Churches to take part in medieval festival

Selby Abbey

Selby Abbey

First published in News

SEVEN of Yorkshire’s most beautiful churches will take part in the Yorkshire Medieval Festival next month by hosting ‘Church Explorers,’ a free series of walks, tours and hands-on activity days.

The four-week festival will bring together medieval-themed events, activities, talks and tours at various locations in York and the surrounding area.

Selby Abbey will host a family day on Wednesday, August 27, and events will be held at St Helen and Holy Cross, Sheriff Hutton, on August 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30; St John the Baptist, Healaugh on August 6; St Mary Bishophill Junior, York, on August 7; St Mary, Woodkirk on Saturday, August 16; All Saints, Wold Newton,on August 19 and August 21 and St Helen’s, Bilton-in-Ainsty on August 24 and 25.

The festival begins in Rowntree Park, York, on August 2-3 with Medieval Merriment, an “extravaganza of knightly combat, living history, and merry medieval mayhem.”

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