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  • Hipswell Parish (www.hipswellparish.org.uk)

    St Cuthbert’s, Colburn & St John’s, Hipswell, both aim to be:

    “A warm, welcoming church; open to the wider community;

    confident in Jesus’ love and presence.”


    Covid-19 and the CLOSURE of the church buildings at St John the Evangelist, Hipswell, and St Cuthbert’s, Colburn:

    Following advice from Leeds Diocese, and the Church of England, all church buildings are now closed. This means that both St John’s and St Cuthbert’s are now closed until further notice.

    But, both Churches continue to function, despite social isolation & physical distancing.

    Please see the Covid-19 Information and Spiritual Input on this website for further info, and links to many church resources and means of staying in contact.  There are more links on the Leeds Diocesan website: www.leeds.anglican.org

    In the meanwhile, if you wish to have a chat or to get in touch about church or other matters, please call:

    Revd Andrew Cromarty (Vicar)  Tel: (01748) 833287  Mob: 07717 226791

    Peter Kane (Reader)  Tel: (01748) 811701

    Marie Smalley (Churchwarden)  Mob: 07984 272228


    Covid-19 and Bookings for St Cuthbert’s Community Hall and Meeting Room:

    Please note: This building is also closed and is not available for hire until further notice.

    However, if you wish to discuss possible bookings for the autumn of 2020 or beyond – dependent upon restrictions having been lifted – please contact our Bookings Manager, Marie Smalley, via email: mariesmalley02@gmail.com or by phone/text: 07984 272228.

    It is not clear how long this pandemic will continue. However, when restrictions are lifted, we will update you via notices on this website.




  • Safeguarding

    We are committed to Safeguarding Children, Young People, Victims/perpetrators of Domestic Abuse and Vulnerable Adults.

    If you are suffering as a result of present or past experiences, we would encourage you to seek help. Various helpline numbers are shown below,   or on the relevant web pages, as indicated below.

    Hipswell Parochial Church Council (PCC) has adopted the Church of England’s policy and best practice on Safeguarding, which may be found on the Church of England’s website:


    Our Parish Safeguarding Officer (PSO) is Marie Smalley, who can be contacted through the Parish Office, St Cuthbert’s Community Hall, Colburn Lane, Colburn, Catterick Garrison, North Yorkshire, DL9 4LT, by email: mariesmalley02@gmail.com or by phone: 07852156134.

    Our Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser (DSA) Ripon Area is Narinder Lyon, whose contact numbers are as follows: T: (0113) 3530 256 or M: 07872005309

    Please press the ‘Safeguarding Information’ tab above for helpline numbers & further information on the ‘Promoting a safer church’ poster, and the ‘Documents’ tab for our ‘Promoting a safer church’ policy statement, the ‘Promoting a safer church’ policy document, and the ‘Parish Safeguarding Handbook’.

    If a child or adult is at immediate risk of significant harm, in the first instance you should always contact your local Social Services team North Yorkshire (01609) 780780 or the local police (call 101).

    National helplines:

    Childline: 0800 1111

    NSPCC: 0808 500 8000

    Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 200 0247

    MACSAS (Ministers and clergy sexual abuse survivors): www.macsas.org.uk