St Giles, Copmanthorpe

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We are a village church which has mixed congregations, looking towards offering a variety of worship styles so that there is something for everyone.  Our vision, discerned by our whole congregation is:

To become a church which offers relevant, varied worship and supportive home groups, while undertaking practical action which meets the needs of families and others in the church and community.  We will do this in collaboration with the Methodist church where appropriate, and communicate it effectively as widely as possible.

We are working towards our vision guided by our mission statement which is:

Reaching into the community through worship, teaching, action and caring.

In 2014 we agreed to form an ecumenical partnership with our brothers and sisters at Copmanthorpe Methodist Church and we continue to work together and develop the advantages of this.


The church was built in 1180 but was not a parish in its own right until 1866.Prior to this it was a Chapel of Ease and a chapelry of St Mary's, Bishophill Junior, York and had no independent registers until 1750. The early St Mary Bishophill records contain Copmanthorpe entries, most of which have been extracted for village records. Only modern records are now kept in the church.

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Family Service
A family service without Holy Communion
Every first Sunday at 10:30 AM for 40 minutes
Family Friendly Refreshments
Holy Communion
A traditional Eucharist service
Every second and fourth Sunday at 10:30 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Sunday School Refreshments Common Worship
Parish Communion
A simplified communion suitable for all ages.
Every third Sunday at 10:30 AM for 50 minutes
Family Friendly Refreshments Common Worship
Holy Communion
A monthly Service held at one of the churches in the A6:4 group - please enquire to obtain the location.
Every fifth Sunday at 10:30 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Refreshments Common Worship


Holy Communion
Every Wednesday at 9:30 AM for ½ hour
Common Worship



Wheelchair accessible toilets

Assistance dogs (eg guide dogs, hearing dogs, dogs for the disabled) welcome
Stained Glass
Church Open Open on various occasions but at no set times

Foodbank or foodbank collection point
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Incumbent: The Revd Geoffrey Robert MUMFORD
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 18856
Built: 1180
Archdeaconry: YORK (431)
Deanery: NEW AINSTY (43101)
Benefice: Copmanthorpe (43/080 L)
Parish Legal Name: Copmanthorpe (430013 )
CofE Church Info: (643013 43/13)
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The current editor is: Sarah Sanger

This page was last updated on Wednesday 5th April 2017
St Giles : Church Street, Copmanthorpe, North Yorkshire, YO23 3SE - Centre of the village

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