Asenby is a village in the Harrogate District of North Yorkshire, with a population of approximately three hundred.
It lies about five miles south-west of Thirsk, seven miles east of Ripon and twelve miles south of the county town of Northallerton.
The village is mentioned in the Doomsday Book. It was part of the manor of Topcliffe at the time of the Norman invasion.
Asenby lies on the south bank of the River Swale and the majority of the surrounding land is given to farming.
Sunday Brunch – Sunday, 24 November
Bacon or sausage and egg butties, along with endless cups of coffee or tea, will be on the menu at the next Sunday Brunch. Newspapers will be provided. Serving from 11am until 1pm. Come along and meet friends and neighbours over a leisurely breakfast. No tickets required.
This Thirsk-based group of musicians play a whole range of music from Blues, Country, Bluegrass and classic western swing. They have all played in other formats to sell-out audiences over the last few years. Audiences have described them as “amazingly entertaining and foot-tappingly sensational”. Doors open at 7.30pm. Tickets are £8 including supper, available from Doug Allan (578526), Judith Lowe (577911) or Amanda at the Swaleside Holiday Park. Bring your own drinks.
Residents living in Asenby are invited to the village’s annual Christmas get-together to enjoy mince pies, mulled wine and good company. It will be held at the home of peter and Judith Lowe at Green End Dairy, Asenby.
Once again Christmas lunch will be served to senior citizens from our two villages. Places are limited so make your booking as soon as possible. Tickets are now only £10 and that price includes the three course lunch, choice of wine, mince pies and coffee. Contact Judith Lowe on 577911.
Service of Nine Lessons and Carols. Come and hear the reading of the Christmas story and sing your favourite carols. St Columba's Choir will sing a selection carols, both old and new, especially chosen for this year's service, including the syncopated Angel Alleluias (1998) by Alan Bullard and a most gorgeous reworking of the Coventry Carol (2006) by Philip Stopford, originally composed to be sung in St Anne's Cathedral Belfast. Matthew Atherton will accompany the service on the organ and those that have seen and heard him perform will know that that will be a wonderful treat. The church will be full of candles for this service. Afterwards you can linger for Christmas Cheer with drinks and finger food.
Plans for this event are being finalised and will be confirmed in the next email. For now you may wish to note the date in your diary.
The Crib Service is an informal service for families and children enacting the Christmas story. Dressing up encouraged - simple costumes can be provided - as we assemble the figures and animals around the crib in its stable.
Midnight Mass, Christmas Eve, Tuesday 24th December a 11.30 pm
A special Eucharist with choir and carols to see in Christmas Day, to which all are most warmly invited.
Christmas Morning Service, Wednesday 25th December 9am
A service for all the family.
Every year there is a national celebration aimed at highlighting the importance of village halls within local communities. The 2020 event will be held from 20 to 26 January. The committee at our local village hall has agreed to participate and will be holding a coffee morning on Saturday, 25 January between 10am and 12 noon. Our village hall is different – possibly unique – in that it is shared between two communities on opposite sides of a river, in different parishes, different boroughs, different county divisions and even different parliamentary constituencies. That means that we have double the number of elected representatives who are there to look after our interests! So we will be inviting parish councillors, district council and county council representatives and our two Members of Parliament to come along and meet their constituents and see our village hall. It could be a great opportunity for elected politicians and residents of Topcliffe and Asenby to get together over a cup of tea or coffee in a friendly environment. Put a note in your diary.
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