Welcome to the United Benefice of Bempton St Michael’s with Flamborough St Oswald’s, Reighton St Peter’s with Speeton St Leonard’s, within the Bridlington Deanery, within the Anglican Diocese of York. The four parishes of our Benefice cover the beautiful Yorkshire coastal strip, where the Yorkshire Wolds meet the sea, between Bridlington and Filey.
At the southern end of the Benefice, Flamborough St Oswald’s (the largest parish in terms of population and the church building) extends from the point where Dane’s Dyke meets Bridlington Bay, to the south, right round the ‘Head’ to the point where the northern end of Dane’s Dyke runs out into the North Sea. The village thrives, and has its own Voluntary-
St Oswald’s Church is only half a mile north of the coastal footpath as it runs over Beacon Hill, a prominent landmark on the southern side of the Head. The church is well worth a visit, and is often open during daylight hours.
The next parish, running in a westerly direction, is Bempton St Michael’s. Like St Oswald’s, St Michael’s is essentially a twelfth-
A mile further to the west, at the southern end of the village of Reighton, St Peter’s Church stands on rising ground, just set back from the road. The churchyard offers wonderful views of Filey Bay and Filey Brigg to the north. Although fairly unprepossessing from the outside, the church has a simple and beautiful interior
Rev’d Jane Penn
Welcome to the Headland Parishes
Come and visit our four beautiful twelfth-