Church of St Mary and St Alkelda, Middleham
|Church of St Mary and St Alkelda, Middleham|
|Location||Church Street, Middleham, Leyburn, North Yorkshire, DL8 4PQ|
|Denomination||Church of England|
|Previous denomination||Roman Catholic Church|
|Functional status||Parish church|
|Years built||13th century|
|Parish||Middleham with Coverdale and East Witton and Thornton Steward|
|Archdeaconry||Archdeaconry of Richmond and Craven|
|Diocese||Diocese of Leeds|
|Rector||The Revd Jeffery Payne|
|Assistant priest(s)||The Revd Elizabeth Moody|
The Church of St Mary and St Alkelda is a Church of England parish church in Middleham, Richmondshire, North Yorkshire. The church is a grade I listed building, and it dates from the 13th century.
The church was made a collegiate church in 1477 by Richard, Duke of Gloucester (later Richard III). The collegiate body consisted of a dean, six chaplains, four clerks and six choristers. The post of dean was replaced by rector in 1840. The church was a Royal Peculiar until 1845.
- Harry Topham, clergyman and cricketer, served as rector from 1903 to 1925
- Historic England. "Church of St Mary and St Alkelda (1318544)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 4 April 2017.
- "The Church of St. Mary and St. Alkelda". Jervaulx Churches. Retrieved 4 April 2017.
- Atthill. Foundation and Antiquities of the Collegiate Church of Middleham p. 28. Retrieved 15 April 2014
- "Middleham: St Mary & St Alkelda, Middleham, Leyburn". A Church Near You. Archbishops' Council. Retrieved 4 April 2017.
- "Middleham with Coverdale, East Witton and Thornton Steward: PARISH PROFILE" (pdf). Jervaulx Churches. p. 33. Retrieved 4 April 2017.