Sunday 4th December - Holy Trinity Church Christingle service 10.30am  - flyer

Saturday 3rd December 2016 - Holy Trinity Church and other village groups hold their annual Christmas Fair at Stockton Hall. 10.00am-12.30pm. Everyone welcome. see flyer for full details or call Pam on 400445. Don't forget to collect your Advent Trail map, complete before 24th December to enter the prize draw.

Friday 25th November 2016 - Stockton Primary school Christmas Fair 3.15-5.00pm. Everyone welcome. click here for more details.

THIS WEEK - The Stockton Foresters are presenting the hilarious comedy “It Runs in the Family” by Ray Cooney on Thursday 24th, Friday 25th, and Saturday 26th November at 7.30pm in the Village Hall, Stockton on the Forest, York (in association with Samuel French Ltd.).  Tickets £7.50 including light supper, from Robert Palmer (01904 400386).

FESTIVE CHARITY DAY at Dean's Garden Centre on 9th December see flyer for details

STOCKTON SCARECROW TRAIL went really well last weekend and the Scout group raised £146.04 in total towards the essential scout hut repairs. Thank you to everyone who made scarecrows and to all those who attended the event.


First prize of £15 went to 'These Pesky Moles', 2nd Prize of £10 went to 'Carlton Farmer' and 3rd Prize of £5 went to 'Jam and Jerusalem'. Click here to see photos of almost all the entries (sadly the headless mechanic at Blacksmith's Garage had finished his work and sold up before the camera got there!)

The group scout leader said.... " Please could you thank everyone for their support it was lovely to have time to chat with so many people from the village and I just wish everyone could of won as there were some fantastic scarecrows. AND a huge thank you to Bobby Hughes and Holy Trinity Church for donating the £15 first prize money back to the scout group for the repairs" 

Latest issue of the village newsletter now available!

Stockton on the Forest Scout Group are holding a SCARECROW TRAIL to raise funds to repair the scout hut. Come along to see the scarecrows and for refreshments on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th October between 10am-4pm at the scout hut. If you live in the village and would like to take part please click here for the entry form

FRIDAY 21st October - An Evening with the Foresters - Stockton Village Hall 7.30pm. Pie and Peas supper tickets £10 click here for details

SATURDAY 8th October - Harvest Coffee Morning with Family Activities - Holy Trinity Church 10.00am-12.00noon. Everyone welcome just drop in.

SATURDAY 8th OCTOBER - Colours in Brass, Kirkbymoorside Town Brass Band at Stockton on the Forest Village Hall, 7.30pm Tickets £7.50 click here for full details

ADVANCED WARNING - YORKSHIRE MARATHON - Sunday 9th October 2016. Multiple road closures throughout Stockton on the Forest and the surrounding area - click here for more details. Come and cheer on the runners, lots of great viewing places along the route. 

BIG SCREEN TV at the VILLAGE HALL - watch England vs Iceland UEFA Football match Monday 27th June 2016 kick off at 8pm. Doors open 7ish. Bring your own drinks and snacks. FREE entry but donations towards village hall costs welcomed.

Have your say at the next Strensall Ward meeting on 28th June 2016 with our local councillors Paul Doughty and Helen Douglas. How do we want local money spending for our village? See attached poster for agenda.

Are there any community groups who need funding for a project? See attached poster for details on how to apply.

You can also talk to your local parish councillors - see the Parish Council page for information.

Take That LIVE Tribute Band at Stockton on the Forest Village Hall - Friday 1st July 2016. 2 x Performances and disco until late, Licence Bar & Snacks - Ticket Price: £12 Doors Open 7pm until Midnight. Tickets can be purchased from Village Stores – Tom Loose or Dean’s Garden Centre or Online at see poster for details.

STOCKTON CELEBRATES Queen Elizabeth II's 90th birthday with a day of events. Saturday 11th June 2016 - Coffee morning at Holy Trinity Church 10-12, Barbecue at the Fox Inn from lunchtime onwards and an evening Ceilidh 7-10pm bring your own sharing buffet tickets £5 (£2.50 children). For more details and tickets see  posters on local notice boards or contact Karen on tel: (01904) 870759 or email

Sunday 22nd May 2016 - The Ordination of Rev Debbie Coyne, curate to Stockton on the Forest. 10am at York Minster with Benefice Communion at Holy Trinity Church late afternoon. See local notice boards for details.

19-21st May - CONFUSIONS - Foresters Drama group perform this Alan Ayckbourn play to a packed house at the Village Hall. For more details on the group see their webpage.



Tuesday 12th April 2016 - Archbishop of York Dr. John Sentamu visited Stockton on the forest on his Pilgrimage or Prayer, Witness and Blessing. He met with staff at Dean's Garden Centre, popped into the village shop, met with parents at Stockton Primary School and had refreshments and a chat with school staff before walking to Holy Trinity Church for a service of Prayers. The weather was awful but the Archbishop was not put off and took time to talk to residents and visitors to Stockton.




For more information and photographs on the Archbishop's Pilgrimage see;


York Open Studios 2016 - Friday 15, Saturday 16, Sunday 17, Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 April. See poster for details.

Stockton-on-the-Forest artist, Julie Lightburn, is delighted to have been selected to take part again this year. She’s a representational artist known for her detailed landscapes, and paintings of rural buildings. She enjoys painting local scenes that provide great inspiration – you won’t need an expert to explain the meaning, or an art degree to “understand” her work, it can just be enjoyed for the beautiful work that it is. If you’ve visited Julie’s studio before you’ll know there are always refreshments and homemade cakes to enjoy while you browse. Her Studio is at the Bull Centre, next door to Dean’s Garden Centre.  Once again she’s helping support Dean’s chosen Charity of the Year – The British Heart Foundation.

Saturday 9th April 2016 - Holy Trinity Church Family Activity Morning 10-12. A fun morning with puzzle trail, crafts, games, cakes, refreshments, stalls and the 100 club draw. Everyone welcome all ages.


Some money is still available from the Ward to provide Grants for community projects. So far there have been no submissions from Stockton on the Forest. If you have an idea or if your group needs money to fund a project or new equipment contact the parish council for details and an application form.

Next Parish Council Meeting - Wednesday 27th January 7.30pm in the Long Room at the Village Hall.

Next Church coffee morning Saturday 9th January 10-12 everyone welcome.


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