Events


We are delighted to invite you to the programme of events we run throughout the year. Booking details are available below, either by contacting Vanessa White on Tel: 07786 656883 or emailing: generalenquiries@yhct.org.uk

DUE TO THE CURRENT GOVERNMENT ADVICE, OUR CALENDAR OF EVENTS IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE. IF YOU HAVE BOOKED WITH US, PLEASE CHECK YOUR EMAIL FOR ADVICE ON RE BOOKING OR REQUESTING A REFUND.   

Upcoming Events


Wednesday 8th April – Tour of Western Wolds Churches – *NOW FULLY BOOKED*

All Saints Kirby Underdale© Peter Church

10.30am – 3.30pm

Pocklington, Great Givendale, Bishop Wilton & Kirby Underdale.

Join us as we visit four very different churches, meeting first at 10 30am at All Saints, Pocklington, before driving to the very small Norman Church of St Ethelburga, Great Givendale, set in beautiful surroundings. From there we will drive to St Edith, Bishop Wilton, a fascinating church with a complex building history. A pre-booked soup & sandwich lunch (included in the ticket price) will be taken at the Fleece Inn in this charming village. From Bishop Wilton we will drive to All Saints, Kirby Underdale, a church of great historical and architectural interest set in a beautiful Springtime churchyard, where we will end our tour, around 3 30pm.

This tour will be led by Dr Jane Crease, who has made a special study of ecclesiastical architecture.

Tickets: £29 (to include lunch & donation to the 4 churches).

Directions will be provided at the start of the tour at Pocklington. Own transport required.

This event has been rescheduled to 31st March 2021, an email has been sent to those who have booked with us.


Thursday 25th June – Tour of Churches of the Derwent

(now being run in 2021)

Aldby Park

1.30pm – 5pm

The tour will begin at St Botolph, Bossall, a church in Transitional Norman style with a very fine south doorway. We will then drive to St John, Howsham, a church designed by G.E. Street in 1859. From there we will visit St Peter, Scrayingham, largely rebuilt 1853 by G.T.Andrews. Our tour will end at the early Georgian house of Aldby Park, where we will have a tour of the principal rooms, followed by tea and cake, finishing around 5pm.

The tour will be led by Dr Jane Crease, a specialist in Yorkshire Churches.

Driving directions will be provided. Own transport required.

Tickets: Price £28

This event will be re run in 2021, an email has been sent to all those who have booked with us.


Tuesday 13th October- Designing Stained Glass

(new date Thursday 25th February 2021)

York Medical Society Rooms, 23 Stonegate, York

2pm – 4pm

Join us for a talk by Helen Whittaker, Creative Designer at Barley Studios, York. Helen is an acclaimed artist and sculptor. She has fulfilled over a hundred stained-glass commissions for both secular and ecclesiastical buildings. In her talk she will describe how working in creative partnership with David Hockney and Hughie O’Donaghue, she has helped translate their art into stained glass in Westminster Abbey. She will also discuss her sources of inspiration for her own designs for stained glass windows.

The talk will be followed by afternoon tea & will finish around 4pm.

Tickets £20 to include talk & afternoon tea.

This event will now take place on Thursday 25th February 2021, an email has been sent to all those who have booked with us.

Booking form

Saturday 11th September 2021-

Ride +Stride

Ride +Stride is a annual sponsorship event to raise much needed funds for the upkeep of Yorkshire’s places of worship. Money raised is shared between the participants church of choice, and the YHCT, a charity that helps churches in Yorkshire through offering grants for repairs and maintenance. Taking place on the second Saturday in September, the aim is for participants to get sponsored to visit as many churches as they can in a day, travelling on foot, by bike, by car, on horseback—any way they like!

We are looking for volunteers to help us spread the word about the event among the local community. This is a great way to raise money for a local church as well as the YHCT and a fun way to spend the day friends and family. If you have an interest in cycling and walking, or feel have the ability to help raise awareness and participation in next year’s event, taking place on Saturday 11th September, please contact us for a chat: general.enquiries@yhct.org.uk