Christ Church

Church Lane, Marton cum Grafton,
North Yorkshire, YO51 9QX

Christ Church was built in 1875 from the stone of its Norman predecessor which was located at the cemetery on the outskirts of the village. It forms part of the Church of England United Benefice of Great and Little Ouseburn, Whixley and Green Hammerton.

A warm welcome awaits new visitors and old friends alike at all our services. The first Sunday of each month is Parish Praise where tea and coffee (not to mention delicious homemade cake/biscuits) are offered after the service.

The church has close links to the village school and is also fortunate to have an excellent choir (Collavoce), which enhances our services and performs in its own right at local concerts. For details of forthcoming performances, please email:

News and events

We have lots of services over the festive period, kick started by the Carol service at 10.30am on Sunday 15th December. The usual services will be on (see calendar) and in addition we will have our Crib Service on Christmas Eve at 4pm where we will be entertained by some of the children from the village who will perform a short nativity. And of course, it wouldn't be the Crib Service without the customary bonhomie afterwards with mulled wine and festive nibbles. On Christmas Day there will be a service of Holy Communion at 10.30am.

We really look forward to welcoming you to Christ Church over Christmas.

For details of other services in the surrounding villages, please see this website:

The Parish News magazine (£1/month) covers local news and events throughout the benefice. If you would like to have a copy delivered, please contact Chris Lofthouse:

The Church is always looking for fundraising ideas. Please feel free to mention any potential money raising projects to the Church Wardens.

We have been fortunate in the past to be remembered in people's wills. The Church forms part of the fabric of our community and needs support to be available for people at the most important times in their lives. We would be honoured to be remembered in people's legacies in order to ensure the work of the Church is sustained into the future. Thank you.


You can now donate to Christ Church without it costing you a penny. Please visit before making any online purchases and select Christ Church, Marton cum Grafton, as your chosen good cause. Many retailers are linked and will give a small percentage to your selected charity. Your spend will be exactly the same, but a few pennies will come to the church to help towards the day to day running costs. Thank you very much.

Services and events


Vicar: Rev Sarah Feaster, 330928

Assistant Priest: Rev Joan Roper, 331661

Diocesan Readers:
Nancy Clark, 331043
George Rowden, 339343

Church Warden:
June Rowden, 339343

Andrea Ainley, 01943 462163

Our Benefice:

(includes information about all services in the Benfice)