St Helen, Skipwith

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Brief Description of St Helen's Skipwith

Also see church website for more detailed information: http://ruralsouthyorkchurches.org/st-helens-skipwith/

The tower of the church was constructed in three distinct stages which can be identified by the type of sandstone used. The lower part of the tower is constructed of roughly dressed blocks which is topped by smaller rubble stones, both sections were assembled during the Anglo-Saxon (c 870-1066) period. During the 15th century the tower was topped with the present belfry.

The entrance to the church is through a porch which was constructed during 1877, the church door was restored during the same year, its ironwork reflects 13th century design. The door is framed by an archway which was assembled during the period 1220-40 and incorporates a Norman zig-zag moulding.

The vestry contains a block upon which a scratched drawing of a hunting scene can be observed, its origin is unknown however one figure is portrayed wearing Scandinavian headgear.

The first extension to the Saxon church is thought to have taken place during the late 12th Century, followed by many further modifications over time. The church contains numerous items of architectural interest such as arches and piers that reflected the growth and importance of the church through time. Memorials both inside and outside the church illustrate the church has been a place of worship for the community for over 1000 years. The Eastern Church wall is topped by medieval grave-slabs; one is marked with a sword and shield, and a Celtic type of cross.

(Extracts from "A Guide to St. Helen's Church, St Helen's Parochial Church Council" obtainable in the church)

You will find the church at the far end of Main Street and cars may be parked outside in the road outside.

Parish boundary view Bird's eye view

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Revd Richard Kirkman
The Rectory,
York Road,
Escrick,
York
YO19 6EY
(01904) 728406 (Revd Richard Kirkman - Priest-in-Charge) or 01757 289266 (Revd Karen Gardiner - Assistant Curate)

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Carol Service with Nativity Play
Carol Service for all the family with Nativity Play
Sunday 18th December 2016 at 4:30 PM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Refreshments Christmas Carols Mince Pies
 
Midnight Holy Communion
CW Holy Communion with carols for all the family
Saturday 24th December 2016 at 11:00 PM for 1 hour
Common Worship Christmas Carols
 
United Christmas Day Family Service
Joint service with Skipwith Methodist Church
Sunday 25th December 2016 at 10:30 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Christmas Carols
 
United New Year's Day Service
Informal open air service on Skipwith Village Green with carols
Sunday 1st January 2017 at 11:30 AM for ½ hour
Christmas Carols
 
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Carol Service with Nativity Play
Carol Service for all the family with Nativity Play
Sunday 18th December 2016 at 4:30 PM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Refreshments Christmas Carols Mince Pies
Midnight Holy Communion
CW Holy Communion with carols for all the family
Saturday 24th December 2016 at 11:00 PM for 1 hour
Common Worship Christmas Carols
United Christmas Day Family Service
Joint service with Skipwith Methodist Church
Sunday 25th December 2016 at 10:30 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Christmas Carols
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Sunday

Holy Communion
Common Worship Communion with hymns
Every first Sunday at 10:30 AM for 1 hour
Refreshments Common Worship
Family Communion
Common Worship Communion service with hymns and songs - emphasis on children and families
Every second Sunday at 10:30 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Refreshments Common Worship
Morning Prayer
Common Worship Morning Prayer with hymns
Every third Sunday at 10:30 AM for 1 hour
Common Worship
United Service
United service with Skipwith Methodist Chapel
Alternates between St Helen's and Skipwith Methodist Church, see Roundup for details. Christmas Service with carols for families will be held at this time on 25th December 2016
Every fourth Sunday at 10:30 AM for ¾ hour
Ends Sunday 25th December 2016.
Resumes Sunday 25th December 2016
Refreshments

Wednesday

Evensong
4.00pm in winter time and 6.30pm in summer time
Every Wednesday at 4:00 PM for ¾ hour
Book of Common Prayer
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Carol Service with Nativity Play
Carol Service for all the family with Nativity Play
Sunday 18th December 2016 at 4:30 PM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Refreshments Christmas Carols Mince Pies
Midnight Holy Communion
CW Holy Communion with carols for all the family
Saturday 24th December 2016 at 11:00 PM for 1 hour
Common Worship Christmas Carols
United Christmas Day Family Service
Joint service with Skipwith Methodist Church
Sunday 25th December 2016 at 10:30 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Christmas Carols
United New Year's Day Service
Informal open air service on Skipwith Village Green with carols
Sunday 1st January 2017 at 11:30 AM for ½ hour
Christmas Carols

Features

Toilets

Wheelchair accessible toilets
Stained Glass Wall Paintings Floodlight
     
Guidebooks
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Honorary curate: The Revd Karen Jane GARDINER
Priest in charge: The Revd Richard Marsden KIRKMAN
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 18913
Built: 960 approx
Architect: Kynan Simmons
Style of worship: Select
Archdeaconry: YORK (431)
Deanery: DERWENT (43105)
Benefice: Bubw w Skipw (43/060CT)
Parish Legal Name: Skipwith and North Duffield (430094 )
CofE Church Info: (643094 43/94)
Short URL: acny.uk/18913/
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This page was last updated on Friday 18th November 2016
 
 
 
St Helen : Main Street, Skipwith, North Yorkshire, YO8 5SQ - Along Main Street for 800 yards

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