St Helen & the Holy Cross, Sheriff Hutton

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The Church of St Helen and the Holy Cross lies at the extreme eastern end of Sheriff Hutton Village. Next to the churchyard are the earthworks associated with the Norman motte and bailey castle. The ruins of the later, 14th century castle tower over the village and serve as a reminder of its strategic importance in times past. The Church contains the tomb of Richard III’s son, Edward, who died at the age of eleven at Middleham while his parents were in Nottingham. The Parish Church, despite its 12th century origins, is well suited to the needs of today’s worshippers. It is light and welcoming, has an excellent sound system and enjoys the benefits of modern kitchen and toilet facilities.
The church is part of the Forest of Galtres Benefice in the care of the Revd Chris Ellis, whose vicarage is at Sutton-on-the-Forest (Tel: 01347 810251).
Regular Sunday services are held (see below) as well as benefice services and events.

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Roy Thompson, Cheryl Smith; Churchwarden
(01347) 878644, 879128

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Holy Communion
Following Common Worship, Order 1.
Every first Sunday at 9:30 AM for 1 hour
Coffee Common Worship
Morning Worship
Every second Sunday at 9:30 AM for 1 hour
Holy Communion
Every fourth Sunday at 9:30 AM for 1 hour
Ecumenical Worship
On every fifth Sunday there will be a service for both the village churches in either the Parish Church or the Methodist Chapel.
Every fifth Sunday at 10:00 AM for 1 hour
Benefice Family Eucharist
A simple service of Holy Communion for all the churches of the benefice, sometimes followed by a 'bring and share' brunch. Please check the location.
Every third Sunday at 10:30 AM for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Family Friendly Coffee



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Clergy: The Revd Christopher Charles ELLIS
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 18892
Archdeaconry: YORK (431)
Deanery: EASINGWOLD (43104)
Benefice: Forest of Galtres (43/336DR)
Parish Legal Name: Sheriff Hutton (430079 43/79)
CofE Church Info: (643079 43/79)
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The current editor is: Michael Turvey

This page was last updated on Wednesday 27th July 2011
St Helen & the Holy Cross : Church End, Sheriff Hutton, North Yorkshire, YO60 6SX

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