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Church of England

St Columba's Church

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

Tel 01845 577316 / 578014

Holy Communion. Every Second & Third Sunday at 10:45 am for 1 hour 
Sung Matins. Every Fourth Sunday at 10:45 am for 1 hour 
Choral Evensong. Every First Sunday at 6:30 pm for 45 minutes 
Mid Week Communion. Every Thursday at 11.00 am for 45 minutes 
The church is open for visitors from 9am to 5pm each day. Everyone is welcome to attend our church services.

St Columba's is a Grade 2* listed building with much medieval architecture. It is said that there has been a church on this site since AD 650. There have been numerous alterations to the church over the years and in 1855 it was substantially rebuilt. There are some outstanding stained glass windows, especially the Burne-Jones chancel window. The tower clock is also of great significance, being the only clock of its type still in existence. The patent movement for the clock was inspired by Big Ben.There are illustrated Guide Books in the church with more information.

Ripon Cathedral

Minster Rd, Ripon HG4 1QS

Tel 01765 603462

Mon - Sat 8.30am-6pm. Sunday Noon-5pm
Sunday Services: 8.00 Eucharist (High Altar), 9.30 Matins (Quire), 10.30 Sung Eucharist (Nave), 12.30 Eucharist (St Peter’s Chapel), 3.30 Evensong (Quire), 5.30 Distinctive Service (Monthly on the 3rd Sunday – Nave Crossing).
Weekday Services: 8.30 Matins (Quire), 9.00 Eucharist (check music & services list for location), 12.00 Eucharist (Wednesdays and Fridays only – St Peter’s Chapel), 5.30 Evening prayer (Saturdays only – Quire), 6.00 Choral Evensong (Said service on Mondays – Quire).

We can trace our foundation to the middle of the seventh century, when the monastery established on this site was a power- house in the development of Christianity in England and abroad. The present medieval building is on the site of the stone church built at that time, and beneath the crossing we still have the original seventh-century crypt, where an unbroken tradition of worship continues to this day.

St. Mary's Church

Leake, Thirsk YO7 4BN

Tel 01845 537253

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.

St Mary's Church

Kirkgate, Thirsk YO7 1PR

Tel 01845 527776 / 574742

Sunday Holy Communion 8am (Book of Common Prayer). 2nd Sunday.
10am: Parish Communion on the 1st, 3rd and 4th Sunday in the month. Children's groups meet during the service. 2nd Sunday is a child friendly Family Service
10.15am Benefice Communion on the 5th Sunday at one of our churches. Check the website for details

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. There was a resident hermit, see HERE.
From Easter to October church is open daily to visitors 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 Kilburn, St Mary's Bagby, All Saints Thirkleby


Tel 01845 526736

We share are services across the three churches. There is Holy Communion at 10.30am on first Sunday of the month at St Mary's Bagby. On second Sunday there is Holy Communion at All Saints, Thirkleby at 10.30am. On third Sunday there is Holy Communion at St. Mary's Kilburn at 10.30am.
On fourth Sundays please join us at St Oswald's in Sowerby

St Leonard´s Church

Sandhutton, Thirsk

Tel 01845 527776

10am, Sunday Morning Worship. First and Third Sunday of the month it is at St Lawrence´s Church, Carlon Miniott.

St Cuthbert´s Church

Sessay, Thirsk YO7 3NA

Tel 01845 522814

10:30am 2nd Sunday, Morning Prayer. 9am 4th Sunday, Holy Communion.
On fourth Sundays please join us at St Oswald's in Sowerby

St Wilfrid´s Church

South Kilvington, Thirsk

Tel 01845 527776

Sunday 9am Holy Communion.

Hillside parishes

The Vicarage, Knayton, Thirsk YO7 4AZ

Tel 01845 537253

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 Lawrence´s Church

Carlton Miniott, Thirsk YO7 4NR

Tel 01845 527776

10am, Sunday Morning Worship. Second and Fourth Sunday of the month it is at St Leonard´s Church, Sandhutton.

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 Oswald's Church

Front Street, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1JG

Tel 01845 526736

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, Morning Praise. 2nd & 4th Sunday in the month, Holy Communion. 3rd Sunday in the month, All Age Service.
9.30am: Wednesday Holy Communion.
This is the normal pattern but sometimes it changes, please check church 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.


Hambleton Evangelical Church

Carlton Miniott, Thirsk YO7 4NJ

Tel 01845 524980

Family 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 7.30pm during term time - Youth Group for secondary school and college students and all young people.


Family Life Church

Finkle Street, Thirsk YO7 1DA

Tel 01845 868188

Sunday: Morning Service 10.30am - 12noon (Worship, Communion, Kids Church & Sermon.)
See website for more meetings.

This building housed Thirsk Infants’ School founded in 1833 and paid for by public subscription. It was insisted that the school was undenominational, unlike those run by religious bodies. State education was not introduced until 1870. After the school closed in 1979 local people campaigned to move the public library from the old Assembly rooms in Castlegate to these premises. In 2015 the library moved from here to Meadowfields in Chapel Street. The Thirsk Infants’ School Trust still owns the building and makes grants to local organisations. It is now the home of Family Life Church, which was founded in 2007.

Hollybush Farm

Christian Fellowship, Newsham, Thirsk YO7 4DH

Tel 01845 587386

Family praise and Worship - Sundays 2.30pm
Prayer - Tuesdays 2.30pm
(A167 south of South Otterington)


Sowerby Methodist Church

Front Street, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1JQ

Tel 01845 525176

Morning Worship at 10.30am each Sunday and junior church at the same time in the church hall.

Thirsk Methodist Church

St. James Green, Thirsk YO7 1AQ

Tel 01845 525176

Sunday, every week, 10.30am Morning Worship.

New Life Baptist Church

New Life Baptist Church

52-54 High Street, Northallerton DL7 8EG

Tel 01609 775396 / 07502 670731

On Sunday mornings we meet at 10:30am (steamed on YourTube). During the service there are groups for children up to age 11. During term-time there is a group during the service for youth aged 11-14 and a group for youth aged 15-18 meets 9.45am-10.15am for pre service breakfast snacks and Q&A with the preacher.
Mondays 10.00am-Noon Free Community Coffee Morning (not on Bank Holidays/Christmas holidays) and occasional half terms, check Church Diary on our website,.

Visit our website; or our Facebook page; New Life Baptist Church Northallerton for up to date information on our activities and ministries.

Roman Catholic

All Saints RC Church

5 Castlegate, Thirsk YO7 1HL

Tel 01845 527011

Sunday Mass at 10:30 am
Weekday Masses: Tuesday to Saturday at 10.00am
Days of Obligation: On the 'day' at 10.00 am.
Adoration each Friday after Mass
Sacrament of the Sick on first Friday of each month
Always check newsletter on the website

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 07749 504140

Meeting for worship every Sunday 10.30 - 11.30am. Our Meetings, mostly in silence, take place every Sunday. We have coffee, biscuits and chat afterwards. All are most welcome to join us and meet with us, whether visitors or local residents, existing Quakers or simply curious. Inspired by faith, we continue to work for social and economic justice, sustainability, peace and equality.

Meeting for worship every Sunday 10.30 - 11.30am. Our Meetings, mostly in silence, take place every Sunday. We have coffee, biscuits and chat afterwards. All are most welcome to join us and meet with us, whether visitors or local residents, existing Quakers or simply curious. Inspired by faith, we continue to work for social and economic justice, sustainability, peace and equality.

United Reformed

Zion United Reformed Church

178 High Street, Northallerton DL7 8JZ

Tel 01609 882468

Sunday morning worship at 10.00am, with a Communion Service on the 3rd Sunday of every month, and a Traidcraft stall and coffee after worship on the 4th Sunday of every month

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.