A 24-HOUR “hymathon” is being held next month to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the rebuilding of All Saints Church in Helmsley.

The event will be held from 10am on Saturday, June 16 to 10am the following morning.

All Saints Church is also aiming to raise money for Helmsley Primary School, Ryedale School and Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

The Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu will be preaching at a Songs of Praise service at 10.30am on Sunday, June 17, followed by a reception in Helmsley Town Hall.

Anyone who would like to take part in the hymnathon should email Reverend Tim Robinson on

tim.robinson123@btinternet.com or Parish Administrator Tania

Haldenby on rdhelmsley@btinternet.com