Southern Ryedale Deanery

The Deanery of Southern Ryedale covers the area of the Howardian Hills and runs along the A64. This is a very rural area with many medieval churches, and strong farming and racing links. At its heart is the market town of Malton, and its neighbour Norton. Find out more about the churches in Southern Ryedale Deanery here.

As the Archbishop of York's six month Pilgrimage across the Diocese of York is about to finish, Bob Walker caught up with Dr John Sentamu to discover what he has learnt from his time on the road. Listen to BBC Radio 4 Sunday programme here

In an interview with BBC Radio York at All Saints Church Hovingham, the Archbishop explained the meaning of Pentecost.  He said: 'Pentecost is a wonderful celebration. Every day we need to pray to be renewed by the power of the Holy Spirit. Be open to the tremendous gift of God. Let the Holy Spirit be unleashed and new life be poured out'.

10th May 2016

9.00am Pilgrimage Prayers at St Andrew Rillington. At 9.45am walk to Church Hall community cafe. 10.30am Visit Rillington Community Primary School. 11.45am Visit Sherburn CE Primary School. 1.15pm Visit Weaverthorpe CE Primary School. Leave around 2.00pm to walk to Helperthorpe. Visit Jubilee Farm, Helperthorpe. Leave around 3.30pm to walk to East Lutton. At 4.00pm call in at Bogg Bros Garage. Leave around 4.30pm to walk to St Mary, West Lutton for 5.00pm Pilgrimage Prayers.


11th May 2016

8.30am Pilgrimage Prayers at All Saints Church, Settrington. Leave around 9.15am to walk to Settrington Primary School. 10.45am Village Drop In, Leavening Methodist School Room. 12.30pm Visit Norton College. Leave around 2.00pm to walk to Norton Foodbank. Leave around 3.15pm to walk to Spring Cottage Stables. 5.00pm Pilgrimage Prayers at St Peter's Church, Norton.


12th May 2016

8.30am Pilgrimage Prayers at St Mary's Church, Gate Helmsley. Visit Sand Hutton CE Primary School. Leave around 10.30am to walk to Claxton. 11.45am Barton le Willows Village Hall for lunch. 1.00pm Walk from Flaxton Church to Thornton le Clay, via Foston. Visit Foston School. At 3.45pm walk through Howsham to St John's Church Howsham for 5.00pm Pilgrimage Prayers.

13th May 2016

8.30am Pilgrimage Prayers at All Saints Church, Terrington. 9.15am Walk to Terrington Church of England Primary School for community breakfast. Leave around 10.45am to walk to Welburn via Bulmer. 12.00pm Friendship Lunch at the Crown and Cushion, Welburn. Visit Slingsby School. Leave around 3.00pm to walk to All Saints Church, Hovingham for 4.00pm Pilgrimage Prayers. 7.00pm An Evening with Archbishop Sentamu at Malton School.


14th May 2016

9.30am Pilgrimage Prayers at St Michael's Church, New Malton. 10.15am Walk around New Malton. At 11.00am Prayer on the Street in New Malton: an opportunity to pray with the Archbishop. 12.30pm Lunch at the Kingfisher Cafe. Leave at 1.15pm to walk around New and Old Malton, finishing at the Camphill Trust. Leave around 4.00pm to walk to St Leonard's Roman Catholic Church for 4.30pm Pilgrimage Prayers.


15th May 2016

10.30am Sunday Worship and Pilgrimage Prayers at All Saints Church, Slingsby. 2.00pm Meet with people in the grounds at Castle Howard. At 3.00pm Open Air Pentecost Service at Castle Howard (by the Atlas Fountain). All are welcome to attend the service; wristbands must be purchased in advance and are available from churches in the Southern Ryedale deanery.