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.
Holy Week and Easter at Heslington Church
We are delighted to welcome The Venerable Sarah Bullock as our preacher on Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday. Sarah was appointed Archdeacon of York in February 2013. Archbishop John Sentamu recommends her as "a very gifted priest with a wide range of experience. She has a lively and engaging faith coupled with a wise pastoral attitude". During Holy Week there will also be meditations on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 7pm, led by the clergy.
Maundy Thursday - 7pm Holy Communion
Good Friday - 10am Service of the Cross
Easter Sunday - 6am Sunrise Service
Easter Sunday - 10am Holy Communion with Baptism
News: AGM 2014
The Annual Meeting took place on Sunday 6th April as part of the 10am service. The Annual Report is available here.
News: Carols at Heslington
Lots of people joined us on Sunday 8th December to sing traditional carols in the village, finishing in The Deramore Arms pub for mulled wine and mince pies. The evening was a great success, and will be repeated in 2014.
News: Harvest Fair
Heslington Church held a traditional Harvest Fair, raising £1400. The weather wasn't great, and visitor numbers were lower than expected and deserved! We joined forces with the local primary schools for a record-breaking food collection in support of local charities Carecent and the York Foodbank. Thanks to all involved!
News: Grill the Bishop
Heslington Church said farewell to retiring bishop Martin of Selby at a very successful and enjoyable evening of questions and conversation on Friday 26th April. The Heslington Scouts were in charge of the free BBQ, and did a brilliant job feeding over 100 people. Thanks very much to everyone involved!