Yorkshire Medieval Festival at St Mary’s

Yorkshire Medieval Festival at St Mary’s


An Augustian ‘Black Canon’ – who originated the church at Woodkirk

This year on August 16th we are proud that we will be re-creating the Mystery Plays – some of which were written by our very own Black Canons, here at St Mary’s.

As part of the Medieval Festival organised by the JORVIK group, creators of the JORVIK Viking Festival, The Yorkshire Medieval Festival brings with it a wide range of events and activities across Yorkshire for all the family to enjoy.

You could try your hand as an eagle-eyed archer, discover mighty birds of prey with falconry demonstrations, see brave knights battle in thrilling re-enactments and spend the day in some of Yorkshire’s most idyllic settings, as Churches across the region engage with this fantastic event. For more information about events across Yorkshire, visit their web site here: http://www.yorkshire-medieval-festival.com/

We are putting on 2 plays at 12pm and 2pm on the Saturday. The play will be re-enacted by the St Andrew’s Bruntcliffe drama group, these will be performed outside (or inside if it rains) our church on the day – so don’t miss it. The play being performed is called ‘Noah’s Flood’ and will involve 8 or 9 cast members for this 15 minute production, repeated at 2pm. Our warmest thanks go to Mary who is organising the drama group.

We are also arranging other things for the day, including displaying the Medieval history owned by Peter Aldred as well as refreshments and other activities which we will advertise on the web site.

The church will be open from 10am to 3pm for visitors to come along and experience our Medieval history – see the terraces built by the Monks, and the stained glass Monk’s window. Learn about the food of the time and also the life of the monks.

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Burns Night Quiz!

Burns Night Quiz!


Join us on 25th January 2014  for a Burns Night Quiz!

Adult tickets are £6.00 and children under 12 are £4.00. A Hot Supper is included (not sure if this is the Haggis or not . . .)

Tickets from Brian Gledhill and Betty Aveyard or telephone 01924 405790.

St Mary’s Parish Centre, Dewsbury Road.

At 7.00pm

Garden Party

Garden Party

images.jpegIt’s that time of year again, and the forecast looks good!! Come down to St Mary’s Vicarage garden this coming Saturday, 15th June 2013 for all the fun of the annual Garden Party.

At the Garden Party there will be Crazy Golf, Bouncy Castle, Plant Stall, Fun and Games, Food and Drink.

Fun for all the family!!

The fun starts at 10.30am and goes through to 3.30pm.

Christmas Fair!!!

Christmas Fair!!!

It’s that time of year again!

On the 24th November between 10.30am and 3.00pm we will be holding our Christmas Fair.

There will be stalls to tempt your taste buds like the Cake Stall and Chocolate Stall. Then try your luck on the Tombola or with a raffle.

Get some Christmas essentials like cards, wrapping paper and other Christmas decorations or look for some ideas for those Christmas gifts. There is always a bargain to be had on the stall which is organised by the Scouts.

We must not forget our special visitor – Santa will be calling so get making those lists.

After all this enjoy some refreshments and have a chat with friends.

Everybody is welcome; we look forward to seeing you!

Garden Party

Garden Party 2012

It’s nearly that time of year again!! The St Mary’s Garden Party is on Saturday 23rd June from 10.30am to 3.00pm.

As usual (apart from last year when it chucked it down!) it will be held in the Vicarage Garden and this year we have lots to see and do.

  • Treasure HuntImages
  • Bouncy Castle
  • Refreshments
  • Plant Stall
  • Lucky Dip
  • Barbecue
  • Tombola
  • Children’s Games
  • Crazy Golf
  • and much more!

Everybody is welcome, make sure you tell all your family and friends, and come along for a fun-packed afternoon!