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Sunday 26th May:  Celebrate Rogation by cycling round Byland Churches (Brandsby, Carlton Husthwaite, Coxwold, Crayke, Husthwaite, Wass & Yearsley).  Visit in whichever order suits you (If cycling is not possible perhaps drive instead).  It is an opportunity to enjoy the beautiful countryside and offer a prayer for our farmers, and for the stewardship of the land. All our churches will be open and there is the opportunity for refreshments at Crayke’s Pop Up Cafe. The afternoon will finish with a short service at Brandsby at 5pm.  Pop Up Cafe: 10am - 4pm at St Cuthbert's Church Crayke. Morning coffee, light lunches, afternoon tea. Call in for refreshments if you are passing – whether or not you are doing the Rogation Sunday cycle challenge or just walking up the hill! Everyone welcome. 

Advance Notices: 

Sunday 9th June at 4pm: Celtic Evening Prayer at St Mary's Church, Strensall followed by Afternoon Tea in the Church Hall.  

Sunday 9th June at 4pm: Sung Evensong at St Nicholas Church, Stillington then on the second Sunday of every month, June to October.  Service followed by Afternoon Tea.

Sunday 23rd June at 6pm at St Cuthbert's Church, Crayke: York Cantores: An evening of choral entertainment.  An opportunity for you to hear one of York’s leading choirs, on your doorstep!  The theme of the Concert will be ’Seasons.’   There will be a varied programme with some Madrigals and including pieces by Monteverdi, Holst, Tchaikovsky and Gershwin.  Concert followed by 2 course dinner at Crayke Sports & Village Hall.  Tickets are £20 (or £10 for under 16’s and students) and must be brought in advance.  For ticket details please email