St John the Baptist, Acklam, St Mary, Birdsall, All Saints, Burythorpe.

St Andrew, Langton, The Ven Bede, Leavening, St Nicholas, North Grimston,

All Saints, Settrington and St Mary, Westow


Dear New Parishioner – WELCOME!


On behalf of the Church in our group of villages which make up the Parish of West Buckrose may I welcome you to our community.


Our Parish produces a quarterly Magazine, which we issue to every household in the Parish without charge. Near the beginning of the magazine you will find a list of the Church Services, and the rest of the Magazine gives up to date news of what is happening across our Parish with some news from every village. If for any reason the magazine does not arrive through your letterbox, please ring one of the Churchwardens whose names you will find on the Church notice board, and they will make sure you receive one.


The names of the Churchwardens for your village are given at the front of the Magazine, together with their telephone numbers. They will be pleased to give you any local information you may require. If you would like me to call to see you, I shall be delighted to do so. You have my address and telephone number at the top of this letterhead and also at the front of the Magazine.


Our more traditional services in the Parish tend to be at the 9.00am and 6.00pm times. If you enjoy something a bit more lively, our All-age Service on the second Sunday of the month takes place at Langton or Westow at 10.30am, and there is a Family Eucharist on the fourth Sunday of the month at Leavening. We have a Parish choir, and our Choirmaster, Ian Conlan, always welcomes new members.  Please phone Ian for more details (01653 690831).


I do hope that we might see you in one or other of our churches, where you will be made very welcome, and if you see me either in church or around the villages then do please introduce yourself to me. I do look forward to meeting you.
Yours sincerely,

Revd. Stephen Walker

The Rectory, 2 Sudnicton Croft, Westow, York YO60 7NB Tel: 01653 618574.