Welcome to the United Parish of Aldborough, Boroughbridge, Dunsforth, Minskip and Roecliffe

As some of our Advent and Christmas services are very popular, we have made the decision to introduce booking for these to ensure safe numbers in Church. Bookings for St Andrews and St James special events should only be made by using the booking form on this website, or in person with our administrator Caroline. (Please do not use Facebook messaging to book for services).

As we have limited capacity for our special events at the moment, we will prioritise families with children to attend the Christingle services. We would like to ensure that everyone who would like to has the opportunity to come to at least one Christmas service, so we are asking you to please initially only book for one of these popular services and we will let you know nearer the time if additional space remains. Thank you for your understanding.

Advent & Christmas Services in our Parish

(Please see the church services page for the full list of other services).

6th December St Nicholas’ Day

10am All Age at St Andrews, Aldborough (no booking needed)

4pm Holy Communion for St Nicholas at St Mary’s Dunsforth (no booking needed)

13th December Advent 3 

10am St Andrew’s Aldborough (no booking needed)

4pm Christingle service at St James (please book)

18th December

6pm Outdoor Christmas Service at Minskip with readings & prayers (no booking needed)

20th December Advent 4 

10am St James’, Boroughbridge (no booking needed)

4pm Christingle service at St Andrews (please book)

Christmas Eve 

10am Christmas Communion at St Mary’s Dunsforth  (please book)

11.30pm Midnight Mass at St James Boroughbridge (please book)

Christmas Day

10am St Andrews Aldborough (please book)

There will be no live service in our Churches on Sunday 27th.

Throughout the Christmas season there will also be a range of indoor and outdoor services and events around our town and villages for which you do not need to book and some online virtual services recorded from various Church locations which you can attend from your own home.

Please see the church services page for the full list of other services.


The Parish Records are held by North Yorkshire County Council at The Record Office, Malpas Road, Northallerton, DL7 8TB, Tel 01609 777585, Fax 01609 777078. See NYCC Website for more details.

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