Revd Malcolm Hugh Wainwright
The Rectory, Church Lane
Skelton, York
01904 471351
Revd Anna Lindley
07714 325929

St Giles Church is featured in Simon Jenkins book "England's 1000 Best Churches". It was built in around 1247, reputedly by masons who helped build York Minster, using stones that remained after the building of the South Transept of the Minster. St Giles has stood for over 700 years and will probably stand for another 700. It is a classically handsome building, approached through an attractive Churchyard, the perfect setting for your wedding or christening ceremony. Couples love to come back here to relive their special day and show their children and grandchildren where they married.St Giles church is also an attractive place for weddings. You don't have to be from the local area to be married here. A guide booklet is available, inside the Church. We use the "Common Worship" order of service, with hymns from "Mission Praise" and music of "The Addington Service". "The St.Giles Singers" will be singing on the second Sunday of each month and for other special services. Come and discover our beautiful church.

Friends of St. Giles

Skelton, North Yorkshire

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An Invitation, please be a friend.

You are warmly invited to become a Friend of St. Giles.

Friends was formed in 2009 on the 1st September (St. Giles Day) to endeavour to maintain the building to it`s current high standard.

The church building belongs to all the people of Skelton, not just the congregation and the care of our heritage is the responsibility of the whole community, not just church members.

If you are interested, and need more information please pick up a very informative leaflet from the church or email us at the above address.

Everyone is welcome and we do hope you will become a Friend.

The church of the Holy Evangelists, Shipton by Beningbrough, built in 1849 is a very imposing Victorian building easily visible from the A19 road. The church organises regular coffee mornings in the Community Centre on Saturday mornings, well attended by people from Shipton and the neighbouring villages. It would be lovely to see you there. There is a strong link between the church and the Forest of Galtres Church of England/Methodist primary school in Shipton. Pupils from the school regularly visit the church and attend special church services, and Anglican and Methodists regularly take school assemblies and are represented on the Governing body. Once a month we have joint services with the local Methodist church. We also share with them an afternoon service for the nearby St. Catherine`s Home for the elderly and take a service there every month, accompanied by members of our congrgation. You are warmly invited to visit our church and the village and we look forward to seeing you soon. The clergy for our parish are Rev. Malcolm Wainwright and Rev.Anna Lindley. We have weekly Sunday services and aim to give visitors a warm welcome.. St Giles has stood for over 700 years.

Our Churchwardens are Mrs Margaret Trowbridge and Mr David Theakstone.

Our priest in charge, the Reverend Malcolm Wainwright is also supported by local retired clergy as needed, and a variety of talented organists except on the third Sunday of each month where we have a spoken Holy Communion service without hymns.

We have a family focussed , less formal service once a month followed by a short Communion service, and Evensong using the Book of Common Prayer on the first Sunday of each month.

There is a monthly Service held in the Village Hall in Linton on Ouse. The calendar gives details of Services and times. The Newton Singers, an all female choir which performs across the locality sing with us several occasions during the year.

If anyone is interested in forming a choir at Linton, please let the Reverend Wainwright know,


We have a particularly full church on Remembrance Sunday, when we join with the RAF base from Linton on Ouse, at our annual Christingle and Nativity services, as well as at busy Festivals like Easter and Christmas.

We also hold special services where local schools and people from the wider community join us, for example, the Diamond Jubilee, celebration of the Northern Saints and Songs of Praise.

All Saints Church originated in the 12th Century, the earliest Rector was recorded in 1229, and much of it was rebuilt in the 19th Century, when the lovely slender spire was also added. The spire is visible for miles around the Vale of York has been a talking point recently as it was beautifully illuminated in a range of different colours for All Saints Day, and then over the Christmas period courtesy of Neil Peers from Newton, supported by Chauvet Lighting in Nottingham and John Watson of Creative Lighting Design.