St Augustine, Skirlaugh

Forthcoming Services

All Welcome

Sunday 14th August

9.30am Holy Communion

Rev Richard Major

Sunday 21st August

9.30am Morning Prayer

Mr John Hallaway

Sunday 28th August

9.30am Holy Communion

Rev David Messer

Skirlaugh & District

Local History Society

programme for 2022

For more information email

Aid for Ukraine

Please Help with goods or cash.

Click for a list of what they need for Ukraine.


Paracetamol / Ibuprofen / Cold & Flu treatment

Antiseptic cream / barrier cream

Bandages / sterile dressings / surgical tape / wound closure strips

Lozenges / Calpol / cough syrup / Vicks vapour rub

Multi vitamins / first aid kits


Protein bars / porridge in boxes

3 in 1 coffee sachets / cuppa soups / pasta mug shots, etc

Baby food (dry to mix with water) / baby rusks

Small packets nuts / raisins

Crunchy peanut butter—in plastic not glass

UHT milk—as much as possible


Paracetamol / toothbrushes / toothpaste

Wet wipes / baby wipes / hand wipes

Face cloths / flannel

Hand wash / hand sanitizer

Shower gel / deodorant

Sanitary items / packs of tissues


Socks / fingerless mittens / heavy denier tights

Thermals / snoods / warm shoe liners


Dummies / bibs / rusks / dry baby food / bottles (no glass)


Spanners / socket sets / wrench / pliers / screwdrivers

Tow ropes / jump leads / spare fuses


Torches / waterproof ground sheets / dry bags

Basic £1 reading glasses / mini gas stoves


Collars / leads / small toys / small bowls

Small bag of treats and small tins of food for dogs, cats, etc

Please feel free to add little message cards/ small teddies / small bags of sweets

At this stage, NO toys, books or shoes as there is only room for essential items

Thank You! Collection box at St Augustine’s Church, Skirlaugh.

Our new vicar - Rev'd David H Messer

Pictured (left to right) are the Area Dean, Mrs Beverley Messer, Rev'd David Messer and the Archdeacon.

On Tuesday 8th March we welcomed David as our new Vicar, at an impressive and most enjoyable service in a packed St Augustine's, led by The Ven Andy Broom, Archdeacon of the East Riding and Rev'd Shirley Hebden, Area Dean of North Holderness, and attended by all the clergy of the deanery plus ecumenical guests and representatives of county and parish councils, headteachers of local schools, representatives of local organisations and the business community, plus over 30 members of David's former churches in the Walkington area and, of course, members of our own churches. The large congregation raised the roof during the singing of hymns and a substantial buffet followed in the school hall.

David is the Diocesan Adviser for USPG (United Society Partners in the Gospel) and the collection was donated to USPG and the Church of England Diocese of Europe's Ukrainian Appeal and David assured us that every penny will go to those in need. The collection amounted to a whopping £708!!

After 16 months interregnum we now start a new chapter of ministry and we ask God's blessing on David and the people of our parishes.

The Newsletter

The July/August Newsletter has been delivered.

Click here to see a downloadable version

Deadline for copy is 5th of the month prior to publication


Open for Private Prayer

The Church is OPEN EVERY DAY

Monday to Saturday from 9am to dusk

Sunday from 11am (after the service) to dusk

to allow for private prayer, lighting a candle or quiet reflection.

If you would like us to pray for you, please click here.

Toilet facilities are available

Coffee Shop & "New2You" Shop

Our Cornerstone Coffee Shop is open as usual on Tuesdays from 9.30am to 11.30am serving fresh Fairtrade coffee, tea and home-made cakes and our New2You shop on Tuesdays from 9.30am to 12 noon. Come and grab a bargain! All are welcome.


The Benefice Safeguarding Officer can be contacted on Our safeguarding policy can be viewed in church, on request, or on the button below.

The Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser is: Julie O’Hara

01904 699524 &

St Augustine's Church

We are an Anglican and Methodist Local Ecumenical Partnership (LEP) and aim to offer a warm and friendly welcome to everyone.

Our Grade 1 listed church building is one of the finest examples of perpendicular architecture in the country.

Church Giving

Cash or cheques (payable to "St Augustine's, Skirlaugh") can be posted in envelopes through Church Cottage door. Thank You! You can donate online to the appeal here.

Food Bank

In addition to the box in St Augustine's there are also boxes in Costcutter, Skirlaugh and outside 6 Old Forge Way in which you can place items for the Food Bank - but cans and packets of food only. Please help if you can.

They will especially welcome sponge pudding, pasta sauce, UHT fruit juice, tinned fruit, tinned tomatoes, tinned meat and coffee. They have plenty of baked beans and soup.

Foods Bank

Rev Susan Walker

Rev David Messer

Our Clergy

Vicar : Rev David Messer

Methodist Minister: Deacon Jackie Fowler

Deanery Priest : Rev Susan Walker

Reader : Mr John Hallaway

Mr John Hallaway

Deacon Jackie Fowler

For enquiries about weddings or baptisms please contact the Vicar at , tel 01964 563987

For funerals, the undertaker will contact clergy directly.