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Roy Thompson, Churchwarden and former member of the Church Buildings Council (Archbishops' Council), is available to welcome interested groups and especially school visits.
WATCH OUT FOR NEWS ON OUR RICHARD III FLOWER FESTIVAL WEEKEND on OCTOBER 3-5th 2014- will include music and talks - "Killed the Boar; shaved his head - the Killing of King Richard III" by Bob Woosnam-Savage of the Royal Armories and medieval worship - contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org
St Helen and the Holy Cross – Sheriff Hutton
Flower Festival Weekend
October 3-5th 2014
Friday, October 3rd 7pm Preview
Saturday, October 4th 10am – 10pm
2pm “Killed the Boar, shaved his head”,
an illustrated lecture by Robert Woosnam-Savage,
Head of European Edged Weapons, Royal Armouries.
7pm Folk, music and poetry with supper
The Skyliners ** Flaxton Fumblers
Patrick Smith, Poet ** Jude’s Saxes
Sunday 5th 10am -5pm Flower Festival open
5pm Medieval Evensong sung by Clerkes of All Saints
Cantor: Michael Stallybrass, Old Malton Priory
Ticket enquiries – telephone 01347 878754 or email email@example.com or facebook
We are privileged to worship and be responsible for the upkeep of oone of the top 1000 parish churches in England, and listed Grade 1 by English Heritage.
The recent news of King Richard III's burial finds in Leicester has brought many visitors to Sheriff Hutton Church to view the tomb of Edward of Middleham, Prince of Wales, and son of Richard and Queen Anne Neville. The BBC drama by Phillipa Gregory "THE WHITE QUEEN" has drawn additional visitors in recent weeks following the story of Elizabeth of York (kept by Richard III at Sheriff Hutton Castle), Richard Neville, the Kingmaker and Anne Neville, who became Queen of England having married, Richard Duke of Gloucester before he became Richard III.
The church has a fascinating display of the timeline of the Plantagenet monarchs and information around the Wars of the Roses.
The Church of England parish church of Sheriff Hutton lies at the east end of the village, close to the remains of the motte-and-bailey castle built after the Conquest by Aschetel de Bulmer. The Norman church is built of magnesian limestone and comprises the tower, nave and part of the chancel.
Later additions were built in local sandstone as was the Plantagenet Castle associated with Richard III, whose son, Edward of Middleham, was buried in the church and whose effigy is in the North Aisle.
The Vicar, Revd Chris Ellis, is also Vicar of the Benefice of the Forest of Galtres, which includes the parishes of Stillington, Farlington and Marton-on-the Forest and Sutton-on-the-Forest with Huby within the Deanery of Easingwold and the Diocese of York.
GOOD NEWS!! we share our work with young people with Sheriff Hutton Methodist Church including Family Services alternating between the churches. Our latest initiative is "Messy Church", shared with other churches in our Benefice and Methodist network.