Brandsby and the nearby hamlet of Stearsby is off the York/Helmsley B1363. It is a scattered community, population 245 (2009) and is made up of farms, several large houses, many cottages, and some local Housing Association properties. The retired and those in work live comfortably side by side.

A tree lined avenue off the main road leads to Rectory Corner and All Saints, a distinguished Georgian church with fine views across to the Howardian Hills. All Saints has been a place of worship in the village since 1770. Services provide various forms of worship to suit differing needs.

Over the years many local people have used the church for notable family events. The burial ground provides for the whole community regardless of denomination or faith. The church is used for concerts and other events, providing entertainment and opportunities for fund raising.

Sunday services are usually held at 10.30 am along with Family Services, and all 7 churches in the 2 benefices meet together on a regular basis.

Lay members of the congregation assist with the chalice, intercessions, readings, preparing for communion along with other duties such as collection, bell ringing, books and welcome On the first Sunday of the month coffee and biscuits are served after the service.

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