Saturday 10thAugust,2019

Please can you spare an hour to help?
Keeping this historic building looking good is a big task for the small regular congregation, so please could you spare an hour to come and help?

Mid-morning refreshments will be provided

Please assemble from 10 a.m. bringing gloves sweeping brushes, dusters etc. and any other equipment for inside cleaning jobs, or outside garden jobs if you prefer, such as removal of ivy, clearing weeds on paths and around drains, and sweeping porches and pathways.


Queen Bee

This July, Scarborough-based artist Ryan Chadwick will bring his visions of the world’s creatures to the Yorkshire Arboretum in stunning detail. From 19th July to 2nd August, the arboretum will host an exhibition of work by this unique and gifted local artist.


A young artist indeed, Ryan studied for a degree in Fine Art 2009-2012, which afforded him the opportunity to explore and develop his artistic style. Initially inspired by the Russian constructivist movement – where he began producing pieces that in his own words “focussed on impossible machines and structures” – his interest in the natural world brought him to his current style. The wildlife documentaries of Sir David Attenborough have profoundly impacted his approach, mixing anatomical accuracy with the eye-popping simplicity of a child’s animal picture book.

For more information, click on ‘Download’ below.

Ryedale Festival 12-28 July 2019

Venues across Ryedale, from grand stately homes to tiny village churches are now preparing to receive the 2019 Ryedale Festival.

The piano recital in Slingsby’s All Saints’ church (15 July) has now sold out, but there are many more events still available to choose from. Here’s just a short selection:

Sat13 July, 9.45pm, St Mary’s Old Malton, Candle-lit concert (Purcell + Scottish folk tunes suite)

Sun 14 July, 9.45pm, Hovingham church, Candle-lit concert, (Bach etc. for violin/harpsichord)

Mon 15 July 3pm, Malton St Michael’s church, Dido & Aeneas, Purcell

Sun 21 July, 3pm, Helmsley Arts Centre, Roxanna Panufnik (composer in residence)

Sun 21 July, 8pm, Norton, St Peter’s church (Haydn, Weber etc with Julian Bliss, clarinet)

Tue 23 July, 6pm, Ampleforth College Performing Arts Centre (Bach etc Sally Palmer, flute)

Sat 27 July, 5.30pm, Ampleforth College Performing Arts Centre (Yorkshire Young Musicians)

Sat 27 July, 7pm, Ampleforth College Theatre, Burying the Dead (a concert drama about Henry Purcell.

There are also major concerts at the University of York, Ampleforth Abbey and Scarborough which still have seats available.

For full details and to book go to:  https://ryedalefestival.com/concerts/