Saturday 9 September from 10.00 am until 4.00 pm
Sunday 10 September from 2.00 pm until 4.00 pm

Explore this mediaeval church, a place of continuous worship for nearly a thousand years.

The 2023 theme is ‘Creativity Unwrapped’ – come and see our fine collection of embroideries created over the last hundred years.

John Smeaton, 1724–1792, prolific inventor and the “father of civil engineering”, lived and worked at Austhorpe and is commemorated here.

Refreshments are available, and all are welcome to come along as we share the hundreds of years of history which have played out at Whitkirk.

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Our history page lets you explore more of the history of St Mary’s and the parish of Whitkirk.