The Shop During the Coronavirus Outbreak

It is our aim to keep the shop open in the village to provide you with supplies during this time.

It may not always be full opening hours or fully stocked but we will do our best.

We will follow government guidance and up-to-date shop announcements will be made via social media or a poster in the shop window.

We need to keep the shop as safe as possible. So, please do not come in the shop if you have coronavirus symptoms of a persistent cough or high temperature or if have been in close contact with someone who has symptoms or has been told to self-isolate.

Please follow the government guidelines for self-isolation and keep up with regular hand washing.

If you need support during self-isolation, the shop is also part of a newly formed village group working to help the village during the coronavirus outbreak.

We can offer a delivery service to those needing to self-isolate, just ring
the shop on 01759 369 774 or email

If you need assistance in getting items from Pocklington, please contact  Sarah Berry on 01759 368 606 or email

Rev Linda Munt is happy to collect prescriptions, and although church
services have regrettably had to be suspended, Linda is always available
for a chat. Please call 01759 369 974.

Derek Black is available to help with odd jobs. Feel free to get in touch via  the vicarage on 01759 369 974.

Grand Opening Cancelled

Due to the coronavirus restrictions currently in place across the country, it is not possible for this event to go ahead.

It’s disappointing but we believe that it’s the right thing to do in the situation. I’m sure we’ll plan another event when all this is over.

Annual Members’ Meeting (AMM) 2020 Coronavirus Postponement

Following the Government’s guidance on public gatherings during the coronavirus outbreak, the management committee has decided to postpone the Annual Members’ Meeting that had been scheduled for 31 March 2020.  We now propose to hold the Annual Members’ meeting towards the end of 2020.

We have taken this decision as we feel it is our responsibility to support national efforts to control and minimise the spread of the illness. We also want to be sure that all those members who would wish to come to the meeting are not discouraged by concerns about risks to their health.

We are now open!

We’ve had a very busy and successful first week in the shop. Thank you very much to all of the volunteers who have worked their first shifts – you have done incredibly well!

Our opening times are:
Monday – Friday 7.30am–7pm
Saturdays 8.30am–5pm
Sundays 8.30am–4pm

We are looking forward to seeing you!

The Shop will open on January 30th!

Christmas Fayre

Sunday 22nd December 2019
4.30pm to 6.30pm
This is taking place on the green outside the shop so – WRAP UP WARM FOLKS and come and enjoy the festivities!
Please bring a chair if you wish to sit down.
– Carol Singing outside the shop to start off the festivities at 4.30pm
– Complimentary Mulled Wine/Apple Juice and Mince Pies
   (Please help us to be green and bring your own cup if you can so we don’t have to use disposable!)
– Raffle – win a fabulous hamper of shop goodies!
– Free bran tub for the kids
– Not forgetting Lucy and Sarah’s handmade Marshmallow Snowmen!
– The Fayre will end with a walking tour of the village to view the festive windows with Carol singing along the way, before ending at the Fleece.
There’s no better way to get into the festive spirit than coming together to sing under the stars with a cup of something warm and a mince pie – we do hope you will bring family, friends and join us!

Christmas presents from Bishop Wilton Community Shop

We cannot open before Christmas but we can start selling and get into the Christmas Spirit!

Following a specific request from a Bishop Wilton resident, in the run up to Christmas we are going to be selling some Bishop Wilton Community Shop branded jute bags, reusable drinks bottles and Bishop Wilton own brand red and white wine. The idea is that you could buy a bag and/or some wine and/or a water bottle and then fill the bag (if you wish) with other items (bought elsewhere) to give the filled bags as very special Christmas presents to your friends and family!

The bags and the water bottles both cost £4.50 and the wine costs £8.50. Solve your Christmas present dilemmas and get ordering!

You can order by e mailing or filling in this order form and dropping in to Louise at 2 Main Street.

The bags and bottles will also be available to buy, collect or order at the Christmas Bazaar (Village Hall) on Saturday 30th November where there will be a Community Shop stall and at our Christmas Fayre.


We’ve got the keys!

The purchase of the shop building has now been completed. Peter Marriage is the new owner and Bishop Wilton Community Shop Ltd has entered into an agreement to lease it from him on the favourable terms we communicated earlier.

We would like to formally thank Alek, Wendy and Peter for creating this wonderful opportunity for Bishop Wilton to have a community shop.

Those of you who applied to buy shares now officially own those shares. You are all listed on the Bishop Wilton Community Shop Ltd Share Register. This is a secure document which we are obliged to hold and is proof of your share holding. Share certificates, although not a legal requirement, will be sent to you soon. 

Whilst waiting for the purchase to complete we have been busy progressing other things to try and minimise the delay in opening the shop. Our planning permission application for the change to the shop frontage has already been approved.

We are clearing out fittings from the old shop today and the building work/refurbishment starts tomorrow.

We are currently researching and selecting suppliers and products for the shop which is no small task! We intend to stock the essentials as well as some special ranges from local suppliers. We always welcome any suggestions on this matter both now and once we are open – although we might not be able to please all of the people all of the time – we will do our best!

Considerable progress has also been made with the numerous compliance requirements and putting together a volunteer training schedule. We will be holding a series of volunteer meetings and training sessions starting at the end of September – if you have already volunteered we will let you know the schedule very soon. If you have not already volunteered but would like to do so please let us know.

As well as working on getting the shop up and running we are also hoping to organise some events through the autumn. The first of these is planned for September 28th, when we will be holding an Apple Pressing Event  at the pub in conjunction with one of our potential local suppliers – save the date and watch this space for more info on this.

We intend appointing a part time (probably up to 20 hours paid) Shop Manager who will receive a wage once the shop has opened. If you think you might be interested in this role and would like more information please get in touch no later than Monday  16th September.

This is all very exciting news but there is still a huge amount of work to be done before we can open the shop. Please do not hesitate to let us know if you can help in any way.