Service - Sunday, March 15, 11am, St Hilda’s: Eucharist.


Tea, Chat & History - The latest Tea & Chat of 2020 was held on Monday in the village hall and attended by am unexpectedly large number of people. A big thanks to Lesley Warwick who brought material from her early days at The Forge and Hester Richards who again contributed material to the Archive. As usual the refreshments provided by Shirley Brooke and the Rolling Slide Show were greatly appreciated.

Singalong - The next singalong will be held in the village hall at 5pm Wednesday, March 18.

Parish council - The next parish council meeting will be in the village hall at 6.30pm on March 19.


Service - As part of the York Diocese mission weekend, there will be a Cafe Church in Brawby Village Hall on Sunday, March 15. Coffee served at 10.15am, followed by a service entitled New Beginnings.


Church - The service on Sunday, March 15, at All Saints will be Holy Communion at 9.30am. It will be taken by Rev Tony Lindsay, Terry Cartlidge will be the organist and followed by coffee at the back of church.

Wordsworth Celebrations - As part of Brompton’s celebrations of Wordsworth’s 250th birthday (known nationally as WW250), there will be a poetry competition. This has three classes - children’s, an original poem written by an adult, and ‘my favourite poem’ copied out. All submissions should be on one A4 sheet with the author’s name on the reverse. Initially these will be displayed in Brompton Village Hall where there will be an opportunity to choose your favourites at a coffee morning on Thursday, April 9. They will then be displayed in All Saints Church (where Wordsworth was married) for the Wordsworth Celebration on Saturday, April 11, at 6.30pm. Entries please to Bob Muir at Melody Cottage, 5 Church Lane, Brompton-by-Sawdon, YO13 9DN.

Local History Society - At the meeting of the society on Wednesday, March 4, Martin Bland talked about the Forge in Forge Valley. Martin Bland is part of a team from the Scarborough Archaeological and History Society which is investigating the forge in Forge Valley. The talk was much enjoyed by a large audience. At the next meeting, on Wednesday, April 1, Trevor Pearson will tell the group about the most recent work on Brompton Castle Hill. Everyone is welcome to this meeting which is in the village hall at 7.30pm.

Quiz night - An enjoyable evening was spent in the village hall last Friday when seven teams of four pit their wits against question master Bob Muir. Questions ranged from knowledge about William Wordsworth and the capital of Bolivia to the origin of red onions. During the evening, a great amount of banter ensued between the various teams and some challenges were issues to the question master who, however remained in firm control of the proceedings. A hot supper upper of chill was served which spiced the evening up further. A thoroughly fun evening just for £4 entry fee.

Parish council - The next meeting of the parish council will be held on Monday, March 16, in Sawdon Village Hall, starting at 7.30pm.

Community Lunch - The next Village Ventures Community Lunch will be held in Brompton Village Hall on Wednesday, March 18. Doors open at 12.15pm.


Bridge Club - The results for Thursday, March 5 (nine and a half tables) were: 1st D Searle and J Bray 67.19 per cent; 2nd S Briske and J Bartlett 66.67 per cent; 3rd A and J Prest 58.93 per cent.


Cream tea - There is to be a cream tea with Prosecco in Burythorpe House Hotel on Sunday, June 14, in aid of All Saints Church in Burythorpe, from 3.30pm to 5.30pm, raising money towards the repairs to the stonework and windows. Tickets are £8.50 from the hotel on 01653 658200.


Service - Sunday, March 15, 9.15am, Holy Cross: Eucharist.

Village hall - The village is delighted to be welcoming back to Gilling East Village Hall Dominic Goodwin with Bromwyn Jennison, James Potter and Amelia Gillen when they will be performing ‘A Night at the Panto’ on Thursday, March 19. A Last Night at the Panto incorporates Last Tango in Little Grimley and A Pantomime. The fun starts at 7.30pm and tickets are £10 and available from or phone 01439 788059.


Amazing Grace - The will be a Festival of Hymns at St Michael and All Angels Church on Saturday, March 14, at 7pm. Refreshments will be served afterwards This is part of Come & See events 2020.

Make Way - The Make Way Service will be take place in the church on Tuesday, March 24, at 7pm.


Ladies Luncheon Club - The club has 51 members to date, of which 41 attended luncheon, this included two new members. President Elizabeth Wilson opened the proceedings and welcomed all members. Elizabeth also thanked Sheila Gillham for taking on the job of treasurer. After luncheon, the speaker was Jean Harrod, a now retired diplomat who gave a riveting talk on her life as a diplomat at the time of the Berlin Wall construction and all the dangers she encountered. Jean was then thanked by Elizabeth and Ann for a very enjoyable talk. The next monthly meeting will be April 1, 2020, at The Pheasant Hotel, Harome, the speaker will be Karen Stubbings, My Work as a Registrar. The cost of the luncheon, including a speaker is £19. Members should arrive at noon for 12.30pm start.

Market - Hovingham Village Market was held last Saturday and though it rained when the stalls were being set up, it stayed dry all the time the visitors were there. All the stalls did well, as did the cafe, run to raise funds for Friends of Hovingham Primary School. Josh the busker was in fine voice and the next market will be on Saturday, April 4, from 10am to 1.30pm.


Fellowship - Hovingham Women’s Fellowship met to hear Dr Mike Sweeting talk about the marvellous work the Barnabas Fund does being an aid agency for the persecuted Christian Church. Member heard about their help needed in Pakistan, Syria, Nigeria and Boko Haram, as well as more than 60 countries around the world where Christians are marginalised because of their faith.


Bridge Club - The result from Tuesday, March 3. North/South. In first place with 62.2 per cent were Mike Brannan and Nim Marwood. In second place with 57.1 per cent were Barry Smith and Bob Wardell. East/West. In first place with 62.9 per cent were Graeme Matthew and Mary Mortonson. In second place with 57.1 per cent were Jane Baldwin and Valerie Hawkes.

Camera club - The Kirkbymoorside and District Camera Club meet at the Moorside Bar and Club in Shaw Drive for an open competition. The judge was Roger Poyser from York Camera Club. The print section was won by Harry Kingman with his image Love in a Mist. Runners-up were Barrie Tuck and David Ireland. The projected digital section was tied for first place by Ivan Martin with his image Windy Walkers and Barrie Tuck with Steam Punk Queen. Runners-up were Paul Stephenson and Iain Leadley. The next meeting at the M B and Club is on Thursday, March 19, when Julie Cowdy will be giving an illustrated talk entitled Photo Artistry.

Church - Messy Church will take place on Monday, March 16, at Methodist Church, from 4pm to 6pm. Crafts, stories, games, informal worship and shared meal around the theme of Live Lent Challenge: Care for God’s Creation. Adults and accompanied children. No charge, but donations welcome.

Theatre - Live theatre comes to Kirkbymoorside with this special night of laughter and mayhem, courtesy of Dominic Goodwin and Pyramus and Thisbe Productions with Last Panto in Little Grimley. It takes place on Monday, March 16, at Kirkbymoorside Methodist Church, at 7.30pm. £8 a ticket, available on the door or from local outlets such as Children in Distress, Moorside Stores, The Lemon Tree fish & chip shop. Alternatively, phone Dominic on 01751 432931 or Louise on 01751 432064, directly.

Friday Orchestra - Kirkbymoorside Friday Orchestra is celebrating its 30th anniversary with an open rehearsal in the memorial hall on Friday, March 20, at 7.30pm. Music will include Danse Macabre by Saint -Saens. Folk song suite by Vaughan Williams Mendelssohn’s Hebrides. Entry to public is free, refreshments afterwards.

Repair Cafe - The Kirkbymoorside Environmental Support Group will hold a repair café on Saturday, March 14, at The Moorside Room, in Church Street, from 9.30am to noon.

Tellin’ T Tales - An evening with Adam Collier will take place at the Kirkbymoorside Library on Saturday, March 14, at 7pm. This promises to be an hilarious evening of tales and stories in a real Yorkshire dialect. Tickets are £10 to include a simple supper. Refreshments and bar will be available. To book phone 01609 534557 or email

Prize bingo - There will be a prize bingo to raise funds for Harome Bowling Club takes place on Tuesday, March 24 at the Kirkbymoorside Moorside Bar & club. Good prizes, all welcome. Eyes down 7.30pm.

Daffodil walk - Kirkbymoorside fundraising group for Marie Curie Cancer Care host the ever popular daffodil walk at Farndale on Saturday, March 21. This is one of the best fundraisers for the group, raising last year £4,000. Starting at 10am from the Low Mill car park, there are two walks. The shorter walk along the river and the longer walk which is for more experienced walkers. Both walks are led by North York Moors National park rangers. Refreshments will be available all day in the band room. For an entry, phone June Cook 01751 431160.

Crafts - A variety of crafts for Mother’s Day and Easter made by volunteers are available for sale at the library.


Domino drive - The final domino drive of the season will take place at Lockton Village Hall on Saturday, March 14, at 7.30pm. Supper will be served and everyone is very welcome. The committees of the playing field, village hall and church would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their support over the winter.


Bridge club - The latest Wednesday session at Malton Bridge Club was won by Tricia Pearce and Stan Bough with John Bramall and Matthew Brash in second place and Mike and Annette Jackson third. On Thursday the North-South winners were Caroline Peall-Clegg and Carole Dixon ahead of Terry Herbert and Judy Cliffe while Dave Sonley and partner headed the East-West scores with Sheila Miller and Gladys Thompson second. In the final round of Yorkshire League fixtures on Sunday, Malton A suffered a disappointing 15-5 defeat against Leeds B, resulting in their relegation from Division 1, but Malton B rounded off a strong second half to the season with an 18-2 victory over Barnsley A to finish third in Division 6.


Club draw - The winners in the 100 Club draw for February were as follows: £50 – No 48 P Marwood and Family; £30 – No 133 P Berry; £10 – No 151 A Bayley; £10 – C Braithwaite.


Service - Sunday, March 15, 9.15am, St Oswald’s: Morning Prayer.

Village hall - Newly-refurbished Oswaldkirk Village Hall is available to hire for £8 per hour. Now with a fully-equipped modern kitchen, new toilet facilities, fold away tables, it is ideal location for classes, meetings, performances, parties, exhibitions and more. For details, email Weekly classes include: Saturday, March 14, Oz Café, from 10am to noon. Join them in the village hall for the café and book bank. Cake available to eat in or take home. Monday, March 16, keep fit with Nicola Thorpe, a level 4 fitness instructor and personal trainer who is used to dealing with a range of ages, from 6pm to 7pm, for £5. Future events include a Willow Workshop on April 25, where you can make a sitting or leaping hare with Wendy Bristow for £60, from 10am to 3pm. To book, email contact


Thanks - Organisers of a jumble sale at the Methodist Church on February 29, would like to thank everyone who helped make it such a success. It raised more than £500 for Food in School Holidays. The next fundraiser will be a ukulele concert at Pickering Community Junior School on April 23, 7pm to 9pm.

Draw - Numbers for Pickering Town Football Club’s Weekly Draw were 26, two and 10 and £75 was won by Karen Sellars. The £50 Monthly Draw was shared by Andrew Dearsley and Margaret Ellerby, the pot for next week will be £75. To join get in touch with any committee member or at Dunning Butchers.

Domino drive - Pickering Town Football Club is organising a domino drive for March 20 at 7.30pm at the Recreation Club, Mill Lane.


Quiz - Seven teams playing for £56 took part in Jennie’s Mega Quiz in the Fleece Inn. The winners with 62 points were Mike, Fiona and Col, second were Gary, Steve & Co (57) and third Honeymooners (55.5). The £14 jackpot was won by Sue’s Crew. The next quiz will be on March 20. Sue’s Crew were the winners of Jennie’s Sunday night quiz and Mike Williams won the jackpot.

Meeting - Community First Yorkshire is holding an open meeting on Wednesday, March 18, at 7.30pm, in Sherburn Methodist Church Room. Agenda items include Neighbourhood Watch and opportunities for young people.


Village hall - There will be a prize bingo evening with a pie and pea supper in the village hall on Friday.


Methodist Church - The service was taken by Rev Dr Kevin Ridd. The vestry steward was Allan Dunnington, organist Doreen Lawson, welcomer Margaret Harris and the offering was taken by Margaret Neave. Bible readings were given by Tina Greenley. The preacher next week at 10.30am is Clare Qunibi. The monthly coffee mornings start again on Saturday at 10.30am.

St Martin’s Church - The Rev Andrew Moreland presided and preached at the 9.30am service of Holy Communion. Jim and Marion Baird were the welcomers, Dot Francis gave a bible reading and Julie Stephenson served refreshments.


St Hilda’s Church - Barbara Grice led the Morning Worship. Bill Hyndford supplied the music and Carol Stephenson read the lesson. Sidespersons were Sue Mennell and Chris Ashton and coffee was served at the close of the service by Keith Usher, with carol’s help. The next service at St Hilda’s will be the celebration of Holy Communion on Sunday, March 22, at 9am. On Friday, April 3, starting at 2pm, Dr David Abrutat will give a history talk in the village hall at 2pm. Dr Arbutrat is a military historian with a passionate interest in Second World War military history. Tickets £5 to include light refreshments - and are available from Keith Usher on 01944 711448 or 07913 084505, Barbara Grice 019447 11038 or 07757 919798 or Brenda Simpson 01944 710074 or 07967 159226, or available at the door.

Advance notice – On April 17, Adam Collier will be coming to give one of his interesting and amusing talks on Yorkshire dialect at the village hall at 7pm. Tickets are £5 to include refreshments.

Luncheon Club - The next meeting of the luncheon club will be on Wednesday, March 18. The speaker will be PCSO Amber Cannon who will be advising on how to avoid fraud and answer your queries. Meet from 12.30pm for lunch at 1pm. Transport can be arranged in Sherburn Village, phone Christine on 01944 711294.

Methodist news - Bible Fellowship continues with the Lent course on Monday at 2pm. Tuesday Coffee Morning from 10am to 11.30am and your kind donations for coffee continue to be given to St Hilda’s Church. The hostess was Pat Woodley. The service of Holy Communion on Sunday was led by Rev Nigel Spencer. Steward Jean Brown also read one of the lessons. The Lenten Liturgy was read by Christine and June put the bowl and towel at the foot of the cross. Janet played for the group and the lesson was read by Chris. India, Kiara and Jacob made crosses to hang on the prayer tree. These are available on a table in the link for anyone to write a short prayer and put on the tree. Thank you to the young people for doing this. Coffee was enjoyed in the hall after Worship. The service next Sunday at 10.30am will be led by Diane Robinson.

Messy Church - You are invited to join Messy Church at Sherburn Methodist Church on Saturday, March 14, when they will be hearing about a catch of fish that was so large it nearly broke the fishermen’s net. It will an evening of all things ‘fishy’. Fish to paint, race, catch and fish fingers with your chips for tea. Meet for tea at 4.45pm.


People’s Guild - The Sinnington People’s Guild enjoyed a visit from Paul Dunn on Tuesday, March 3. Paul spoke of his early life and coming to faith as related in his book. He also told of the problems facing the writing, editing and eventual publication. Kay Metcalf welcomed and thanked Paul for his interesting talk. John Woodmancey was the pianist. Tea and biscuits were served. The next meeting is on Tuesday, March 17, at 7.15pm, when the group looks forward to Jim Pewress speaking on British spiders.


Service - Members from Slingsby, Hovingham, Scackleton, Coneysthorpe, Amotherby and Barton-le-Street churches and chapels joined together to attend the annual World Day of Prayer service (formerly known as Women’s World Day of Prayer) at the Methodist Chapel, Slingsby last Friday. This service, with the theme Rise! Take Your Mat and Walk had been prepared by Christian Women in Zimbabwe. One of the ladies there, Joy Storrs Fox has been attending this service in more than one country over 60 years. They all enjoyed taking part in the service and they were so grateful for Liz Marshall, the organist.


Bridge club - The results for March 2. In first position were Eileen and Frank Hayward with 70.4 per cent. In Joint second position were Margaret Lowe and Isa Eggleston and also Nicky Riley and Melanie Bailey with 54.6 per cent.


Music Night - The supper being served at the music night in Westow Cricket Club Pavilion on Saturday, March 28, will be - chilli beef served with corn bread and tortilla chips, followed by a selection of desserts which will include key lime pie. Vegetarian option will be a Mediterranean vegetable cassoulet. Tickets for food need to be purchased in advance (£8) to help the organisers with quantities. They can be purchased from Julie 07719 885743.

Hula hoop class - On Tuesday, March 31, there is to be a hula hoop workshop in Westow Cricket Pavilion at 7pm. Everyone of all abilities will be made welcome. £7 to take part. Contact Ava Mollan for more details, book a place or phone 07854 945853.


Snainton - The group held its March meeting on Tuesday, March 3, when president Angela Howgate welcomed 46 members. Angela and Kay Clyde had attended the centenary service for the formation of the original Yorkshire Federation in York. It had been an uplifting celebration and much enjoyed. Members were reminded of the upcoming group meeting to be held on Thursday, March 12, and several other events for their own members. The spring council meeting will be held on April 1 at the Spa in Scarborough. Other events and articles in the newsletter were brought to their attention, particularly the darts final on Saturday, March 14, at Pickering Recreation Club, for which they have qualified. Spectators will be welcome. The group then commenced the evenings activity. Ann and Cyril Marshall came with all their equipment for laser shooting. They are involved with the modern pentathlon which includes laser shooting, and have coached many youngsters to success in the Olympics. After a few practice turns, members competed against each other in teams of six. This proved to be very enjoyable, competitive, and addictive. Next month the group will welcome Denise Tile who will demonstrate the art of pyrography. This will be on Tuesday, April 7.