Salton Church nestles in the quiet village of Salton, and is described as a Yorkshire gem, being one of the most perfect small Norman Churches in the county.
It has a history of beauty and violence, in the 12th century the village was invaded by the Scots, and when the villagers took refuge in the church the rebels set fire to the thatched roof. You can see evidence of this fire in the nave where the stonework in the nave is calcined pink as a result of the fire.
The church has recently been taken off the Heritage endangered list following a year of restoration work funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
The patronal saint of Salton Church may give the impression that it is located in the East Riding of Yorkshire near to Beverley, but St John, a Yorkshire man who was one of the leaders of Christianity in the north, eventually died in Beverley.
Services are held twice a month, Communion at 10am on the first Sunday in the month, and on the Last Sunday there is Evensong at 6pm. Everyone is Most Welcome.
Its situation and beauty makes the church an ideal venue for weddings, and musical events.
Church services suspended till end of February.