News & Parish magazine

  • Wow! We are delighted to share that we are one of the finalists in the 2022 National Churches Trust : Tourism AwardsWow!  We are delighted to share that we are one of the finalists in the 2022 National Churches Trust : Tourism Awards

    Huge thank you to all our volunteers who make St Helen’s so welcoming …. Click here for details of the finalists

    We look forward to hearing more mid-October.

  • Delighted to announce that Rev Maxine Waller is to become our Assistant MinisterDelighted to announce that Rev Maxine Waller is to become our Assistant Minister

    …… More information about her Licensing and when she will move to the Benefice to follow. 

    Bishop John, Bishop of Selby said…..

    You will be pleased to hear that the Reverend Maxine Waller has accepted the offer to become House for Duty Assistant Minister at Escrick with Stillingfleet and Naburn and also be licensed to the Benefice ...

  • Welcome to Rev Jackie Doyle Brett as Priest in ChargeWelcome to Rev Jackie Doyle Brett as Priest in Charge

    We are delighted to announce that Rev Jackie Doyle Brett was licensed as Priest-in-Charge of the benefice of Escrick and Stillingfleet with Naburn on 28th January 2022 by The Bishop of Selby.

    We welcome Jackie and look forward to working with her.

  • Sad death of HRH Prince PhilipSad death of HRH Prince Philip

    Following the sad death of HRH Prince Philip,  Escrick Church will be open tomorrow, Saturday 10th April, between 2pm and 4pm should people wish to call in to light a candle, pay their respects and for private prayer.  Should anyone wish to lay flowers, they are very welcome to do so near the War Memorial ...

  • Day of Celebration Press releaseDay of Celebration Press release

    The successful completion of the National Lottery Heritage Fund supported “Walking through the centuries with a Legless Knight” project at St Helen’s Church, Escrick, was celebrated with a day of varied activities and thanksgiving. The project has seen St Helen’s conserved and reordered for a sustainable future and a heritage hub created, bringing to life ...

  • Lady Wenlock’s nose is clean – not her ownLady Wenlock’s nose is clean - not her own

    “THE idiom “as plain as the nose on your face” turns out not to be applicable to Lady Caroline Wenlock. The nose on her effigy in St Helen’s, Escrick, near York, was damaged in a fire that gutted the church almost a century ago.”
    Caroline Wandless is interviewed by the Church Times – read the ...

  • That’s York TV features Escrick HeritageThat's York TV features Escrick Heritage

    Escrick Church Hold Their Own Heritage Open Day Event – That’s York TV. Interview with Michala Pearson and Caroline Wandless.

  • Escrick Church Building UpdateEscrick Church Building Update

    As part of the Heritage Lottery Fund project,  extensive refurbishment is taking place at Escrick Church.   This includes the cleaning, restoration and repair of all the monuments, walls, ceiling and windows,  installation of new heating and lighting systems, installation of a Servery, ramped access to the building, the addition of a secondary glass and oak ...

  • Our Heritage ProjectOur Heritage Project

    Amazing views from the top of Escrick Church Tower. And yes we can see York Minster.

    We’re recording the view as part of our heritage project.