Beautiful church in a thriving coastal village
Welcome to the United Benefice of Bempton St Michael’s with Flamborough St Oswald’s, Reighton St Peter’s with Speeton St Leonard’s, within the Bridlington Deanery, within the Anglican Diocese of York. The three parishes of our Benefice cover the beautiful Yorkshire coastal strip where the Yorkshire Wolds meet the sea, between Bridlington and Filey.
At the southern end of the Benefice, Flamborough St Oswald’s (the largest parish in terms of population and the church building) extends from the point where Dane’s Dyke meets Bridlington Bay, to the south, right round the ‘Head’ to the point where the northern end of Dane’s Dyke runs out into the North Sea. The church is essentially a 12th century building with an excellent carved rood screen and loft. It also boasts a royal pardon granted by Charles II in 1660 to Walter Strickland, absolving him of high treason, despite the fact that Strickland had supported Parliament during the Civil War.
The church is open most days till dusk, and you are very welcome to come and look round - and also to join us in worship. Our Sunday services each week are normally at 8.00 am and 10.30 am (Sung Eucharist), with an additional evening service in traditional language at 6.30 pm on the fourth Sunday of the month. If there is a fifth Sunday, we join with the other benefice churches: check noticeboards for venue and time.
You are also welcome to join us for a midweek Communion service on Thursdays at 10.30 am.