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.

 From Sunday 6 December, public worship starts again at St Mary’s.

10.30 – Holy Communion – all welcome

In addition, the church remains open each Wednesday from 12.00 to 13.00 for private prayer.

Access to the church is via the north gate on St Mary’s Rd.   Due to the building work on the tower, there is no access to the church via the south gate on Bride Church Lane.  For a map showing the route, please click here.

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.

CHRISTMAS

Pause for thought – 6 December 2020

Pause for thought   On this second Sunday in Advent John the Baptist calls the…
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Sunday services resume on 6 December

We are open! Public worship starts again at St Mary's on Sunday 6 December with…
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Pause for thought – 28 November 2020

Pause for Thought Dear Friends, It’s hard to believe that we are just about to…
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Pause for Thought

As I start back to work I am re exploring the mystics and this week…
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The Tower Project – The work is about to start
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Statement from Reverend Ali
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Remembrance Day 2020 – Tickhill Remembers
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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 Vicky Shirt who can be contacted on 07557 881859 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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