• 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.


    The death of HRH Prince Philip, Thursday 9th April 2021:
    We remember with gratitude the life and service of The Duke of Edinburgh who died today. The Bishop of Selby echoes our thoughts and prayers in his message that you can read here: From the Bishop of Selby
    In this week's Reflection from the York Diocesan team, The Rt. Revd. Paul Ferguson, Bishop of Whitby, pays tribute to the life and legacy of The Duke of Edinburgh. You can find this on our Resources page (scroll down to the Weekly Reflection)
    Prayers will be offered in our services in church and online this Sunday.

    We offer our usual warm welcome to all for
    Morning Worship Online each Sunday 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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    For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life.
    John 3:16


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