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Events at Ellerton Priory, Summer 2023

Sunday September 10th 2023 -

Heritage Open Day 

10.30 - 5.00

                                             

We are delighted to be once again opening the church to visitors this autumn as part of  Heritage Open Days and look forward to welcoming you all to explore our interesting displays, book sales, local produce and cards for all occasions amongst other things.   

Phil Thomas's superbly informative guided tours of the church and the site will begin at 11.30.am, 1.30pm and 3.30pm.  

Of course the church itself, the churchyard and the surrounding landscape of the Derwent Ings will be present in their serene beauty regardless of transient world events.  Our trustee Richard Baker will be setting his moth trap as usual and doing a species count in the early afternoon, always a fascinating insight into the usually hidden and overlooked world of some of the permanent denizens of our environment. 

There will be refreshments available, courtesy of trustee Michael Thomas, which have deservedly become a major feature of our Open Days. 

 

And apropos of this:

Because we were closed for a couple of years, due to circumstances beyond our control, our regular visitors and guests were deprived of the pleasure of the offerings on our refreshment table.  Michael Thomas has been reliably and consistently tempting all to indulge in his marvellous range of cakes, gateaux, biscuits and other baked goods at our Open days for many years now.   However he was not idle during the closed period and the Trustees are delighted to be able to offer a modest book containing 37 of his recipes.

With  a card cover and spiral binding the book has been designed to open flat for easy use in the kitchen.  All recipes have been (thoroughly) tested and adapted for the English baker and are graded in terms of difficulty.  Almost all are illustrated.  There is a brief introduction to the history of the Ellerton Church Preservation Trust and to Michael himself.

 

          

 

The book is available on sale at the Open Day, or by contacting   howdenbear@gmail.com   'phone   01430 431951, or by downloading the pdf order form here A Taste of Ellerton Priory order form pdf

At a cost of £7.99 + p&p this would make an ideal gift for the kitchen guru in your household or anyone who enjoys making and eating fabulous and unusual treats  All proceeds will help the work of the Trust.

 

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Ellerton Priory Chuch is available for visits and study days or workshop days by Local or Family History groups, photographers, artists, church building and architectural groups, wildlife and nature study, or any other interested persons. Light refreshments can be available.  In return we ask for a donation towards the work of the Trust . If you belong to an organisation which would enjoy a private tour, with or without refreshments, or would like to use the church as a venue for an activity or occasion, you are encouraged to get in touch with the Trust (see details below). 

(Please note that there is no mains electricity or running water in the church, and toilets are a few minutes' walk along the village street).

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Keeping in touch with the Trust

 

Ellerton Church Preservation Trust is a Registered Charity, with the number 1052689. The address for correspondence is Knedlington Old Hall,  Asselby Road, Knedlington, East Riding of Yorkshire, DN14 7EU. If  you wish to contact the trustees for any reason, or wish to offer help or support, please feel free to e-mail howdenbear@gmail.com or ann@annsotheran.co.uk or leave a telephone message on 01430 431951. The current trustees are Richard Baker, Ann Sotheran (treasurer), Michael Thomas and Phil Thomas (chair).

 

 

Directions to Ellerton Priory

Ellerton is 14 miles south-east of York, just off the B1228 York-Howden road, accessible from the north via the A64/A1079 or from the south via the A163 at Bubwith. The Priory church is the last building at the end of the village, and access is via a fairly level grass path and two small steps (ramp and help available). We have plentiful car parking, but no dogs in the car park field, please. Nearby is The Boot and Shoe - a traditional village pub with great ales, where hearty meals can be booked in advance (01757 288346).

     

          Newsletters  - we apologise most humbly to all of our friends and supporters that we have not produced newsletters for a few years..  We are still here and work is continuing in the background.  We hope very much to get back on track next year and appreciate your continuing interest and support.

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16. Summer 2017 Pdf
15. Summer 2016 Pdf
14. Summer 2015 Pdf
13. Spring 2014 Pdf
12. Spring 2013 Pdf    
11. Spring 2012 Pdf
10. Spring 2011 Pdf
9.   Spring 2010 Pdf
8.   Summer 2009 Pdf
7.  Summer 2008 Pdf
6.  Spring 2008 Pdf
5.   May 2007 Pdf
4.  April 2006 Pdf
3.  July 2005 Pdf
2.  May 2005 Pdf
1.  June 2004 Pdf
 

On a more sombre note:

It is with great sorrow that we inform you of the death of Reg Thomas, father of Phil and a constant and stalwart supporter of the Trust and willing volunteer in all its activities. As a builder his advice and expertise was invaluable in the early days of work on rescuing the church from dereliction.  Many of you will know him from the Open Days when he would be seen selling cards just inside the door.  He passed away peacefully in November 2021 at the age of 92 and will be much missed by all who knew him. 

Reg on top of the wall supervising the setting of a coping stone by his son and son-in-law, June 2008.