Margaret Easton

01423 323387

Boroughbridge Methodist Church: gives a huge thank you to all those people who supported the Christmas Tree Gift Box Appeal in support of the community hall project and helped to raise £2,000. The next fund raising initiative is a talents task. Participants are being given £10 and asked to use their talents to make more money, donating the proceeds to the community hall fund. If you would like to take part please contact the Rev Pat Malham. If anyone has any photographs or memorabilia connected with the history of the Methodist Church in Boroughbridge, a display is being planned for the Community and Circuit Day to be held in the summer. Please contact Mrs Margaret Hall on 01423 323406. There is a bacon buttie brunch at the Methodist Church on Saturday from10-11.30am. Next Saturday, February 23 there is a soup and sweet lunch from noon-1.30pm.

Woodworking Demonstration: the John Boddy store in Boroughbridge has a free demonstration on Saturday from 10am- 3pm with a break for lunch on woodcarving with Peter Berry. For more information please email or see

Antiques Society: Boroughbridge and District Antiques Society holds its next meeting on Tuesday at 7.45pm in the Coronation Hall when Susan Rumfitt, a specialist on the Antiques Road Show, gives a brief history of 19th and 20th century jewellery. This is a welcoming and friendly society, for further details of the exciting programme of meetings, please contact Sue Hufton on 01423 360711 or email

Amblers: the group has a four and a half mile walk at Cayton Gill and Ripley, led by Chris Sillman on Thursday, February 28. Please meet in the car park in Back Lane for a 10am start. Lifts are available and transport sharing is encouraged. Please call 01423 324970 for more details on this walk.

Hightimers: The Calendar Girls are coming to Boroughbridge. The Hightimers are presenting the Yorkshire based play at the Coronation Hall from Wednesday, April 17 to Saturday, April 20 at 7.30pm. Tickets will be available at the post office and the chemist in Boroughbridge at the beginning of March. Admission for adults is £6 with concessions at £4.

Walking Festival: the first walking festival in the Boroughbridge and Lower Ure Valley is being held from Saturday, March 30 to Saturday, April 6 to celebrate the area gaining Walkers are Welcome status. There will be guided walks on all of the ten award winning Walks through Time and a new longer walk will be introduced as well aa a variety of other activities which visitors and local residents can enjoy. If you know the area and its history, or would like to lead one of the walks or if you are organising any events over Easter which could link in with the walking festival, please email contact or see the website

Church Services this Sunday there are services of Parish Communion at Aldborough at 8.30am and at Dunsforth at 9.30am with a Family Service at St James Church, Boroughbridge at 10am. Boroughbridge Methodist Church has Sunday Worship at 10.30am. There is a service of Holy Communion at Skelton at 9.30am and a Family Service at Kirby Hill at 11am. On Monday there is Holy Communion in Roecliffe Vestry at 11.30am and on Wednesday there is Holy Communion at St James Church at 10.45am.