Our Churches

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St Michael, the Archangel, Kirklington

This church dates from the 13th and 14th centuries. It has a bright chancel, some fine carved faces in the stone work and some noteable memorials to the Wandsforde family whose forebears were granted the local land at the time of the Norman Conquest and whose descendants retain a continuing interest in the area.  The pulpit is said to have been made from a four-poster bed from the Wandesforde home at Kirklington Hall. It is a grade 1 building with a seating capacity of 250-300.

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St Lambert, Burneston

This church was built in three stages – the chancel c1395, the tower c1410 and the nave 1450-1550. It is a grade 1 church and has magnificent medieval stonework, a nave full of 17th century oak pews and some beautiful Victorian woodwork and stained glass. One of its former vicars, the Revd John Hartley, was one of the earliest winners of the Wimbledon All England Men‟s Singles Tennis title. He lies buried outside the east window of the church.  This is the largest church in the parish and seats 300 people.

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St. Mary, Wath

Most of the present church dates back to the 13th and 14th centuries, but there is evidence of much earlier stonework in the building. The church also contains much Victorian stained glass, some interesting memorial brasses and a fine monument by the famous sculptor Flaxman. It has two fonts – one inside the church and one (supposedly Saxon) outside the church! A staircase in the vestry leads to the first floor room where once the priest lived. It is grade 2* and seats 220.

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All Saints, Pickhill

The present church dates mainly from the 12th and 13th centuries and includes beautiful Norman archways at the church door and at the entry to the chancel. On display inside the base of the church tower is Christian stonework from the 10th century. Its memorials include an effigy of a medieval knight. It is grade 2* and seats 150. The stained glass windows feature Adam and Eve, Dante the poet, saints across the ages and resurrection scenes.

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