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All Saints church visit to Bolsover Castle and Hardwick Hall Wed 10th July and Newcastle Thu 29th August

Dear Slingsby residents,
In the latest Triangle you should have received a booking form for some of our church activities as part of the Heritage Lottery Fund project. We have now finalised our date for visiting Bolsover Castle and Hardwick Hall on the 10th July and Newcastle on the 29th August. If you would like to attend either of these and have not yet returned your booking form, please email Kate Giles [email protected] no later than Friday 28th June. 
We have now purchased our Moth Trap and had one remarkably successful session trialling it despite the rain. Class 2 in Slingsby Community Primary School were astonished to see the variety of moths – and a May Bug – it caught. They will be helping us to keep a log over the Summer, doing some trapping themselves and hopefully share their findings with us via the Triangle. We’ll post the dates of upcoming evenings and mornings to check the trap via the website as the weather hopefully improves!
best wishes, Kate

TONIGHT FREE organ recital by Philip Moore, All Saints Church, 7 pm.

This evening Philip Moore will visit All Saints Slingsby as part of his annual ‘organ crawl’ along the Street Benefice. He will play a series of pieces in Slingsby for about half an hour, from about 7pm onwards. Philip is an internationally-renowned organist and composer, formerly of York Minster, and the event is free, with any donations being split between the Street churches.

Slingby’s organ, by Harrison and Harrison, is considered one of the finest in the area.

Land Rover owners beware!

There have been Land Rover thefts recently in the wider Ryedale area, and it seems they are getting closer. This just in this morning from the Police via North Yorkshire Community Messaging:

We have had an attempted theft of a Land rover defender in Hovingham overnight. Please check your cctv if you live in Hovingham and please report any suspicious activity to Police and quote incident no 12190109418

Final push to pay for Slingsby church roof repair – more money to raise!

Below, Margaret Mackinder explains why more fund-raising is required to secure the future of All Saints’ Slingsby.

All Saints Church Council has recently announced the award of a large Heritage Lottery Grant to enable it to repair the roof using theft-proof materials and install an effective and insurance approved security surveillance system. (See our website post of 30.5.2019 here)

The total cost of the project is £317,443.00. This still leaves more money to be raised to add to the  Lottery Grant award of £232,700.  To do this we have applied for over 45 grants, and have been successful with smaller awards  from the Yorkshire Historic Churches Trust, York Diocese, the All Churches Trust, the  Sir John Priestman Trust and the Garfield Weston Foundation. There have been some generous individual donations as well as some well-supported fund raising, such as the recent bridge evening.

The grant award means that the church and village community will not have to bear the full brunt of the disastrous lead theft, and that the church can remain open for the services which mean so much to the community. However, there is still money to be raised, particularly the sum of £6,800 to cover the cost of the CCTV security installation. We need this funding in place before we can go ahead with the project.

Please support  our fund-raising efforts this summer.   Planned so far are:

An afternoon concert by Terrington Village Choir on Saturday 29th June at 3pm. Tickets are £10 and include a full sit-down afternoon tea in the village hall afterwards. They are available from the Village shop or PCC members, or on the door.

On September 8th there will be a Churchyard market/coffee morning with guided tour of the church, from 10am to 12pm

If you cannot come to any of these events and would like to make a donation, please put it in an envelope marked ‘Church Roof Fund’ and put it thought the letterbox of Porch House, The Green, Slingsby.

 All Saints’ Church  is an historic Grade ii* listed building, parts of it dating back to medieval times. It is a substantial well-built building which will be there to serve the community for many years into the future. It is little used for church services now as it is part of a large group of churches served by a single priest. It is of course available to everyone for baptisms, weddings and funerals and is open to visit at any time, as is the churchyard. Additional use as a local history centre, including facilities for exhibitions are planned as part of the current  project, and other uses to support its future are always under consideration.  The Church of England does not fund repairs and the church council and village community it serves have responsibility for its care.

Margaret Mackinder