St Mary's, Riccall

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The ancient parish church of St. Mary, Riccall is closely bound to village history. A Viking fleet advanced up the river Ouse, disembarked and made their base at Riccall prior to the battle of Stamford Bridge. The Norman Conquest followed and within about 40 years there is evidence of the older Saxon Church being replaced by a Norman building. It is built of local Tadcaster magnesium limestone and the presence of a church is mentioned in the Domesday Book. The most treasured feature is a beautiful doorway (dated 1160 AD), the arch of which has four bands of richly carved figures and symbols - with some beakheads displaying a Viking influence. A low three stage tower was added in 1180 AD - the belfry has four Norman double window openings. The church is still a gem at the hub of village life today.


Our normal pattern of worship is:

First three Sundays  9.00 and fourth Sunday 10.30 (joint with the Methodists)

First two Wednesdays  10.00  Holy Communion

First Tuesday of every month  11.00  Tots and Teds for carers and their charges.

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The Revd Dotty Lambeth
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Back Lane
North Duffield
Selby YO8 5RJ
(01757) 288857 (Assistant Curate) or 01757 248327 (Mrs Myra Allitt Church Warden)

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Holy Communion
A Holy Communion Service takes place in St. Mary's.
Every first and second Wednesday at 10:00 AM for ½ hour



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A Church Near You ID (venue number): 18912
Built: 12th Century
Architect: Norman
Archdeaconry: YORK (431)
Deanery: DERWENT (43105)
Parish Legal Name: Riccall (430093 )
CofE Church Info: (643093 43/93)
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The current editor is: Francis Loftus

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This page was last updated on Monday 16th January 2017
St Mary's : Church Street, Riccall, North Yorkshire, YO19 6PN

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