Holy Cross, Swainby

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The Parish of Whorlton can be traced back to the 12th Century at least, as the ruins of the old Norman Church [see Holy Cross Old Church] on the site of the original village of Whorlton contain evidence of several earlier buildings. By the middle of the 19th Century, that church had fallen into disrepair and - because by that time it was considered to be situated too far from the community it served - it was decided to build a new Church in Swainby.

This Church was consecrated on 4th October 1877, the dedication of the old church being transferred to the new and it became the Parish Church of the Parish of Whorlton.

The land for the church was given by the Lord of the Manor, the Marquis of Ailesbury, and finance raised with generous donations from the Marquis. T.H.Wyatt of London was commissioned to design the building which was to be in the Early English style and constructed of locally quarried stone.

The church is noted for the impressive Hanging Rood designed by Mr. Temple Moore and carved by the famous woodcarver Herr Otto Zwink of Oberammergau, as a result of a visit by the Revd.A.P.B.Barker to the famous passion play. The Rood is dedicated to the Revd.A.H.Cumming who was Vicar when the church was built.

The Lady Chapel is in memory of the Revd.A.P.B.Barker, Vicar from 1917 to 1950.

The windows contain much Victorian glass, with those in the East and South of the Chancel being the work of Charles Edward Kempe.

The six bells were cast by John Warner & Sons of London in 1877 with the smallest being re-cast at that time and thought to have come from the tower of Holy Cross Old Church, Whorlton. The clock was given in 1890.

We look forward to welcoming visitors and parish residents, whatever their age, to our services in Holy Cross and the other churches of the Benefice.

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Revd. Linda Shipp
Whorlton Vicarage
18 Church Lane
Swainby
NORTHALLERTON
North Yorkshire
DL6 3EA
(01642) 701777

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All Souls - Benefice Communion Service
During this service, we will remember all those who have died. If you would like someone remembered by name, please add their name to one of the lists which will be placed in all the churches during October. (These lists already contain the names of those who have been remembered in recent years, and these will be read during the service, but you are very welcome to add further names of friends and loved ones.) As always, all are welcome at this service.
Monday 3rd November 2014 at 7:00 PM
Common Worship
 
Benefice Remembrance Service
Service of Remembrance (beginning in Church before moving outside for the two minutes Silence at 11:00 and Laying of Wreaths after which the service continues back inside the Church) Please join us if you can for this important act of remembrance and thanksgiving.
Sunday 9th November 2014 at 10:45 AM
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Sunday

Holy Communion - in St Mary's Church, Potto
Book of Common Prayer (said service)
Every second Sunday at 8:00 AM
Family Friendly Book of Common Prayer
Holy Communion
Common Worship Order One in Modern Language
Every third Sunday at 9:15 AM
Family Friendly Coffee Common Worship
Benefice Family Communion
Common Worship Order One in Modern Language - Fair Trade stall afterwards
Every fourth Sunday at 9:15 AM
Family Friendly Coffee Common Worship
Benefice Cafe Church - in Swainby Church Hall
An informal event to suit the whole family. Something for all ages together in a relaxed atmosphere. There will be coffee, tea and juice with muffins to eat available throughout; things for children to do; music and pictures and points for discussion.
Every first Sunday at 10:30 AM
Family Friendly Coffee
Morning Prayer, Traditional, Celtic or Taize-style
Every second Sunday at 10:30 AM

Resumes Sunday 14th December 2014
Family Friendly Coffee
Evening Prayer - in St Mary's Church, Potto
Book of Common Prayer (with hymns)
Every first Sunday at 6:00 PM
Family Friendly Book of Common Prayer

Tuesday

Morning Prayer - at Whitegables
Every Tuesday at 9:00 AM for ¼ hour

Ends Tuesday 23rd December 2014.
Resumes Tuesday 30th December 2014
Pram Group - in Swainby & Potto C of E Primary School, Claver Close, Swainby
All those with young children are very welcome.
Every second Tuesday at 2:00 PM

Wednesday

Holy Communion - in Swainby Church Hall
Common Worship with extended prayer time
Every Wednesday at 9:30 AM for ½ hour

Ends Wednesday 22nd October 2014.
Resumes Wednesday 5th November 2014
Common Worship

Thursday

Morning Prayer - at Whitegables
Every Thursday at 9:00 AM for ¼ hour

Ends Tuesday 23rd December 2014.
Resumes Tuesday 30th December 2014
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All Souls - Benefice Communion Service
During this service, we will remember all those who have died. If you would like someone remembered by name, please add their name to one of the lists which will be placed in all the churches during October. (These lists already contain the names of those who have been remembered in recent years, and these will be read during the service, but you are very welcome to add further names of friends and loved ones.) As always, all are welcome at this service.
Monday 3rd November 2014 at 7:00 PM
Common Worship
Benefice Remembrance Service
Service of Remembrance (beginning in Church before moving outside for the two minutes Silence at 11:00 and Laying of Wreaths after which the service continues back inside the Church) Please join us if you can for this important act of remembrance and thanksgiving.
Sunday 9th November 2014 at 10:45 AM
Family Friendly
PCC Meeting - in Swainby Church Hall
Tuesday 11th November 2014 at 7:30 PM
Christmas Fair - in Swainby Church Hall
Saturday 29th November 2014 at 10:00 AM for 150 minutes
Family Friendly Coffee
Joint Benefice Holy Communion - in St Mary Magdalene Church, Faceby
Common Worship Order One in Modern Language.
Sunday 30th November 2014 at 9:15 AM
Family Friendly Coffee Common Worship
Benefice Christingle Service
Our popular annual service supporting the work of the Children's Society - "a better childhood, for every child"
Sunday 30th November 2014 at 4:00 PM
Family Friendly
PCC Meeting - in Swainby Church Hall
Tuesday 9th December 2014 at 7:30 PM
Candle-lit Carol Service
Sunday 14th December 2014 at 6:00 PM
Family Friendly
Swainby & Potto School Christmas Carol Service
The children always lead most of this service themselves, celebrating the Christmas season with great enjoyment and enthusiasm. Please come and support them
Thursday 18th December 2014 at 10:00 AM
Family Friendly
Benefice Crib Service
A time for the young, and young at heart, to hear again the familiar story and share the wonder of that first Christmas.
Wednesday 24th December 2014 at 4:00 PM
Family Friendly
Benefice First Eucharist of Christmas
Common Worship Order One in Modern Language
Wednesday 24th December 2014 at 11:30 PM
Family Friendly Common Worship
Christmas Day Holy Communion
Common Worship Order One in Modern Language
Thursday 25th December 2014 at 10:30 AM
Family Friendly Common Worship
Holy Communion - in Holy Cross Old Church, Whorlton
(Wrap up warmly - there is no heating!)
Friday 26th December 2014 at 10:00 AM
Book of Common Prayer
Palm Sunday: Joint Benefice Holy Communion - in St Botolph Church, Carlton
Common Worship Order One in Traditional Language.
Sunday 29th March 2015 at 9:15 AM
Family Friendly Coffee Common Worship
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Our new Church Hall opened in November 2010. For facilities & booking arrangements use the link to **SWAINBY CHURCH HALL** on the right of this page under Pages & Links.

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Clergy: The Revd Linda Mary SHIPP
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 19356
Built: 1877
Architect: T.H.Wyatt of London
Style of worship: Central
Our Patron: Mrs Pauline Kynge
Archdeaconry: CLEVELAND (433)
Deanery: STOKESLEY (43306)
Benefice: Whorlton w Carlton and Faceby (43/402BX)
Parish Legal Name: Whorlton (430577 43/577)
CofE Church Info: (643577 43/577)
Short URL: acny.uk/19356/
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