Friends of All Saints

Programme of Speakers & Fundraising Events 2024

All events will be held at All Saints Church on a Thursday evening 

commencing at 7 pm, unless otherwise stated.

Our next event will be:

Thursday, 4th July

Steve Calvert

'Exploring & Celebrating our Heritage - Washburn Heritage Centre'

Steve Calvert was a partner with Pearce Bottomley Architects and over 30 years grew and led the Historic and Conservation work. Church work provided the early mainstay principally with repair programmes supported by English Heritage. Developing the re-ordering of churches, often creating a community and social platform, became a specialist award winning part of the business.


One such project started as the need for a meeting room, kitchen and toilet and developed to the creation of the Washburn Heritage Centre.

Excavating a church burial ground and building an extension to a listed church on a strict budget - what could possibly go wrong!

Sunday, 4th August

14:00 - 16:00

White House Farm (rear outbuilding)

Cherry Tree Avenue

For anyone who missed the exhibition on the weekend 21st/23rd June....

'Newton in Lockdown'

A unique exhibition of watercolour paintings of almost every house in the village by local resident Tim Key.

How well do you know the buildings and landscape of our lovely village?

Coming next...

August & September

Summer Break

Thursday, 3rd October

Stephanie Howe

Stephanie is a career civil servant and has witnessed many changes over her 35 years working for central government, having started in a predominantly clerical based environment and witnessed the ongoing digital transformation of services.

She will share with us some of her career highlights and give us a flavour of how things have progressed and what it’s like being a civil servant in the 21st century. 

Thursday, 7th November

Professor Helen Smith

Department of English and Related Literature, Univerity of York

'Printing History: Then and Now'

York has a rich history of printing, dating back to at least 1510, and taking in canny widows, some of the earliest newspapers, a relocation from Old to New York, Royalist propaganda, and Laurence Sterne's explosive, digressive novel, Tristram Shandy along the way. 

The history of print and printing is packed with ingenuity and riddled with errors. In this talk, Professor Helen Smith of the University of York, will explore some extraordinary stories of printing in and beyond York, and ask what historic printing techniques can mean for us today. 

Together, we will find out about the historic presses and typecasting equipment here on our doorstep in Newton-on-Ouse. 

All welcome, and anyone with an interest in printing or printmaking is welcome to bring along an example of their work for the audience to view.

Will you help to save an endangered craft, build a community, and support a unique creative centre with big ambitions?

Thursday, 5th December

Still to be confirmed!

Robert is very keen to speak to us all and it may be that we have to juggle the programme to include him as his work abroad is unpredictable at this moment.

Robert 'Bobby' Mimms

Robert is very well known to many of Newton on Ouse; a local boy from the village where he grew up and spent his early and school years.   He developed a talent for football and was signed by Halifax Town that led him to the Premier League.  Robert will entertain us with some of the history of how he made the grade and stories of his professional life.

The supper we held following the December 2023 meeting was very popular and we received many complements.  We therefore plan to hold a supper again in the Parish Hall following this December meeting, but tickets will be available initially to members of the Friends only, on a first come, first served basis.

Please revisit this page regularly for any updates or changes to the advertised programme.