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At St Francis of Assisi Parish Church, we are a prayerful community following Jesus Christ as disciples, and strive to share God’s love with everyone we meet.

We seek to be a generous church family rooted in worship, growing in faith, and offering a warm welcome to all.

The Parish Church Council of St Francis of Assisi Church has formally adopted the House of Bishops’ ‘Promoting a Safer Church; safeguarding policy statement’ and seek to promote a safer church for children and vulnerable adults. 

For our parish safeguarding contacts please click here. Further information can be found at the Diocese of York Safeguarding page:  https://dioceseofyork.org.uk/safeguarding

We are a diverse and inclusive community of all ages, gathering from all walks of life, growing together in fellowship, friendship, and service.  We enjoy Anglican worship that ranges from traditional to contemporary and we want to grow as members of the Body of Christ.  Though we are living in unusual times, we are still a church, and worship, discipleship and service are still at the heart of what we do.

You no longer need a ticket to attend the Sunday morning service at St Francis Church, however, there will remain just one service at 9.30am.

From Thursday 5th May our Office Hour at church will be open again every Thursday from 6pm-7pm to arrange a Christening or the calling of Banns of Marriage.

Covid Update: Friday 28th January 2022.

With the implementation of the Government’s new guidelines, there is no longer a legal requirement to wear a face covering. The government suggests that you continue to wear a face covering in crowded and enclosed spaces where you may come into contact with other people you do not normally meet. Social distancing in a place of worship is now a personal choice. You are, however, encouraged to respect other attendees and those working who may wish to adopt a more cautious approach.

Thank you for your kind understanding