The Benefice of Upper Derwent is a group of five Church of England churches (that are also independant exempt charities) in the Diocese of York and part of the Deanery of Northern Ryedale. Four of our churches (Snainton, Brompton by Sawdon, Wykeham and Hutton Buscel) are scattered along the A170 between Pickering and Scarborough. The fifth at Langdale End is situated at the northern end of the parish of Wykeham not far from Hackness. All are on the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors. Our Parishes serve the small rural communities of Snainton, Wydale, Brompton, Sawdon, Ruston, Wykeham, North Moor, Hutton Buscel, West Ayton, and Langdale End.
This role is currently vacant, however, our Deacon and Area Dean is ensuring continuity and coordinating the support of retired clergy.
Area Dean of Northern Ryedale:
The Revd Tim Robinson, Vicar of Helmsley and Upper Ryedale.
Address: The Vicarage, Baxtons Road, Helmsley,YO62 5HT
Tel: 01439 770983
Revd Pat Wood
Address: The Nook, Dale End, Hutton Buscel, Y013 9LR.
Tel: 01723 862227
Mr Robert Sword
Address: Upper Derwent Benefice C/O North House, Main Road, Wykeham, Y013 9QB.
Tel: 01723 862434
Benefice Safeguarding Lead:
Mrs Janet Crossley
Tel: 01723 864285
Benefice Data Protection Lead:
Vacant position, please contact the individual church with any queries.
“The Messenger” Editor:
St John Harris
Tel: 01723 850654