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Rosedale Community News

Welcome to the Rosedale blog. This is where we share news and information about events in Rosedale and the wider community throughout the year. You’ll also find news about the village timetable, our micro enterprises, school events, clubs, and lively socials.

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The ever popular Rosedale calendar in aid of the Save Rosedale Church Appeal is now available for sale at the inflation proof price of £10 a copy from Abbey Stores in Rosedale Abbey village. The 2025 calendar will also be on sale at the upcoming Rosedale Show 0n 17 August in the Rosedale History Archive tent, at coffee mornings in the Coach House Inn and at the History Archive Tea and Chat meetings – more details to follow.


Dear friends,

Forthcoming services

Mid-week, Wednesday: 10.00 am Lastingham Crypt, Holy Communion

Next Sunday, July 14th.

9.15 am             Appleton Holy Communion (me),
                             with Banns for Daniel Feaster and Maura Partridge (to be married at Cropton on August 10th)

10.45 am           Lastingham Holy Communion (Revd Christine),
                             with Banns for Steven Brace and Linda Ann Blackburne (to be married at Rosedale on August 3rd)

6.00 pm             Cropton Evensong (Reader Mike Stallybrass)

Please remember the wedding couples in your prayers as they prepare.


7.00 pm Cropton: Concert by Clare’s Choir Moorland Voices. She promises an eclectic programme with some audience participation

And two dates for your diary:

August 17th Rosedale Show

August 27th 2.00 pm Cropton Annual Garden Fête in the Village Hall in aid of church funds

With blessings and prayers,

Revd David


Just a reminder that the Coffee Morning in the Coach House Inn in aid of the Reading Room/Village Hall is on Saturday 1 June from 10 to 12am with the usual cake sales and raffle and that the Rosedale History Archive quarterly Tea and Chat Meeting will be in the Village Hall in Updale from 2 to 4pm on Sunday 2 June where a host of historical archive material; will be available to peruse and also some excellent tea and cakes will be available! Both events are free to enter but donations would be appreciated to help the annual running costs of both organisations.


The charity coffee morning held at the Coach House Inn on Saturday 4 May raised the amazing sum of £460 for the Scarborough and Ryedale Mountain Rescue Team. There was an excellent turnout of locals and visitors who had the opportunity to see some of the kit and vehicles the team use in their vital work in the North Yorkshire area.

Pete Thompson from the team and Rev David Haddon-Reece
Pete Thompson talking about the work, training and equipment of the Mountain Rescue Team

As ever, many thanks to Lorrie and Carole for organising the raffle and Dave Oakey and his team from the Coach House for hosting the event. Of course, special thanks to all who contributed raffle prizes, cakes for the sale and donations for the coffee and biscuits.

The next coffee morning will be on Saturday 1 June at the Coach House from 10 to 12am and will be in aid of the Reading Room/Village Hall.


The Coffee Morning to be held in the Coach House Inn, Rosedale Abbey, on Saturday 4 May from 10am to 12am will be in aid of our local Search and Rescue Team

Scarborough and Ryedale Search and Rescue in action!

The team will have one of their vehicles on show and members will be able to demonstrate some of their rescue techniques.

All are welcome to come and support this essential service to our community and, of course, for the usual excellent coffee and biscuits provided by the Coach House Team and for the cake sale and raffle to follow.


The schedule for the 2024 Rosedale Show is now published. It gives the list of classes, entry forms, FAQs, membership applications and lots more.

The Schedule is available in Abbey Stores, Graze on The Green, The Coach House Inn and St Mary and St Lawrence Church and other outlets in the dale. Enquiries to rosedaleshowsecretary@gmail.com.