The Lastingham Group of Churches

Lastingham, Hutton-le-Hole, Appleton-le-Moors, Rosedale & Cropton

 

      York  35 miles   ·   London  242 miles

Lindisfarne 130  ·   Walsingham 190  ·  Canterbury 310  ·  Rome 1140  ·  Constantinople 1570  ·  Jerusalem 2290

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We are a group of five rural churches within the Anglican Diocese of York, on the southern edge of the North York Moors.  The resident population is 1350 and we receive a large number of visitors and pilgrims.

Eucharist every Sunday
at 9.00 or 10.30 a.m.

1st

in  month

10.30

Lastingham

2nd

9.00

10.30

Hutton
Rosedale

3rd

9.00

10.30

Cropton
Lastingham

4th

9.00
10.30

Appleton
Lastingham

5th   and   some   Holy   Days

10.30

in rotation 
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and in Lastingham Crypt

on Wednesdays at 9.30 am

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We know that the Christian Church has been in this area since the early fourth century, in Roman times. Lastingham was founded as a monastery in the mid seventh century. Rosedale Church is on the site of a medieval priory.

Our churches stand as signs of the beauty and generosity of God, in whose Name we are welcomed.

This is a time of rapid cultural change. Many are feeling a loss of eternal values and spiritual certainties. In Western Europe the spirit of the age does not favour ‘church’ Christianity. However, a service is held in each of our five churches on most Sundays and main Festivals, and there are regular weekday services throughout the year.   In this way the ‘lamp of prayer’ is kept alight.  In the five villages, between 40 and 100 people attend our churches each week.  

Clergy: the Benefice of Lastingham with Appleton-le-Moors, Rosedale & Cropton  is currently in vacancy. A priest can be reached by ringing 01751 417344        

 

 

 

 

The five churches are normally open during daylight hours.

Welcome to...

 

St Mary Lastingham

Founded by St Cedd of Lindisfarne as a Celtic monastery ~AD654.  At the heart of the

present building is an early Norman church, begun in 1078 on or near the site of the 7th-century monastery. Originally intended to be a religious house, the work was left incomplete and the nave was never built. St Mary’s has been a parish church at least since 1228. The transverse arches and vaulted roof date from the restoration of 1879. Continue  
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St Chad, Hutton-le-Hole

in the main street
A
chapel-of-ease of Lastingham, built in 1934, visited by a large number... Read more

 

 

Christ Church, Appleton-le-Moors
in the main street
1860s ‘French Gothic Revival’ church by renowned architect J.L. Pearson has

been called ‘the little gem of moorland churches’...  Read more 

 


St Mary & St Laurence, Rosedale Abbey - near the Village Green  Built on the site of Rosedale Priory, founded in 1154. The priory chapel... Read more

 

 

St Gregory, Cropton - in Church Lane  Simple 19th century village church with lovely apsidical sanctuary, built over an earlier one of uncertain date... Read more

   

 

 

 

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