2016 Calendar of events


Happy New  Year!

We are planning a varied programme of events for 2016 and we’d like to invite members and non- members alike to join us.

Wednesday 27th January 2016

Wakefield Cathedral – ‘Celebrating our Stained Glass’. Join the Friends of Wakefield Cathedral at 6pm for Evensong with Victorian music inspired by the Choir Window, followed by a talk by YHCT Trustee Malcolm Warburton – “An introduction to the stained glass in Wakefield Cathedral”. All welcome, no booking necessary.

Saturday 20th February 2016

South Yorkshire area group tour. Saturday at St Matthew’s. This tour will explore St Matthew’s and hidden gems on Carver Street, Sheffield. 10am-3.30pm, to include coffee, lunch, and tea. Friends can come to the morning or afternoon sessions or the whole day. The High Church Anglican tradition, Father Ommanney, and the Arts and Crafts in St Matthew’s and further afield will all be explored. Booking form here.

Thursday 17th March 2016

Guided walk in Upper Wharfedale, run in partnership with the Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust. 9.30 – 2pm. A pretty 4.5 mile circular walk from Buckden to Hubberholme and back, including short visits to a working farm in Buckden, the Quaker burial ground at Scar House, and St Michael & All Angels church in Hubberholme which is known for its ‘mouseman’ furniture and as the resting place of author J B Priestly. Optional pub lunch afterwards.

Meet: The Buck Inn in Buckden, BD23 5JA

Grade: Moderate* Booking: Essential

Age: All ages (accompanied children)

Cost: Suggested donation of £15pp to support the work of YDMT.

To book call  015242 51002, email media@ydmt.org, or visit the website www.ydmt.org

Saturday 23rd April 2016

North West area group church tour. Provisional itinerary is to visit St Chad’s in Far Headingley,  Grove Methodist Church,  Horsforth and finishing at St Margaret’s, Horsforth.  There will be talks by the architect, Richard Crooks, at the first and last. Confirmation and booking details to follow. To register your interest, email rwgilkley@aol.com, or call Vanessa White on 07786 656883

Thursday 19th May 2016

The Churches Trust Forum Annual conference 19/5/15.  The CTF, in partnership with the National Churches Trust, runs an annual conference for volunteers working around the country to support places of worship. In 2016, the conference will be held in York, and in partnership with the Yorkshire Historic Churches Trust.


Saturday 23rd July 2016

Mid Yorkshire area group church tour – Halifax, Elland, Copley, Sowerby. To register your interest call Vanessa White on 07786 656883, or email vanbarassociates@gmail.com

Saturday 10th September 2016

Many thanks to all of you who took part in Ride +Stride in 2015. It was another successful year, with people exploring churches across Yorkshire, raising much needed funds for both the YHCT and their own churches. Ride +Stride will take place again on 10th September, put the date in your diary and watch this space for more details.