St Mary the Virgin, South Milford

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The Church of St Mary, South Milford was consecrated on November 25th 1846 by the then Bishop of Ripon. The parish was formed from that of neighbouring Sherburn-in-Elmet. The land for the church was donated by University Collage,Oxford and additional land by Benjamin Crosland ofMilford House.

The church was built by Benjamin Bulmer of Thorp Arch using limestone from nearby Huddleston Quarry. The costs were partly funded by
two sisters from Parlington Hall, Mary Isabella and Elizabeth Gascoigne.

The first rector was the Rev'd Frederick Young(see picture in Photo Album, who held the parish living for 49 years. A memorial window to his wife Georgina is on the south side of the church and there is a window dedicated to the Rev'd Young himself on the opposite side.

The rectory opposite the church was opened in 1866 and sold to a private buyer in 1966 when a new rectory was built further down Westfield Lane. This was also sold in 1985 when a joint benefice was created with that of neighbouring Monk Fryston with a new rectory located in Hillam.

Today the church is central to the community with a full calendar of events.  To find out what is on visit:

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Rev'd John Hetherington
The Rectory
Main Street
LS25 5HH
(01977) 680788 or 0113 8151133 (Revd David Johnson)

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Wheelchair accessible toilets

Assistance dogs (eg guide dogs, hearing dogs, dogs for the disabled) welcome
Stained Glass

Alpha + Mid-week study
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Audio-Visual Hall for Hire Mrs Valerie Hill 01977 684762
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Incumbent: The Revd John Carl HETHERINGTON
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 18936
Built: 1846
Architect: George Fowler Jones
Style of worship: Anglican, Central and informal with monthly New Wine Service
Our Patron: Archbishop of York
Archdeaconry: YORK (431)
Deanery: SELBY (43108)
Benefice: Monk Fryston and S Milford (43/246BW)
Parish Legal Name: South Milford (430153 )
CofE Church Info: (643153 43/153)
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The current editor is: Peter Watkinson

This page was last updated on Tuesday 6th December 2016
St Mary the Virgin : Westfield Lane, South Milford, North Yorkshire, LS25 5AP

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