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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, through the vacancy, there will remain just one service at 9.30am.

The process of arranging a Christening or the calling of Banns of Marriage has been changed and you will need to contact the Church for further information.  Thank you for your patience, we hope that in the months to come we can continue to discern how best to respond to the ‘new normal.’

Government ‘Plan B’ Covid Update: Thursday 9th December 2021.

Following the Prime Minster’s announcement to move England to Covid Plan B, we wanted to assure everyone that we are following the Government’s and the Church of England’s guidance.

We can confirm that St Francis of Assisi remains open as normal and that all our Christmas Services will go ahead as planned.

Even though face coverings are now mandatory again, we will still be SINGING! We will continue to have doors open to maintain good ventilation. NHS Covid passes are NOT required to visit, but it is preferable for you to have completed a lateral flow test before attending our services.