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Stanwick Group of Churches

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    Aldbrough St John, Forcett and Melsonby aka 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. 

    You'll find out why it's called the Stanwick Group of Churches further on.

    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,
    Forcett
    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,
    Caldwell
    Licensed building
    (Chapel of ease)
    (Now permanently closed)

     

    Our Polls

    The poll in the column to the right is intended as fun rather than a serious enquiry so do feel free to take part as it does not record anything other than the number of people who have voted. There will be no catastrophic events as a result of it. We know of one former benefice resident who regularly participates and does not necessarily respond with his actual opinions but does like to stir a bit.

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  • Poll

    Cast Your Vote

      Yes - all of it
      No - none of it
      Maybe just the mitre
      Get Vivienne Westwood to design new episcopal wear

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    Should bishops get rid of the mitre and other fancy garb?
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    Yes - all of it0
    No - none of it3
    Maybe just the mitre0
    Get Vivienne Westwood to design new episcopal wear2

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  • News

    New Incumbent

    The Revd Camilla Campling- Denton has been appointed as part time priest to the benefice. The date for her licensing is Monday 18 September at 7.00pm in St Cuthbert's church, Forcett. More information at Benefice News 

    CCT Volunteering Event

    See the Stanwick St John page for the form to sign up for this event.

    Foodbank Donations

    We are now supporting the Richmond Storehouse Foodbank with donations. See this page about the foodbank. When you come to church, please consider bringing a tin, jar or packet of something suitable for the foodbank collection. 

    New Diocesan Newsletter

    There was insufficient takeup for the printed version of the Diocesan Newsletter to get copies for the benefice but we will link to the digital copy of each month's Newsletter here. July 2017  August 2017

    Back copies can be found on the Diocesan site here.

    Bell-ringing in the benefice

    There is some interest in Melsonby for starting a new bell-ringing band. If you have rung or are interested in learning, see here

    800 Years without a loo!

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

    The video is still available. See details.

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

    The faculty has now been granted so fund raising becomes even more important.

    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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