Thursday 27th September


On Thursday nights in September, a small group meets at the Brown Cow pub to discuss together what it is to be a Christian.
Each week begins with a short talk (and a drink) and then time for questions (and no question is too silly!) and discussion.

Saturday 29th September

2:00pm—4:00pmOpen Church

The Church is Open to visitors in the Summer between 2pm and 4pm every Saturday afternoon.*

Whether you wish to learn more about the fascinating history of this ancient church or just wish to spend some time in quiet reflection, in peaceful surroundings, all are welcome.

*Access on 19th May and 25th August may be delayed due to weddings taking place between 12noon and 1 o'clock

Sunday 7th October

10:00am—11:15amHarvest Eucharist and Parade

Harvest Festival service and Sung Eucharist.

After the service please do join us for tea, coffee and biscuits in the Brown Cow public house.

All welcome.

Sunday 11th November

9:30am—10:30amSung Eucharist for Remembrance Sunday

**PLEASE NOTE** Due to the Act of Remembrance at 11am, this week's Eucharist will be at the earlier time of 9.30am.

11:00am—11:15amAct of Remembrance

Come and join the rest of the community of Whitkirk at the War Memorial on Selby Road as we commemorate the centenary of the end of the First World War. 

Following the Sunday Eucharist at 9.30am (which all are welcome to), we will process down the Selby Road to the Cenotaph, ready for the two minutes' silence at 11am. You are welcome to the service beforehand, or meet us at the Cenotaph when we get there.

Afterwards, refreshments will be available either in the Brown Cow pub, or in the church hall (depending on whether the Hall Redevelopment has finished) - why not bring stories and photos of family members who served in the Great War to share with others?

Sunday 2nd December

10:00am—11:00amSung Eucharist for Advent Sunday

It's time to bust out the purple as Advent starts here! 

Join us as we light the first candle on our Advent Wreath, and begin the road of prayer and preparation that is Advent.

Advent feels a little overlooked sometimes inamongst the Commercial Christmas Overload that is December.  Come and take a break from that with us, as we prepare our hearts and minds to welcome in the Christ-child. 

All are welcome.

Saturday 8th December

10:30am—3:30pmChristmas Bazaar

Lots of fabulous Christmas stalls.

Santa's Grotto, Raffle, Greetings Cards, Cake Stall, Children's Tombola.

Cafe serving light refreshments.

Please join us for this fantastic Christmas community event.

All welcome.

Sunday 16th December

6:00pm—7:00pmFestival of Lessons and Carols

A traditional carol service.

Readings from the Bible, retelling the story of the Nativity, read by members of the local community.   

Special carol arrangements sung by St Mary's Church Choir. 

Well-known Christmas carols for everyone to sing.

Tea, coffee, mulled wine and mince pies available in the Church Hall after the service.

Please do join us for this very popular Christmas service.

All welcome.

Monday 24th December

5:00pm—6:00pmCrib Service

Come and join us as we celebrate the Baby Jesus in the manger on Christmas Eve. 

All are welcome to our annual crib service with loads of familiar carols.  This is a great service for children and families to get together and celebrate Christmas.

You are also warmly invited to dress as your favourite characters in the Christmas story - why not come as an angel, Mary, Joseph, a sheep, or even an innkeeper?

11:30pm—12:30amMidnight Mass

Stay up late with us as we see Christmas Day arrive at midnight on Christmas Eve.  The first service of Christmas (as opposed to Advent) is always a joyful occassion, and one that all are welcome to share with us.

Traditionally known as Midnight Mass, this Eucharist is one of the most special services of the year.

Tuesday 25th December

10:00am—11:00amChristmas Day Eucharist

All are welcome to our Parish Eucharist to celebrate Christmas Day. 

Afterwards, please join us in the Church Hall for a mince pie and a chat before your Christmas Dinner.