WELCOME TO ST MARY'S
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.

ST MARY'S FOR FOR CHILDREN
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
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 FOR BAPTISMS
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 FOR FUNERALS
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!

Following our gradual path back towards normality, St Mary’s church is now open as follows:

OPEN! – every weekday and Saturday from around 9.00 am to around 4.00 pm for quiet contemplation and private prayer.

OPEN! – every Wednesday from 6 October for a 10.00am service of Morning Prayer held in St Helen’s chapel and led by our Readers in rotation.

OPEN! – every Sunday for a service of Holy Communion or Morning Prayer starting at 10.30 am.

All are most welcome, so do come and join us.

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.

BIBLE STUDY

Pause for thought – the climate emergency

Global warming - the Climate Emergency   “The action we take (or don’t take) in…
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Pause for thought – the climate emergency

Climate Emergency Human beings are having a rapid, deep and long-lasting effect on our planet.…
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Pause for thought – Global heating and climate emergency

Global Heating and Climate Emergency During the last 50 years we have become increasingly aware…
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Pause for thought – caring for God’s creation

Caring for God’s Creation Whilst the course is running we hope a resumé of each…
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Pause for thought – Church Bells
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Pause for thought – God’s unchanging compassion
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Pause for thought – Stewardship

SAFEGUARDING OF CHILDREN, YOUNG PEOPLE & VULNERABLE ADULTS

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 who can be contacted on 07783 010693 and stmaryssafeguarding7@gmail.com   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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