The picturesque village of Skelton is situated 3 miles North of York

St Giles Church

Church of England Diocese of York Skelton
About the church
St Giles Church, Skelton, is one of England's 1000 best churches (Simon Jenkins).
Building started in 1247, reputedly by masons also building York Minster.
The church is normally open every day from 10:00 to 16:00; visitors are welcome.
A guide to the church is available. They are part of a benefice of three churches.

The congregation for ordinary services is usually about 30.
The church uses the "Common Worship" order of service, with hymns from "Mission Praise" and music of the "The Addington Service". Every month they have an informal All Age service (the 4th Sunday of the month).
Everyone is welcome to join.
Since the new and easier rules from the Church of England regarding weddings in church came into effect, they are receiving requests to be married at the church from far afield. The church is very keen to invite couples to come and see them at St. Giles and see how they can help with the couple's wedding plans. For wedding enquiries please contact Sylvia Mitchell on

Details of services are given in the Worship Calendar section of the church's monthly Parish & Community Newsletter.
The newsletter contains information on the church.

To get in touch:-

Carolyn Evans and Ian Holbrook

Carolyn Evans 21 The Meadows Skelton York YO30 1XS Tel: 01904 470125 or

Dr Ian Holbrook 20 Grange Close Skelton York YO30 1YP Tel: 01904 470674

Last updated: Thu, 20 May 2021 14:32