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Old St. Stephen’s Church, Robin Hood’s Bay: YO22 4PF • Map ref: NZ942059

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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 - and why do half the pews face backwards?),

a West Gallery and a three-decker pulpit.


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 - keyholders details in porch.

More:  07874 053289


Photographs and details of upcoming events can be found on our Facebook pages.


To view a Google Map of the area, please click here


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

HISTORY & HERITAGE TRAIL

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.

Spring Daffodils at Old St Stephens Church