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.
Church Explorers Medieval Festival - 2 July 2016
Heslington Church takes part in the Church Explorers Medieval Festival, organised in partnership with the Diocese of York, The York Archeological Trust and JORVIK. Ever wondered what Heslington was like in the Middle Ages? Please join us on the 2nd July 2016 from 11am-3pm. There will displays on the manorial system, medieval farming and how the Church was involved with community life. On the hour (11am, 12, 1 & 2pm) there would be a dramatised presentation with Hugh, son of Baldric (Lord of one of the other Heslington manors in 1086), a peasant, a nun and a priest. Come and explore!
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.
To donate to Heslington Church using your mobile, text the message YORK11 followed by the amount you wish to donate (choose between £2, £5 or £10) to 70070. For example, to donate £10, text the message 'YORK11 £10' to number 70070. Every penny will go to Heslington Church. Many thanks!
All Are Welcome
"We are an eclectic mix of ages, backgrounds and nationalities. We seek to be an open, caring and inclusive church."