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Welcome to All Saints' Church Kilham Website.

Kilham is a village in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is situated about 5 miles (8.0 km) north-east of Driffield town centre. According to the 2001 UK census, Kilham parish had a population of 1,010.

Kilham was once an important market town in the Yorkshire Wolds, bigger and more important than Driffield at one time. It held annual trading fairs and had a large number of businesses and a considerable population. The town declined in size and status following the building of the Driffield Navigation, which took trade away from Kilham to nearby Driffield.

At one time there were six schools in the village, but only one now remains, Kilham C. of E. primary school.

All Saints Church stands on a rise in a commanding position. It is a Norman church with some interesting carvings in the walls of its massive tower. The doorway is adorned with exquisite chevron mouldings from the 17th century. The church hosts an annual flower festival which attracts many people. The service times are available at the Parish Bulletin (See Menu).
The Vicar of All Saints' is the Rev'd Glyn Owen who lives in Rudston. The Benefice includes Kilham, Rudston, Boynton, and Carnaby. Glyn is also the Priest in charge of Wold Newton, Burton Fleming, Grindale with Fordon. Glyn is assisted in his ministry by the Rev'd Barbara Hodgson and the Rev'd James Trowsdale the Assistant Curate. Mr. John Walker and Mr. Roger Asham are the Readers.

Outside the church can be found an old tethering ring in a stone block - a reminder of the cattle trade which once took place in the village. There is also a cast-iron water pump opposite All Saints, another reminder of days gone by.

In this parish there is a mineral spring, near the road leading to Rudston, said to be efficacious in curing various disorders; and the Vipsey or Gipsey Race, after a wet autumn, breaks out at a place called Henpit Hole, near the road to Langtoft, the violence of this spring or spout, when it first issues out of the ground, is said to be so great, that a man on horseback may ride under its arched stream.

A veiw of Kilham, showing the Church and the old Windmill which has been converted into a dwelling.


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