Part of the Church of England and located within the Diocese of York and the Deanery of Southern Ryedale, the Benefice of the Street Parishes runs along the old Roman Road, now the B1257, from Malton towards Helmsley, in North Yorkshire.
The Christian faith was brought to this area in the eighth century AD and there has been a Christian presence here ever since. Some of our churches have foundation stones or towers dating back to Saxon times and all our villages can be found in the Domesday Book.
We worship the one true God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit as revealed in the Bible and profess the one true faith expressed in the Creeds.
We have strong ecumenical links with the Methodist Chapels in both Hovingham and Slingsby, a strong Roman Catholic presence in Ampleforth and Malton and a range of other Christian denominations in Malton. Churches Together in Southern Ryedale works to develop and grow links between Christians of all the denominations in the area.
“To make Jesus Christ known”
Our hope is that everyone who worships in our churches grows in the knowledge of Jesus Christ – who he is, what he has done, and what he is doing in the world today. Based on a foundation of prayer and expressed in worship and service, we want all our members to be able to share that knowledge with the wider community around us, so that people may discover the love of God at the centre of their lives. This was the mission of those who first built the churches of the Street Parishes well over 1000 years ago and it is our mission here today.
The Street Parishes run along the old Roman Road, now the B1257, from Malton towards Helmsley, in North Yorkshire.
The market town of Malton stands about 14 miles (22 kilometres) north-east of York, along the A64 road from York to Scarborough. The villages of The Street tend to lie just off the main road and the church buildings are not always visible until the visitor turns off the main road into the villages. Our church buildings are normally open to visitors every day during the hours of daylight.
The Benefice lies on the border of the Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Designated in 1987 this area has a rich mixture of woodland, pasture and arable farmland and contains a wide diversity of trees, flowers and wildlife. Situated within close proximity to Castle Howard and the North York Moors National Park, the Benefice enjoys an extensive network of footpaths on its doorstep. These can be explored through the OS Explorer map 300.
Safeguarding is about preventing harm, abuse of neglect to children and vulnerable adults wherever possible.
All of us can be vulnerable at times, therefore we make every effort to ensure that the Church is an environment which is welcoming and safe for all by taking safeguarding seriously. We have a Benefice-wide safeguarding policy in-line with Diocesan policy and a Benefice safeguarding officer, with more information available through the Diocesan website. Links to the policy can be found below along with the contact details of the safeguarding officer. Paper copies of the policy are kept in each of our churches.
Safeguarding contact details
If you have a safeguarding concern please contact our Benefice Safeguarding Officer, Martyn Boothroyd on 01653 628422 or email firstname.lastname@example.org . Alternatively you can contact the Rector or Diocesan Safeguarding Officer.
Remember – If it looks, sounds or feels wrong then a concern should be raised.