Old St. Stephen’s Church, Robin Hood’s Bay: YO22 4PF • Map ref: NZ942059
Welcome to the website of
Old St. Stephen’s Church
Robin Hood’s Bay
Old St. Stephen’s: “Dead interesting.”
Well worth a visit, the interior of Old St Stephen’s Church has not been changed
since it was rebuilt on an existing site in 1822. Come and see the box pews (last
repainted in 1917 -
a West Gallery and a three-
Owned by The Churches’ Conservation Trust, Old St Stephen’s is kept open by a Friends’ group. There are various events through the year, such as concerts, churchyard walks and exhibitions as well as services, e.g. Gansey Sunday.
Where: YO22 4PF • Map ref: NZ942059
When: Open Daily during summer or by arrangement -
More: 07874 053289
Photographs and details of upcoming events can be found on our Facebook pages.
Surrounded by rolling farmland and commanding superb views of the North Yorkshire coast, the stones at Old St Stephens reveal the dangers of life in days gone by. Amongst the farmers and infant mortalities, perhaps the most chilling memorials are to mariners who drowned at sea. From Rio to Riga, or within sight of home, many men never returned and are merely commemorated in the Churchyard.
A full colour leaflet,
the Robin Hood’s Bay
has been produced linking Old St. Stephen’s Church with Robin Hood’s Bay MUSEUM, and the Local History Group Archives.
It contains Isabel Blincow’s superb illustrated MAP of the Old Village, and is available free from local outlets, or you can view, download and print a copy yourself HERE.