All Are Welcome

"We are an eclectic mix of ages, backgrounds and nationalities. We seek to be an open, caring and inclusive church."

Who are we?

Heslington 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 with 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 has a beautifully decorated side 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.

  • We keep alive a tradition of Christian worship which goes back for centuries. We try to do this in ways that are relevant, accessible and up-to-date.
  • We persistently pray for all who live, work and study in Heslington.
  • We help you celebrate and mark important moments in your life by conducting baptisms, weddings and funerals.
  • We help you explore spirituality through prayer, reflection and Christian teaching. Without providing all the answers, we offer space and opportunity to find out more about the meaning of life. 
  • We support many charities and encourage everyone to use their gifts and talents to make a real difference in the world.
  • We try to be a listening and learning community. We want to adapt to the particular needs of the local community. 
  • We publish and distribute the Heslington Outlook newsletter.
  • We offer practical and flexible meeting rooms at low rental charges.  
  • We are radically inclusive. There is a place for everyone in our church family.
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.

Prayer Requests
Would you like us to pray for you? Please leave your request here

News: AGM 2015

The Annual Meeting took place on Sunday 19th April as part of the 10am service. The Annual Report is available here.

News: Friends of Heslington Calendars for sale

Beautiful 2016 Heslington photo calendars are for sale in the church for £7 each. All profits will go to Friends of Heslington Church. 

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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