Dick Whittington

Pocket Panto proudly presents DICK WHITTINGTON and his cat! in Ampleforth Village Hall at 2 pm on Sunday 30th December. Tickets available from St Benedict’s School and St Hilda’s School, Daisy Care and Mum’s and Toddlers Group – £6 each

Ampleforth Activity Class


Ampleforth Village Hall – Wednesdays 2-30pm to 3-30 pm.

The class is designed to suit everybody – fit or not

Suitable for men and women of all ages

For the less agile

For complete beginners

Just turn up wearing suitable loose clothing. All the exercises can be adapted for the less agile! The class not only makes us fitter but improves our co-ordination skills. We have a new instructor Andy Gamble – a very friendly and professional Gym Instructor fully trained in Fitness and Sports Therapy and qualified as a Level 5 Sports Injury Therapist.

A gentle exercise class suitable for beginners and people returning to exercise suitable for all fitness levels.
£5 per session paid on the day

Contact Jenny on 01439 788436

(Check the day for the last week of each month in 2018 – it may change)


Ampleforth and District Gardening Club

Next meeting Wednesday 5th December – 7-30pm  Ampleforth Village Hall – Christmas Wreath Demonstration by Sue Langdale. Sue has also indicated that she is prepared to provide the wreath ring, wires and ribbon for members to make a wreath at the meeting at a cost of £5 per person. Members will have to bring a supply of greenery, cones, baubles etc which they want to include in the wreath. If you want to make a wreath contact shirleyhalliwell222 at btinternet by 20th November.

Ampleforth and District Historical Society

Tuesday 13th November – 7.30pm in Ampleforth Village Hall. Ros Batchelor, archivist for York Area Quaker Meeting and Trustee of the Quaker Tapestry Museum at Kendal, will give a presentation on the Quakers of York and Ampleforth. Admission £3 – all welcome. The presentation covers the early quakers, quaker meeting houses and burial grounds at Shallowdale, and quaker families.

Ampleforth Village Market

TIME 9am-12noon

Come along and support a varied selection of local businesses selling their wares. Set in Ryedale in the beautiful Howardian Hills AONB and on the doorstep of the North York Moors National Park. Only minutes from Ampleforth Abbey, Byland Abbey and the awarding winning market town of Helmsley.

Vibrant market of 30+ stalls, an eclectic mix from the finest food to titivate the tastebuds, to arts and crafts to inspire you. Including Locally reared meat, home baking and skilled patisserie, locally grown cut flowers, handmade chocolate, cheese, artisan bread, arts and crafts plus much more.

Stall holders: The Clucking Pig, High Farndale, Annabelle’s Farm Gate, Ali Bradley Pottery, Renaissance Cakes, Ryedale Cheeses, Nesfield & Piercy, White Cottage Catering Company and many more.

Ampleforth Village Market will take place behind The White Swan pub YO62 4DA. The White Swan was recently presented with the Welcome to Yorkshire Award for Yorkshire’s favourite pub!

The White Swan will also be serving tea/coffee and bacon sandwiches alongside the market.

Contact: Annabelle Robinson
07779 340 799

Evocations of Rural Life

An exhibition of black and white photographs
by Lucy Saggers at Helmsley Arts Centre.

The exhibition runs from 3-27 November 2015
open Tuesday & Sunday 11am-3pm, Wednesday-Friday 10am-3pm

Affordable Housing Event

An affordable housing drop in event will be held on 16 July 2015 at The Village Hall in Ampleforth from 2pm to 7pm, in connection with the forthcoming new build properties for rent at Station Road, Ampleforth.

The affordable homes consist of 2 x 3 bedroom properties and 8 x 2 bedroom properties.

The event will be an opportunity for people with a local connection to Ampleforth or surrounding parishes to view the site plans and to find out about how to apply for one of these brand new affordable homes. Representatives will be there from Endeavour Housing Association and Ryedale District Council to answer questions and to help people to register an interest in one of the homes. Refreshments will be available.

For more information please email Colin Huby, Ryedale District Council, Ryedale House, Malton, YO17 7HH or telephone 01653 600666 ext. 354.

Ryedale Grand Prix

The Ryedale Grand Prix cycling event is coming to the village 18th and 19th of  July. For more information: http://www.ryedale.gov.uk/pages/council-information/news/1642-ryedale-prepares-for-top-cycling-event.html