About Us

St Hilda's Church is a Grade 2 listed building, situated just North
of Thornton Dale in the tiny hamlet of Ellerburn

It is the tradional 'mother' church of the district.

The earliest carved stone, rebuilt into the outside of the chancel
wall, is dated ninth to tenth century (850-950 A.D.). Our present
stone church is built on similar lines to St Gregory's Minster at
Kirkdale, and is of a similar date, probably around 1050 A.D. The
building was restored between 1904 and 1911 to include the
new Porch and Vestry. The building of the Vestry uncovered
earlier foundations thought to be those of either a Chapel or


UPDATE: October 2017

The church heating is currently being upgraded so NO Morning Prayer on this Monday 16 October.  Otherwise church 'working' as 'normal'.