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
Aldbrough St John
|St James the Great, Melsonby
|St John the Baptist,
Stanwick St John
Former parish church now redundant and vested in the Churches Conservation Trust
Private chapel used for public worship
(Chapel of ease)
(Now permanently closed)
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.