Research, writing interpretation, collecting oral histories, creating a community archive, assisting at events, setting up a memory café and Morris Dancing were amongst the volunteer roles introduced to over fifty members, supporters and friends of St Helen's Church, Escrick (between Selby and York), at the official launch in January of their HLF-supported project, "Walking Through the Centuries with a Legless Knight" over a hot meal in church.

Time commitments are variable and training will be given.

Caroline Wandless, Churchwarden and Project Leader, presented a general overview of the project and areas where further fundraising will be necessary, such as external lighting, cycle racks and improvements to the car park.

Jamie Holden, Project Architect gave details about the various building works, and Michala Pearson, Heritage Engagement Officer then described the activities to be developed over the coming months.

Those interested in learning more about volunteering opportunities are invited to join Michala for afternoon tea at St Helen’s between 4.00pm and 5.30pm on Saturday 17 March 2018.

If you are interested but unable to join us for tea, please contact Michala Pearson at or Caroline Wandless on 01904 720703 for an application form and further details.

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