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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.

Wherever you are on your journey of faith we really look forward to welcoming you.

Rev. Sheila Murray

 

 

News

Should all visitors be welcome?

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?

All Age Trip to Grimsby?

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 ...

Coffee & Cake Morning 5th Birthday Party

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.

Second Hand Rose Stall

Published by Pip Garside on Fri, 31 May 2019 00:00
BM News

Successful Second Hand Rose Stall at Bishop Monkton Hog Roast raised £225 for the Church Fabric Fund.  Thanks go to everyone who supported us.

Intrepid Journey

Published by Sheila Murray on Wed, 29 May 2019 15:04
BL News

Martin Whincup, a member of St Leonard's church and choir, volunteered to abseil down the front of Ripon Cathedral on Saturday 18th May.   He raised sponsorship money totaling ...

Amazing Abseil

Published by Sheila Murray on Wed, 29 May 2019 14:58
BM News

Christine Ewalt, a member of Bishop Monkton choir, joined the large number of people who recently abseiled down the front of Ripon Cathedral for charity.   ...

A very special Baptism Service

Published by Sheila Murray on Tue, 28 May 2019 12:01
BM News

Last Friday morning we held a special baptism service for Amelia Jane Giles.   Her parents, grandparents, four godparents and many friends joined us - 25 of them plus 5 teachers!  &n...

It is with great sadness that we report the death of Unity Hield

Published by Sheila Murray on Tue, 30 Apr 2019 16:02
BM News

Unity as been a stalwart member of our village and church community and it is with great sadness that we share the news of her death last Sunday 28th April....

Easter Dawn Service

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...

St John's decorated for Easter

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.


UPDATE ON GIVING FOR FABRIC APPEAL

Published by Sheila Murray on Thu, 7 Mar 2019 15:57
BM News

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...

New children's area in St John's

Published by Sheila Murray on Fri, 22 Feb 2019 15:35
BM News

This week we have set up our new area for children in our church.   The wooden unit has been built by John Taylor and the lovely cushion made by Maggie Wood.   We do hope that f...

Village Meeting

Published by Sheila Murray on Fri, 22 Feb 2019 15:32
BM News

Over 60 local people were at Bishop Monkton Village Hall on Thursday evening to hear details of the urgent repairs needed to preserve our Parish Church and the steps planned to ...

WANTED!

Published by Sheila Murray on Tue, 5 Feb 2019 20:40
BM News

We are in need of at least 4-6 people who would be willing to come onto the rota for opening and closing the church each day.   You would be responsible for opening the church at 9am...

Four safely back from Nepal

Published by Sheila Murray on Wed, 12 Dec 2018 14:41
BL News

On 20th November four intrepid travellers from the village, Keith Townson, Derek Packer, Chris Wapples and John Blackett flew to Kathmandu in Nepal.   Part of the reason for thi...

Christmas Tree Festival

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

22
JUN

Lets Do Lunch

Date: 
Saturday, 22 June 2019 12:00 - 14:30
St John the Baptist's Parish Church, Bishop Monkton

05
JUL

Coffee and Cake Morning

Date: 
Friday, 5 July 2019 09:45 - 12:00
St John's Church, Bishop Monkton
£2.50 for unlimited coffee and a piece of cake

07
JUL

An evening with theatre group "Riding Lights".

Date: 
Sunday, 7 July 2019 19:30 - 21:30
BL Village Hall, Sunnyside Gardens, HG3 3RU Burton Leonard, United Kingdom
£3 per ticket

02
AUG

Coffee and Cake Morning

Date: 
Friday, 2 August 2019 09:45 - 12:00
St John's Church, Bishop Monkton
£2.50 for unlimited coffee and a piece of cake

06
SEP

Coffee and Cake Morning

Date: 
Friday, 6 September 2019 09:45 - 12:00
St John's Church, Bishop Monkton
£2.50 for unlimited coffee and a piece of cake

06
SEP

Drinks evening BL

Date: 
Friday, 6 September 2019 18:30 - 20:30
Oakwood House, BL

04
OCT

Coffee and Cake Morning

Date: 
Friday, 4 October 2019 09:45 - 12:00
St John's Church, Bishop Monkton
£2.50 for unlimited coffee and a piece of cake

29
OCT

Escaping from Colditz

Date: 
Tuesday, 29 October 2019 18:30 - 22:30
Knaresborough Road, HG3 3TN Harrogate, United Kingdom

01
NOV

Coffee and Cake Morning

Date: 
Friday, 1 November 2019 09:45 - 12:00
St John's Church, Bishop Monkton
£2.50 for unlimited coffee and a piece of cake

30
NOV

BL Christmas fayre

Date: 
Saturday, 30 November 2019 (all day)

06
DEC

Coffee and Cake Morning

Date: 
Friday, 6 December 2019 09:45 - 12:00
St John's Church, Bishop Monkton
£2.50 for unlimited coffee and a piece of cake

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

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

Upcoming Services

16
JUN

BCP Holy Communion BL

Date: 
Sunday, 16 June 2019 09:00 - 09:45
St Leonards, Burton Leonard

16
JUN

Parish Eucharist BM

Date: 
Sunday, 16 June 2019 10:30 - 11:30
St John the Baptist, Bishop Monkton

23
JUN

Church Tots

Date: 
Sunday, 23 June 2019 10:20 - 11:30
St Leonard's Hall, Burton Leonard

23
JUN

Parish Eucharist BL

Date: 
Sunday, 23 June 2019 10:30 - 11:30
St Leonards Burton Leonar

30
JUN

Village Open Air Service

Date: 
Sunday, 30 June 2019 10:30 - 11:30
Bishop Monkton Primary School

30
JUN

Evening Communion

Date: 
Sunday, 30 June 2019 18:00 - 19:00
St Leonards Church

07
JUL

BCP Holy Communion BM

Date: 
Sunday, 7 July 2019 09:00 - 09:45
St Johns Church

07
JUL

Joint Service on the Green followed by picnic

Date: 
Sunday, 7 July 2019 16:00 - 17:00
The Green, Burton Leonard

14
JUL

BCP Holy Communion BM

Date: 
Sunday, 14 July 2019 09:00 - 09:45
St John the Baptist, Bishop Monkton

14
JUL

Joint All Age Service

Date: 
Sunday, 14 July 2019 10:30 - 11:30
St Johns, Bishop Monkton

21
JUL

BCP Holy Communion BL

Date: 
Sunday, 21 July 2019 09:00 - 09:45
St Leonards, Burton Leonard

21
JUL

Parish Eucharist BM

Date: 
Sunday, 21 July 2019 10:30 - 11:30
St John the Baptist, Bishop Monkton

28
JUL

BCP Holy Communion BM

Date: 
Sunday, 28 July 2019 09:00 - 09:45
St John the Baptist, Bishop Monkto

28
JUL

Church Tots

Date: 
Sunday, 28 July 2019 10:20 - 11:20
St Leonard's Hall, Burton Leonard

28
JUL

Parish Eucharist BL

Date: 
Sunday, 28 July 2019 10:30 - 11:30
St Leonards Burton Leonar

04
AUG

BCP Holy Communion BL

Date: 
Sunday, 4 August 2019 09:00 - 09:45
St Leonard Church, Burton Leonard

04
AUG

All Age Service BM

Date: 
Sunday, 4 August 2019 10:30 - 11:30
St John the Baptist, Bishop Monkton

11
AUG

BCP Holy Communion BM

Date: 
Sunday, 11 August 2019 09:00 - 09:45
St John the Baptist, Bishop Monkton

11
AUG

All Together @ 10.30 BL

Date: 
Sunday, 11 August 2019 10:30 - 11:30
St Leonards Church Burton Leonard

18
AUG

BCP Holy Communion BL

Date: 
Sunday, 18 August 2019 09:00 - 09:45
St Leonards, Burton Leonard

18
AUG

Parish Eucharist BM

Date: 
Sunday, 18 August 2019 10:30 - 11:30
St John the Baptist, Bishop Monkton

25
AUG

BCP Holy Communion BM

Date: 
Sunday, 25 August 2019 09:00 - 09:45
St John the Baptist, Bishop Monkto

25
AUG

Parish Eucharist BL

Date: 
Sunday, 25 August 2019 10:30 - 11:30
St Leonards Burton Leonar

01
SEP

BCP Holy Communion BL

Date: 
Sunday, 1 September 2019 09:00 - 09:45
St Leonard Church, Burton Leonard

01
SEP

All Age Service BM

Date: 
Sunday, 1 September 2019 10:30 - 11:30
St John the Baptist, Bishop Monkton

08
SEP

BCP Holy Communion BM

Date: 
Sunday, 8 September 2019 09:00 - 09:45
St John the Baptist, Bishop Monkton

08
SEP

All Together @ 10.30 BL

Date: 
Sunday, 8 September 2019 10:30 - 11:30
St Leonards Church Burton Leonard

15
SEP

BCP Holy Communion BL

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

15
SEP

Parish Eucharist BM

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

22
SEP

BCP Holy Communion BM

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