Church of the Ascension, Whixley

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VICAR:  Rev Chris Parkin
DIOCESAN READERS: Miss Nancy Clark 01423 331043 & Mr George Rowden 01423 339343
CHURCH WARDENS: Mr Barry Atkinson 01423 331419 & Mrs Enid Fisher 01423 331031
CHAPEL WARDEN FOR ST THOMAS: Mrs Helena Leather 01423 330694
ADDRESS: West Lane, Whixley, York YO26 8AR.

Whixley church, together with the Chapel of Ease at Green Hammerton (effectively a church serving the needs of Green Hammerton village), form the Parish of Whixley with Green Hammerton. We,  in turn, are part of the Benefice of Great and Little Ouseburn, Marton cum Grafton and  Whixley with Green Hammerton – a total of four  independent parishes and four churches in all.

We have one priest between us who is based at the vicarage at Great Ouseburn.  At the moment, we are in interregnum, which means that we are without a priest; however, the Rev Chris Parkin will be welcomed into the Benefice in October 2011.  He will be supported by two Readers – Nan Clark in Great Ouseburn and George Rowden from Whixley Gate.

Each of our churches has two  churchwardens – for Whixley with Green Hammerton they are Barry Atkinson (331419) and Enid Fisher (331031) helped greatly by the chapel warden at Green Hammerton, who is Helena Leather (330694). If anyone has any queries regarding the church, please refer to any of these three wardens.

The monthly Services for Whixley church until further notice are:

  • First Sunday of the month – choral communion (with choir) service at 9.00 am
  • Second Sunday of the month – communion service at 9.00 am
  • Third Sunday of the month – combined communion service at Green Hammerton at 10.30 am
  • Fourth Sunday of the month – Parish Praise at 10.30 am
  • Any fifth Sundays are shared amongst the Benefice churches.

There is a Parish News magazine which is delivered monthly to your door by our volunteer helpers, and this costs £1.00 per copy, £12.00 per year. Ring any of the wardens if you would like a copy delivering to you. This contains all the news and articles of  interest from around our Benefice.

Our services are very welcoming and open to everyone – why not come and join us?


Sunday 4th June, Pentecost

9.00am, Holy Communion (BCP) – Green Hammerton

10.30am, Holy Communion – Great Ouseburn

10.30am, Parish Praise – Marton cum Grafton

4.00pm, Café Church – Whixley Village Hall

Wednesday 7 th June

10.00am, Holy Communion – Marton cum Grafton

Sunday 11th June, Trinity Sunday

9.00am, Holy Communion – Whixley

10.30am, Holy Communion – Marton cum Grafton

10.30am, Parish Praise – Whixley

11.00am, Holy Communion – Little Ouseburn – Patronal Festival

Sunday 18th June, 1st Sunday after Trinity

10.30am, Holy Communion – Green Hammerton

10.30am, Parish Praise – Little Ouseburn

Sunday 25th June, 2nd Sunday after Trinity

9.00am, Holy Communion – Whixley

10.30am, Holy Communion – Great Ouseburn

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