10.30 am Holy Communion at St Hilda, Ampleforth
3 pm Young Families Get-together at St Oswald, Oswaldkirk
6 pm Evening Prayer at St Oswald, Oswaldkirk

Welcome to our benefice website.  We pray that in these pages you may find items of interest and items that nourish you in Christ, our Lord.

Our Rector is the Revd James Trowsdale

The Vicarage
West End
YO62 4DU
01439 326024

Please read
Revd James’ sermons and Articles

We hold a benefice Eucharist every Sunday and  a non-Eucharist second service, usually a form of Evening Prayer takes place each Sunday on rotation around the Benefice (please see the Service Schedule).  Our churches are also open for private prayer:

St Hilda, Ampleforth – All day every day
St Oswald’s – Daily 1000 -1600
Holy Cross, Gilling – Daily from 10 00 am to dusk
Stonegrave Minster – from noon to 3 pm on Sundays. 

Our desire to share the Christian hope and the experience of love that we have come to know in Christ continues to inform and inspire all that we do as a Christian community.

We pray that you are well and can find many things to give thanks to God for each day. Please do join us in worship if you can. We aim to send out weekly a benefice newsletter and the Sunday Bible readings.  Please get in touch if you would like to receive this by email,  or for any query you may have.

As well as leading services on the scheduled days, I am available at any time to arrange other support for baptisms, weddings, funerals and arranging burial plots in the churchyard.

In addition to activities in the church I am also available to visit people at home, especially those who are housebound, sick, bereaved or alone, suffering a sense of loss, or just needing someone to talk to. You don’t have to be a churchgoer, or religious, as I am here to offer support to all the residents in these parishes as a confidential and trustworthy friend.

If you have any ideas, thoughts or suggestions please feel free to get in touch with me on 01439 326024 or email: revjamestrowsdale@gmail.com

Thank you, and every peace and blessing to you.

Rev James Trowsdale