All Saints’ Church in Rufforth is part of the Parish of Marston Moor, which includes the churches and villages of Askham Richard, Bilbrough, Long Marston and Tockwith. I am Martin Otter, the Vicar for these churches and I joined the parish at the beginning of 2018. All Saints’, as are all the other churches, is a very welcoming and warm place to come to worship, where those who have been in the village for decades, if not all of their life, join in with those who have only recently moved into the area.
The Sunday services are all at 11.00, and provide a range of worship to suit the needs of all worshippers, there are two Common Worship Communion services, a family/informal worship, and a Parish Praise which is placed somewhere between the informal and communion services. If it is one type of service you are particularly looking for the service schedule across the parish will accommodate your needs.
The church has good links with the excellent village school, and not only do we go into school to help with worship but they come into church for major festivals.
If you would like to arrange a baptism, marriage or funeral, or just to talk through any aspect of these, please do not hesitate to get in touch. As a parish we are starting groups which explore our understanding of scripture and our own faith and thoughts, and we are always open to ideas how we can become a greater part of a greater number of our communities lives.
It would be lovely to hear from you or to welcome you to one of our services.
Built in 1894/5 the current building replaced the previous Saxon or early Norman construction. Killinghall stone with Whitby stone dressing is used in the Gothic style of architecture. Internally, suitable stone from the old church has been used. The two Norman doorways from the old church, one from the congregation and one for the priest, were preserved and refitted in the new church. The interior underside of the roof is of oak, barrel vaulted with carved bosses and carved figures. The Architects were Messres. Domaine and Brierley of York. With accommodation for 120 congregation the church is a grade II listed building and had a major maintenance and refurbishment programme undertaken in 1998.