Friends of Pateley Bridge Cemetery and St Mary’s Churchyard

Saint Mary's Churchyard

Formed in 2004, the group has worked for over 12 years to raise funds and undertake restoration work in Pateley Bridge Cemetery, and the adjoining Saint Mary’s Churchyard. Thanks to support from Pateley Bridge Town Council‘s Mayor’s Fund, Harrogate Borough Council’s Bereavement Service, and generous individual donations, 345 fallen memorials have been restored.

In 2019 the group headed up by Dr. Joanna Moody received a commemorative plaque from Pateley Bridge Town Council, in recognition of their hard work. The group have also received national recognition in The Dalesman magazine, and Cemetery Magazine.

The history of Saint Mary’s, the churchyard and cemetery can be found in the booklet “ST MARY THE VIRGIN” by Dr. Joanna Moody. Available to purchase at Nidderdale Museum.

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