The Barmby Moor Group of Parishes
This Group includes Yapham, Allerthorpe, Barmby Moor, Fangfoss, and Thornton and Melbourne. The Group’s priest is the Reverend Jan Hardy, telephone number 01759 307490. Services at St. Martin’s, Yapham, are normally on the first (Holy Communion) and fourth (Family Service) Sundays in the month, 9.15 am and 10.45 am respectively but this routine may be altered in Easter month and December. The Parish Magazine and Pew News are useful sources of information regarding church services and other matters but for the latest information it is best to go to the Barmby Moor Group of Parishes website, www.barmbymoorgroup.org.uk/
St. Martin’s Church, Yapham Cum Meltonby
St. Martin’s Church stands back from the main road through Yapham and was mentioned together with the Church of Pocklington and the other churches in the Soke by Henry I (1101-1135). It was rebuilt in 1777-8 and restored in 1904. It is a Grade II* listed building. In 1989 St. Martin’s left the parish of Pocklington and became part of the Barmby Moor Benefice, which now is comprised of 5 churches.
Holy Communion is held on the 1st Sunday of the month at 9.15am and a Family Service takes place on the 4th Sunday at 10.45am.
During the year there is a Harvest Festival, a Christmas Carol Service, Christmas Day Communion and Good Friday Devotional Service.
After Harvest Festival and the Carol Service light refreshments are served in the Village Hall.
Arrangements forweddings, baptisms and funerals are made through the vicar.
We support St. Anne’s Hospital in Malawi by making small donations.
Once a year we raise funds for the church by running a bric-a-brac shop from donated premises in Pocklington.
We have held fund raising lunches, Bridge Days, Quiz Nights and beetle drives in the Village Hall next to the church. These always attract a good turn out.
We have shared fund raising projects with the Village Hall Committee.
Being part of the Barmby Moor Group of Parishes, our Vicar is the Reverend Jan Hardy, tel: 01759 307490; email: firstname.lastname@example.org; website: http://barmbymoorgroup.org.uk/.