BOTH George Parker and Phil Dore correctly identified last week’s church as St Michael the Archangel at Kirkby Malham.

Mr Dore, whose home faces the East window of the church, tells us: “The church is often referred to as The Cathedral of the Dales, where I worship most Sundays, singing in our small but effective Choir. It dates back in its current form to 1485 and has a ring of eight bells in the tower, having been augmented from three around about the year 2000.

“The oldest bell in the tower is dedicated to “Our Queen our Realm and our Country” and was cast in 1602, just prior to the death of Queen Elizabeth I. (hope I got that right).”

The church is quite beautiful, and well worth a visit. Part of the Anglican Diocese of Leeds, its website describes how work to improve the church is now complete. The work was able to be carried out thanks to a large grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund, grants from the Headley Trust and the North Craven Heritage Trust and the generosity of the people of Malhamdale and beyond.

The grade one listed church, which was completely rebuilt in the 15th century, must be a lot warmer than it once was, with the work including the replacement of well over 100 year old radiators, and the installation of additional ones under the pew seats.

The church is also lit with energy efficient LED lights, which can be configured to suit the use, from normal services to concerts - which together with re-painted walls make the church suitable for a variety of uses.

The church is open every day, and visitors are very welcome to go along and learn about the building and its heritage from its interpretation boards.Which church is this (above) answers