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 (see Churchyard Conservation Management Plan - draft) 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.

Regular Sunday services are held (see below) as well as benefice services and events.

The Church is one of five in the Forest of Galtres Benefice: Sheriff Hutton, Sutton, Stillington, Farlington & Marton.

Our previous Vicar had to resign because of ill-health so we are currently in the latter stages of an INTERREGNUM. During this time all enquiries should be addressed to the churchwardens or, for pastoral matters, to the Revd Canon Robert Law, a retired priest living locally (Tel: 01347 810 940).

The churches in the Forest of Galtres Benefice are pleased to confirm the appointment of our new Vicar, the Reverend Stephen Whiting. He will be formally welcomed at a Licencing Service at Sheriff Hutton Parish Church on Monday 8th May at 7:30pm. 


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Roy Thompson, John Oakley; Churchwardens
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Holy Communion
Following Common Worship, Order 1.
Every first Sunday at 9:30 AM for 1 hour
Refreshments Common Worship
Communion (CW-O1)
Every fourth Sunday at 9:30 AM for 1 hour
Refreshments Common Worship
Morning Worship
Every second Sunday at 10:00 AM for 1 hour
Refreshments Book of Common Prayer
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
Family Friendly Refreshments Common Worship



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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 )
CofE Church Info: (643079 43/79)
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This page was last updated on Wednesday 5th April 2017
St Helen & the Holy Cross : Church End, Sheriff Hutton, North Yorkshire, YO60 6SX

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