Monday, 29 September 2014

Parish Meeting Monday 20th October 2014

The Parish meeting will be on Monday 20th October @ 19-30hrs. If anybody has an agenda item please let Sam or Paul have them at least a week prior to the meeting. Thanks.

If you don't have Sam or Paul's email then just get in touch via the contact form and I can pass on your comments.

Saturday, 27 September 2014

Hello From The New Rector

I am Stephen Cope, and as from September 1, I am the new vicar of the Holme and Seaton Ross Group – well, to be strictly accurate, I’m a rector rather than a vicar, but that just gets things complicated. I’ve been doing this job, and enjoying most of it, for just on 25 years. Before that, I was a computer typesetter – and my first-ever full-time job was a bar/cellarman, which has left me with a liking for a pint or two of the proper stuff!

I have three grown-up daughters who have all left home and are strewn along the Yorkshire section of the M62, one granddaughter who has just turned five and is (of course) very sweet, and another on the way. Sadly, my wife died last year of a brain tumour, so I’m now on my own. My last parishes were centered on Withernsea, on the coast.

I was brought up in Bradford, and am still a season ticket holder at Bradford City, but please don’t hold that against me! Aside from football and beer, I enjoy vegetable gardening, railway infrastructure, ballet(!), and music of all sorts. I’m not too bad a cook – my father was in catering – though I’ve not yet invited anyone to come dine with me...

If anyone wants me to drop by, please just give me a ring (01430-626728) and we’ll see what we can arrange. Otherwise, I hope I’ll see many of you at various dos in the villages or in church. One last thing – there’s only one of me and I look pretty obvious (usually); but there are quite a few of you, and I am absolutely useless at remembering names, so don’t be offended if I don’t get it right first time – or second, or third! At least God knows who we all are... God bless,

Stephen (Revd. Canon)

Stephen Cope

The Vicarage
Holme-on-Spalding Moor

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Wheel Chair To Borrow Or Buy

Does anyone have a wheelchair Chris Emptage can borrow / buy?  They need one for when his Mum visits.


Chris lives at Longfield House

If you want to get in touch with Chris but don't have his email, just use the contact form and we will get in touch with Chris.

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

October Parish Meeting Agenda Items Request

The next parish meeting is yet to be confirmed but hopefully will be on the 20th October. If anybody has any agenda items please send them to Sam or Paul prior to the meeting.

If you don't have Sam or Paul's email then just get in touch via the contact form and I can pass on your comments.

Tallest Sunflower Competition Results

Some of the children in the village had a who can grow the tallest sunflower competition this Summer.

1st Place with a sunflower grown to a height of 274cm was Lucinda and Emily O'Gram
2nd Place with a sunflower grown to a height of 219cm was Evie McDougal
3rd Place with a sunflower grown to a height of 204cm was Caitlin and Oliver Marshall

Some of the children had a sunflower get together last Sunday, with a shared picnic and the sun was shining and we all had a fab time.

The children all received a certificate and chocolate flower and the 1st prize was a garden sticker book.

Thanks to all the children and parents that took part.

Harvest Festival 28th September 2014

Bielby's Harvest Festival will be in St Giles's Church on Sunday 28th September at 6.30 pm.

Everyone is welcome. The service will be led by our new Rector, the Rev. Canon Stephen Cope.

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Cricket Match

On a lovely warm and sunny late Summer afternoon, Bielby played their annual friendly against neighbouring village Everingham, at Melbourne.

Everingham batted first with Bielby using 6 different bowlers. After a steady start Bielby got the necessary runs to win the game with an over to go.

Thanks to everyone who has played during 2014 including our 3 guests who helped us against Everingham.

After the game we were all invited back to The Mill and enjoyed the usual high level of hospitality, care of Jon and Beatrice. Many thanks for their generosity.


Saturday, 6 September 2014

Bielby Music Festival 2014 Money Raised And Thanks

The festival raised £1350 for Marie Curie Cancer Care. Well done and thanks to all involved and especially to those who helped set up and dismantle the festival field, and also thanks to Matt and Jenny for the loan of the field.


House Concert With Snake Davis 24th October 2014

House Concert with Snake Davis.
Friday 24th October at The Stores Bielby York YO42 4JL
Snake Davis will be appearing at The Stores. 7.30pm for 8pm.
Bring your own drinks.
Please email to book your tickets (, or drop a note through the door. There are only 25 tickets left for this.