What’s On

    • Photo competition. Closing date 23:59 Sunday 1st March 2020 Photo competition.  Closing date 23:59 Sunday 1st March 2020

      Photo Competition.  Dust down your cameras and phones and capture the landscape, architecture, wildlife, agriculture or recreation within our Church and Parish boundaries.  Enter the competition and maybe have your photo included in our Escrick Heritage 2021 calendar or Escrick Parish Council Development Plan. 

      Plenty of time to capture the seasons as closing date ...

    • Sharing our Faith – Supper. Wednesday 22nd January. Sharing our Faith - Supper.  Wednesday 22nd January.

      Everyone very welcome to our ‘Sharing our Faith’ bring and share supper.  7.30 pm in Church.

      There is no charge for the evening and everyone very welcome.   

    • Open Door. Sunday 2nd February. 4 pm. Open Door.  Sunday 2nd February.  4 pm.

      Bring all the family along for crafts, worship and refreshments.  This month we are preparing for Lent. Everyone very welcome. 

    • Escrick Heritage Group meeting Wednesday 5th February. Escrick Heritage Group meeting Wednesday 5th February.

      The group will meet on the First Wednesday of each month in Escrick Church, starting at 7.30 pm.  This month our theme is ‘Railways and Escrick Station’.   Come along and share your memories and stories and feel free to bring along any photographs or interesting objects.    

      Instead of monthly donations towards refreshments etc, people ...

    • Heritage Hub. Monday 10th February. 1 pm to 4 pm Heritage Hub.  Monday 10th February. 1 pm to 4 pm

      Volunteers will be in Church and available to offer a guided tour and answer questions. Light refreshments will be available.  Please feel free to come along and have a look around, or even just call in for a cup of tea and a chat.  We look forward to seeing you. 

    • Memories Cafe. Tuesday 18th February. 10 am to 12 Noon. Memories Cafe.  Tuesday 18th February.  10 am to 12 Noon.

      The ‘pop up’ cafe provides a relaxed atmosphere for people to meet up for tea and cake.  Each month we will have a different theme for those who are interested in looking at our reminiscence boxes and sharing their memories.  This month our theme is ‘Family photographs’. The cafe will take place on the ...

    • Sold Out…… Calligraphy Workshop. 29th February 1.30 to 4.30 pm Sold Out...... Calligraphy Workshop.  29th February 1.30 to 4.30 pm

      Event sold out but waiting list being taken. Join Lisa-Marie from Creative-Avenue for this introduction to Modern Calligraphy, which is ideal for bespoke handwritten gifts or wedding stationery. Using dip pen and ink this free flowing technique will help you develop your own creative style. By the end of the workshop you will have ...

    • Lent Group meetings. Tuesdays throughout Lent. Lent Group meetings.  Tuesdays throughout Lent.

      Tuesdays throughout Lent – starting 3rd March. Come along to our Lent group meetings in Escrick Church starting 7.30 pm.
      Led by Rev Francis Loftus. Everyone very welcome.

    • Sold Out…..Willow Obelisk Workshop. 5th March. 6.30 pm to 8.30 pm Sold Out.....Willow Obelisk Workshop.  5th March.  6.30 pm to 8.30 pm

      Sold Out – But waiting list being taken. Get ready for the spring garden flourish and make your own stylish willow obelisk. Perfect for any garden to grow sweet peas or other climbing plants.  The workshop will be led by Wendy Bristow from twigsandsprigs.co.uk. Thursday 5 March 2020.  6.30-8.30 pm in St Helen’s Church Escrick

      Suitable for beginners. ...

    • Ceilidh. Friday 6th March. 7.30pm Ceilidh.  Friday 6th March.  7.30pm

      Come along and enjoy a Ceilidh evening – dancing to live band, Fiddlerswreck in Escrick Village Hall. 7.15 pm for 7.30 pm. Tickets £15 (to include pie and pea supper) from escrickchurch@gmail.com There will be a licensed bar and raffle. All proceeds to St Helen’s Church.

    • Prayer Lunch. Monday 9th March. 11.30 am Prayer Lunch.  Monday 9th March.  11.30 am

      Come along for prayer at 11.30 am followed by a simple soup lunch. 

      Everyone very welcome and no need to book.

      Small donation welcome toward the lunch.

    • Annual Parochial Church Council meeting. 18th March. Annual Parochial Church Council meeting.  18th March.

      Come along to Escrick Church at 7.30 pm, hear what has been happening over the last 12 months and the plans for the future.  It is also an opportunity to share your views and thoughts about what you would like to see going forward.  Everyone welcome.  Refreshments will be served.

    • Friends of St Helen’s AGM. 29th April. Friends of St Helen's AGM.  29th April.

      7.30pm in Escrick Church.  Refreshments will be served.

    • VE Day. Vintage Afternoon Tea. Friday 8th May VE Day.  Vintage Afternoon Tea. Friday 8th May

      Come along and enjoy vintage afternoon. Sandwiches, cakes and scones. Tickets £8 from escrickchurch@gmail.com .
       

    • Day of Prayer. Thursday 21st May. Day of Prayer.  Thursday 21st May.

      As part of  ‘Thy Kingdom Come’,  Church will be open a little longer – 8 am to 8 pm.  Feel free to pop along and pray with others, or on your own, light a candle or just sit for a while……. Come along and be part of our Day of Prayer.

    • Wreath Making Workshop. Monday 30th November Wreath Making Workshop. Monday 30th November

      Date for your diary… back by popular demand! Ali will be coming along to help us all make our wonderful Christmas wreaths. More information nearer the time.

     

    Past Events

    • Friends of St Helen’s Quiz Night – Friday 10th January Friends of St Helen’s Quiz Night -  Friday 10th January

      Friends of St Helen’s will be having their annual quiz night on Friday 10th January 2020 in Escrick Village Hall. 7 pm for 7.30 pm.

      Booking Essential.  To book a table please ring David Ashton on 01904 728303.  Maximum of 8 people per table.

      £8 per person to include glass on wine and cheese and biscuit ...

    • Christingle Service. Christmas Eve. 3.30 pm Christingle Service.  Christmas Eve.  3.30 pm

      The collection taken at the service totalled the wonderful sum of £219.89, all of which is to be donated to the work of The Children Society.

    • Candlelight Carol Service. Sunday 22nd December 6.30pm Candlelight Carol Service. Sunday 22nd December 6.30pm

      Come along and enjoy our traditional Candlelit Carol service.  Once again we are delighted that the Celebration Singers will be with us to lead the singing.

      Wine, fruit juice and mince pies will be served after the service.  Everyone welcome.

    • Tuesday Singers Christmas Concert. 13th December Tuesday Singers Christmas Concert. 13th December

      Huge Thank you to The Tuesday Singers and everyone who helped and supported.  The wonderful sum of £330 was raised for Church funds.

    • Children Society Collection Box morning. 7th December. Children Society Collection Box morning.  7th December.

      Call in on Saturday 7th December between 9.30 am and 11.30 am for coffee and a chat, and drop off your Children Society box.

      Even if you don’t have a box to drop off, please feel free just to call in.  The kettle will be on!   It would be lovely to see you.

    • Festive Big Breakfast. Sunday 1st December. Festive Big Breakfast.  Sunday 1st December.

      Huge thank you to all the volunteers, stall holders, supporters, customers and people who bought grand draw tickets.  The fantastic sum of £ 1036 was raised for Escrick Church.  Thank you so much for your support.

    • Sugarcraft Christmas Cake Day School. Mon 25th November. Sugarcraft Christmas Cake Day School. Mon 25th November.

      Sugarcraft Christmas Cake Day School organised by WEA. Tutor Jenny Golton to be held in Escrick Church. Cost £22.50. 10 am to 2.30 pm
      Get yourself in the Christmas spirit early this year!
      Learn the basics of cake decoration, coating a cake and creating models and flowers to decorate cakes to seasonal ...

    • Middle Eastern Supper & Talk. 23rd October 7 pm Middle Eastern Supper & Talk.  23rd October 7 pm

      Thank you to everyone who cooked and supported.  Your donations of £116 are being sent to ‘Embrace the Middle East.’ 

      Middle Eastern Style supper and talk – ‘Peace and Justice in the Holy Land’

      The evening will start with a Middle Eastern style supper, washed down with a glass of wine.  At 7.45 pm Rev Stephen Griffith will ...

    • National Poetry Day. Thursday 3rd October. 7.30pm. National Poetry Day.  Thursday 3rd October.  7.30pm.

      As part of the National Poetry Day, join us for an evening of poetry and refreshments starting at 7.30pm. If you would like to share a poem on the evening, please contact Christine in advance at escrickpcc@gmail.com Donations welcome towards refreshments.

    • Harvest Festival. Friday 27th September. 7.30pm. Harvest Festival.  Friday 27th September.  7.30pm.

      Come along to our traditional Harvest Festival followed by a bring and share supper.  Everyone very welcome. 

    • Heritage Open Day. Saturday 21st September. Heritage Open Day.  Saturday 21st September.

      Guided tours of the church and the bell tower tour will be available 14.00-16.00. Our tower captain will offer visitors a rare opportunity to climb the tower to the ringing chamber and ring one of the church’s fourteen bells. Children can explore the church whilst searching for Hoot the owl and his friends and take ...

    • Hands On Heritage Day. Saturday 10th August. 1 pm to 4 pm Hands On Heritage Day.  Saturday 10th August.  1 pm to 4 pm

      As part of ‘Church Explorers’ volunteers will be available between 1 pm and 4 pm in Church to offer guided tours and serve light refreshments. There will also be crafts and challenges for all the family. Everyone very welcome… Hope you can make it.

    • BBC Radio York. Cake and a Cuppa. Thursday 1st August. BBC Radio York.  Cake and a Cuppa. Thursday 1st August.

      Thank you to everyone who supported our Cake and a Cuppa. We raised the wonderful sum £ 184.15 for Carecent.

    • Mothers Union. Wednesday 10th July. 7.30pm Mothers Union. Wednesday 10th July.  7.30pm

      We are back in Escrick Church for July (10th, 7.30pm). Jean Dale, our member from Naburn, will be telling us all about her trip to Windsor to receive Maundy money. We were all thrilled when we heard that Jean was to receive this honour and look forward to hearing all about it. ...

    • Day of Celebration. Sunday 23rd June Day of Celebration.  Sunday 23rd June

      Everyone is invited to celebrate the successful completion of our major refurbishment project and creation of a heritage hub, thanks to a substantial grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund, and other generous donations.

    • Stonemasonry Workshop. 8th June Stonemasonry Workshop.  8th June

      A practical workshop where Matthias will introduce you to the different tools, techniques and skills required to start work on creating a simple piece of stone carving.   You will be introduced to the basics of this ancient craft and have the opportunity to create your own carving to take home.  Cost £55 to include materials. ...

    • An evening with the Escrick Ring. 14th May An evening with the Escrick Ring.  14th May

      Join the Yorkshire Museum’s Curator of Archaeology, Lucy Creighton, for a rare opportunity to get up close to the spectacular Escrick ring near to the spot where it was discovered.
      Entrance by ticket only : £5 to include drink, cheese and nibbles. Book tickets through eventbrite…… For more information please contact escrickchurch@gmail.com  ...

    • Stained Glass workshop 11th May. (Fully booked.) Stained Glass workshop 11th May.  (Fully booked.)

      Join Jo-Ann Eisenberg from Hannah Stained Glass to create your own simple piece of stained glass. During the day you will choose a 6 piece glass design and then learn how to cut glass, choose colours, cut out and grind the pieces to fit, lead solder, cement and clean your own piece of stained glass.

    • Stonemasons Talk. Thursday 9th May. 7.30pm Stonemasons Talk.  Thursday 9th May.  7.30pm

      Matthias Garn whose team have been responsible for the cleaning and repairs carried out on our church and memorials will be giving an illustrated talk about their work. The talk will give a fascinating insight to the techniques they use and will offer the opportunity to learn more about our memorials. This is a free ...

    • Tour de Yorkshire. 2nd May Tour de Yorkshire.  2nd May

      The Tour de Yorkshire will come down Carr Lane and through Escrick on Thursday 2nd May.  Escrick Church will be serving refreshments on the Village Green and displaying some of our Heritage community archive photographs during the afternoon.  We look forward to seeing you there! 

    • Guided walk 24th April (Fully booked) Guided walk 24th April (Fully booked)

      A rare opportunity to have a conducted walk around the grounds of ‘Escrick Hall’ which is now Queen Margaret school.  Places are limited so booking is essential.  Starting at 10 am the tour will take approximately 1 hour.  Afterwards refreshments will be served in Escrick Church.  Fully booked but reserve list. To book a ...

    • Family Easter Event. 20th April Family Easter Event.  20th April

      Come along to Escrick Church 1 pm to 4 pm and join us for a fun filled afternoon of challenges and  activities for all the family. Find out more about Easter traditions by decorating an egg and taking part in our egg rolling event, making palm crosses, an Easter garden and Easter baskets. 

    • Sharing Memories. Saturday 20th April. Sharing Memories.  Saturday 20th April.

      Come along to Escrick Church 10 am to 11.30 am and share memories and images of special celebrations in Escrick.  We’d love to hear about anything from parties in the village hall, to garden fetes, Harvest festivals or Easter events.    We will also have the scanner on hand if you would like anything adding ...

    • Sword Dancing Taster Workshop. 3rd April. Sword Dancing Taster Workshop.  3rd April.

      Did you know Escrick has its own sword Dance?   We want to revive it in the village as part of our Heritage Project and are looking for local volunteers to learn the dance.  If you think you may be interested, please do come along on 3rd April to Escrick Village Hall at 7.30 pm  for a ...

    • Escrick Heritage Meeting Tuesday 2nd April. Escrick Heritage Meeting Tuesday 2nd April.

      Come along to Escrick Club at 7pm and catch up with progress on the Heritage project, hear the latest on the building works, and share interesting photographs, memories and stories to contribute to our heritage project. Everyone very welcome and refreshments will be served. Hope you can come along. ...

    • Escrick Heritage Meeting 6th March. 7pm in Escrick Club Escrick Heritage Meeting 6th March.  7pm in Escrick Club

      Come along to Escrick Club at 7pm and catch up with progress on the Heritage project, hear the latest on the building works, and share interesting photographs, memories and stories to contribute to our heritage project. Everyone very welcome and refreshments will be served. Hope you can come along. ...

    • ESCRICK’S  FESTIVE BIG BREAKFAST – SUNDAY 9th DECEMBER ESCRICK’S  FESTIVE BIG BREAKFAST - SUNDAY 9th DECEMBER

      Yes! We’re having another BIG BREAKFAST with a festive theme!
      in Escrick Village Hall on SUNDAY 9th DECEMBER between 9am and 12 noon

    • Christmas Crafts – Monday 3rd December Christmas Crafts - Monday 3rd December

      Join us for a festive and creative evening. Alison from Simply Foliage will offering advice and inspiration to help you make a beautiful bespoke wreath for your front door. Price of £20 includes all materials, mulled wine and seasonal nibbles.
      Booking essential.

    • Sharing our Faith – 28th November Sharing our Faith - 28th November

      On the 28th November Sue Tite who works for Christian Aid will be telling us about the good work they do which I am sure will enlighten us all.  We will be meeting at the home of Margaret Gowthorpe and all are welcome, if you would like directions or to know more details please do contact ...

    • MOTHERS UNION – Wednesday 14th November MOTHERS UNION - Wednesday 14th November

      This group is based at Escrick Church which is undergoing its transformation for the next few months.

      This is an ideal opportunity for us to hold meetings in the other villages in which some of our members live.  We were at Skipwith in October and our November meeting will be held at the home of one ...

    • Heritage Meeting – Wednesday 7th November Heritage Meeting - Wednesday 7th November

      Join us for a social evening to find out more about the project and to hear a progress report on the building work. We will also be officially launching our new website. Everyone welcome.

      Wednesday November 7th 7.00-8.30pm Escrick and Deighton Club