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St Alban's Church

The parish church of Withernwick. An ancient foundation that has been the spiritual centre of the village for a thousand years.


St Alban's church is badly in need to a new roof. It may well cost around £300000 to do such a job. Money may well come from grants and the Diocese but we all need to help as well. 
There will be many fund raising events to come, so please support these. Do so even if you are not a regular church goer St Alban's does belong to us all.

November 2015

On Palm Sunday - 28th March 2010, the new hospitality area in St Alban's church was officially opened and dedicated. 
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St Alban's Gift Day and Fayre
Saturday - 19th June 2010

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Remembrance Day Service
Sunday - 14th November 2010
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The Retirement of Richard and Sylvia Rice-Oxley
1st December 2012
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Withernwick's Got Talent
Organised by St Alban's - 21st June 2014

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Scraping and removing old plaster and paint freom the interior walls of St Alban's
22nd Nov 2014

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The visit of John Sentamu, Archbishop of York to St Alban's Church on 12th Feb 2016

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Concert in St Alban's church on 20th may 2017 by Hornsea Choir and Hornsea Ukulale  Group. £600 was raised towards the foof repairs needed by the church.

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The Withermwick Annual Clay Shoot held on Saturday 8th July 2017 raised £675 towards the repairs needed on the roof of the Church.

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St Alban's Church, Withernwick  

Revd Anne White

Tel 01964 527230 or email  white.anne19@gmail.com

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Church Services
3rd Sunday in Month - 10:30am Holy Communion
4th Sunday in Month - 10:30am All Age Worship


For all events contact Anne White tel: 52
7230 or David Smith (Church Warden) on 527419


Parish Newsletters 
Latest Parish News  - Jan 2018 - Click here
Previous Parish News Letters

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Feb 2010 Mar 2010 Apr 2010 May 2010 June 2010 July 2010
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For the York Diocese Newsletter - Click here


The Archtecture of St Alban's 

From Niklaus Pevsner's Buildings of England - Yorkshire: East Riding

Largely built in 1855 incorporating fragments of medieval decorative material. By Mallinson and Healey. Banded pebble and reddish-brown brick with ashlar dressings and Welsh slate roof. Gothic Revival style with recticulated-type tracery throughout. 4-bay nave with south aisle, south porch and north vestry, 2-bay chancel. West end has buttresses with offsets. Large 3-light pointed window in double-chamfered surround under hoodmould with face stops and brick relieving arch. To west end of aisle an ogeed lancet in double- chamfered surround. Nave has end buttresses with offsets. South aisle: to second bay gabled south porch has pointed-arched, double-chamfered opening with hollow-and-roll moulding to head under hoodmould with reused medieval face stops. Within a pointed, studded double plank door in moulded surround. Stone coping to gable. To first bay a 2-light window otherwise 3-light windows, all in double-chamfered, 4-centred surrounds. North side has buttresses with offsets. To 2 westernmost bays are 2-light pointed windows in double-chamfered surrounds under hoodmoulds. Otherwise vestry has plank door in ogee surround; to east end a 2-light pointed window in double-chamfered surround. Nave has ashlar copings, and twin-light, gabled bell turret to east apex. Chancel has buttresses with offsets. To south side a plank priest's door in ogeed surround otherwise 2-light, pointed windows in double-chamfered surrounds. East end has similar 3-light window under hoodmould with reused face stops. Ashlar copings. Cross at apex. Interior. 4-bay arcade of double-chamfered pointed arches on octagonal piers with moulded capitals and bases. Double-chamfered, pointed chancel arch, octagonal responds, moulded capitals and bases. C19 octagonal font on shaft. Neoclassical wall tablet, to Matthew Topham d 1823. Fragments of medieval zigzag in the outer north side wall towards west end and to south porch. 

( I actually suspect the 4 bay arcade is part of the original medieval church ).

Click here for some views of the interior and more thoughts on the age of the St Alban's.

List of Incumbents of St Albanís church  

One reason for including this list (can anyone update it?) is think that we know at least one name of someone who lived in Withernwick in these far off times. What did the Withernwick that these people lived in look like?  

1259 Roger de Holland
1328 Jno Skirlaw
1360 Peter de Skirlaw
1411 Johs Sotheran
1418 Thos Parker
1425 Rd Arnald
1425 Alan Walkynton
1432 Robert Chapman
1443 Ws Bossal
1452 Ws Robinson
1462 Robt Eskryke
1467 Ws Robynson
1480 Johs Gefferson
1505 Robt Richardson
1507 Robt Cowper
?       Rd Carter
?       Robt Oustayne
1574 Thos Cooke
?       Matthew Cole
1592 Henry Thurcross
1595 John ?
1603 Percival Hutchinson
1639 George Cooke
1660 Richard Meeke
1669 George Gibson
1715 Thomas Gale
1716 Wm Tomlin
1721 John Segar
1754 Matthew Topham (Interred in Church Ė monument on wall - click on ther name to see photos)
1774 John Clark
1812 G Holdsworth
1863 John Molyneux Crockett (Click on the name to see a description of his roll and his memorial in St Alban's)
1891 Walter Radford Welch (Click here and here to read more about Walter)
1903 David Evans Jones
1907 Edward Ernest Eaton
1913 Henry Percy Peacock
1919 Samuel Edwin Paling (Click on the name to see a photo of Samuel)
1940 George Arthur Hewson (Click on name to see picture of George). Click here to see his inauguration in 1940.
1969 Clyde Douglas Proud
1973 Philip Bishop
1978 Kenneth Skipper
1991 (13th Dec) Nelson William Stockbridge
1998 Steve Foster
1998 (29th Dec) Sylvia Rice-Oxley (Click on the name to see a photo of Sylvia)
2013 Anne White