- Great that Church is now open daily between 9 am and 4 pm and that our Church services have resumed both in Church and on Zoom. Some of our Escrick Heritage events have also resumed.
Delighted that Church is now back open daily between 9 am and 4 pm. Also that our Church services have now resumed in Church, with our family ‘Open Door’ service continuing by Zoom. More details on the ‘Church and Worship’ pages.
We are also pleased that we are now able to restart some of our heritage ...
- Knitted Poppies.
Thank you to everyone creating poppies. The display is coming on well. Please could we have your completed poppies as soon as possible so we can include them. Thank you.
The display, both inside and outside Church, will be completed for Wednesday 7th October and remain in place until after Remembrance Sunday.
If you would like more ...
- 100 Club.
Congratulations to the September Draw winners!
Winning numbers are 3,16, 24 & 89
We still have a few numbers left, so if you would like to be included in future draws please contact email@example.com for more information. Just £6 to cover the 6 monthly draws left in this 100 club year.
- Open Door By Zoom. Sunday 6th September 4 pm
Join us at 4 pm via Zoom for our family worship. Craft, story, colouring, puzzles, song and prayers. This months theme is ‘The Tower of Babel’.
Just email firstname.lastname@example.org for the link. Hope you can join us.
- Outdoor Harvest Celebration. Sunday 13th September. 10 am.
Come along to our Outdoor Harvest Celebration to be held in the Churchyard….Please bring your own folding chairs or rug …and maybe a flask and snacks to enjoy after the service. Everyone very welcome.
- Prayer lunches resume Monday 14th September … Please bring Pack up!
Delighted we are going to resume the monthly prayer lunches from 14 th September. As before we will meet at 11.30 am for about half an hour. There will then be the opportunity to enjoy each other’s company over lunch.
As you would expect, we will need to wear face covering while in Church, wash our ...
- Heritage Hub. Monday 14th September. 1 pm to 4 pm
Volunteers will be in Church and available to offer a guided tour and answer questions.
Please feel free to come along and have a look around. Covid procedures will be in place and we ask that you wear a face covering while in church please. We look forward to seeing you.
- Annual Parochial Church Council meeting. 30th September
Come along to Escrick Church at 7.30 pm, hear what has been happening over the last 18 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.
- Friends of St Helen’s AGM. Wednesday 30th September
6.45 pm in Escrick Church.
- National Poetry Day. Thursday 1st October. 6.30pm.
As part of the National Poetry Day, join us for an evening of poetry starting at 6.30 pm. If you would like to come along and maybe share a poem on the evening, please contact Christine in advance at email@example.com
- Escrick Heritage Group. Wednesday 7th October
Join us at 7.30 pm in Church for an evening with Chris Cade, Chris will present the WW1 themed ‘ Arthur Walkers Great War”.
We will also be launching our Poppy display and there will be a small exhibition to look around.
Afraid on this occasion there will be no refreshments put feel free to bring your ...
- 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.
- Virtual ‘Open Gardens’. Winners announced!
Winner of ‘My Garden’ category is ‘Christine’s Garden’. Christine receives a beautiful hanging basket very kindly donated by Vertigrow. To see all the entries go to https://www.escrickheritage.org/heritage/virtual-open-gardens-my-garden/
Winner of ‘My Allotment/veg plot’ is ‘Gillian’s plot’. Gillian receives a £10 voucher kindly donated by Deans Garden Centre. To see all the entries go to https://www.escrickheritage.org/heritage/virtual-open-gardens-my-allotment-veg-plot/
- Calligraphy Workshop. 7th March. 10 am to 1 pm
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 created a bookmark and/or greeting cards with a short ...
- Ceilidh. Friday 6th March. Thank you.
Thank you to everyone who helped and supported the Ceilidh. A great time was had by all and the wonderful sum of £1029 was raised for Escrick Church funds.
- 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. ...
- Piano Recital. Thursday 13th February. 11.30 am
Come alone to a wonderful piano recital, ‘Beyond Words’. Catherine Holbrook, Barefoot piano prayers, will be performing love songs for solo piano which she has written. The recital will be followed by a soup lunch.
Tickets in advance £5, to include lunch, from Caroline at firstname.lastname@example.org or £6 on the door. Everyone very welcome, but we ...
- 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
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
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.
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.
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 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
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 ...
- 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
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.
Thank you to everyone who supported our Cake and a Cuppa. We raised the wonderful sum £ 184.15 for Carecent.
- 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
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
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 email@example.com ...
- 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
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
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)
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
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.
- 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 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
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
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.
- 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
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
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