Here is some information on upcoming events at the Church.

In the first Sunday of every Month at 4.00pm until 5.00pm ‘Cafe Church’ is held in the Village Hall.   An informal service for all ages led by the Benefice clergy, followed by a social time that includes snacks.

Tot’s Praise is a bible-led social meeting for babies and toddlers with their parents, grandparents or carers from 2.00 until 3.00pm every second Tuesday of the month in the Village Hall.   There is a short bible story followed by a prayer, songs relating to the story and accompanied by musical toys and simple craft work, again related to the story.  The hour finishes with drinks and biscuits for all and dancing to music and bubbles.  All are welcome, please contact Rev. Joan Roper 01423 331661 for more information.

Other Forthcoming Events:

Support your local church and keep up your fitness levels by taking part in the SPONSORED WALK  around the Benefice on Sunday 17th September.  The start is from the church at Great Ouseburn at 10.00am,  on to Marton-cum-Grafton and with a lunch stop at Whixley, your own sandwiches or hot soup is waiting for you, and then on to Green Hammerton and back via Little Ouseburn  to St. Mary’s again, a round trip of 12 1/2 miles.   The walk is led, so no chance of getting lost, just turn up on the day, find sponsorship or make a donation if not.   All the proceeds to your own church.  Phone or e-mail Rosie Jamieson 330469

On Bank Holiday, Monday August 28th, there will be a CAR BOOT / TABLE TOP SALE on the Green at Green Hammerton.  Cars and tables £8.00 Vans £10.00 from 8.00am,   Open to buyers from 9.00am  until 1.00pm.  Refreshments will be available.  Proceeds to St. Thomas’ Church Fabric Fund.  Call 01423 330694 for further information.

Looking ahead, once again The Church of the Ascension Whixley is holding a Harvest Supper and Auction in the village hall on Friday 6th October.   The auction is of home-produced goods kindly donated by those coming to the supper.    More details and booking from the beginning of September.