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Church of England

St Oswald's Church

Front Street, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1JG

Tel 01845 522814

8.30am: 1st & 3rd Sundays in the month, Holy Communion. 2nd & 4th Sundays in the month, Early worship.
10.30am: 1st Sunday in the month, All age service. 2nd & 4th Sunday in the month, Holy Communion. 3rd Sunday in the month, Morning Prayer.
6.30pm 1st & 3rd Sunday in the month, Evening Prayer.
Wednesdays 9.30am: Holy Communion.
This is the normal pattern but sometimes it changes, see website.

The earliest church at Sowerby, of which any part remains, appears to have been built about the year 1140, or earlier, and is therefore in the Norman style. The South wall of the Nave alone remains, together with the fine South doorway, possibly of 11th century date, which contains Norman ornament showing local regional characteristics. The oak door is medieval with co-eval ironwork, and bears the date 1680 made up of iron studs.

Holy Rood House

10 Sowerby Road, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1HX

Tel 01845 522580

Not a church, but a Centre for Health and Pastoral Care - 'The Place to Turn To' for all kinds of people of all ages, for many different reasons, within a gentle Christian ethos of reflection, exploration and discovery working towards justice, peace and ecological awareness.

St Lawrence´s Church

Carlton Miniott, Thirsk YO7 4NR

Tel 01845 523183

10.30am 1st & 3rd Sunday Holy Communion. 2nd & 4th Sunday Morning Worship. Sometimes at Sandhutton church.

St Columba's Church

The Vicarage, Front Street, Topcliffe, Thirsk YO7 3RU

Tel 01845 578513/577939

Sunday 10.30am.
4th Sunday 6.30pm Choral Evensong.
1st Wednesday 9am Holy Communion.
Also covers churches at Dalton, Baldersby St. James, Skipton-on-Swale & Mission Rooms at Baldersby and Rainton.

Hillside parishes

The Vicarage, Knayton, Thirsk YO7 4AZ

Tel 01845 537277

St. Felix, Felixkirk; Holy Trinity, Boltby; St Michael & All Angels, Cowesby; St. Wilfreds, Kirby Knowle; St Mary the Virgin, Leake; All Saints, Nether Silton; St. Mary Magdalene, Over Silton.

St Wilfrid´s Church

South Kilvington, Thirsk

Tel 01845 523183

Sunday 9am

St Cuthbert´s Church

Sessay, Thirsk

Tel 01845 522814

10am 1st Sunday, Morning Prayer; 9am 2nd and 4th Sunday, Holy Communion; 9am 3rd Sunday Morning Prayer
This is the normal pattern but sometimes it changes. Ring the vicar for up-to-date information.

St Leonard´s Church

Sandhutton, Thirsk

Tel 01845 523183

9.15am 1st & 3rd Sunday Morning Worship
9.15am 2nd & 4th Sunday Holy Communion

St Mary's Kilburn, St Mary's Bagby, All Saints Thirkleby,

Tel 01845 522814

There is usually a service of Holy Communion in one of these churches at 10.30am on the 1st, 2nd & 3rd Sunday of the month.
On 4th Sundays there are usually non-eucharistic services in two of the churches.
Ring the vicar for up-to-date information.

St Mary's Church

Kirkgate, Thirsk YO7 1PR

Tel 01845 523183

Sunday Holy Communion 8am (Book of Common Prayer). Not always possible so please check before coming.
10.15am: Parish Communion usually on the 1st, 3rd and 4th Sunday in the month. 2nd Sunday of month is All Age Worship, a shorter service without Holy Communion (with the exception of Easter and other major festivals). The aim of 'All Age Worship' is to be child friendly.
10.15am Benefice Communion on the 5th Sunday.

This magnificent, mediaeval church built between 1420 and 1480 is often called the cathedral of North Yorkshire because of its outstanding Perpendicular Gothic architecture, size and prominence - it has an 80ft tower. From Easter to October church is open daily 10am-4pm (Tuesdays noon-4pm in term time), Sundays noon-4pm. November to Easter church is open Wednesdays and Fridays 10am-noon.

St. Mary's Church

Leake, Thirsk YO7 4BN

Tel 01845 537277

Download services details from HERE

The Church of St Mary the Virgin now stands alone beside the busy A19 road, but it was once at the centre of a thriving and populous village, which may have had as many as 1500 inhabitants, including the Bishop of Durham who had a palace opposite the church. St Mary's is essentially a Norman church on an older site, and a Saxon cross, possibly the original churchyard cross, can be seen built into the west face of the squat Norman tower. After the Norman period the church continued to grow and it contains work from every century up to the 15th. In the 14th century, however, something caused the village of Leake to disappear, leaving only the church as a reminder that it had ever existed. The Parish of Leake still exists and the church now serves the nearby villages of Knayton and Borrowby.


Hambleton Evangelical Church

Carlton Miniott, Thirsk YO7 4NJ

Tel 01845 524980

Sunday services at 10.30am and 6.30pm
Tuesdays at 7.30pm - Bible study and prayer in the church
Thursdays 6.30pm to 7.30pm during term time - Good News Club for primary school children.
Thursdays 7.45pm during term time - Youth Group for secondary school and college students and all young people.


Sunday 10:45 Worship, Word and Prayer
Wednesday 10:40 Open House

Family Life Church

Askham Bryan College, Blakey Lane, Thirsk YO7 3AB

Tel 01609 772868

Sunday: Morning Service 10.30am - 12noon (Worship & Message).
See website for more meetings.

Hollybush Farm

Christian Fellowship, Newsham, Thirsk YO7 4DH

Tel 01845 587386

Family service and Bible study on Sundays at 10.30am and 6.15pm
Fridays 7.30pm.
(A167 south of South Otterington)


Methodist Church

Rainton, Thirsk YO7 3PL

Tel 01845 522255

2pm each Sunday.

Methodist Church

St. James Green, Thirsk YO7 1AQ

Tel 01845 522255

Sunday 10.30am morning worship

Methodist Church

Front Street, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7

Tel 01845 522255

Morning Worship at 10.30am each Sunday and junior church at the same time in the church hall.
Evening Worship at 6.30pm on Second and Fourth Sundays of the month; Healing Service on 5th Sunday, other Sundays at St Oswald's, Sowerby.

New Life Baptist Church

New Life Baptist Church

52-54 High Street, Northallerton DL7 8EG

Tel 01609 775396

On Sunday mornings we meet at 10:30am. During the service there is a creche and children's groups.
Sunday evening we usually meet at 6:30pm although there are occasional changes.

Roman Catholic

All Saints Church

5 Castlegate, Thirsk YO7 1HL

Tel 01845 527011

Sunday Mass at 10:30 am
Weekday Masses: Tuesday and Friday at 9.30 am
Days of Obligation: On the 'day' at 9.30 am (no evening Mass on the 'day'!)

The Catholic Parish of All Saints, Thirsk is 172 years old. The first Church was situated off the A19, there is a property named Church Farm along this road and the Church was situated beside the house. There is also a small graveyard where some of the parishioners are buried.

Society of Friends (Quakers)

Society of Friends (Quakers)

Kirkgate, Thirsk YO7 1PL

Tel 01845 522974

Sunday 10.30am. Children cared for weekly but special meeting 2nd Sunday.
Wednesday 12.30pm. Lunch 1.00pm. Please bring sandwiches.

United Reformed

Zion United Reformed Church

178 High Street, Northallerton DL7 8JZ

Tel 01609 882468

Sunday 10am morning worship
Sunday 6pm evening worship
Wednesday lunchtime worship 1pm (20-30 mins)

Zion Church first came into being after open air gatherings in 1796 at the Market Cross. Our building was established in 1818 and dedicated in 1819.



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