St James’ Mission Church, Old Ellerby
Built in 1889 and originally known as the “Mission Room”, the church is built of red brick with blue brick details and roofed with Wade’s patent Acorn tiles. The foundation stone was laid by Mrs Wade of Wood Hall on 29 July 1889. The children at the National School were given a half-day holiday to attend the ceremony.
The church consists of an undivided sanctuary and nave with a south vestry and south porch. A west bellcot was removed around 1940.
An image of the First World War Memorial is here.
For services, please see the Events Notice Board.
Wesleyan Methodist Church, New Ellerby
In 1838 the Methodists constructed a Chapel in Skirlaugh Road, Old Ellerby near to “San Marti”. This was closed and demolished in the late 1940’s. In 1888 a Temperance Lecture Hall and School in New Ellerby was purchased by the Wesleyan Methodists. In 1909 they built the existing church nearby. Today, services are held each Sunday. The church is available for booking for private events (contact Mr Colin Neal on 01964 564327). The Parish Council meets in the schoolroom to the rear. The church is also used as the Parish polling station.
Photos of the World War One memorials are here.
Minister: Rev. Colin Marchment. Tel: 01377 538806
St Mary’s Parish Church, Swine
Swine Parish Church, named St Mary since the 12th century, was originally part of a Cistercian priory. At that time, it was a cruciform building with a tower at the crossing. The eastern arm was, and still is, the Parish Church and the western arm (demolished soon after the reformation) was the Priory Church. The church was thoroughly restored in 1872. There are no other remains of the priory visible today.
Many Ellerby residents were (and are) baptised and married there, and many are also buried there.
Grade I Listed Building: ID 166715