Who we are

St Mary’s with Holy Apostles is a parish church within the Church of England. As such, we are part of Scarborough Deanery in the East Riding Archdeaconry, which is in the Diocese of York. Explore the links in the drop-down menu above to find out more about us.

We presented the findings of our Vision 2012 exercise at the Church’s Annual Meeting in April. Our Vision 2012 strap-line was: “Looking up and reaching out, building up and sending out.”

Looking up: Our first priority is worship. We start here and, then, in prayer we acknowledge our dependence upon the Lord, as we look to Him to lead and guide us. Having several congregations, our worship takes several forms, from the more traditional through to the very informal. We are at the lower end of the churchmanship spectrum.

Reaching out: We seek to be an outward-looking church, being committed to sharing the love of Jesus Christ through outreach via, for example, St Mary’s Rainbow Centre (which operates from Parish House) and through evangelism via, for example, Alpha (which also operates from Parish House).

Building up: We want all our church members to be built up and growing in our faith and discipleship. The church has a programme of Christian teaching, via sermons and house groups, and via the Springtide School of Theology, our Lent Groups and Oasis Days.

Sending out: The good news really is good news – and isn’t just for us! In a way, every church member is a missionary, seeking to witness and serve – and live out our faith – in a particular, God-given setting. Several church members have trained for ordained and Reader ministry and now serve elsewhere. Two church members have served with Urban Promise in Toronto, Canada. Two have been to support the work of two Christian schools in west Kenya. One has been to Chartres, in France, on a mission with Operation Mobilisation, and one has been to North India, with Global Alpha Training.

St Mary’s with Holy Apostles is one of Scarborough’s Springtide group of Churches. Springtide is affiliated to the Evangelical Alliance and uses New Wine principles of prayer ministry at its conferences and meetings.