Photo of the Month: May 2014

Bluebells in Fryton Woods | Photo by John Hayhurst

Bluebells in Fryton Woods | Photo by John Hayhurst

We end the month with a photograph. It’s amazing what you can come across when walking the dog. John Hayhurst came across this beautiful scene of bluebells in Fryton Woods while he was walking his dog.

Many thanks John for sending the photo in to the website.

Do you have a great photograph you’d like to share with us?

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Around Fryton and Slingsby

Here’s a great collection of photos from around Fryton and Slingsby, taken by Colin Douthwaite. Spring had truly arrived.

Many thanks Colin for sending them to us.

a view of The Lawns from the Flatts with a local resident!

A view of The Lawns from the Flatts with a local resident! in the foreground.

working the land down Fryton Lane.

Working the land down Fryton Lane.

an oilseed rape field down Fryton Lane in the sunshine

an oilseed rape field down Fryton Lane in the sunshine.

Slingsby Church with the new metal tree pyramids in place

Slingsby Church with the new metal tree pyramids in place.

Oak Lectern donated to Methodist Church


Esther’s sons and daughters admiring the lectern. Paul, Ruth, Rachel, Stephen.

A lectern made in English oak has been donated to Slingsby Methodist Church in memory of Esther Dennis who was a member of that church and a Local Preacher for over 60 years.

The lectern was made by John Apps of Slingsby (JRA Woodworking) and will be greatly appreciated by those taking part in services there and matches perfectly the other oak furniture.


John Apps giving the lectern a final polish.

Slingsby Methodist Church News: June 2014

Slingsby Methodist Church: News and Events for June

Saturday 7th June.  We are having a GIFT DAY in The Methodist Schoolroom 10am to 12 noon.  This is to raise funds for redecorating the Chapel interior.  We would be most grateful for any support you can give us.  Coffee/tea and biscuits provided.  At the same time we shall put on a display of old photos part of The “Wormald Collection” in the Chapel itself as we did on Mayday.  Contact  Stephen Prest on 628277 for details.

Sunday 15th June  Slingsby Methodist Church Anniversary Day.  We are repeating last years Successful programme as follows….

  • 3pm  Meet at The Chapel for a Countryside walk looking at Conservation Work and wildlife around Slingsby.
  • 4-30pm  Afternoon Tea in the schoolroom.
  • 6pm  Service of Thanksgiving and celebration in the Chapel led by Mrs Louise Hayes.

 You are welcome to any of these events.  

Contact Audrey Foster for further details 628643

SLINGSBY ADVENTURE CLUB  is celebrating it’s 40th Anniversary this year.  It is 40 years since we had a Cliff College Mission in Slingsby and one of the things we started was Adventure Club.

Over the years many children from Slingsby and surrounding villages have attended.  The programmes have varied but there has usually been some singing , Bible stories, lots of games, craft and drama etc.  We are so grateful to all the adults who have come and helped lead The Club over so many years.  There is no doubt it has been a great success.
Contacts are Louise Hayes 01653-628064, Rachel Prest 01653-628277 or Becky Ward on 07933350189

We have thought for some time that our prayer life at Slingsby Methodist Church needed re-invigorating.  To this end we propose the following…

1.  We are putting a letter box outside the door to the Methodist Schoolroom for PRAYER REQUESTS.  If you have concerns or people you would like us to pray for please put your requests in the prayer box and we will collect them 3 times a week and make sure they are prayed for.  You can leave the anonymously or put your contact details if you want someone to talk to or to COME and pray with you.
2.  The Wednesday Fellowship Group are holding a study series on “Prayer” beginning on Wednesday evenings at 7-30pm at Rachel & Stephen Prest’s home and on alternate fortnights at Geoff & Karen Bishop’s home.  All welcome. Contact Stephen on 628277.
3.  After our Sunday  services on the third Sunday of the month  an opportunity will be given for anyone to request prayers for themselves or someone else.

Ryedale Police Webchat 4 June 2014

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The first live online webchat for Ryedale residents will take place on Wednesday 4 June 2014 between noon and 1pm.  Inspector Andy Everitt who manages policing in the area is hosting the webchat to give residents the opportunity to ask any questions about crime and anti-social behaviour in their community.

Insp Everitt is keen to discuss the public’s experiences with North Yorkshire Police and to hear suggestions about how the policing service in the county can be further improved.

Please join the webchat at between noon and 1pm.

Thank you.