Facilities and features


There is no toilet in the main Church building, but there is a toilet in the Church Hall in the Church grounds which is available for use during services and church events.

There is some on-street parking on Church Street on the right hand side next to the Church wall. There is also some parking available on Long Street near the Post Office.

There is an induction loop in the church.

Assistance dogs are welcome.

Our Building

St Columba's is a grade II* Listed Building which has many interesting historical features. There is a display of information about the Church's history inside the Church.

Music and Worship

There are occasional concerts at the Church and the venue can be booked by appropriate community organisations for this purpose.

Book of Common Prayer Services

St Columba's has a well-established choir of about 18 members. The choir sings the Evensong service on the first Sunday of each month and some of the choir sing at the Sunday Matins on the fourth Sunday of the month.

Groups, Courses and Activities

Help for Visitors

Guided tours of the Church and Churchyard are available during St Columba's Heritage Weekend, held in June each year.

There is a very informative Guidebook on sale inside the Church.

The Church is normally open every day from 9am till 5pm, but often closes at 4pm in the winter months.

Other Features

St Columba's has a collection point at the back of the Church for "The Clock" - a Thirsk charity which offers support and advice, including a Food Bank, for individuals and families in need. Donations of non-perishable food in jars, cans and packets can be left in the boxes provided during the hours when the Church is open. Toiletries such as shampoo, shower gel, toothpaste and toilet paper are also welcome.

Part of the Churchyard is a nature conservation area which has been developed over the past few years with help from the Community Payback Team - a group which also carries out valuable maintenance of the Churchyard on a regular basis.