Church and Chapel Christmas events


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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

We’d love you to join us. Happy Christmas!

A Christmas Cracker at Terrington

Saturday 8 December 2018, 7pm, Terrington Village Hall, YO60 6PZ

A cracking evening in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society
“Christmas Cracker – pull the other one!” 
Terrington Choir and Friends, with Compère Dominic Goodwin

Carols, festive songs and some surprise items. There will be some refreshments and a raffle, and a bar run by the Village Hall.  

Tickets £10 (family ticket £25) from Terrington Stores, Lesley Bradshaw 01653 648328, [email protected] or choir members.

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.  

Over 60 years of tree planting celebrated at Castle Howard

Castle Howard| Photo by Steve Allen

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 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.

The Castle Howard Tree & Shrub Nursery is open Monday-Friday 7:30am – 4pm for pre-ordered collections.  

The traditional tree planting season runs from November to March and this is the best time to plant new trees.

High Winds: Yorkshire Arboretum Closure 29/11/2018

Weather warning: high winds

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.

Christmas at Castle Howard 2018

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.

Photographs and words courtesy of David Thornley