The Sunday next before Lent

Sung Eucharist for the Sunday next before Lent

Today at 10.00 am · Watch the service · View the order of service

Other services

Said Eucharist
This Wednesday 22 February at 10.00 am

Parish Retreat to Parcival Hall

A weekend retreat away from everything. A time for rest, relaxation and fun. A time for worship and being together.

Come and join us for a Parish weekend at Parcevall Hall, the Diocesan Retreat House in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales. Starting with dinner on Friday 21 July through to lunch on Sunday 23 July. Bookings are now being taken – for more information speak to Joan Williams, Jean Bradley or Matthew after this service.


The Bishop of Kirkstall is coming to lead a confirmation service for adults on the evening of Ascension Day, Thursday 18th May. If you’re interested in confirmation or want to know what’s involved please visit or have a chat with Matthew who will let you know what’s involved.

Pancake Social

Tuesday 21 February 2023 at 6.00 pm
St Mary's Church Whitkirk Community Centre

Come along and have a flipping good time as we prepare for Lent with pancakes, games, races and quizzes.

We’ve got everything for the classic sugar and lemon juice pancake, but if you fancy a different topping just bring it along! Entry is free, but donations toward costs are gratefully accepted.

Ash Wednesday Eucharist with Imposition of Ashes

Wednesday 22 February 2023 at 7.30 pm
St Mary's Church, Whitkirk

A Eucharist service to mark the start of Lent, including the traditional imposition of ashes – the drawing of an ash cross on the foreheads of those who attend, as a reminder that we are dust, and to dust we shall return.

The Church family

For your prayers

The sick

  • Baby Percy
  • Brian and June Sutcliffe
  • Christine Russell
  • Erica Honeybone
  • Ginny Camponi
  • Jean Bannister
  • Jeff Blowers
  • Marjorie Carroll
  • Mike Jackson
  • Shane Simpson
  • Tom Heaphy

Those in long-term care

  • George Brown
  • Jennifer Moad
  • Lyn Perry
  • Margaret Burton
  • Mary Metcalfe

Anniversary of death

  • David Grice
  • Elise Bethany Wood
  • Rosslyn Binns