Parish Church of St Mary

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 includes the annual APCM and will be week commencing 25th April



Next Service:




Our parish church of St Mary in East Cottingwith is now a Festival Church focusing on key events through the Christian and rural community year such as Easter, Harvest, Remembrance, Christmas and Plough Sunday.


To make this a success we need YOUR support, the parish community.

Come along to our services and keep the church alive in your village.

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, need to talk, or if you would like a member of the team to pray with, or for you:

Priest in Charge
Revd. Jackie Doyle-Brett, The Rectory, 3 Church Lane, Wheldrake,  YO19 6AW       
Tel: 01904 448230       Mob:  07947941286 (8am - 6pm)     email:
(Jackie usually has Friday as a day off)

Associate Minister:

The Revd. Peter Burgess, 2 Derwent Drive, Wheldrake, YO19 6AL
Tel: 01904 448309       email:
(Peter usually has Tuesday as a day off)

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

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


Funerals, Weddings and Baptisms

Please contact Revd. Jackie Doyle-Brett in the first instance


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

Sax forte concert 13 August 2021