Tuesday 17 September

10.00 am – 11.00 amPlay & Praise

Songs, stories and playtime for preschool children, their parents and carers.

Thursday 19 September

7.30 pm – 9.00 pmFaithbook

On Thursday nights in September a small, friendly group meets at the Brown Cow pub to discuss what it means to be a Christian.

Each week starts with a chance to get a drink, then an introduction to the theme of the week followed by a chance for discussion.

Faithbook is a space where we encourage people to ask questions, even the difficult ones.

Please come and join us, we’d love to see you.

Saturday 21 September

11.00 am – 4.00 pmOpen Church - Heritage Week

Throughout the summer, the church will be open each Saturday for anyone who wishes to visit.  This week is the national Heritage Week, so the church will be open from 11:00 - 4:00, and there will be lots of interesting things of display from our rich and long heritage.

This is your space, and you are welcome.

Fancy a chat?  Our welcomers would love to get to know you.

Need some space?  The church is an oasis of calm on the edge of one of the biggest and busiest cities in the country.

Want to connect with God?  People have been praying on this site for over a thousand years.  

For more information, please get in touch - [email protected]

Saturday 28 September

2.00 pm – 4.00 pmOpen Church

Throughout the summer, the church will be open each Saturday from 2 - 4pm for anyone who wishes to visit.

This is your space, and you are welcome.

Fancy a chat?  Our welcomers would love to get to know you.

Need some space?  The church is an oasis of calm on the edge of one of the biggest and busiest cities in the country.

Want to connect with God?  People have been praying on this site for over a thousand years. 

For more information, please get in touch - [email protected]

Please note: this is a living church and on some weeks there may be weddings or funerals taking place.  These will be on the church calendar, so please check before you visit.

Friday 4 October

6.00 pm – 11.00 pmThank God It's Friday

A chance to meet together at the end of a busy week to relax in the pub and talk about whatever's on your mind. 

All are welcome - we will be in the side-room (immediately on your left as you enter the pub).

Sunday 6 October

10.00 am – 11.00 amHarvest Festival

Harvest Festival Sung Eucharist.

12.30 pm – 3.00 pmHarvest Lunch

Harvest Festival will be celebrated in church on Sunday 6th October at the Sung Eucharist at 10:00am.

At 12:30pm there will be a continuation of the Harvest celebrations with a Harvest Lunch in the Community Centre.

This will comprise a three-course meal - Soup of the Day, Roast Beef Dinner, Pudding with Custard.

The Ticket Price is £10 per person.

Please purchase your Harvest Lunch ticket at coffee time in the Community Centre (11:15am - 12 noon) on any of the Sundays leading up to this event.

(Please note that the last day to buy a ticket will be 29.09.2019).

Saturday 12 October

7.00 pm – 10.00 pmFamily Cèilidh Dance and Faith Supper

'Roots' - live ceilidh band.

Licensed Bar.

Tickets purchased in advance £4 / On the door £6

Tickets available from Tony Bond 0113 2605027.

Free for young people in education.

Sunday 3 November

10.00 am – 11.00 amSung Eucharist for All Saints

A service of Holy Communion for All Saints' Sunday.

6.00 pm – 7.00 pmSung Eucharist for All Souls

A service of Holy Communion and a commemoration of all the faithful departed.

During this service the choir will sing 'The Mass of the Quiet Hour', a setting of the communion service composed in 1928 by George Oldroyd (1887-1956).

(Please note that the Sung Eucharist for All Souls replaces this month's service of Choral Evensong).

Friday 8 November

6.00 pm – 11.30 pmThank God It's Friday

TGI Friday is a space away from the working week, a chance to unwind and meet with other people.  There is no structure; we have the Main Hall, the Bar, some takeaway menus, and space for you to simply be. 

The Centre will open at 6pm and will close when the last people leave, or at 23.30 when the license runs out.  You can come whenever you like and stay as long as you want during this time.

Please feel free to bring games to pass the time, but please be mindful of the inclusive nature of the event.

All are welcome.

Sunday 10 November

9.30 am – 10.30 amSung Eucharist for Remembrance Sunday

**PLEASE NOTE** Due to the Act of Remembrance, this service starts half an hour earlier than usual.

All are welcome to join us as we break bread together and pray for peace, 101 years after the 'War to end all wars' ended.

The service will end with a procession down to the war memorial on Selby Road for the Act of Remembrance at 11am.

11.00 am – 11.15 amAct of Remembrance

The Community of Whitkirk gathers each year at the War Memorial on Selby Road to remember those who have died as a consequence of war.

Join us as we stand together in prayer and silence, and as wreaths are laid on the memorial.

Afterwards, everyone is welcome to join us at the Community Centre for tea and coffee.

Wednesday 4 December

Saturday 7 December

10.30 am – 3.30 pmChristmas Bazaar

Lots of fabulous Christmas stalls.

A special visit from Santa Claus.

Cafe serving delicious light refreshments. 

All welcome.

Sunday 22 December

6.00 pm – 7.00 pmFestival of Lessons and Carols

A traditional carol service.

The annual celebration of the Christmas story in words and music.

The Choir of St Mary's Church sing arrangements of new and traditional carols and there is an equal number of well-known carols for everyone to sing.

The lessons (readings) are read by members of the local community.

There are refreshments in the Community Centre after the service - tea, coffee, mulled wine and mince pies.

Everyone is welcome at this very popular Christmas service.