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We are two church communities in adjoining villages south of Ripon. Between our churches we offer a variety of worship opportunities and styles. You can find out about our services on the Worship page.

Both of our churches are open on weekdays, usually from 9.30-3.30pm, and you are very welcome to come in and have a look around or just sit and enjoy the peace and quiet or join us for one of our services.

If you are wanting to have a christening or a wedding; or are in the sad position of having to plan a funeral, do look at the Life Events page and then contact us. 

Being part of a small church is very special and is something we rejoice in and consider a blessing in both communities, in the words of Carl Dudley in  "Effective Small Churches in 21st Century":

In a big world, the small church has remained intimate.

In a fast world, the small church has been steady.

In an expensive world, the small church has remained plain.

In a complex world, the small church has remained simple.

In a rational world, the small church has kept feelings.

In a mobile world, the small church has been an anchor.

In an anonymous world, the small church calls us by name."

Amen!

 

Wherever you are in your journey faith we look forward to welcoming you.  

 

News

Published by Pip Garside on Sat, 23 Nov 2019 17:45
BM News

The winning numbers for the November draw are:

1st Prize:  67,  2nd prize:  2    3rd prize:  36...

Published by Pip Garside on Sat, 23 Nov 2019 17:36
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Over 40 people attended the Safari Supper in the village on 16th November. The weather for people moving between houses was discouraging - drizzle - but everyone completed the...

Published by Pip Garside on Thu, 14 Nov 2019 16:42
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The joint annual Remembrance Day service at St John Parish Church on Sunday 10 November provided us with a chance again to remember the supreme sacrifice paid by the eight Bishop Monkton ...

Published by Pip Garside on Mon, 11 Nov 2019 16:13
BM News

The first All-Age Café Church was held at St John the Baptist Parish Church on Sunday 3r...

Published by Pip Garside on Mon, 11 Nov 2019 16:00
BM News

A packed village hall enjoyed a fascinating evening on Tuesday 29th October listening to Piers Storie-Pugh tal...

Published by Sheila Murray on Mon, 28 Oct 2019 06:23
BL News

A large number of the village community turned out for Rev Sheila's last service in Burton Leonard, after a great leaving party held the previous evening  in Bishop Monkton Village Hall a...

Published by Pip Garside on Sun, 27 Oct 2019 11:50
BM News

Villagers from both Bishop Monkton and Burton Leonard gathered in the Village Hall on Saturday 26 October to say farewell to Rev. Sheila and her husband Andy. Bishop Helen-Anne ...

Published by Sheila Murray on Sun, 13 Oct 2019 17:19
BL News

Today was our Annual Pet Service and we had a great crowd today.   10 dogs of differing breeds and sizes joined us, as well as the two school guinea pigs who were wanting to be blessed.  ...

Published by Sheila Murray on Tue, 8 Oct 2019 15:38
BL News

This year's annual Harvest Lunch was held in the Village Hall on Tuesday 8th October.  As always we were served delicious vegetable soup, with a choice of breads; followed by ei...

Published by Sheila Murray on Sun, 6 Oct 2019 16:02
BM News

It was lovely to see a good number from our choir, leading the sung worship at our Harvest Festival this year.   Led on the organ by Sally Haywood.

Published by Sheila Murray on Sun, 6 Oct 2019 15:52
BM News

Again this year our very gifted flower arrangers have worked their magic and created some wonderful arrangements for our Harvest Festival at St John's.   ...

Published by Pip Garside on Thu, 26 Sep 2019 17:08
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Thanks to the wonderful generosity of people in the village and beyond who have responded to the fundraising appeal so enthusiastically. We are now able to announce that we have...

Published by Sheila Murray on Mon, 9 Sep 2019 15:47
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Rory has completed her sponsored walk and arrived safely but tired today at the Cathedral.   Well done!   




Published by Sheila Murray on Sun, 8 Sep 2019 17:08
BL News

This morning at the All Together@10.30 service in Burton Leonard, the youngsters certainly made a joyful noise to the Lord by banging various homemade plastic bottle shakers during the la...

Published by Sheila Murray on Sun, 8 Sep 2019 16:52
BM News

One of our intrepid church members, Rory Richold, is walking 71.5 miles of the pilgrim way to Santiago de Compostela in just 5 days.   We have had various updates from her, and ...

Published by Sheila Murray on Sat, 7 Sep 2019 21:59
BL News

John and Bridget Dawson, along with a few trusty helpers, hosted a wonderful evening in their beautiful garden for all the volunteers who help keep St Leonard's church going.   ...

Published by Pip Garside on Tue, 20 Aug 2019 19:58
BL News

Thank you so much for your great generosity enabling a total of £1,208.60 (£750.00 Burton Leonard an increase of £33.00 from last year, £458.60 from Bishop Monkton a drop...

Published by Pip Garside on Tue, 20 Aug 2019 19:40
BM News

Thank you so much for your great generosity enabling a total of £1,208.60 (£750.00 Burton Leonard an increase of £33.00 from last year, £458.60 from Bishop Monkton a drop...

Published by Pip Garside on Tue, 20 Aug 2019 19:28
BM News

Join the monthly Church Village Draw - a great way for you to support St John the Baptist Church whilst having a bit of fun!    The cost of a number is £5 per month (or £60 per yea...

Published by Sheila Murray on Mon, 8 Jul 2019 17:18
BL News

As part of the Burton Leonard Feast festivities, the church held an open air service followed by a picnic on the green on Sunday 8th July at 4pm.  ...

Published by Sheila Murray on Sun, 9 Jun 2019 15:40
BM News

It was noticed this weekend that we have some new visitors to our church.   But are these ones who should be welcomed or discouraged?

Published by Sheila Murray on Sun, 9 Jun 2019 15:34
BL News

At both this month's All Age/Altogether Services we have been journeying on our Disciple Ship to Grimsby.   (This is just an imaginary trip).  We were learning from two disciples of ...

Published by Pip Garside on Tue, 4 Jun 2019 10:04
BM News

68 people attended our party, Bishop Monkton School Choir entertained us and £180 was raised for the Church Fabric Appeal.  Thanks to everyone who supported us.

Published by Sheila Murray on Wed, 24 Apr 2019 10:24
BL News

Our Annual Easter Dawn Service, celebrating the resurrection of Christ,

took place on the Top Green of Burton Leonar...

Published by Sheila Murray on Sat, 20 Apr 2019 17:28
BM News

The flower arrangers have been busy decorating the church ready for the Easter celebrations on Sunday morning.


Published by Sheila Murray on Thu, 7 Mar 2019 15:57
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A huge thank you to all of you who have given so generously to our Fabric Appeal.  So far we have raised just over £25,000  Only another £3,000 to go before we can do the immediate work...

Published by Sheila Murray on Sat, 8 Dec 2018 22:28
BM News

On Friday 7th December Bishop Monkton opened its doors to their Christmas Tree Festival.   22 organisations from the village had created trees of varying sizes, styles and colours depicti...

Events and activities

03
JAN

Coffee and Cake Morning

Date: 
Friday, 3 January 2020 09:45 - 12:00
St John's Church, Bishop Monkton
£2.50 for unlimited coffee and a piece of cake

01
FEB

Royal Ascot Racing Night

Date: 
Saturday, 1 February 2020 19:00 - 23:00
Bishop Monkton Village Hall, Knaresborough Road, HG3 3TN Harrogate, United Kingdom
£15 per ticket includes Champagne Reception + Pie & Pea Supper - (Vegan alternative avail when buying ticket)

07
FEB

Coffee and Cake Morning

Date: 
Friday, 7 February 2020 09:45 - 12:00
St John's Church, Bishop Monkton
£2.50 for unlimited coffee and a piece of cake

06
MAR

Coffee and Cake Morning

Date: 
Friday, 6 March 2020 09:45 - 12:00
St John's Church, Bishop Monkton
£2.50 for unlimited coffee and a piece of cake

03
APR

Coffee and Cake Morning

Date: 
Friday, 3 April 2020 09:45 - 12:00
St John's Church, Bishop Monkton
£2.50 for unlimited coffee and a piece of cake

01
MAY

Coffee and Cake Morning

Date: 
Friday, 1 May 2020 09:45 - 12:00
St John's Church, Bishop Monkton
£2.50 for unlimited coffee and a piece of cake

05
JUN

Coffee and Cake Morning

Date: 
Friday, 5 June 2020 09:45 - 12:00
St John's Church, Bishop Monkton
£2.50 for unlimited coffee and a piece of cake

03
JUL

Coffee and Cake Morning

Date: 
Friday, 3 July 2020 09:45 - 12:00
St John's Church, Bishop Monkton
£2.50 for unlimited coffee and a piece of cake

07
AUG

Coffee and Cake Morning

Date: 
Friday, 7 August 2020 09:45 - 12:00
St John's Church, Bishop Monkton
£2.50 for unlimited coffee and a piece of cake

04
SEP

Coffee and Cake Morning

Date: 
Friday, 4 September 2020 09:45 - 12:00
St John's Church, Bishop Monkton
£2.50 for unlimited coffee and a piece of cake

02
OCT

Coffee and Cake Morning

Date: 
Friday, 2 October 2020 09:45 - 12:00
St John's Church, Bishop Monkton
£2.50 for unlimited coffee and a piece of cake

06
NOV

Coffee and Cake Morning

Date: 
Friday, 6 November 2020 09:45 - 12:00
St John's Church, Bishop Monkton
£2.50 for unlimited coffee and a piece of cake

04
DEC

Coffee and Cake Morning

Date: 
Friday, 4 December 2020 09:45 - 12:00
St John's Church, Bishop Monkton
£2.50 for unlimited coffee and a piece of cake

01
JAN

Coffee and Cake Morning

Date: 
Friday, 1 January 2021 09:45 - 12:00
St John's Church, Bishop Monkton
£2.50 for unlimited coffee and a piece of cake

05
FEB

Coffee and Cake Morning

Date: 
Friday, 5 February 2021 09:45 - 12:00
St John's Church, Bishop Monkton
£2.50 for unlimited coffee and a piece of cake

05
MAR

Coffee and Cake Morning

Date: 
Friday, 5 March 2021 09:45 - 12:00
St John's Church, Bishop Monkton
£2.50 for unlimited coffee and a piece of cake

02
APR

Coffee and Cake Morning

Date: 
Friday, 2 April 2021 09:45 - 12:00
St John's Church, Bishop Monkton
£2.50 for unlimited coffee and a piece of cake

07
MAY

Coffee and Cake Morning

Date: 
Friday, 7 May 2021 09:45 - 12:00
St John's Church, Bishop Monkton
£2.50 for unlimited coffee and a piece of cake

04
JUN

Coffee and Cake Morning

Date: 
Friday, 4 June 2021 09:45 - 12:00
St John's Church, Bishop Monkton
£2.50 for unlimited coffee and a piece of cake

02
JUL

Coffee and Cake Morning

Date: 
Friday, 2 July 2021 09:45 - 12:00
St John's Church, Bishop Monkton
£2.50 for unlimited coffee and a piece of cake

06
AUG

Coffee and Cake Morning

Date: 
Friday, 6 August 2021 09:45 - 12:00
St John's Church, Bishop Monkton
£2.50 for unlimited coffee and a piece of cake

03
SEP

Coffee and Cake Morning

Date: 
Friday, 3 September 2021 09:45 - 12:00
St John's Church, Bishop Monkton
£2.50 for unlimited coffee and a piece of cake

01
OCT

Coffee and Cake Morning

Date: 
Friday, 1 October 2021 09:45 - 12:00
St John's Church, Bishop Monkton
£2.50 for unlimited coffee and a piece of cake

05
NOV

Coffee and Cake Morning

Date: 
Friday, 5 November 2021 09:45 - 12:00
St John's Church, Bishop Monkton
£2.50 for unlimited coffee and a piece of cake

03
DEC

Coffee and Cake Morning

Date: 
Friday, 3 December 2021 09:45 - 12:00
St John's Church, Bishop Monkton
£2.50 for unlimited coffee and a piece of cake

07
JAN

Coffee and Cake Morning

Date: 
Friday, 7 January 2022 09:45 - 12:00
St John's Church, Bishop Monkton
£2.50 for unlimited coffee and a piece of cake

04
FEB

Coffee and Cake Morning

Date: 
Friday, 4 February 2022 09:45 - 12:00
St John's Church, Bishop Monkton
£2.50 for unlimited coffee and a piece of cake

Upcoming Services

15
DEC

BCP Holy Communion BL

Date: 
Sunday, 15 December 2019 09:00 - 09:45
St Leonards, Burton Leonard

15
DEC

Parish Eucharist BM

Date: 
Sunday, 15 December 2019 10:30 - 11:30
St John the Baptist, Bishop Monkton

22
DEC

BCP Holy Communion BM

Date: 
Sunday, 22 December 2019 09:00 - 09:45
St John the Baptist, Bishop Monkto

22
DEC

Kingdom Kids!

Date: 
Sunday, 22 December 2019 10:20 - 11:30
St Leonard's Hall, Burton Leonard

22
DEC

Parish Eucharist BL

Date: 
Sunday, 22 December 2019 10:30 - 11:30
St Leonards Burton Leonar

05
JAN

BCP Holy Communion BL

Date: 
Sunday, 5 January 2020 09:00 - 09:45
St Leonard Church, Burton Leonard

05
JAN

All Age Service BM

Date: 
Sunday, 5 January 2020 10:30 - 11:30
St John the Baptist, Bishop Monkton

12
JAN

BCP Holy Communion BM

Date: 
Sunday, 12 January 2020 09:00 - 09:45
St John the Baptist, Bishop Monkton

12
JAN

All Together @ 10.30 BL

Date: 
Sunday, 12 January 2020 10:30 - 11:30
St Leonards Church Burton Leonard

19
JAN

BCP Holy Communion BL

Date: 
Sunday, 19 January 2020 09:00 - 09:45
St Leonards, Burton Leonard

19
JAN

Parish Eucharist BM

Date: 
Sunday, 19 January 2020 10:30 - 11:30
St John the Baptist, Bishop Monkton

26
JAN

BCP Holy Communion BM

Date: 
Sunday, 26 January 2020 09:00 - 09:45
St John the Baptist, Bishop Monkto

26
JAN

Church Tots

Date: 
Sunday, 26 January 2020 10:20 - 11:30
St Leonard's Hall, Burton Leonard

26
JAN

Kingdom Kids!

Date: 
Sunday, 26 January 2020 10:20 - 11:30
St Leonard's Hall, Burton Leonard

26
JAN

Parish Eucharist BL

Date: 
Sunday, 26 January 2020 10:30 - 11:30
St Leonards Burton Leonar

02
FEB

BCP Holy Communion BL

Date: 
Sunday, 2 February 2020 09:00 - 09:45
St Leonard Church, Burton Leonard

02
FEB

All Age Service BM

Date: 
Sunday, 2 February 2020 10:30 - 11:30
St John the Baptist, Bishop Monkton

09
FEB

BCP Holy Communion BM

Date: 
Sunday, 9 February 2020 09:00 - 09:45
St John the Baptist, Bishop Monkton

09
FEB

All Together @ 10.30 BL

Date: 
Sunday, 9 February 2020 10:30 - 11:30
St Leonards Church Burton Leonard

16
FEB

BCP Holy Communion BL

Date: 
Sunday, 16 February 2020 09:00 - 09:45
St Leonards, Burton Leonard

16
FEB

Parish Eucharist BM

Date: 
Sunday, 16 February 2020 10:30 - 11:30
St John the Baptist, Bishop Monkton

23
FEB

BCP Holy Communion BM

Date: 
Sunday, 23 February 2020 09:00 - 09:45
St John the Baptist, Bishop Monkto

23
FEB

Church Tots

Date: 
Sunday, 23 February 2020 10:20 - 11:30
St Leonard's Hall, Burton Leonard

23
FEB

Kingdom Kids!

Date: 
Sunday, 23 February 2020 10:20 - 11:30
St Leonard's Hall, Burton Leonard

23
FEB

Parish Eucharist BL

Date: 
Sunday, 23 February 2020 10:30 - 11:30
St Leonards Burton Leonar

01
MAR

BCP Holy Communion BL

Date: 
Sunday, 1 March 2020 09:00 - 09:45
St Leonard Church, Burton Leonard

01
MAR

All Age Service BM

Date: 
Sunday, 1 March 2020 10:30 - 11:30
St John the Baptist, Bishop Monkton

08
MAR

BCP Holy Communion BM

Date: 
Sunday, 8 March 2020 09:00 - 09:45
St John the Baptist, Bishop Monkton

08
MAR

All Together @ 10.30 BL

Date: 
Sunday, 8 March 2020 10:30 - 11:30
St Leonards Church Burton Leonard

15
MAR

BCP Holy Communion BL

Date: 
Sunday, 15 March 2020 09:00 - 09:45
St Leonards, Burton Leonard
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