryedale are doing more together than ever before on the principle that:
WE SHOULD NOT WORK SEPARATELY WHEN
WE CAN WORK TOGETHER
A Youth Group wallhanging