St Mary Magdalene

Welcome to this hidden gem of a church - near the red telephone box, along the grassy track and behind the copse of trees!

Enter, relax and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere, remembering the many who have worshipped here and continue to come here to pray and meditate in this special place.  

The church is on the Temple Moore Trail and was celebrated in a poem by John Betjeman - see historical information under the Facilities tab on this page.

For more historical details about the church, click on the Facilities tab on the menu on the left of this page.

You are welcome to join us at any of our services or events.

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What's on

Morning Prayer - online

Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday at for 45 mins
Helmsley Parish Zoom link
Address Meeting ID:897 4357 4455 Passcode: 251908 Or dial 0203 051 2874 Meeting ID 897 4357 4455 Password 251908

We have continued to share this online service which began during the COVID 19 lockdowns in 2020.
All are welcome to join us.

We are going to Wydale Hall (near Brompton-by-Sawdon) for our Parish Christmas Lunch on Wednesday, 6th December. If you would like to join us, contact Lucy Willshaw (details below) by 30 September.

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Our Parish is committed to safeguarding children, young people and adults from harm. We follow the House of Bishops' guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer (PSO). Our Diocese’ safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor who advises our PSO.

If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm, please contact the PSO: George Gyte,
Tel. 01439 798992 or 07900 896739.
Email: [email protected]

or the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor: Rob Marshall,
Tel. 01904 699524 or 07914 668907.
Email: [email protected].

If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority’s children or adult social care services."

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St Mary Magdalene Charity No. 519506