St Chad

Welcome to this little church, allegedly the smallest in North Yorkshire having only 9 pews.  Originally built in the 1640s as the chapel of West Newton Grange, it stood a mile or so away from the present site and by the mid-19th century was used as a barn.  In 1879 it was moved and rebuilt, stone by stone, to provide the people of Sproxton with a church.  The architects, George Gilbert Scott Jnr and Temple Moore, kept the 17th century feel with its unusual square shape.  

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Enter, relax and enjoy the atmosphere of this unique place.  You are most welcome to join us for services and events.

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Carols for Christmas Day (Sproxton)

for 1 hour
St Chad
Low Street Sproxton York, YO62 5EE, United Kingdom

Celebrate Christ's birth by singing carols in (reputedly) the smallest church in North Yorkshire!

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The Christmas Crib is now in place in Sproxton church.
Take some time out in this lovely setting to contemplate the real meaning of this festive season.

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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 Chad Charity No. 519506