St Hilda’s Church Ellerburn

The church of St. Hilda is set in the wooded valley at Ellerburn near Thornton-Le-Dale and is the mother church of the benefice as it is by far the oldest.

St Hilda’s attracts numerous visitors each year who come to sample the peace and tranquillity of this Grade 2* listed building. 

The church dates as far back as 1050AD with some parts as old as 850AD. As you enter the church you see the font under the West window. The font, like the stone altar in the chancel, are the oldest parts of the church. In 1905 restoration work, by Caroe was completed and present day parishioners still benefit from his vision and foresight. The vestry and porch were additions designed by him. 

Church Warden

Mrs E Cowley

Nut Wood Low Dalby, Thornton Dale Pickering North Yorkshire

Tel: 01751 460391



Address: (information pending)

Please make cheques payable to “St Hilda’s Church”. 

Bacs Payments:

If you are making a donation please quote D (for donation) followed by your surname and if you have one, your Gift Aid number.

Bank Account Name: Allerston PCC

Account Number: (pending)

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Legal Information

Clergy: Revd Joe Kinsella
A Church Near You ID: 643553
Archdeaconry: CLEVELAND (433)
Deanery: Northern Ryedale (43310)
Benefice: Thornton Dale with Allerston, Ebberston, Ellerburn and Wilton (43-376BH)
Parish Legal Name: Thornton Dale PCC



To make a donation online please select your Parochial Church Council and follow the instructions:

Hutton Buscel PCC 

 – Wykeham PCC 

 – Brompton PCC


Thank you for providing the resources to enable us to continue our work in the local community and to maintain our much loved historic buildings and grounds.