The Headland Benefice

About Us


The Headland Benefice lies on the cliff tops of the East Yorkshire coast between Filey and Bridlington. There are three parishes, Flamborough, Bempton (including the adjacent village of Buckton) and the combined parish of Reighton and Speeton. 

The churches are very much at the centre of village life and are there for the glory of God and for everyone to use. As part of our expression of faith, we offer hospitality after services and at the many social events throughout the year. The highlights of the year include flower festivals in summer, harvest festivals, Remembrance, nativity on the hoof (with real donkey), and a Christingle service which brings together so many families to herald in Christmas. If you have a head for heights and a liking for early mornings, then the 7am Ascension Day service from the tower top, followed by bacon sandwiches, might be for you!

For up to the minute news and events go to our Facebook page here 
or our pages on A Church Near You:

St Leonard's, Speeton   St Peter's, Reighton   St Michael's, Bempton   St Oswald's, Flamborough

Our Newslink pew sheet will reappear on Thursday 9th July in time for our first services in our church buildings on 12th July.

Our Headland Benefice magazine - here it is....click on the image

July 2020 magazine

July 2020 Dave Walker cartoon

July 2020 for printing as a booklet



If you're downloading the magazine you might like to take out a subscription, £6 per year. Please phone Caroline on 07780 625822 to arrange this.

Earlier editions.....April 2020 March 2020 Feb 2020 Jan 2020 (We did not publish the magazine during the lockdown.)

Read about our 2019 Benefice Pilgrimage here. The next pilgrimage will be summer 2021.

Bridlngton Deanery here

Monthly news from our diocese here

Video from Bishop Alison of Hull about a new project in the Diocese here