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The United Benefice of Great Ouseburn,
Little Ouseburn, Marton Cum Grafton and Whixley with Green Hammerton

Welcome to Christ Church, Marton cum Grafton

Christ Church was built in 1875. The present Church replaced an earlier 12th Church standing about a mile from Marton, and many materials from the old one are used in the new Church. Built of stone to a simple plan, the church consists of a rectangular nave with a double bell-cot on the west gable, north porch, chancel and south-east vestry. The old bell is hung on a supplementary bell-cot on the side of the vestry chimney. Built mainly in Early English pointed style. 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.

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 second Sunday is said Eucharist and the third Sunday is sung Eucharist. No service on third Sunday. 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: andrea.ainley@btinternet.com.

News and events

The Parish News magazine (1 pound per month) covers local news and events throughout the benefice. If you would like to have a copy delivered, please contact Helen Arundel: helen_arundel@yahoo.com.

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