Welcome

 

 

 

 

Jesus said'' Go and make disciples; be fishers of men'' (Luke 5)

Picture made by Messy Church children

WELCOME TO THE FAMILY OF KIRKDALE CHURCHES

  Five churches, six figures in the logo. Whose is the sixth presence that links all in a circle?

We are a welcoming and friendly group of Anglican Parishes serving the beautiful and very different rural villages and hamlets between Helmsley and Kirkbymoorside. Our family members:

          All Saints and St James's Church, Nunnington;

          St John the Baptist's Church, Pockley;

          St Saviour’s Church, Harome;

          St Hilda’s Church, Beadlam; and

          St Gregory’s Minster, Kirkdale

St Gregory’s Minster and St Hilda's Church, both in Kirkdale Parish, have come together to form a ‘Local Ecumenical Partnership’ of Anglicans and Methodists, sharing worship, discipleship and fellowship.

Do you know that you are a member of the Parish - just by living in ‘the parish’?  

The Church of England operates this parish (or 'parochial') system. So the whole country is covered by a system of individual ecclesiastical parishes, each a clearly defined geographical area. Every member of the population, therefore, lives in a parish - and has, as a consequence, the right to be married, baptised or buried in the parish, and to be ministered to by the Vicar and the local congregation. The system is ancient but it embodies the modern concept of  ‘inclusivity’ – and so we warmly invite and welcome everyone to participate in whatever way they feel they can in the life of the Church: attending services, decorating the church for the festivals of the Christian calendar, helping to keep the churchyard tidy, enjoying our social events, or being involved in our social justice work.

Dove Clipart All our Churches are open daily during daylight hours. All are invited to make use of the church building as a place of quiet and reflection. Details of services and events can be found on the individual pages for each parish.

YOU ARE WELCOME.  BECAUSE YOU LIVE HERE.  AND BECAUSE WE BELIEVE THAT, IN HIS LOVE, GOD WELCOMES ALL


    If you would like to see a snapshot of what is going on in the Kirkdale family, you can browse the benefice magazine Outlook here: Outlook June/July17 pdf