Sung Eucharist for Pentecost

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

Other services

Said Eucharist
This Wednesday 22 May at 10.00 am

Sung Eucharist for Trinity Sunday
Next Sunday 26 May at 10.00 am · Watch the service · View the order of service

A prayer for vacancy

Heavenly Father, Good Shepherd of all,
we give you thanks and praise
that your call to this ministry has been answered.
Holy Spirit, encourage and inspire Claire
as she prepares to serve you in this parish;
open our arms and our hearts
that she might find a warm welcome;
and guide us all to nurture each other
as we journey together with Christ.

The next Vicar of Whitkirk

St Mary’s Church is delighted to share the news that the next Vicar of Whitkirk will be the Revd Dr Claire Honess.

Claire joins us from the Benefice of Barnoldswick with Bracewell, where she has been Assistant Curate since 2021. Before her ordination she was Professor of Italian Studies at the University of Leeds. She will be moving to Whitkirk with her husband over the summer, and a date for her induction and collation will be announced in due course.

We’d like to offer our thanks to those who applied for the position, as well as to our congregation, our patron the Society for the Maintenance of the Faith, the Diocese of Leeds, and all who have offered their prayers, support and guidance through this time of vacancy.

Open Church

This Saturday 25 May at 2.00 pm
St Mary's Church, Whitkirk

Our doors are open and all are welcome to come and visit St Mary’s. Whether you want to explore our ancient architecture, just pop in and have a look around or sit and enjoy this holy space, we’d love to see you.

'Open Church' Concert: Heather and Alison

Saturday 1 June at 2.15 pm
St Mary's Church, Whitkirk

Our ‘Open Church’ concert series continues as Heather and Alison bring us a mixture of folk music and original compositions with vocals, guitar, and flute.

Free admission, all are welcome.

Choral Evensong in Commemoration of the 300th Anniversary of the Birth of John Smeaton

Saturday 8 June at 5.00 pm
St Mary's Church, Whitkirk

A special Choral Evensong (replacing our usual one on 2 June) as we commemorate 300 years since the birth of the “Father of Civil Engineering”, John Smeaton, who lived and is buried in the parish of Whitkirk.

The Church family

For your prayers

The sick

  • Alec Milner
  • Billy Messruther
  • Ginny Camponi
  • Jessie Pickersgill
  • Kath Parkinson
  • Margaret Burton
  • Marilyn Ingram
  • Mike Jackson
  • Shirley Thompson
  • Tom Heaphy

Those in long-term care

  • George Brown
  • Jennifer Moad
  • Sandy Leaf