South Holderness Deanery

The Deanery of South Holderness is one of the most sparsely populated in the Diocese of York.

South Holderness sits between the North Sea and the Humber estuary, coming to a tip at the national nature reserve Spurn Point. As well as villages such as Roos and Paull, the Deanery contains the small towns of Hedon and Withernsea. Find out more about the churches in South Holderness Deanery here.

On BBC Radio Humberside on Palm Sunday (20 March 2016), the Archbishop talked about the St Patrick's Day Celebrations, Sports Relief and the fantastic cake making at Roos Primary School. Earlier in the programme, John Craven described how he joined the Archbishop on his Pilgrimage in Hull for BBC Songs of Praise. The local vicar at St Matthew's Owthorne shared in the joy of the Palm Sunday procession, with the Archbishop, fellow Pilgrims and a Donkey for the open air worship at Valley Gardens at Withernsea.

The Archbishop visited Withernsea High School on Friday 18 March. Click here to see a video of his time there. 

15th March 2016

9.00am Pilgrimage Prayers at All Saints Burstwick. Leave around 9.45am to walk to the Hare and Hounds, calling in at Burstwick Primary School. 11.00am call in at Burton Pidsea School for coffee morning. Leave around 11.30am to walk around the village. 12.45pm visit Eastfield Farm Care Home, Halsham. 2.00pm PIlgrimage Prayers at St Mary's Thorngumbald. Leave around 2.30pm to walk around the village. 3.00pm call in at Thorngumbald School.


16th March 2016

9.00am Pilgrimage Prayers at St Andrew and St Mary, Paull. Leave around 9.30am to walk to Hedon. At around 11.15am walk around the market and call in at Alexandra Hall coffee morning. 12.30pm join Churches Together for lunch at the Church Rooms, Hedon. 1.45pm visit Sproatley Primary School. Around 3.20pm visit Sandhill Nursery and Garden Centre. 4.30pm Pilgrimage Prayers at All Saints, Preston.

17th March 2016

9.00am visit Patrington CE Primary Academy. Leave around 9.40am to walk to St Patrick's Church for school RE Day. 1.15pm visit Easington Primary School. 3.15pm Pilgrimage Prayers at All Saints, Easington. 7.30pm St Patrick’s Day Celebrations at St Patrick’s, Patrington.


18th March 2016

9.00am Pilgrimage Prayers at St Margaret, Hilston. Leave around 9.30am to walk to Roos Primary School. Around 11.05am walk from Waxholme Road into Withernsea. 12noon Shores Centre Community cafe for lunch. Leave around 12.50pm to walk to Withernsea High School for a visit. Then visit Withernsea Primary School. Leave around 3.00pm to walk to Crossroads Garden Centre and Nursery, Hollym. 4.30pm Pilgrimage Prayers at St Nicholas', Hollym.


19th March 2016

9.30am Pilgrimage Prayers at St Nicholas, Keyingham. Meet at Paull church around 2.00pm for Deanery ramble of 3 miles finishing with tea at Paull church around 3.00pm. 4.00pm Pilgrimage Prayers at Paull church.


20th March 2016

8.30am Eucharist at St Matthew's, Owthorne. 9.45am congregate in Tesco car park and other car parks through town to join in walk through Withernsea with a donkey. 11.00am Open Air Worship in the Valley Gardens.