Who are we?
Church is a local ecumenical partnership between the Church of England
and the Methodist Church together with the Roman Catholic Chaplaincy to
the University of York. All services of worship are held jointly between
Anglicans and Methodists. Our congregation is
an eclectic mix of ages, backgrounds and nationalities. We seek to be
an open, caring and inclusive church and everyone is welcome to worship
us. This website
gives you a glimpse of our church life to help you find fellowship among
us and so feel part of this church community. See our diary and read about our groups and activities.
Where are we?
The church building
is on the edge of the University of York campus, in the village of Heslington,
close to the city of York. The church was extended in 1973 and now seats
around 250 people. It also
chapel which is used for small services and quiet prayer. How to find us.
What has Heslington Church ever done for you?
The church serves the local community by bringing together a diverse group of wonderful people who feel united by their faith.
Who pays for all of this?
Contrary to what many people think, the church does not receive any goverment funding and is entirely dependent on donations. Read more and download finance leaflet.
News: Annual General Meeting 2016
The Annual General Meeting will be held on Sunday 17th April, as part of the 10am service. Please download a report of the church activities here.
News: Gardening volunteers needed!
The churchyard is maintained by a keen group of local volunteers. Are you in a position to do some volunteer gardening for a couple of hours each week (or month) at Heslington church? More info here.
News: Church Re-ordering
Between January and April 2016 a re-ordering project will take place in the church. Some old choir pews will be removed, the tower room will be refurbished, and most importantly of all the South entrance will be improved with a new glass inner porch in order for it to be reinstated as the main entrance to the church. Visit the church for more information.
News: Friends of Heslington Church launched
Heslington Church has opened a special fund to raise money for repairs and improvement of our beautiful building. We wish to preserve this well-loved church at the heart of the local community and improve its facilities for all. In excess of 100.000 pounds is needed. If you value your church, please help us to secure its future! Read more in this leaflet.
News: Heslington Flower and Art Festival
In the first weekend of September Heslington Church hosted an extravaganza of floral art inspired by the paintings, glass, ceramics and sculpture of York based artists, displayed alongside (and for sale). The festival was well attended, and many people spoke very positively about the event, the venue, and the organisation. It was a great success. Thanks to all involved!
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"We are an eclectic mix of ages, backgrounds and nationalities. We seek to be an open, caring and inclusive church."