WELCOME TO ST MARY'S CHURCH TICKHILL

Our mission as a church is to discover and share the love of Jesus, the peace of God and the joy of the Spirit at the heart of our community.

TICKHILL CHURCH FOR CHILDREN

Our mission as a church is to discover and share the love of Jesus, the peace of God and the joy of the Spirit at the heart of our community.

ST MARY'S FOR WEDDINGS

Our mission as a church is to discover and share the love of Jesus, the peace of God and the joy of the Spirit at the heart of our community.

ST MARY'S TICKHILL FOR BAPTISMS

St Mary’s church welcomes children, young people and adults for Baptism, which takes place during the 10:30 am service on the first Sunday of each month.

ST MARY'S CHURCH FOR FUNERALS

Our mission as a church is to discover and share the love of Jesus, the peace of God and the joy of the Spirit at the heart of our community.

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THE HISTORY OF OUR CHURCH

St.Mary’s is a Grade 1 listed building and has been described as one of the finest medieval churches in Yorkshire. The oldest parts of the building date back to the time of the castle (1109). It was during the fourteenth and especially the fifteenth centuries that the church was considerably extended both upwards and outwards.

Built of magnesian limestone the church has a light and spacious feel. An unusual feature is the window above the Chancel Arch and this, together with the sixteen clear clerestory windows, gives a wonderfully open aspect inside. The tower, originally a rather squat Norman structure grew to its new height of 124 feet to dominate the town’s skyline. It is capped by what has been described as an ‘exuberant crown’.

The Tower now contains eight bells, the earliest dating back to 1726. A special feature is the carillon installed in 1896 which ring a different tune every four hours.

During the last quarter of a century both the East and West ends of the church have been remodelled to adapt the building for more flexible usage. Whilst the majority of the stained glass is of the late 19th century, the South Aisle windows each contain medieval glass- recently restored.

We are open again on Sundays

We are very pleased to say that we have resumed public worship at 10.30 am on Sundays.

Here are our visiting Celebrants and Preachers for the month of May for our Sunday morning services of Holy Communion starting at 10.30am:

2 May – Bishop of Sheffield – Rt Revd Dr Pete Wilcox

9 May – Canon Mark Wigglesworth

16 May – Archdeacon of Doncaster – Revd Canon Javaid Iqbal

23 May – Revd Jacqui Jones

We hope to announce further services and opening times in due course.  In the meantime, the daily streaming of Morning Prayer on Facebook continues for time being, kindly led for us by our lay readers.

To keep everyone safe in church, we will continue to observe social distancing measures.   You must wear a mask and sit in the designated pews two metres or more from those not in your household or ‘bubble’.   Sanitiser will be provided for use on entry and after communion and you will need to ‘check in’ via the NHS app or give your contact details to one of the stewards.

EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES

St.Mary’s Church regularly hold events and activities for all of the community to join us in. Keep visiting here for regular updates.

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A Living Churchyard – watch the wild flowers grow

A Living Churchyard The PCC has agreed that, as a trial this year, an area…
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Annual Parochial Church Meeting – Monday 24 May at 7.00pm

Annual Parochial Church Meeting   Monday 24 May at 7.00pm   All are welcome at…
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Pause for thought – friendship

Friendship   What a beautiful thing friendship is.   In the autumn of 1966, I…
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Pause for thought – the Vine and the Vinegrower

The Vine and the Vine-Grower I was pondering a new hobby - owning a vineyard!…
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A Gospel reflection – The Good Shepherd
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A Gospel reflection – the appearance of Jesus after Resurrection
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We are open from Sunday 18 April
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Reflections and prayers on the Duke of Edinburgh

SAFEGUARDING OF CHILDREN

The Parish of Tickhill is committed to high standards in the safeguarding and care of children, young people and vulnerable adults. Our safeguarding officer is Louise Johnson and our Parish Safeguarding Policies can be read in full by following these links: Safeguarding Children Policy  Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults Policy , Responding to Domestic abuse.

The Church of England has published a digital charter – a voluntary pledge encouraging individual Christians as well as churches to help make social media and the web more positive places.

As a church, St Mary’s has signed-up to this charter.  If you would like sign up as an individual please click on the link above.

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