Sunday 9th, Chapel, 5 to 6:30pm: Festive crafts, tasty tea & nativity with a diﬀerence (all ages very welcome)
Sunday 16th, Parish Church, 3:30pm: United Church/Chapel Carol Service
Weds 19th, Chapel Schoolroom at 12 noon: Christmas Soupa Lunch
Thursday 20th Carol Singing round village & at The Grapes. Meet Chapel at 6pm
Friday 21st, Parish Church at 1:15pm, Slingsby School Christmas Assembly
Sunday 23rd Christmas service Chapel at 10-30am
Monday 24th Candle service for all ages Parish Church at 4-15pm
Monday 24th Christmas Eve Eucharist with Carols, Parish Church at 10pm
Sally Backhouse, regional fund-raising support officer for the Alzheimer’s Society, said “We are delighted that Terrington Choir is planning to donate the profits from their Christmas Cracker towards our work. We urgently need funds for social activities, like Songs and Scones and Music Therapy in Ryedale, but also to give advice and support to families, and contribute to vital research into dementia.” Terrington Choir is a mixed choir which meets weekly throughout the year in the village, attracting members from surrounding villages and Malton. Over the years it has raised thousands of pounds for local and national charities, but this year the overwhelming choice was the Alzheimer’s Society. We welcome friends old and new, to help to raise money for this worthwhile cause by enjoying a cracking start to Christmas.
In celebration of over 60 years of tree planting, the Castle Howard Tree and Shrub Nursery is offering customers a special discount during National Tree Week, which runs until 2nd December 2018.
Castle Howard will offer customers a free tree protection set (including a tree stake, guard and tie used to protect young trees from inquisitive mammals) with any tree of 1.2 metres or over purchased during National Tree Week. Run by the Tree Council, the UK’s lead charity for trees, National Tree Week encourages everybody to plant more trees.
For the full range of available plants, please visit www.castlehoward.co.uk Orders can be placed by ringing the nursery team on 01653 648646. Please mention National Tree Week when placing your order to claim your free tree protection.
Please note that the arboretum will be closed on Thursday 29th November due to expected high winds. This includes members’ opening 8 am-10 am. The cafe will be open from 10 am, and Willow Wreaths workshops will be taking place in the Visitor Centre 10 am-12 pm and 1:30 pm-3:30 pm for those booked to attend. We apologise for any inconvenience.
We have been to Castle Howard several Christmases to view their special displays, but there is no doubt that this year’s display is by far the most stunning.
Professional designers Charlotte Lloyd Webber and Bretta Gereke have worked with the theme ‘The 12 Days of Christmas’ (you know the song – seven swans a swimming , six geese a laying etc.) to produce a stunning array of flamboyant displays and installations to surprise and delight visitors of all ages. Younger visitors can enjoy a bit of virtual reality by indulging in a little elf boxing, decorate a virtual Christmas tree and see Santa flying over the rooftops!
Open fires, candle light and live music evoke all that we love about this special time of year, with the iconic 25 foot traditional Christmas tree adorned with over 3000 baubles providing a breath-taking highlight in the Great Hall. It took two days to decorate this tree alone! The long gallery uses evocative lighting and stunning detail suspended overhead, showing the lords leaping, pipers playing, ladies dancing etc.
For the first time this year the house will be open between Christmas and New Year. Check the castle website for details and remember – if you book online you will receive 10% off admission.