Welcome to our Benefice

We are delighted to share our new website to cover our four churches: Hampsthwaite, Felliscliffe, Killinghall and Birstwith. We are in the process of combining four individual church websites into one to represent our United Benefice as a whole. Please check back regularly as more photos, pages and information will be added in due course and please bear with us whilst we look a bit bare!! In the meantime, if you have any questions about any of our churches or chapel, please contact Gill our Parish Administrator at hfkbparishoffice@yahoo.com or our Vicar, Reverend Suzy McCarter, at [email protected]. We look forward to hearing from you!


We are a United Benefice comprising the churches of St. Thomas a Becket, Hampsthwaite with Felliscliffe Chapel of Ease; St Thomas the Apostle, Killinghall and St. James’, Birstwith.  We each have our own Sunday service schedule (please see the information on the right for the Service Times) and we come together as a Benefice once a month on the fourth Sunday of the month (and fifth if there is one), taking it in turns to host the service. This is a great way of connecting with and supporting one another in our faith, sharing in worship and fellowship, and strengthening our mission.  We are committed to one another and care for each other.