Holy Trinity, Acaster Malbis

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We are a village church just outside York and at the edge of the village of Acaster Malbis which fronts the River Ouse and to which holiday makers come in Summer.

Part of the Bishopthorpe group of churches, we are a growing church.  Most of our services are traditional in form and all are accompanied by our pipe organ.  Each February we hold our Plough Service at which a new born lamb is blessed and a former hand drawn plough is brought into the church.  At Rogationtide  in May we “beat the bounds” of the Parish, walking in procession through the village.


The Romans had a settlement here and after the Norman conquest the D’Acaster family built a church around 1100.  The Malbysse family came to England with  William the Conqueror and the two families of D’Acaster and Malbysse were united in marriage.  Richard Malbysse, known as  “Mala Bestia”, was fined £40 for his part in the infamous massacre of the Jews in Clifford’s Tower in 1190.

The present cruciform church, with its recently restored wooden spire, was built in the first half of the 14th century.  The East Window contains some of the finest 14th century stained glass in England and is attributed to Master Robert, whose masterpiece is the West Window of York Minster.

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01904 703347 (Churchwarden)
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Holy Communion
Every first and second Sunday at 9:00 AM for 50 minutes
Common Worship
Holy Communion
Every fourth Sunday at 10:30 AM for 50 minutes
Family Friendly Refreshments Common Worship
Holy Communion
Service alternates between churches in the benefice: The Parish Churches in Bishopthorpe, Copmanthorpe, Appleton Roebuck, Bolton Percy and Acaster Malbis.
Every fifth Sunday at 10:30 AM for 50 minutes
Family Friendly Refreshments Common Worship
Evening Prayer
Evening Prayer with Hymns
May July September at 6 30PM January March November at 3 00PM
Every third Sunday at 6:30 PM for 50 minutes


(Hymn Books / Orders of Service etc.)
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Incumbent: The Revd Canon Christopher Ian COATES
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 18846
Archdeaconry: YORK (431)
Deanery: NEW AINSTY (43101)
Benefice: Acaster Malbis (43/002 J)
Parish Legal Name: Acaster Malbis (430003 )
CofE Church Info: (643003 43/3)
Short URL: acny.uk/18846/
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The current editor is: Richard Connell-Smith

This page was last updated on Saturday 21st October 2017
Holy Trinity : Acaster Lane, Acaster Malbis, North Yorkshire, YO23 2XB - The church lies just outside the centre of the village about 1 mile from Bishopthorpe on Acaster Lane. There is a car park directly opposite the church.

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