St Mary's Church

St Mary's Church is the parish church of East Cottingwith and Storwood and is part of the horseshoe Derwent Ings benefice which also includes Elvington, Sutton-on-Derwent, Wheldrake, and Thorganby.


Introduction to our Priest

As you will know our benefice went through the whole of 2020 without a priest. 

It is therefore even more pleasing to welcome Jackie Doyle-Brett as our new priest in charge.

Jackie was licenced on the 24th of February 2021. 

Originally from the East Riding she is married to Dave and has two grown up daughters and a granddaughter Molly who is 2. Before ordination in 2013 Jackie was a secondary school teacher and Head of Humanities in an inner city school in Hull.  After ordination she became the curate at the Tadcaster - a four church rural benefice. Jackie then became the Vicar of St Luke’s York in 2016. She is now very much looking forward to meeting people in East Cottingwith as she begins her time here.



East Cottingwith & Sutton upon Derwent

Next PCC meeting 3rd July at the benefice strategy away day



Next Service:
Holy Communion  Sunday 20th June @ 6.00pm

Please see Events for further services to be held in East Cottingwith

For further details of services across the villages including Wheldrake and Thorganby please refer to the Elvington, Sutton upon Derwent and East Cottingwith parish newsletter.


On-line Giving

If you would like to support the church financially and help us maintain it for generations to come please click on the graphic below:


alternatively you can give by bank transfer to:

East Cottingwith PCC





Keep in Touch

The staff team for the benefice is listed below. Please feel free to contact any member if you have a question or need to talk:

Jackie Doyle-Brett, The Rectory, Wheldrake,                                                                                email:

Licensed Readers
Dr Catherine Grievson 27 Valley View, Wheldrake    YO19 6AJ            01904 448349           email:
(Catherine usually has Saturday as a day off)

Margaret Clegg,     Bridge House, Thorganby             YO19 6DA           01904 448735           email:
(Margaret usually has Wednesday as a day off)


Remembrance Sunday Service

The link below will take you to a simple service filmed in St. Mary's Church prior to lockdown.

Hope that this service, in some small way, helps us to remember and honour the members of the parish who gave their lives for our Country.



Archbishop Sentamu leads prayers at St Mary's

  • Prayer Beads to guide us through the prayer rotation
  • Pilgrimage of Prayer, Witness and Blessing
  • Special Prayers for the Pilgimage
  • Prayer for Setting Out on Pilgimage