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Worship Together in
The Parish of Whitby with Ruswarp

About Our Parish

A Welcoming Christian Congregation in Whitby, North Yorkshire.

We are a Church of England Parish seeking to love and serve the people of our town and its visitors, through our shared faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.
We believe that through the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, God has reconciled to Himself all those who put their trust in His Son, thereby opening the gate to eternal life with Him in complete joy, peace and harmony. Not only this, but by the transforming power of His Holy Spirit, God fills us with a hope, peace and joy in this life, which prevails and endures throughout all of life's trials.
Christ established His Church, for the glory of God and for our blessing, strengthening and upbuilding. We worship Him together to express our love, adoration and gratitude for all that God has done, continues to do today, and promises to do in the future. It is our heartfelt longing and joy to share the message of the Gospel, that others may also come to know, love and serve our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
Whether you have been a Christian for as long as you can remember, or you've never picked up a Bible in your life and would like to find out what it means to be a Christian, we would love to hear from you and you will be warmly welcomed to any of our services.

Stained Glass

PCC Mission Statement: Our vision is to express God’s love in welcoming everyone. We aim to give opportunities for fellowship and friendship, to facilitate accessible worship and reach out to our local community and visitors to help all on their pilgrim journey.

Below you will find our typical pattern of services, however these do change from time to time, so please be sure to check What's On for up-to-date details of services and events in our Parish.

Gospel Choir
Girl Praying
Pastor Preaching

Sunday Morning Worship

St Hilda's - 9.30am first four Sundays of the month - Eucharist

St John's - 11.15am first four Sundays of the month

St Mary's - No Sunday service during winter

On the fifth Sunday in any given month we have a whole Parish service at one of the above churches, please see What's On for up-to-date details.

Weekday Worship

St Hilda's - Tuesdays 10am Eucharist
St John's - Thursdays 10am Eucharist
St Mary's - Saturdays 10.30 am

Other Services, Groups & Events

We have a variety of additional worship services, groups and events which take place throughout the month, from Evensong to Coffee Mornings! Please see What's On for details of these, or get in touch for more information, we'd love to hear from you.

'May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.'

Romans 15:13

Parish Safeguarding Information

The PCC has adopted the House of Bishops’ ‘Promoting a Safer Church; safeguarding policy statement’. Please see below.

Parish Safeguarding Officer Dr Andrea Dickinson Back 01947 606279

Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser Julie O'Hara 01904 699524

Please visit for more information.

Contact Us - Parish Office

Whitby Parish Office
Whitby Mission & Seafarers' Centre Haggersgate
North Yorkshire
YO21 3PP

01947 606578

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Photo Credits

Background - Caedmon's Cross - © The British Pilgrimage Trust
St Hilda's West Window - © The British Pilgrimage Trust

Gospel Choir
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