It’s Panto time! Dick Whittington

Sunday 12th January 2014 at 3pm in Slingsby Village Hall

A Pocket Panto production of Dick Whittington hits Slingsby on 12th January. Start time: 3pm.

 Tickets are selling out quickly. If you want yours, please ring Trudy on 628302.

New Rector of Street Parishes announced

The Reverend Martin Allwood has been appointed to be the new Rector of the Street Parishes.

The good news was announced in churches on Sunday 15th December.

The Institution Service is scheduled for 29 January 2014 in All Saints Church, Hovingham.

The postion had been vacant since the retirement of  the Reverend Beryl Bowes in October 2012.

Carol singing in Slingsby


Tuesday 17th December 2014, from 6pm around Slingsby.

There will be carol singing on the Green from 6pm, followed by communal carol singing in The Grapes at 7pm.

Festive quiz night (after the carols) in the Grapes, approx 8pm.

Church yew trees cut back

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The Yew trees in the churchyard have been cut back as planned which has opened up a great deal of light and a better view of the church. Green shoots are already appearing. The half completed metal framework is shown here to indicate the size the finished pyramids when the growth returns fully.

Thanks to Bayes Trees, who have carried out the tree pruning and to the multi- skilled JRA Woodworking for the steel frames currently under construction, and to John Clayton for coming up with the idea and advising. David Bayes will be back in a week or so to prune and remove other overgrown tree growth in the churchyard which will further open up the view of the church, improve security and hopefully reduce the potential autumn leaf fall which has been overwhelming this year.

Margaret Mackinder

For more on the background to this, see our earlier news item here.


Slingsby School Christmas Play

A Merry Christmas to Everyone

Some news from Slingsby school:-

Slingsby school are doing a Christmas play and feel free to come (open to the public).

It will be held at Slingsby at the village hall near the church.

It will be held on Tuesday 17th December 2013 and i can a sure you it will be brilliant.

The 1st show will be at 2pm and the 2nd show will be at 6pm.