A Weekend Celebration Marking the 100th Anniversary of the Death of Sabine Baring-Gould

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This year is the 100th anniversary of the death of Fr Sabine Baring-Gould, who was curate of Horbury from 1864-1867 under Canon John Sharp. Mark the centenary of Fr Sabine’s death in the parish for which he wrote ‘Onward Christian Soldiers’ over Whit Weekend 2024.


JIM CAUSLEY AND MIRANDA SYKES PRESENT ‘GHOSTS, WEREWOLVES AND COUNTRY FOLK – SONGS AND STORIES OF SABINE BARING-GOULD


FRIDAY, 17 MAY | 7PM


Enjoy a night of spooky tales, haunting melodies, and traditional folk songs inspired by Sabine Baring-Gould’s best-selling books about ghosts, werewolves, Norse myths, countryfolk – and his time in Horbury at Horbury Working Members’ Club.


Adults: £12.50 | Concessions: £10


Tickets available online here or at Darling Reads, Horbury


COFFEE MORNING AND OPEN CHURCH


SATURDAY, 18 MAY | 10AM – 12NOON


Browse historical displays and work from the children of Horbury Bridge Academy over coffee and refreshments at St John’s Church, Horbury Bridge


THE WHIT WALK


SUNDAY, 19 MAY | 2PM


Gather in the playground of Horbury Bridge Academy with Horbury Victoria Band, local schools, community groups and honoured guests, to re-enact the Whit Walk for which Baring-Gould wrote his hymn Onward Christian Soldiers.


A short service follows at St Peter’s at approx. 2.45pm, with guest preacher, former Archbishop of York, the Lord Hope of Thornes


Refreshments provided after the service by The Cherry Tree.


 


During the weekend displays about the life of Sabine Baring-Gould will also be displayed at St Peter’s Church and Horbury Library


For details of the road closure, tickets for the concert, and more information visit www.horburychurch.com/whitwalk


This  project has been funded by Wakefield Council as part of Our Year – Wakefield District 2024, and by the Horbury Common Lands Trust.


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A Weekend Celebration Marking the 100th Anniversary of the Death of Sabine Baring-Gould

19th May 2024
14:00 - 16:00