St Mary, Kilburn

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We are a friendly group of worshippers, mostly people living in the village of Kilburn (High Kilburn and Low Kilburn).  We are part of 'The White Horse Parishes' (St. Mary Kilburn, All Saints Thirkleby, St. Mary Bagby) and  St. Cuthbert Sessay and St. Oswald Sowerby.   Services are held in each of the parishes on an alternating schedule.  Sunday Services are usually at St. Mary Kilburn on the Third Sunday of the month, but do check as it can change and additions made.  

St. Oswald, Sowerby has a service nearly every Sunday.  Do check each calendar for specific dates.  

Visitors are always welcome. 


The first building on the site was a chapel built 1120-1130 and enlarged in 1170-80, and is righly described as 'Norman'. This makes it older than the Abbeys of Rievaulx and Byland, which are both within 5-25 miles of Kilburn.

The Pews in the Nave were made by Robert Thompson's craftsmen in 1970/71. The church is full of furniture made by Mousey Thompson and there are lots of his signature carved mice to find.


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Vicar: Rev Nicky Carnall
01845 522814 (Vicar)

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Holy Communion
Every third Sunday at 10:30 AM for 1 hour
Coffee Common Worship


The Joy of the Gospel Lenten Series
The Joy of the Gospel - Lent 2016 Come and join us this Lent as we explore Pope Francis’ letter ‘The Joy of the Gospel’, and discover anew the joy of the good news of Christ. Beginning on Thursday 11 February at The Forresters Arms, Kilburn in the breakfast room at 7.30pm (not held on 24 Feb or 10 March). Everyone welcome – invite friends Also being held at: Wednesday 10 February in St Oswald’s kitchen at 7.30pm
Thursday at 7:30 PM for 1½ hours
until Thursday 17th March 2016
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Benefice Holy Communion
Sunday 21st February 2016 at 10:30 AM for 1 hour
Holy Communion
Sunday 27th March 2016 at 10:30 AM for 1 hour


Stained Glass
Church Open Open during daylight hours.
Hall for Hire The Kilburn Institute please contact: Judy James, 01347 868 696, or e-mail:
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A Church Near You ID (venue number): 19412
Built: 1120-30
Style of worship:
Archdeaconry: CLEVELAND (433)
Deanery: MOWBRAY (43309)
Benefice: Thirkleby w Kilburn and Bagby (43/369 T)
Parish Legal Name: KILBURN (430592 43/592)
CofE Church Info: (643592 43/592)
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The current editor is: TERRI Lewis

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This page was last updated on Tuesday 9th February 2016
St Mary , Centre of the village, next to the Pub and village square parking , Kilburn, North Yorkshire, YO61 4AH

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