Thursday 17 November 2022

BEVERLEY’S Toll Gavel United Church has voted overwhelmingly to register to celebrate same-sex marriage, saying it wants to be as inclusive as possible to all couples who wish to marry in church. The church also voted to bless the unions of same-sex couples who have married elsewhere. 

Town Mayor Linda Johnson, who is among the church’s preachers, told Beverley FM: “The Methodist Church and United Reform Churches have recognised same-sex marriage as being of equivalent status to heterosexual marriages for some time but left it up to individual churches to decide whether they wished to register their premises for same-sex marriage. 

“The decision by the congregation at Toll Gavel United Church means that it joins Norwood Methodist Church and Walkington Methodist Churches as venues where marriages between any couple can take place.”

BEVERLEY Travel at Flemingate has been designated as a drop-off point for Age UK Hull’s Christmas Shoebox Appeal, which has just been launched. The boxes, which can be filled with tins of food or toiletries, teas, coffee and biscuits and a small gift, together with a card, can be left at the office between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Saturday.  They will be then be distributed to the lonely, elderly and vulnerable. The deadline for donations is December 9 and Age UK is asking for the box and lid to be wrapped separately.

FAKES is a new exhibition opening at Skidby Windmill on Saturday. It features items as varied as contemporary forgeries of Roman coins, a Victorian “Meissen” tea set, modern copies of pre-historic flint tools and copies of designer goods such as Louis Vuitton handbags and mugs with football club branding. The objects come from East Riding Museums’ own collections, as well as loans from the council’s Trading Standards team  of items seized in raids.