Northern Ryedale Deanery

The largest deanery in the Diocese of York, Northern Ryedale is a primarily rural area. It covers the southern side of the North York Moors, with the market towns of Helmsley, Pickering and Kirkbymoorside along the A170. It is also home to the medieval Rievaulx, Byland, and Ampleforth Abbeys. Find out more about the churches in Northern Ryedale Deanery here.

Archbishop Sentamu recently visited the Northern Ryedale Deanery on his Pilgrimage of Prayer, Witness & Blessing. We hear from the Archbishop about the baptism of Amelia Florence in a brook at Ruston and about praying on his Pilgrimage whilst at the Helmsley Walled Gardens.  Click here to listen to the interview.

7th January 2016

8.30am Pilgrimage Prayers at Hutton Buscel Church. Leave around 9.00am to walk to Wykeham Church. Leave Wykeham School around 10.00am to walk to Brompton. Leave Glaves Butchers Brompton around 11.30 to walk to Wydale Hall. Snainton School and church. Around 2.45pm visit St Hilda's Church Ellerburn. Leave around 3.00pm to walk to Thornton Dale. 3.45pm Pilgrimage Prayers at Old Grammar School


8th January 2016

8.45am Pilgrimage Prayers at St John the Baptist Church Levisham. Cedar Barn Farm Shop. Leave around 9.30am to walk to Pickeringe. Leave around 11.30am to walk to St Andrew's Church Middleton. Leave around 12.15pm to walk to Wrelton. Newton on Rawcliffe. Visit Quiet PC, Brawby. 4.00pm Pilgrimage Prayers at St Laurence's Church Kirby Misperton. 7.30pm Q & A at All Saints Church Helmsley.

9th January 2016

9.00am Pilgrimage Prayers at St Aidan's Church Gillamoor. Leave around 9.30am to walk to All Saints Church Kirkbymoorside. 11.00am Coffee morning. Leave around 11.45am to walk to St Gregory's Minster for 12.30pm Prayers. Walk round Helmsley from 2.25pm. Visit Walled Garden. 4.00pm Helmsley Brewery. 5.00pm Pilgrimage Prayers at All Saints Church Old Byland.


10th January 2016

8.15am Morning Prayer at St Hilda's Ampleforth. Leave around 9.00am to walk to Holy Cross Gilling for coffee. Appleton le Moors. Leave around 11.15am to walk to Lastingham. 12.30pm Eucharist at St Mary's Church Lastingham.

A poem from Northern Ryedale