Yorkshire Historic Churches Trust


September 13

Friends turn out for Ride +Stride


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Despite the rain, many friends of the Trust donned walking boots, oiled their bike chains or took to their cars, to visit churches on Saturday 9th September. They were all taking part in Ride+Stride, the annual sponsorship event raising funds for churches across Yorkshire.

The photos above show the Mickley Movers – a group of 11 cyclists who covered 45 km visiting churches across the Fountains parish nr Ripon.

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July 7

The Newts take on their own pilgrimage to raise funds for Ride +Stride


YHCT trustee Edward Waterson is gathering a team of fellow cyclists to take part in Ride +Stride on Saturday 9th September, to raise funds for the repair and restoration of Yorkshire’s churches.

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Calling themselves ‘The Newts’, the group are planning a 14 mile route in the East Riding. The route takes in 7 churches and finishes with a well- earned cuppa in Everingham.

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May 16

Dreaming Spires

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Edward Waterson, YHCT trustee and Caroline Mozley at St Lawrence Church, York.

Article courtesy of The York Press article here

BRITAIN has made two great contributions to world culture, jokes Edward Waterson – the country house, and the parish church.

The sight of a church steeple dreaming amidst gently rolling hills and fields is as English as the sound of leather on willow. Whether you’re a churchgoer or not, it’s a sight that can lift the heart.

And many of our thousands of parish churches have stories to match their history: the tomb of Edward of Middleham, son of Richard III, at Sheriff Hutton, for example; or the extraordinary medieval wall paintings at St Peter’s and St Paul’s Church in Pickering.

Yorkshire has more churches than any other English county – something like 3,500 of all denominations, though no-one seems exactly sure of the precise number.

The future of many of them, however, may be at risk.

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May 10

Tour de Yorkshire 2017


In July 2014, three million people thronged the roadsides of Yorkshire to welcome Le Tour de France to God’s Own County. The sun shone, bands played and church bells rang. Yorkshire was globally endorsed as the new home of world cycling and its churches took centre stage as landmarks in the TV commentary.

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February 14

An evening with Dr David Starkey



We are delighted to invite you to an evening with Dr David Starkey CBE FSA RHistS, where he will talk on :

 England’s Jihad: Henry VIII’s reformation five hundred years on

 On Saturday 6 May 2017 at

Shepherd Hall

St Olave’s School

Queen Anne’s Road

York YO30 7WA

4.00pm – 7.00pm

Drinks and canapes

Tickets: £25 for YHCT members, £30 for non-members


Booking form here

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February 8

Commemoration in Brass and Glass

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The Monumental Brass Society is holding a general meeting at All Saints, North Street, York on Saturday 8th April, the meeting is entitled Commemoration in Brass and Glass and begins at 2pm. This a free meeting no booking required. The meeting lasts until about 4.30 during which 4 short talks will be given.


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January 19

Review into the Sustainability of English churches

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The review into the sustainability of English churches is the first ever government review into the future of Church of England church buildings. The review is seeking the views of individuals and organisations who are interested in the future of England’s churches and cathedrals. If you would like to comment, you have until noon on 31 January 2017 to respond.

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