• Welcome to
    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 Benefice
    Area Dean, Southern Ryedale
    01904 468418
    For our latest Messy Church news - go to
    the Messy Church tab at the top of this page
    Time to send in your news, stories
    and pictures for the Spring Edition.
    Deadline 18th January
    DO IT NOW!





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    Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ.
    For we were all baptized by one Spirit so as to form one body—whether Jews or Gentiles, slave or free—and we were all given the one Spirit to drink. Even so the body is not made up of one part but of many. (1 Corinthians 12:12-14).
    As Christians in God's church we pray that His Spirit will help us to act as a unified body, caring for all, irrespective of ethnic, social or other distinctions.


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