In accordance with Diocesan regulations,
this Benefice is committed
to adopting the policy
of safeguarding children,
young people, and vulnerable adults.
Our Benefice SO is Maureen Lamey 01751 417675
Please see the 'Safeguarding' page for more details
St Mary's in Lastingham has been a place of prayer, peace, hospitality and Christian mission for well over 1000 years. This beautiful ancient church 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.
St Chad's in Hutton le Hole ia a Chapel of Ease to St Mary's. The church was built in 1934 on the site of a Zion Chapel.
Christ Church in Appleton le Moors was built in the 19th century to the design of the celebrated architect J.L.Pearson.
St Gregory's in Cropton stands on the east of Castle Hill. Formerly a Chapel of Ease within the Parish of Middleton. St Gregory's was brought into the Lastingham Benefice in 1986.
St Mary & St Lawrence in Rosedale was built on the foundation of the priory chapel of Rosedale Abbey. The present church was built in 1839 when the valley began to expand due to the iron mining.
Our five churches all have a varied history, but are joined together within this Benefice. Five churches but all one Family.
Sunday Eucharist will be held in one of our churches every week. A joint Benefice Service is held in one of our churches when there is a fifth Sunday in the month. Morning and Evening Prayers are also held in some of the churches. Check the Calendar or church Notice Board to find details for all these services.
As you come to this beautiful part of North Yorkshire, we hope that you are still able to share with us the joyous sense of peace and God's love that can be found in the heritage of centuries of Christianity in this area.