About Us

A simple church, with a solid Norman tower, hidden in a fold of the hills at the point where the Pennine Way, marking the spine of England, crosses the Leeds-Liverpool canal on its journey across the country from East to West. We like to think of our parish as the intersection of the cross that marks the centre of the nation.

Welcome to St. Peter's Church, East Marton

As well as our regular Sunday worship, centred around Holy Communion, we are open every day and you are always welcome to step out of the busy world and step in to the stillness of our church and spend time enjoying some quiet reflection. So come and join us at one of our services. You will always be made very welcome.

About Our Church

St.Peter’s, hidden away in East Marton, serves that hamlet and West Marton under the old fashioned name of Martons Both.


St. Peter’s is, in general, a Prayer Book Church meeting in regular Sunday worship, centred on the Holy Communion. We are open 24/7 and you are always welcome to step out of the busy world to find peace and a time for prayer and reflection here. This we regard as our particular vocation. We attract a stream of visitors from, literally, all over the world as can be seen from our visitors’ book. Why not add your name to the list.


There is a detailed history of the Church on display on the table at the back but to give you a taster there is a Crusader’s sword (signifying it was originally incised on the tomb of someone who had been on one of the Crusades) on the left hand end of the altar step (under the runner).


We can also boast a family connection to Bishop Reginald Heber (21 April 1783 – 3 April 1826) a man of letters, and hymn-writer. Ordained in 1807, he took over his father’s old parish, Hodnet, Shropshire and after 16 years as a country parson, he served as Bishop of Calcutta in 1823 until his death at the age of 42. He also wrote hymns which are still sung today, especially in this Parish; “Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty” and “Brightest and Best” is frequently sung.


The surname “Heber” probably derives from “Haybergh”, a hill here in the Craven district of Yorkshire, where the family originated. The Hebers held the lordship of the manor of Marton, and were granted a coat of arms during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I.  During their residence here three family members were rectors of the parish.


There is also a good carpark which can make a base for a lovely walk along the canal towpath or even along the Pennine Way which is close by (although you may need a map).

Special Events

Annual Remembrance Day Service

At the War Memorial in West Marton.
Coffee will be served after the service in the village hall.

Sunday 12th November 2023 at 10.45am

Carols in the Courtyard

Saturday 16th December 2023 at 4.30pm
At Old Gledstone, West Marton, Skipton BD23 3JR



  • Parking available
  • Hearing (induction) loop
  • Steps

Our Building

  • Open for individual prayer
  • Grade 1 listed building

Music and Worship

  • Book of common prayer services

Other Features

  • Toilet (the key to the toilet is situated just inside the Church on the left, behind the curtain).
  • Car park

Find Us

We are on Church Lane, East Marton, Skipton BD23 3LR


Or just type in the below code into Google Maps XV25+W9 Skipton.


There is a car park at the entrance of the church.

We look forward to seeing you soon!



Robert Findlow
The Rectory
7, Roundell Drive
West Marton
Skipton  BD23 3UG
Email: robert.findlow@leeds.anglican.org
Tel: 01282 788 621



David Nelson
Old Gledstone
Nr. Skipton  BD23 3JR
Email:  david@amosnelson.co.uk
Tel: 01282 843476


Glenys Taylor
East Marton
Skipton  BD23 3LR
Tel: 01282 842866
Email: glenystaylor1@yahoo.co.uk