14 September - Holy Cross Day.
There are several different celebrations of the Holy Cross, commemorating its use in Jesus' crucifixion. The best known and most often celebrated is of course Good Friday, dedicated to Jesus' passion and death.
According to Christian tradition, the True Cross was discovered in 326 by St. Helena, the mother of the Roman Emperor Constantine, during a pilgrimage she made to Jerusalem. The Church of the Holy Sepulchre was then built at the site of the discovery and was dedicated nine years later, with a portion of the cross remaining there, on 13/14 September.
The feast is also known as the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, the Triumph of the Cross and Holy Rood Day. It is celebrated in many Christian traditions worldwide. The veneration of the cross springs from it becoming the instrument by which Jesus died, leading to His resurrection and our salvation.
Some good news...
We have been notified that St. Patrick's is one of 300 churches nationally recognised by the Church Buildings Council as a Major Parish Church - one of twelve in the Diocese of York. This will present us with some opportunities and challenges, which the PCC will be considering over the next few months.
And now some bureaucracy....
to the Listed Places of Worship Roof Repair Fund and to the Garfield Weston Trust for their grant aid to extensive (and expensive!) roof repairs; and to the Allchurches Trust and the Diocese of York for grants towards essential electrical repairs. More information on the Building Team pages.
Welcome to St. Patrick's.
The church is open daily from around 9am to 5pm, or until dusk if earlier.
Access for ambulatory visitors from the car park on High Street is up the steps between the handrails and direct to the north porch. Wheelchair users' access is through the gap in the east wall of the car park, through the lychgate and again to the north porch. There is a ramp for wheelchairs just inside the porch to help negotiate the entry step.
Entry to the church from Church Lane, to the south of the church, is via the kissing gates and the paths leading to the north of the church. These routes are not accessible to wheelchair users. There are some areas of the churchyard cordoned off for safety reasons pending attention from the Patrington Parish Council, who are responsible for churchyard maintenance.
If you are interested in exploring our beautiful church but do not wish to participate in a church service, we respectfully suggest you avoid service times (shown in the calendar).
If you would like to organise a group visit, please contact the PCC Secretary in advance, so that clashes with other visits or activities are avoided. We advise that a group visit covering the whole of the church will take a minimum of two hours, three hours if a tower tour is included.