A choice of Messiahs!

Handel’s Messiah is seasonal, of course, so if it’s your favourite piece of music, you are in luck, because you can hear it twice in the coming weekend. Following on from the performance at York Minster on Saturday December 10,  Ampleforth Abbey is hosting a concert on Sunday December 11 where the work will be […]

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Can you provide a Safe Place?

Up to 140 public sector organisations across North Yorkshire, including libraries, leisure centres, Citizen’s Advice Bureaux, TransPennine train stations and community and children’s centres, have registered as Safe Places – but more are needed. Safe Places help people who may need a little extra help and support while out and about in their community. People […]

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Christmas Service Times at Our Lady & St Chad

Saturday 24th: Carol Vigil 7.30pm, Mass of Christmas Night 8.00pm Sunday 25th: Mass of Christmas Day 10.30am Monday 26th: Mass of St Stephen 9.15am Wednesday 28th: Mass of Holy Innocents 12.30pm Saturday 31st: Vigil Mass of Mary, Mother of God 6.30pm Sunday 1st: Mass of Mary, Mother of God 10.30am, Exposition & Benediction 4.00pm Many […]

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Handel’s Messiah at York Minster

York Minster Christmas Carol concerts are now sold out, but there is still a great line-up of concerts and services available this festive period. On Saturday December 10, the York Minster Choir will be joined by internationally renowned soloists for a special performance of Handel’s Messiah in the beautiful setting of York Minster’s Nave. The […]

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Another successful Give or Take Day

Kirkbymoorside had another very successful Give or Take Day a couple of weeks ago. Concern that the late change of date would result in confusion or lack of interest was totally unfounded. Stuff poured in on Saturday evening, there was no room to park around the Memorial Hall, and stalwart volunteers rushed around madly trying […]

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Christmas post

December is here, and Christmas cards have started popping through the mail box, so don’t forget that you can recycle those used postage stamps for a good cause, namely Children in Distress.  Snip them off the envelope and drop them in the box on the counter in the shop in Kirkby market place. Envelopes can […]

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A round-up of Christmas shows

Advertising “ Snow White” at the Helmsley Arts Centre reminds us that the pantomime season is upon us. For the best seats at the big shows you need to have booked long ago, but don’t despair, there’s plenty going on with seats still available. Here’s a round-up of shows we know about, within striking distance […]

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Lunch with the Chairman

Cllr Bob Gardiner, ward member for Kirkbymoorside and Chairman of Ryedale District Council invites readers of the blog to his charity fundraising lunch. Details below:

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Nominations sought for 2017 Community Award

For several years the Town Council has presented an award to people who have made a significant contribution to the community. If you know of someone in Kirkbymoorside who deserves this award please nominate them by completing the Kirkbymoorside Community Award 2017 Nomination Form and returning it to the Twon Council office on The Shambles. […]

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LEADER Programme opens for business

The North York Moors National Park has successfully secured £2.336 million of European funding to support businesses and projects in the area and is inviting local businesses, individuals, communities and organisations to apply for funding to help with projects that will make a positive and direct contribution to the local economy. The funding is available […]

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Two free festive family events coming up

Both taking place at Kirkbymoorside Library for families with children any age who are not in school or nursery at the time of the events.

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Christmas cheer at the Hovingham Village Market

In accordance with established custom, there will be not one but two Village Markets in Hovingham in December, special  Christmas Markets on Saturday 3rd and Saturday 17th December, bringing cheer with sing along carols from the Swinton & Excelsior Brass Band. With over 50 stalls, all your favourite local producers, designers and makers will be […]

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Snow White in Helmsley

Helmsley Arts Centre’s pantomime, Snow White, opens this Saturday, December 3. Join the in-house theatre company for the ever popular traditional 1812 pantomime, this year bringing a new take on a classic tale. With fabulous songs and dances, fun for all the family and sparkling local performers of all ages in a top quality show […]

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“Rogue One” showing at earliest opportunity

Set in a time before the first original three, Jyn Erso, a Rebellion soldier and criminal, is about to experience her biggest challenge yet when Mon Mothma sets her out on a mission to steal the plans for the Death Star. With help from the Rebels, a master swordsman, and non-allied forces, Jyn will be […]

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December walks with the Ramblers

Whether you are planning to get into shape for the party season, or clear your head on Boxing Day, the Ramblers have a walk for you in their December programme. New members are always welcome. 4th December:  10.30 am start. Hawnby Church Layby. 6.5 miles, grid ref. SE 537 897, Leader M. Richardson.  Dogs on […]

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NYMR photography courses for 2017 now booking

From the North Yorkshire Moors Railway: Stuck for a Christmas present for the budding photographer in your family? Our one day workshops make an ideal gift for those wishing to learn to use their digital cameras more creatively, whilst photographing trains, stations, people and landscapes along the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. The workshops are designed […]

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This week’s good cause (50/52): Ryedale Special Families

Many thanks to Ryedale Special Families for contributing to the good cause slot. If the Santa Fun Run (details below) isn’t quite your thing, you can make a donation to this very worthwhile and very local charity via their website. Ryedale Special Families (RSF) provides support to families of children, young people and young adults […]

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North Yorkshire Open Studios 2017

North Yorkshire Open Studios offer a chance to visit artists’ studios and purchase high quality artwork across a range of inspiring locations in North Yorkshire. After a year off in 2016 for a major reorganisation of their activities, NYOS return in 2017 with an expanded programme.  Here’s their preview: We are delighted to announce that […]

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Ryedale Walking Group walks for the rest of 2016

Welcome to Anne Barlow who has taken over as Publicity Officer for Ryedale Walking Group, and will be supplying us at regular intervals with details of the walks on offer.  Here are the walks for the remainder of the year: still not too late to get a bit of exercise before Christmas. Saturday 26 November: […]

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What’s happening in Kirkbymoorside this weekend (November 26-27)

A busy weekend coming up here in Kirkbymoorside. On Saturday, the town’s annual Christmas Market will be in action, along the Market Place and in the Memorial Hall, with lots of stalls selling local produce and presents. Let’s hope the weather stays fine. Co-inciding with the fair, there’s a special ‘make your own cracker’ event […]

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Kirkbymoorside Mindfulness & Meditation Sangha

Meet Monday evenings at the Quaker Meeting House 7-9pm – all welcome:

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Kirkby Fruit Project will be at the Town Christmas Fair

Looks like a stall not be missed but get there early …

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Coffee morning for Lions 50th birthday

Ryedale Lion’s Club is holding an open charity coffee morning on Saturday (December 3) to celebrate the club’s 50 years of serving the local community. All funds raised will be in aid of St Catherine’s Hospice. The event runs from 10am to noon at the RVS Community Centre in Hungate, Pickering, and will include a […]

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What’s on this weekend

The Helmsley Archaeological and Historical Society meets tomorrow evening, Friday, with a talk on Byland Abbey, and there’s a tea dance, also in Helmsley, on Saturday night. The St Nicholas Fair in York opened today and runs until December 23, and the NSPCC fair at Duncombe Park is on tomorrow and Saturday. Saturday night is […]

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Bils & Rye Christmas art exhibition

Bils & Rye Christmas Art Exhibition – 19th – 23rd November 2016 Another first for Bils & Rye is this joint venture with Sir Paul and Lady Edwards who are bringing some of their favourite artists to the gallery for a short show in time for Christmas. Regulars will recognise the work of Robert J […]

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Victorian Christmas with free entry at Ryedale Folk Museum

Coming up at Ryedale Folk Museum, a chance to get into the Christmas spirit, Victorian style, and with free entry.

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Donations to Ryedale Food Bank Christmas appeal

As far as I know (please correct me if I’m wrong) there is no collection point in Kirkbymoorside for the Ryedale Food Bank.  So  you may wish to take advantage of the pop up collection point at the Sun Inn in Westgate, Pickering, conveniently located as you drive into the town from Kirkby. Please give […]

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This didn’t hurt at all

Two days ago I was grumbling about over-enthusiastic critics and the poor quality of the play on offer at York Theatre Royal.  But perhaps it was just me becoming ever more old and grumpy. So it was with some trepidation that I set off today, in miserable weather, on the bus which takes forever, to […]

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Make your own Christmas Cracker

As part of the activities on Saturday 26 November for the Kirkbymoorside Christmas Market we will be doing a ‘Make your own Christmas Cracker’ activity from 11-12 in the library. It is aimed at 4-11 year olds and will be a free event.

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Kirkbymoorside Christmas market – Nov. 26th

The market, which is now in its 8th year, will be held on Saturday November 26th, 2016. It will feature up to 40 stalls lining the festive high street, the ground and first floor of the Memorial Hall, selling a variety of Christmas gifts. The stalls offer goods and produce from mostly local craftspeople working […]

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