The Benefice

St Thomas’s Parish Church is part of a wider Benefice comprising four churches in close proximity geographically. We are united with St Thomas a Becket, Hampsthwaite; Felliscliffe Chapel of Ease and St James’, Birstwith. The Benefice includes a Chapel of Ease of Hampsthwaite, Felliscliffe Chapel of Ease, from the days when walking to church at Hampsthwaite from Felliscliffe would have been quite a journey to take every Sunday! As a Benefice, we worship together once a month on the fourth Sunday of the month, taking it in turns to host the service. This is a great way of connecting with and supporting one another in our faith, sharing in worship and fellowship, and strengthening our mission. We are committed to one another and care for each other.

St. Thomas a Becket, Hampsthwaite
ST. James’, birstwith