• Welcome to
    The Benefice of Harton
    Eight parishes make up our Benefice and all have a commitment to work together as a worshipping community. Just outside York and nestling at the foot of the Howardian Hills, our ten Churches and fourteen villages are usually delightful places to visit and explore. Check out the 'Our Churches' tab for an online tour of the churches.
    As The Covid-19 pandemic restrictions ease somewhat, church buildings may be open at times for personal prayer. At least one church in the Benefice is open most days of the week - see the Covid-19 Guidance page of this website for more information.
    Services in church are once more suspended. Please check here for further updates.
    We continue however to offer our usual warm welcome at 10am each Sunday for Worship Online. In our informal 'Conversation at 10' on Wednesday mornings we explore the writings of the New Testament.

    Messy Church also continues online - though the 'mess' may be in your home rather than one of our village halls! 

    We are using the video-conferencing medium of 'Zoom' and email invitations are sent by Revd. Chris a few days before each event.

    If you are not presently receiving the email invitations and would like to do so then please contact:

    For Sunday morning Worship online and Wednesday 'Conversation at 10'

    - Revd Chris Wingfield: chris.wingfield@btinternet.com

    For Messy Church - Our Children and Youth Worker

    - Rachael Harrison: rachaelyouthharton@gmail.com

    For more information about each event, see 'This Week' on this page or the Calendar where you can download 'Worship at Home' - the order of service we are using as well as the readings for Sundays and, on Wednesdays, more about the topics we will be discussing from your home over a cup of tea/coffee and a biscuit.

    On the Covid-19 section of this website you can also find links to other online services and resources available in our Southern Ryedale Deanery, the Diocese of York and the Church of England.

    Remember - though we may not shake you by the hand, we look forward to offering you our warmest welcome online

    Yours in Christ

    Revd Chris Wingfield
    Rector of the Harton Benefice
    Area Dean, Southern Ryedale
    01904 468418

    Although we still cannot produce and distribute print copies, you can read and download your Winter Circular here and there are options for you to print all or part at home

    Click on the link below to read it all:
    The Circular - Winter 2020






    Messy Church events are now online.
    Please see our "Children & Youth"
    page for information


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  • Daily Message

    ADVENT: A time of waiting and eager anticipation:
    A shoot shall come out from the stock of Jesse,
    and a branch shall grow out of his roots.
    The spirit of the Lord shall rest on him,
    the spirit of wisdom and understanding,
    the spirit of counsel and might,
    the spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord.
    Isaiah 11:1-2


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