• 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.

    In line with current Covid-19 pandemic rules we may once more hold services in our churches, albeit with some restrictions. Some church buildings are also open at times for personal prayer - see Latest Articles - Covid-19 Guidance for more information
    and find details of all services in the Calendar.


    We offer our usual warm welcome to all for
    Morning Worship Online on alternate Sundays at 10am and to
    'Conversation at 10' on Wednesday mornings when we meet online to discuss a wide range of topics.

    See the Calendar for more details.

    Messy Church also continues online, though the 'mess' may be in your home rather the village hall! Go to the Children and Youth page to read the monthly Newsletter and discover the latest about our Messy Allotment project.


    On 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.

    With the closure of our church buildings we have not been able to receive all the gifts that we usually would. So we really appreciate your help now.
    Please click on the button to make a donation - just once, or better still could you give a regular amount?

    Thank you!

    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







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