Stanwick Group of Churches

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    This is the website for the Stanwick Group of Churches

    This site has been created mainly as an additional information source for the people of the three parishes of Aldbrough St John, Forcett and Melsonby, but we hope that if you are from outside the area you will get a flavour of an area that is pleasant to live in.

    We hope we have included the information you are looking for on who we are and what we do as a benefice. If you feel there are any additional pages that would be useful please contact the webmaster

    Churches in our Benefice

    Click on the picture to link to the page about that church

    St Paul's,
    Aldbrough St John
    Parish church
    St James the Great, Melsonby
    Parish Church
    St Cuthbert's,
    Parish Church
    St John the Baptist,
    Stanwick St John
    Former parish church now redundant and vested in the Churches Conservation Trust
    Christ Church,
    East Layton
    Private chapel used for public worship
    St Hilda's,
    Licensed building
    (Chapel of ease)
    (Now permanently closed)



  • This Week


  • Poll

    Cast Your Vote

      The Priest to offer the Peace and the congregation to reply.
      To shake hands with those around you
      To walk around the church offering the Peace to all
      To offer the Peace as a hug rather than a handshake

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    We've been discussing how to offer the Peace in our services, What do you prefer?
    The Priest to offer the Peace and the congregation to reply.2
    To shake hands with those around you4
    To walk around the church offering the Peace to all1
    To offer the Peace as a hug rather than a handshake1



  • News

    Melsonby Burial Records

    See the Melsonby News or Parish Registers sections for information on the Melsonby Burials Records.

    Caldwell Chapel closure

    St Hilda's chapel at Caldwell closed for good on Sunday 31 July. There is now an album of photos taken a few days before the closing service recording Caldwell Chapel.

    New Link added

    We have added a link to a website called Choral Evensong which gives information about Choral Evensong services across the British Isles. 

    800 Years without a loo!

    This new section will have all the latest news about the St James Building Project

    Details of a concert in aid of the 'Flush Fund' on 24 September

    Do have a look at our video  which explains why the church needs a loo and kitchen.

    The DVD (right) has lots of history of the village on it and costs £10 which goes towards the 'Flush Fund'

    Thanks, Celebration, Commemoration

    Take a look at our Thanks, Celebration and Commemoration pages. If you would like to give thanks, or celebrate or commemorate a person or event, we can add a short message there.


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