New Ainsty Deanery

Lying to the south west of York, the Deanery of New Ainsty consists of many villages as well as the market towns of Boston Spa and Tadcaster. The area has long been associated with the brewing industry due to the quality and accessibility of the local water, and Tadcaster is home today to The Tower Brewery (Coors, formerly Bass), John Smith’s and Samuel Smith’s Old Brewery. Find out more about the churches in New Ainsty Deanery here.

BBC Radio York have followed the Archbishop's Pilgrimage from Whitby to Middlesbrough to Hull and this week spoke with him at St Mary's Church Askham Richard. In his interview the Archbishop spoke about his prayers at Tadcaster this week and the spirit of the people. He reflected on the importance of water, of 'living water' and the Taize chant used for prayers on his Pilgrimage 'Let all who are thirsty come'. St Mary's Askham Richard has a knitted scarf which surrounds the building - the funds raised from this supported Wateraid projects. As Patron, the Archbishop has visited many projects and spoke about how fresh clean safe water brings huge transformations.

26th April 2016

9.00am Pilgrimage Prayers at All Saints Rufforth. Visit Harewood Whin and Long Marston School. The Collingwood in Poppleton for lunch. Leave around 1.10pm to walk to Poppleton Ousebank School. Leave around 2.30pm to walk to Poppleton shops. 3.40pm visit Community Centre Cafe. Leave around 4.00pm to walk to St Everilda's Church for Pilgrimage Prayers at 4.30pm.


27th April 2016

9am Assembly at Archbishop of York Junior School, Bishopthorpe- Later will join the 9.30am Eucharist at St Giles Copmanthorpe. Leave at 10.30am to walk to Copmanthorpe Primary School for a visit. Leave around 11.30am to walk to Askham Bryan College. Leave around 2.30pm to walk to Askham Bryan Village Hall for refreshments. Leave around 4.10pm to walk to St Nicholas Church Askham Bryan for Pilgrimage Prayers at 4.30pm. 7.30pm 'An Evening with Archbishop Sentamu' at Poppleton Tithe Barn.


28th April 2016

9.00am Meet at Tadcaster Bus Station to walk across the temporary bridge to the river bank near the church. Leave 9.30am to walk to St Andrew’s Newton Kyme for Pilgrimage Prayers at 10.30am. Leave around 11.15am to walk to Tadcaster Grammar School. 2.00pm St John's Kirkby Wharfe. Leave at 2.10pm to walk to Kirk Fenton. Visit the school. 4.30pm visit Leeds East Airport.


29th April 2016

Visit HMP Wealstun. 9.40am Pilgrimage Prayers at All Saints Thorpe Arch. Leave around 10.30am to walk to St Mary’s Primary School Boston Spa. Visit St John’s Catholic School for the Deaf. 1.15pm visit Tockwith Primary School. Visit Hutton Wandesley Estate. 3.15pm Refreshments at Bilbrough Village Hall. Leave around 3.30pm to walk to St Mary Askham Richard for Pilgrimage Prayers at 4.15pm. 7.00pm Youth Club meeting at Tockwith Church.

30th April 2016

9.00am Pilgrimage Prayers at All Saints Wighill. Leave at 9.45am to walk to The Chequers in Bilton in Ainsty. Leave around 11.45am to walk to Healaugh Memorial Hall for lunch. Leave at 1.30pm to walk to Hutton Wandesley. 2.35pm leave Get Ahead Hats to walk to Hessay Methodist Church then on to St John's Hessay. 4.00pm Refreshments at Moor Monkton Old School Room. Leave around 4.30pm to walk to All Saints Church Moor Monkton for Pilgrimage Prayers at 5.00pm.

1st May 2016

8.00am Pilgrimage Prayers at St Paul’s Colton. 9.15am Rogation walk around Bolton Percy. 11.00am Celebration Service at St John Acaster Selby. 1.15pm Walk through Stubb Wood to Acaster Malbis for Pilgrimage Prayers at Holy Trinity Church at 1.45pm.