St Giles, Skelton

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St Giles Church, Skelton, is one of England's 1000 best churches (Simon Jenkins).
Building started in 1247, reputedly by masons also building York Minster.
The church is normally open every day from 10:00 to 16:00; visitors are welcome.
A guide to the church is available. We are part of benefice of three churches.

The congregation for ordinary services is usually about 30.
We use the "Common Worship" order of service, with hymns from "Mission Praise" and music of the "The Addington Service".  Every month we have an informal All Age service (the 4th Sunday of the month).
Please come and join us.
Since the new and easier rules from the Church of England regarding weddings in church came into effect, we are receiving requests to be married at our church from far afield. We are very keen to invite couples to come and see us at St. Giles and discover how we can help with their wedding plans.  For wedding enquiries email

For information about our sister churches, please follow the links under "Our Other Churches" on the right of this page..

The associated  "Friends of St. Giles" now has about 100 members.   If you would like to become a member, please send your name and address to   If you do not wish to become a `Friend` but nevertheless want to support the church building and you buy on the internet, why not support us through ?  `Friends` will earn a percentage from all you buy on the internet with no extra charge to you.



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Carolyn Evans and Ian Holbroook
Carolyn Evans
21 The Meadows
York YO30 1XS
Tel: 01904 470125

Dr Ian Holbrook
20 Grange Close
York YO30 1YP
Tel: 01904 470674

Contacts for other churches in the Benefice:
Enquiries for Holy Evangelist, Shipton should be made to Mollie Haigh on 01904 470361
Enquiries for All Saints, Newton should be made to Margaret Trowbridge on 01347 848605 or David Theakstone on 01904 470550.
01904 470125 (Churchwarden) or 01904 470674 (Churchwarden)
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Holy Communion
Common Worship
Every first and third Sunday at 9:30 AM for 1 hour
Common Worship
Church Family Communion
We particularly welcome families with children to this service. The St Giles Singers usually sing at this service.
Every second Sunday at 9:30 AM for 1 hour
All Age Service
Every fourth Sunday at 9:30 AM for 1 hour


Coffee, Chat & Books
Skelton Village Hall - Book sale.
First Wednesday of the month
Every first Wednesday at 10:00 AM for 1½ hours
Lent Discussion Group
Theme " Sharing God's Blessing"
Every Wednesday at 7:00 PM for 2 hours
Other information
Honorary priest in charge: The Revd Malcolm Hugh WAINWRIGHT
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 18894
Built: 1247
Style of worship: Central
Archdeaconry: YORK (431)
Deanery: EASINGWOLD (43104)
Parish Legal Name: Skelton (430081 )
CofE Church Info: (643081 43/81)
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The current editor is: Ian Pyle

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This page was last updated on Sunday 2nd April 2017
St Giles : Church Lane and The Green, Skelton, City of York, YO30 1XT

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