St Margaret`s Church Millington

Our beautiful historic church in its lovely church yard overlooks the village and we can imagine Millington people through the ages being called to worship.

We have regular Sunday services on the 2nd and 4th Sundays in the month at 9.25am, one of which is a Communion service (2nd Sunday). On the 4th Sunday, Morning Prayer is held at 10.45am.  Special services are held to celebrate Christmas, Mothering Sunday and Harvest.  Villagers also like to share Christenings, Weddings and Funeral Services here.

Our church is open daily in the summer months, and at weekends during the winter months (November - March).  Visitors are welcome between 10am and 4pm.

A coffee morning is held at the village hall, every Wednesday between 10.30am and 12 noon.

St Margaret`s is a charming Grade I listed building, having a mid 12th century Nave and 14th century Chancel.  The South Door is Norman;  and above the East Window outside are two Corbels with animals , possibly sheep faces.  There is a priest`s door in the South Wall of the Chancel and a Lombard frieze with weathered carvings.

Inside the church there are several marble memorial plaques on the Chancel walls dating from the 18th century;  a modern oak altar;  lecturn, pulpit and chancel fittings.  The altar rails are by Thompson the North Yorkshire Mouseman.  On the side panel of the altar table is an inscription to the memory of Hannah Singeton who was wife of George Hudson the Railway KIng. 

Altar Rails carved by Robert Thompson, the North Yorkshire Mouseman


The Church was re-designed in 1883 by the architect Temple Moore, of York`s Treasurer`s House fame.  The panelling on the walls is made from the old box pews.  

The Font at the West end is modern but near the pulpit there is a smaler round font which is thought to be Saxon.  Also close to the church path are two cross bases that are believed to be medieval.  One has been inscribed as a sundial - these are Grade II listed.  


There are several stained glass windows but of particular note is the Emmaus window on the South Wall, a gift to the Church in 2007 designed and installed by Tom Denny, one of the country`s leading craftsmen.   It portrays the disciples meeting Jesus on the road to Emmaus (Luke Ch.24 V.13 - 52), and depicts the stoney chalk scenery around Millington and the Wolds.  It was dedicated by Archbishop Sentamu, Archbishop of York.


At the West end the internal tower houses two bells, the smaller being 14th century is inscribed `Tomas Del Wald me fecit`, and the larger 15th century is insccribed `St Margarets ora pro nobis`.  Also at the West end are tables of the Commandments, the Lord`s Prayer and the Creed.  On the wall to the right of the door is the Royal arms of George I dating to 1426, the Central Shield reflecting the union of England, Scotland and Ireland.  The Fleur de Lys represents the hereditary connnection with the ancient Kings of France.  


This delightful Church, charming in its simplicity, embodies so much history, our precious heritage - so worthy of preservation.  Our programme of renovation, particularly repairs to the external stonework, requires all our help.  


Vicar: Rev Jake Belder.

Millington local ministry and pastoral duties; Pam Dean both can be contacted via church office: Tel. 01759 306045

For information on holding weddings at St Margaret’s church please contact Rev Jake via Church office.

For any other information contact PCC Secretary-Joy Hadley 01759 306655

Millington Church

South door pillars which support the arch and are incised with saltire crosses.  


The smaller round font, near the pulpit, which is thought to be Saxon


One of the two cross bases close to the Church path, inscribed as a sundial, and believed to be Medieval


The Emmaus window, gifted to the Church in 2007, designed and illustrated by Tom Denny, and dedicated by the Archbishop of York.