Tockwith News

Rachel Kelly

01423 359819

Tockwith Church services: Sunday, September 1, no service at Tockwith. There is a United Parish Service of Holy Communion at St James Church, Bilbrough at 10am.

Licensing of the Priest in Charge - Parish of Marston Moor: the licensing of the Rev Roy Shaw will take place at Rufforth on Wednesday, September 4 at 7.30pm and will be conducted by the Bishop of Selby Martin Wallace. All are welcome to attend.

Tockwith Under 5s summer opening: this year Tockwith Under 5s will be opening on two mornings during the summer holidays. The sessions will run at the usual time from 9.30-11.30am in the village Hall. To help fund these extra sessions we will be selling coffee and cakes and all members of the family are welcome – older siblings too! The price will be as normal £1.50 for babies and £3 for a family of three. Summer date: Tuesday, September 3.

Craft club: meets every Monday at 1pm in Tockwith Village Hall. Whether you are an experienced crafter or new to the idea come along and join our group and pass a pleasant couple of hours in a relaxed and informal meeting with us like to know more? Just ring 01423 359378 or email .

Art group: do you enjoy painting or drawing? Perhaps you like the idea, but have never got round to trying it. Whatever your experience or skill you will be most welcome at Tockwith Art Group. We are a small diverse group with a common interest in making pictures. Some paint in oils, watercolours or acrylics, others prefer pastels or collage - whatever your preferred medium, you are sure to fit in. Tockwith Art Group is holding its first demonstration of the new term - Shirley Davis Dew is visiting us on Monday, September 16 at 7.30pm at Tockwith Village Hall. Her demonstration is of an Autumn Landscape using watercolours. Visitors welcome. (£3). For more information contact: Janet 01423 358253 or Dorothy 01423 358642 or just call in Monday evenings 7.30-9.30pm at Tockwith Village Hall.

The Spotted Ox: tickets are now available for The Pepperhearts who will be performing live in The Forge on Saturday, September 7. Tickets are £7 which includes one of Sam’s great suppers. Doors open 8pm. Contact The Spotted Ox - 01423 358387.

Tockwith Pop Choir: we meet every Tuesday at 7.45-9.30pm in Tockwith Church. Everyone is welcome and you don’t have to be able to read music or even be good at singing (you’ll be amazed how you can improve with practice). If you can only make it once in a while that is also fine. It’s just £2 per two hour session, £1 for pensioners. The choir does perform locally from time to time for charity but that is also not compulsory. It is all very light hearted and most of all fun! Please call Sue on 01423 359254 or just come along and see what we do.

Tockwith Bowls Club: is a flat green bowling club, situated next to the football field at the Sports Pavilion. We have a club night on Tuesday nights which is a fun, come and try night. Contact details: club captain Ray Clark 01423 358939 or secretary/treasurer Roger McGlone 01423 358504.

Ainsty Conservation Society: ACS is a local organisation dedicated to nature conservation and is a registered charity. Workdays are on the morning of the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. Membership of the society costs £5 per household per year. If you are interested in becoming a member, please contact Ian Williams on 01423 359196.

The village hall: is available to rent for parties and other events. Please contact Audrey Unsworth for details, on 01423 358378 or email

Tockwith with Wilstrop Parish Council: the parish council meetings are held on the third Wednesday of the month. Meetings are not normally held in August or December. Members of the public are welcome to attend these meetings which start at 7.30pm in Tockwith Church. You can see minutes of previous parish council meetings at