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Penhill Benefice - Events/Concerts

Penhill Benefice

Living and Sharing the Love of Jesus Christ in the Community

The coffee morning at Aysgarth Church  on Tuesday August 6 raised over £170 for the Upper Dales Flood Relief Fund. Many thanks to all who helped and supported this event. 


Wed 21 - 2pm, Wednesday Club Afternoon Tea in Redmire village  hall

Wed 28th - 11am, Deanery Prayer Meeting at S Matthew's Church, Stalling Busk 


Wed 4th - 10.30am to noon, Church Coffee Club, Dale View, Castle Bolton

Fri 13th - 7 to 9pm, Wensleydale Filling Station, Key Centre, Middleham DL8 4RA; speakers are Simon and Grace Stretton from Downes, Liberia.

Wed 18th - 2pm, Wednesday Club Afternoon Tea, Redmire village hall

Mon 23rd - 7.30pm, Prayer Fellowship at Dale View, Castle Bolton

Wed 25th - 11am, Deanery Prayer Meeting at St John the Evangelist, Bellerby 


Aug 24th - The Vacation Chamber Orchestra's concert at Aysgarth church at 7.30pm on August 24th includes Wagner's 'Siegfried Idyll', Mozart's 'Symphony no 25', Richard Strauss's 'Serenade in E-flat major' and Charles Ives 'The Rainbow'.  The conductor is Xenophon Kelsey and the soloists are Layla Kohler (oboe) and Ben Finlay (cello). Tickets are £10 for adults, £5 for students and free for those under 16. These are available at the door from 7pm, or from

Aug 31st - Mark Viner presents a Piano Recital at Aysgarth church at 7.30pm on Saturday August 31st. Tickets, £15 (£1 for under 18s and full time students) are available from The Wensleydale Concert Series, tel. 01969 663026. Car parking at the pay and display car park in Church Bank at £1.50 (evening rate). For those with limited mobility there is some parking adjacent to the church via the main gate on Church Bank. 

Sept 27-29 - Yorkshire English Music Festival at Aysgarth church. The music will range from violin sonatas by Elgar, Bliss and Howells through to piano music by Bax, Dyson and Ireland, and English anthems and motets by Purcell and Blow performed by the Yorkshire Bach Choir. There will also be songs by composers such as Finzi and Britten from top students at the Royal Northern College of Music - Restoration songs for soprano and harpsichord, and songs by Holst, Walton and Lambert. This is the fourth such festival at Aysgarth and again features violinist Rupert Marshall-Luck and pianist Duncan Honeybourne.  For the full programme see See the box office on that website for information about buying tickets. These cost £17 (£12.50 for Dales' residents) and will be available on the door.



See Festival of Remembrance for a report and photos about that event from November 9 to 12 2018.  


RCP Parking (Church Bank) has kindly agreed to free parking on Sunday mornings only for those who regularly attend St Andrew's. Permits are available from Margaret Ferguson (650685). There is a reduced rate of £1.50 per car for evening concerts, and there are normally permits available for funerals. For weddings please contact Mrs Ferguson concerning parking.  


Thursday Trekkers: for 5-11 year olds at Middleham School during term time on Thursdays 3.15pm to 4.30pm.

JC 24/7: For young people 11-years and over at Leyburn Methodist hall 7pm to 9pm on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month. Facebook: JC Wensleydale


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