Welcome to St Hilda´s a Roman Catholic parish in the Diocese of Middlesbrough. The ruins of the Benedictine abbey of Whitby on the headland high above the picturesque town of Whitby overlook the area covered by the Catholic parish. This comprises of the towns of Whitby, Sleights, Robin Hood’s Bay and all the surrounding villages towards the east. 

The main parish church is St Hilda´s with its impressive main entrance on Bagdale, situated in the middle of Whitby. The present building is beautifully decorated inside in the Neo-Gothic style (from the 1860s). The church is usually open every day with access via the side-entrance on Brunswick Street.

Address:   1 Walker Street, Whitby YP21 1QT (Presbytery)

Parking:  Very limited parking in front of the presbytery at the rear of the church. It is also possible to drop off passengers on Brunswick Street outside the side entrance. Nearest public parking is at Endeavour Wharf Car Park off Langbourne Road, approximately 10 mins walk.

English Martyrs

A filial church, dedicated to the English Martyrs, is found in Sleights, the village in Eskdale situated at the bottom of the steep Blue Bank, the entry or exit to the North Yorkshire moors. The local community here retain their autonomy whilst participating fully in St Hilda´s parish as a whole. 

Address:  2 Eskdaleside, Sleights, Whitby YO22 5EP

Parking:   There is limited parking next to the church and further parking along Eskdaleside, but please ensure you do not block any drives or side roads.

There are also two other religious communities in the parish:

Please note that Mass and other services are not normally held at these two locations, unless by invitation only for specific events

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