Friends of Pateley Bridge Cemetery and St Mary's Churchyard

This dedicated friends group work tirelessly to improve the cemetery grounds and closed churchyard. Recent projects have seen members clearing undergrowth and lifting trees from the churchyard, recording all the inscriptions on the monuments in a booklet, instigating the re-instatement of monuments and memorials, painting and repair work and wildlife initiatives, such as bat boxes.

The friends also arrange escorted tours around the church ruins and tower as part of the Heritage Open Days event.

For more details about the group, please visit Nidderdale Online.

If you're interested in forming a friends group for any of our cemeteries, please contact the bereavement services team at Stonefall Cemetery at bereavement@harrogate.gov.uk or call 01423 500600.