St Augustine, Skirlaugh


Official Announcement from the Bishop of Hull

The Reverend David Harry Messer, Rector of the Benefice of Walkington, Bishop Burton, Rowley and Skidby in the Diocese of York has been appointed Interim Minister (Priest in Charge) of the Benefice of Skirlaugh, Catwick, Long Riston, Rise, Swine with Ellerby and the Benefice of Sigglesthorne with Nunkeeling and Bewholme.

Mr Messer will be licensed by the Archdeacon of the East Riding on Tuesday 8 March at 7.30pm in the Parish Church of St Augustine, Skirlaugh.


Sunday 23rd January : Third Sunday of Epiphany

9.30am Holy Communion led by Rev Susan Walker

Sunday 30th January : Fourth Sunday of Epiphany

No service at Skirlaugh

10.00am Benefice Holy Communion at St Lawrence's, Sigglesthorne led by The Ven Andy Broom, Archdeacon of the East Riding

Sunday 6th February : Candlemas : Presentation of Christ in the Temple

9.30am Annual Covenant Service with Holy Communion (Methodist Rite)

led by Rev John Brown and Deacon Jackie Fowler

Skirlaugh Local History Society

Meetings will move to the

FIRST Thursday of the month from February.

The next meeting will be on Thursday 3rd February at 7pm in St Augustine’s Church. There will be an opportunity to look at old photographs and documents, to express your interests in research and to form groups, to discuss future meetings and generally to get to know each other. Mulled wine (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) and nibbles, coffee and biscuits will be available.


Flow Test

Lateral Flow test Kits are normally available to collect from Church

Mon - Sat 9am to dusk and Sunday after the service 11am to dusk.

There is a national shortage of kits. The delivery we expected on 4th January had to be prioritised for emargency services. The date of our next delivery is uncertain but will be publicised here.

The Newsletter

The December/January Newsletter has been delivered.

Click 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.

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

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.

Toilet facilities are available

Coffee Shop

Our Tuesday Coffee Shop is open as usual on Tuesdays from 9.30am to 11.30am serving fresh Fairtrade coffee, tea and home-made cakes. 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.

Rev Susan Walker

Our Clergy

Vicar : Vacancy

Rev David Messer will be licensed as our new Vicar on 8th March

Deanery Priest : Rev Susan Walker

Methodist Minister: Deacon Jackie Fowler

For enquiries about weddings or baptisms please contact the Weddings and Baptism Secretary at

For funerals, the undertaker will contact clergy directly.

Deacon Jackie Fowler