• St Marys church
    ST MARY'S CHURCH is set in the beautiful moorland village of Lastingham on the southern edge of the North York Moors National Park. We are part of a family of churches, the Lastingham Benefice, in which we seek to show God's love for all in real and practical ways, learn more about the Good News of the Gospel, and be inspired by what the Holy Spirit does in our lives and in our community.
    We offer a warm welcome to everyone of whatever tradition or none. Our church family is made up of all types of people, some who have been Christians for many years and others who are just starting out on the messy road of faith. And we believe that everyone is equally important to God, regardless of age and gender, and whether you regard yourself as a 'churchgoer' or not.

    Founded by early saints, Lastingham has been a place of prayer, peace, hospitality and Christian mission for well over 1000 years. This beautiful ancient church of St Mary is particularly famous for its unique crypt, which was built on the site of the AD 654 monastery, and is where St Cedd is believed to be buried. You can find out more about our history in About Us.

    The church is normally open during daylight hours and we are fortunate in welcoming many visitors. As you come to this beautiful part of North Yorkshire, we hope that you will share with us the joyous sense of peace and God's love that can be found in the heritage of centuries of Christianity within our church and its ancient crypt.

    We look forward to welcoming you to our church, and especially encourage you to visit the ancient crypt while you are with us.


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  • Coming soon:

    Friday, April 13th, at 7:30pm

    The Thorne Trio  'Innate musicality and impeccable accomplishment' BBC Wales

    Ilid Llwyd Jones  oboe
    Esther Sheridan  clarinet
    Alexandra Callanan bassoon

    Works by Mozart, Elgar, and McDowell

    The Thorne Trio comprises some of the most talented woodwind players working the in UK today. All graduates of the Royal College of Music, and multi-prize winning as individuals, they formed the group in 1999, and it has performed at all of the major music festivals in England and Wales, and at some of the most prestigious venues including all of the London Royal Palaces, the Wigmore Hall and the Houses of Parliament as well as at venues in Italy and the Czech Republic. Individually they work regularly with all of the top ranking British and Irish orchestras.

    Tickets £10 - please contact Mrs Andie Cattle
    phone 01751 417223 or email aandiec@live.com