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    The Benefice of Harton
    Welcome to our website of the Harton Benefice!
    Just outside York and nestling at the foot of the beautiful Howardian Hills, our ten Churches and fourteen villages are delightful places to visit and explore.  Eight parishes make up our Benefice and all have a commitment to work together as a worshipping community.
    Bossall - St Botolph
    Buttercrambe - St John the Evangelist
    Howsham - St John
    Crambe - St Michael and all Angels
    Flaxton - St Lawrence
    Foston - All Saints
    Gate Helmsley - St Mary
    Sand Hutton - St Mary
    Upper Helmsley - St Peter
    Whitwell on the Hill - St John

    Do come and explore our website - it will give you lots of information about our church buildings and what we can offer.  It will also give you details of who to contact if you want to make general enquiries about weddings or baptisms, or more specific questions about our services, churches, bell ringing and much more!

    Don't forget to look at the Calendar page to see what services and events are happening in our Benefice week by week - and of course there is The Circular, our quarterly magazine that gives you up to date information of all that is going on in our villages.
    We do hope you find our website interesting and informative and that you might come and visit us.  Do make yourself known to myself or one of our churchwardens (see the Contacts page) - we would love to say hello and would make you most welcome!
    Yours in Christ
    Revd Chris Wingfield
    Rector of the Harton BeneficeThe Circular
    01904 468418


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    Lent, a period of 46 days before Easter that reflects on the 40 days that Jesus fasted in the desert and was tempted by Satan. For some it is a time of fasting or of giving up some luxury, though the six Sundays during Lent are excluded from fasting because Sundays are to celebrate the resurrection of Christ.
    +Perhaps we might give up some time each day to prayer or to reading from the Bible+


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