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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Holy Cross Church Lighting Project GIFT DAY Coffee Morning - in Swainby Church Hall
There is an urgent need to replace the lighting in Swainby church – it does not come up to modern standards. The new lighting system will transform our already beautiful building. The lighting fund currently stands at £15,600. We need at least £20,000, and hope to install the new lighting in the spring, in time for next year’s weddings. PLEASE COME AND GIVE AS GENEROUSLY AS YOU CAN!
Saturday 12th September 2015 at 10:30 AM for 2 hours
 
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Sunday

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
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
Ends Sunday 11th October 2015.
Resumes Sunday 13th December 2015
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
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 / Morning Prayer - in Swainby Church Hall
with extended prayer time
Every Wednesday at 9:30 AM for ½ hour
Common Worship

Thursday

Morning Prayer - at Whitegables
Every Thursday at 9:00 AM for ¼ hour
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PCC Meeting - in Swainby Church Hall
Tuesday 8th September 2015 at 7:30 PM
Holy Cross Church Lighting Project GIFT DAY Coffee Morning - in Swainby Church Hall
There is an urgent need to replace the lighting in Swainby church – it does not come up to modern standards. The new lighting system will transform our already beautiful building. The lighting fund currently stands at £15,600. We need at least £20,000, and hope to install the new lighting in the spring, in time for next year’s weddings. PLEASE COME AND GIVE AS GENEROUSLY AS YOU CAN!
Saturday 12th September 2015 at 10:30 AM for 2 hours
Harvest Supper - in Swainby Church Hall
In aid of Swainby & Potto Church Finds
Saturday 10th October 2015 at 7:00 PM
PCC Meeting - in Swainby Church Hall
Tuesday 13th October 2015 at 7:30 PM
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 8th November 2015 at 10:45 AM
Family Friendly
PCC Meeting - in Swainby Church Hall
Tuesday 10th November 2015 at 7:30 PM
Christmas Fair - in Swainby Church Hall
In aid of Swainby and Potto Church Funds
Saturday 28th November 2015 at 10:00 AM for 150 minutes
Family Friendly Coffee
Joint Benefice Holy Communion - in St Botolph Church, Carlton
Common Worship Order One in Modern Language.
Sunday 29th November 2015 at 9:15 AM
Family Friendly Common Worship
PCC Meeting - in Swainby Church Hall
Tuesday 8th December 2015 at 7:30 PM

Features

Toilets

Wheelchair accessible toilets

Designated wider space(s) for people with a disabled parking badge

(Hymn Books / Orders of Service etc.)

Assistance dogs (eg guide dogs, hearing dogs, dogs for the disabled) welcome
Stained Glass
Organ

 
     
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Church Open Daily from 9:30 until 4:30
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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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The current editor is: Peter Shipp

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This page was last updated on Wednesday 26th November 2014
 
 
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