Harvest will be safely gathered in at festivals across the diocese

As harvest festivals take place across our diocese this weekend, St Andrew’s Aysgarth has hit on the novel idea of a grand Mouse Hunt.

Children are invited to scamper and scurry around the Grade II listed church, including its famous Jervaulx Screen, and discover hidden “harvest mice” from 10am on Saturday, September 21.

Meantime, parents and others can enjoy the flower festival, which celebrates local organisations in the parish.

This will continue until 5pm with refreshments being served throughout the day. There will also be stalls of home-produce, books and bric a brac. 

There will be a children’s harvest fun and games session in the Falls Café near the church from 2pm to 4pm that day including a fancy dress competition for the best scarecrow! Admission is free to all these events.

On Saturday evening the Roosters Ceilidh Band be calling the dances at The Falls Café. Tickets, available from the café, cost £12 each and that includes the hog roast.

The chairman of Aysgarth PCC, Juliet Barker, commented: “On Sunday, September 22 we welcome you to round off the celebrations at our Harvest Festival Service in St Andrew’s which will be at 11am and taken by the Revd Kathy Couchman.”

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