Welcome to St. Thomas a Becket

We are now recruiting for a Benefice Musical Director & Organist!

Please check out the job description and information here! The closing date for applications is Wednesday 16th February with interviews taking place the following week on Thursday 24th February. Please share the link with anyone you know who might be interested and if it’s you, we look forward to hearing from you!


St Thomas a Becket is a Church of England parish church serving the village community of Hampsthwaite in the beautiful Nidderdale countryside beyond central Harrogate. We are a dedicated worshipping community with a welcoming Sunday School, an enthusiastic choir and a wide range of groups and activities. Click on the various links to see what we hope to offer you.

We hope you find what you are looking for on these pages and we would be delighted to welcome you, whether as a visitor or to join us in worship and fellowship.

The joint Benefice comprises the parishes of St. Thomas a Becket, Hampsthwaite with Felliscliffe & St. Thomas the Apostle, Killinghall and St. James, Birstwith.