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

      home grown/made produce to distribute in our villages
      tins, packets etc to take to the food bank
      donations for a development charity eg Christian Aid
      nothing. Just decorate the church & give thanks.

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    Harvest Festival - should we ask for
    home grown/made produce to distribute in our villages1
    tins, packets etc to take to the food bank2
    donations for a development charity eg Christian Aid1
    nothing. Just decorate the church & give thanks.0



  • News

    Vicar's Surgery

    The Vicar will be holding a monthly surgery in St Paul's, Aldbrough St John for those wishing to discuss baptisms or marriage. We will endeavour to publish details in good time every month.

    Forcett Church Lunch

    Details of this year's Forcett Church Lunch are on the Forcett News pages.

    800 Years without a loo!

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

    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'

    You can also now make a donation via JustGiving Click on the 'G' symbol to go to their page.

    Melsonby Burial Records

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

    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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