From the Rector

Saturday 10th April 2021

Welcome

Welcome to our website.

Our churches of St Mary, Haxby and St Nicholas, Wigginton form a 'benefice' - the benefice of Haxby and Wigginton.

There is also a link to our benefice facebook page on the homepage.

If you are visiting the area, live in our parishes or want to find out more about the Christian Faith you are very welcome to explore the various pages of the website to find out more about our worshipping and church life.

HRH The Duke of Edinburgh

We offer our prayers for Her Majesty the Queen and the Royal Family, and join with many across our nation in expressing our condolences as they mourn the death of The Duke of Edinburgh.   Please see the different links on the homepage for more information.  You wish to call into one of our churches to say a prayer or pay your respects.   There are links on the website if you wish to join in the Church of England online book of condolence, or light a virtual candle.

Church Services Update

In light of a slowly improving situation our two Church Councils have decided to re-commence worship at church from the beginning of April.   St Nicholas' Church Wigginton re-opened for worship from 1st April and St Mary's Church Haxby will open from 18th April.  Social distancing measures will still apply and the number of places in church will be restricted, so it will be necessary to resume the booking system for attending worship.

Worship Online

As both of our churches will be open for public worship from Sunday 18th April the present provision of pre-recorded audio or video worship via the website will cease after this week's online service.

Covid-19 Restrictions - 'Hands, Face, Space'

Please continue to observe the required social distancing rules.   Face masks must be worn at church services.

If you are required to quarantine or self-isolate you should not attend church services.

Baptisms (christenings) and weddings

There are also links under 'Life Events' if you want to contact us about arranging baptisms (christenings) and weddings.   Advice from the Government and the Church of England is constantly being updated about these services, so please contact me if you want to discuss arrangements about a baptism or wedding.

Our pastoral care

Please be assured of our continuing prayer and support.   Our pastoral care teams will do what they can to support you - see 'our care and prayer' link.

Supporting us

Our benefice vision is 'Stepping out ... with God ... with each other ... with our local community and wider world'

We have endeavoured to continue this vision through these past months, and if you feel able to support us please see our 'supporting our vision' link.

You are welcome to journey with us in our worship and witness.

The Revd Kathryn Jackson, Rector.