Worship

We aim to offer a variety of worship styles across our churches, throughout the week, from very traditional 1662 Book of Common Prayer, right through to more contemporary and informal styles.  The underlying pattern is below, but do watch the calendar for seasonal variations and one-offs!

You can find our monthly rota of services here, and the readings and themes we'll be working from each week here.

Most Sunday Mornings (some weeks, and festivals, arrangements may be different - so please check the diary below for up to date times)

At Bishop Thornton: With a focus on traditional contemporary worship, Sunday morning services are at 10.45am.  Communion services are on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month, and more informal services are on the 2nd and 4th Sundays. 

At Burnt Yates:  Sunday morning services are at 9.30am.  Service styles here are currently under review, with a hope to explore some exciting, relaxed, and social ways of 'doing church'.  The third Sunday is a Communion Service.
 

At Markington:  Many of our services contain opportunities for discussion, to open up our exploration of faith together. 
1st Sunday and 3rd Sundays - 8.15am Celtic Prayer, with discussion of the day's readings. 
2nd and 4th Sunday - 8.15am Traditional Language Holy Communion, short sermon.
 

At Ripley: Heading towards a more contemporary, informal feel Sunday morning services are at 10.45am.  Our All Age Worship service is on the first Sunday of the month, Communion is on the second, Morning Prayer on the Third, and All Age Communion on the 4th.  'Sunday Stars' our Sunday school runs during the service on the 2nd and 3rd Sundays during term time - so there is something to engage children as well as adults every week.  We also have Evensong at 4.30pm on the last Sunday of the month, with an informal tea beforehand at 4pm.  When there is a fifth Sunday we have a Cafe Church at 1045am.


At South Stainley: Festival Services, fun for all ages, are at 4pm on the first Sunday of the month.

Midweek Services

We say Morning Prayer at 8.30am on Mondays in Bishop Thornton Church, and Tuesday mornings in Burnt Yates Church.
There is a short informal morning prayer service at 9am during term times on a Wednesday morning at Ripley School.
There is a 10am Traditional Language Communion service every Wednesday in Ripley church, followed by coffee and cake.

 

Whatever you choose to come along to, we'd love to see you.
 

 

Upcoming Worship

20

Nov
Wednesday
10:00

Traditional Language Communion

Ripley Church, HG3 Ripley, United Kingdom

24

Nov
Sunday
08:15

Traditional Communion

Markington Church, HG3 Markington, United Kingdom

24

Nov
Sunday
09:30

Rainbow Church

Burnt Yates Church, HG3 Burnt Yates, United Kingdom

24

Nov
Sunday
10:45

Morning worship

Bishop Thornton Church, HG3 Bishop Thornton, United Kingdom

24

Nov
Sunday
10:45

Christingle

Ripley Church, HG3 Ripley, United Kingdom

24

Nov
Sunday
16:30

Evensong

Ripley Church, HG3 Ripley, United Kingdom
Free

27

Nov
Wednesday
10:00

Traditional Language Communion

Ripley Church, HG3 Ripley, United Kingdom

01

Dec
Sunday
10:45-11:45

United Benefice Advent Carol Communion

Bishop Thornton Church, HG3 Bishop Thornton, United Kingdom

01

Dec
Sunday
10:45-11:45

Said Morning Prayer

Ripley Church, HG3 Ripley, United Kingdom

01

Dec
Sunday
16:00-17:00

Christmas Tree Festival

South Stainley Church, , HG3 South Stainley, United KingdomS

04

Dec
Wednesday
10:00

Traditional Language Communion

Ripley Church, HG3 Ripley, United Kingdom

06

Dec
Friday
18:30

The 'Old Farmyard' Nativity

The Old Farmyard, Orchard Lane, Ripley, HG3 3AT

08

Dec
Sunday
08:15

Traditional Communion

Markington Church, HG3 Markington, United Kingdom

08

Dec
Sunday
09:30

Breakfast Fellowship

Burnt Yates Church, HG3 Burnt Yates, United Kingdom

08

Dec
Sunday
10:45

Family Service

Bishop Thornton Church, HG3 Bishop Thornton, United Kingdom

08

Dec
Sunday
10:45

Holy Communion

Ripley Church, HG3 Ripley, United Kingdom

11

Dec
Wednesday
10:00

Traditional Language Communion

Ripley Church, HG3 Ripley, United Kingdom

15

Dec
Sunday
08:15-09:00

Celtic Prayer and Discussion

Markington Church, HG3 Markington, United Kingdom

15

Dec
Sunday
09:30

Communion

Burnt Yates Church, HG3 Burnt Yates, United Kingdom

15

Dec
Sunday
10:45-11:45

Morning Prayer

Ripley Church, HG3 Ripley, United Kingdom

15

Dec
Sunday
10:45-11:45

Christmas Carol Service

Bishop Thornton Church, HG3 Bishop Thornton, United Kingdom

18

Dec
Wednesday
10:00

Traditional Language Communion

Ripley Church, HG3 Ripley, United Kingdom

20

Dec
Friday
19:00

Carols around Burnt Yates Christmas Tree

Burnt Yates Church, HG3 Burnt Yates, United Kingdom

22

Dec
Sunday
10:45

Holy Communion

Bishop Thornton Church, HG3 Bishop Thornton, United Kingdom

22

Dec
Sunday
18:30-19:30

Nine Lessons and Carols

Ripley Church, HG3 Ripley, United Kingdom

24

Dec
Tuesday
15:30

Crib Service

Ripley Church, HG3 Ripley, United Kingdom

24

Dec
Tuesday
17:00-18:00

Crib Service

Markington Church, HG3 Markington, United Kingdom

24

Dec
Tuesday
21:30

'Bethlehem Midnight' Mass

Burnt Yates Church, HG3 Burnt Yates, United Kingdom

24

Dec
Tuesday
23:30

Midnight' Mass

Ripley Church, HG3 Ripley, United Kingdom

25

Dec
Wednesday
09:15

Holy Communion

South Stainley Church, HG3 South Stainley, United Kingdom

25

Dec
Wednesday
09:30

Holy Communion

Markington Church, HG3 Markington, United Kingdom

25

Dec
Wednesday
10:45

Holy Communion

25

Dec
Wednesday
10:45

Holy Communion

Ripley Church, HG3 Ripley, United Kingdom

29

Dec
Sunday
10:45

Communion

Ripley Church, HG3 Ripley, United Kingdom

01

Jan
Wednesday
10:00

Traditional Language Communion

Ripley Church, HG3 Ripley, United Kingdom

05

Jan
Sunday
10:45-11:45

Epiphany United Benefice Service

Burnt Yates Church, HG3 Burnt Yates, United Kingdom

05

Jan
Sunday
10:45-11:45

Said Morning Prayer

Ripley Church, HG3 Ripley, United Kingdom

08

Jan
Wednesday
10:00

Traditional Language Communion

Ripley Church, HG3 Ripley, United Kingdom

12

Jan
Sunday
08:15

Traditional Communion

Markington Church, HG3 Markington, United Kingdom

12

Jan
Sunday
08:15-09:00

Celtic Prayer and Discussion

Markington Church, HG3 Markington, United Kingdom

12

Jan
Sunday
09:30

Breakfast Fellowship

Burnt Yates Church, HG3 Burnt Yates, United Kingdom

12

Jan
Sunday
10:45

Family Service

Bishop Thornton Church, HG3 Bishop Thornton, United Kingdom

12

Jan
Sunday
10:45

All Age Worship

Ripley Church, HG3 Ripley, United Kingdom

15

Jan
Wednesday
10:00

Traditional Language Communion

Ripley Church, HG3 Ripley, United Kingdom

19

Jan
Sunday
10:45-11:45

All Age Communion

Ripley Church, HG3 Ripley, United Kingdom

19

Jan
Sunday
10:45-11:45

Holy Communion

Bishop Thornton Church, HG3 Bishop Thornton, United Kingdom

22

Jan
Wednesday
10:00

Traditional Language Communion

Ripley Church, HG3 Ripley, United Kingdom

26

Jan
Sunday
08:15

Traditional Communion

Markington Church, HG3 Markington, United Kingdom

26

Jan
Sunday
09:30

Rainbow Church

Burnt Yates Church, HG3 Burnt Yates, United Kingdom

26

Jan
Sunday
10:45

Morning worship

Bishop Thornton Church, HG3 Bishop Thornton, United Kingdom

26

Jan
Sunday
10:45

Morning Prayer

Ripley Church, HG3 Ripley, United Kingdom

26

Jan
Sunday
16:30

Evensong

Ripley Church, HG3 Ripley, United Kingdom
Free

29

Jan
Wednesday
10:00

Traditional Language Communion

Ripley Church, HG3 Ripley, United Kingdom

02

Feb
Sunday
08:15-09:00

Celtic Prayer and Discussion

Markington Church, HG3 Markington, United Kingdom

02

Feb
Sunday
08:15-09:00

Celtic Prayer and Discussion

Markington Church, HG3 Markington, United Kingdom

02

Feb
Sunday
09:30-10:30

Songs of Praise

Burnt Yates Church, HG3 Burnt Yates, United Kingdom

02

Feb
Sunday
10:45-11:45

Holy Communion

Bishop Thornton Church, HG3 Bishop Thornton, United Kingdom

02

Feb
Sunday
10:45-11:45

All Age Worship

Ripley Church, HG3 Ripley, United Kingdom

02

Feb
Sunday
16:00-17:00

Lambing Festival

South Stainley Church, , HG3 South Stainley, United KingdomS

05

Feb
Wednesday
10:00

Traditional Language Communion

Ripley Church, HG3 Ripley, United Kingdom

09

Feb
Sunday
08:15

Traditional Communion

Markington Church, HG3 Markington, United Kingdom

09

Feb
Sunday
09:30

Breakfast Fellowship

Burnt Yates Church, HG3 Burnt Yates, United Kingdom

09

Feb
Sunday
10:45

Family Service

Bishop Thornton Church, HG3 Bishop Thornton, United Kingdom

09

Feb
Sunday
10:45

All Age Worship

Ripley Church, HG3 Ripley, United Kingdom

12

Feb
Wednesday
10:00

Traditional Language Communion

Ripley Church, HG3 Ripley, United Kingdom

16

Feb
Sunday
10:45-11:45

All Age Communion

Ripley Church, HG3 Ripley, United Kingdom

16

Feb
Sunday
10:45-11:45

Holy Communion

Bishop Thornton Church, HG3 Bishop Thornton, United Kingdom

19

Feb
Wednesday
10:00

Traditional Language Communion

Ripley Church, HG3 Ripley, United Kingdom

23

Feb
Sunday
08:15

Traditional Communion

Markington Church, HG3 Markington, United Kingdom

23

Feb
Sunday
09:30

Rainbow Church

Burnt Yates Church, HG3 Burnt Yates, United Kingdom

23

Feb
Sunday
10:45

Morning worship

Bishop Thornton Church, HG3 Bishop Thornton, United Kingdom

23

Feb
Sunday
10:45

Morning Prayer

Ripley Church, HG3 Ripley, United Kingdom

23

Feb
Sunday
16:30

Evensong

Ripley Church, HG3 Ripley, United Kingdom
Free

26

Feb
Wednesday
10:00

Traditional Language Communion

Ripley Church, HG3 Ripley, United Kingdom

01

Mar
Sunday
08:15-09:00

Celtic Prayer and Discussion

Markington Church, HG3 Markington, United Kingdom

01

Mar
Sunday
08:15-09:00

Celtic Prayer and Discussion

Markington Church, HG3 Markington, United Kingdom

01

Mar
Sunday
09:30-10:30

Songs of Praise

Burnt Yates Church, HG3 Burnt Yates, United Kingdom

01

Mar
Sunday
10:45-11:45

Holy Communion

Bishop Thornton Church, HG3 Bishop Thornton, United Kingdom

01

Mar
Sunday
10:45-11:45

All Age Worship

Ripley Church, HG3 Ripley, United Kingdom

01

Mar
Sunday
16:00-17:00

Lambing Festival

South Stainley Church, , HG3 South Stainley, United KingdomS