About Us

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 open for services at 09:30 on Sundays and from 14:00 to 16:00 for personal prayer and reflection on Wednesdays; visitors are welcome. When Covid restrictions are lifted we plan to open the church again from 10:00 to 16:00 daily.
A guide to the church is available. We are part of benefice of three churches.

The congregation for ordinary services is usually about 17.
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 please contact one of the churchwardens on 01904 470674 or 01904 470125

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 [email protected]   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 www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/stgilesskelton ?  `Friends` will earn a percentage from all you buy on the internet with no extra charge to you.

Details of services are given in the Worship Calendar section of our monthly Parish & Community Newsletter, www.theousianleague.weebly.com/newsletter