Church Information

Services in the benefices

A list of services to take place in the six churches of the Nafferton and Hutton Cranswick benefices, which includes the churches in Skerne & Wansford, is available for the following months 

September 2022, October 2022 and November 2022.  

St Mary's - A Church Near You

St Leonard's - A Church Near You


 St Mary's, Wansford

ST MARY'S Church, built in 1868, remains at the heart of village life in Wansford. It is one of the few of the Wolds church which boasts a spire - now ornamented by a gilded weather vane - part of the church roof restoration project.

This was a concerted effort by villagers to raise money to refurbish the roof - villagers and supporters raised almost £30,000 over a 10 year period and grant funding from bodies such as English Heritage enabled the £70,000 project to be completed in 2007.

There was sufficient cash left to upgrade the electricity supply to the church and enhance the lighting. Fund raising goes on as ambitious villagers hope to go on to raise sufficient money to clean the ornate roof and install central heating as well as many minor works.

The church is overseen by the St Mary's Parochial Church Council, which meets about six times a year to organise fundraising and take a general view of the running of the church.

One of the Sykes Churches, St Mary's features in the Sykes Church Trail. More information about the church can be accessed by clicking here:   


 St Leonard's, Skerne

SKERNE'S Norman church, St Leonard's, was much larger than its present day form, having a north transept of which the arches leading to it can still be seen.The entrance porch on the south side and the bell tower were probably 15th century additions.

The church is slightly set away from the village and is reached via Church Farm yard or a track running off the village's Wansford Road. It is a listed building. For more information about the listing, click here. For more information about St Leonard's click here


Safeguarding policy in the York diocese

Click here for the home page for safeguarding in the diocese of York, where you can find information and guidance concerning protecting children and vulnerable adults in your church.

For Safeguarding advice contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser on 01904 699524 or

For Safeguarding Training contact the Events Administrator on 01904 699508 or

For Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) enquiries contact the Diocesan DBS Administrator on 01904 707021 or