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The Barraclough Gillings Wedding – 18 June 2022

Jade Barraclough, the daughter of Chris and Maggie Barraclough, of Dalehead Farm, Rosedale East, was married on Saturday 18 June to Richard Gillings in St Mary and St Lawrence Church, Rosedale Abbey, with Rev Christine Haddon-Reece officiating.

Richard and Jade leaving the Church with a Pitchfork Guard of Honour!
The traditional untying of the church gate
Off to the Reception at Dalehead Farm!

Congratulations and Best Wishes for a happy future together to Jade and Richard from all in the dale.

Photos by Linda Chambers


A number of events around the dale are taking place to celebrate HM The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Most of the events are in aid of the Save Rosedale Abbey Church Appeal and you can contribute directly during the week at the events or by BACS payment to Save Rosedale Abbey Church, account no 35397892, sort code 05-05-70 at Virgin Money.

Some images from the celebrations in the dale are below:

The Rev David Haddon-Reece opening the week of events and celebrations – I June 2022
The Opening Concert, with the Dalesmen Singers – 1 June
Crafting in the Church with Jo Tomlin – 2 June
Singing The National Anthem – 2 June
John Lane at the spinning wheel, 2 June
Happy Souvenir! 2 June 2022
The Tea Tent with a very colourful spread on show!
Sue Turner, winner of the Victoria Sponge competition, 2 June .
Clare Haynes leading the Moorland Voices choir on Thursday 2 June
Thursday 2 June, late evening and waiting expectantly on Bank Top for the Jubilee Beacon to be lit …
… and Ignition! Thanks to the great design and engineering skills of Anthony Davies and Richard Dent.
The Beacon Crew – Anthony Davies (electrics), Richard Dent (metalwork) and Harry Wilson (rigging)
Arts and Crafts Festival – 3 June 2022
Arts and Crafts leaf printing workshop, led by Linda Blackburne – 3 June
Demonstrating spinning yarn on a hand reel, 3 June.
The Moorland Voices choir performing again on Friday
Richard Haynes from the Moorland Voices explains the workings of the hurdy-gurdy to some visitors – Friday 3 June
Unusual Cricket Pitch Markings!
The Updale versus Downdale Cricket Teams – 3 June 2022
Cricketing Action, 3 June – an Updale batsman gets a hit and it is believed that Downdale were the eventual winners!
Arts and Crafts, 4 June – Button Making Class
Arts and Crafts, 4 June – Linda Chambers and Lorraine Dale’s Jewellery Workshop
Prosecco and Pizza in The Park, 4 June – The Bar Team – Anne Brown, Margaret Bradbury and Jen Black – with some thirsty customers
Prosecco and Pizza in The Park, 4 June – margherita, meat feast, pepperoni or mediterranean?
Prosecco and Pizza in The Park, 4 June – The charity cake stall for the sweeter toothed!
Arts and Crafts, 5 June – Crocheting
Jubilee 22, 5 June – Picnic and Sports,
The Dean Parker family with Julie Alderson
More hardy picnickers
The Mitchells enjoying the drizzle!
The rain made the ground slippery for some!
Sack Race Levitation
Parental assistance in the Egg and Spoon Race!
The Finale to The Sports Events – Sam Raw umpires the Tug-of-War
Cheers! Arts and Crafts Festival Committee with some volunteers celebrating a job well done
Arts and Crafts Festival Concert 9 June – John Lane and Richard Haynes providing some soothing West Coast jazz
Arts and Craft Festival Concert 9 June – Trevor Dale helping out with the raffle
Arts and Craft Festival Concert 9 June – Ross McWhirter raising the volume levels!

The excellent concert on 9 June in the church was a fitting finale to a very successful Platinum Jubilee week in Rosedale. Congratulations and thanks to all who organised the many events and to all the volunteers who helped run them so well. Many visitors commented on on the bright and friendly atmosphere in the village throughout the period and Rosedale can be proud of its tribute to HM The Queen and its efforts in raising much needed funds for the church’s restoration. The Church Treasurer is now drawing breath and will publish the financial results shortly. Remember, you can continue giving at any time to this vital effort, either in the boxes in the church itself or by BACS to Save Rosedale Abbey Church at Virgin Money account number 35397892, sort code 05-05-70

Afternote: the final amount for the church appeal raised after costs is a magnificent £4,530! Again, well done to all involved.


The Friends of Lastingham Church

Registered Charity 1104344


Given in St Mary’s Church by

Geoffrey Coffin

Wednesday 30th March 2022

at 11 a.m.

followed by a light lunch

To reserve tickets at £12

please contact ticketsforfriends@gmail.com

or ring 01751 417007

All proceeds will be donated to St Mary’s for the preservation of the church building



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Sunday services
Methodist Chapel
Version 19/12/2021 Organists in Green MH = Maddy Hudson       
20 December
    6pm Carol Service
21 December
 6pm Carol Service
22 December
   6.00pm Crib & Carol Service
Revd Christine
Haddon-Reece MH
24 December
  4.00pm Crib and Carols Revd Christine Haddon-Reece  MH   10.00pm
Midnight HC
Revd Christine H-R
Midnight Holy Communion
  Ven Douglas McKittrick     
25 December (Saturday)
  (No service)10.30 HC
Revd Christine
Haddon-Reece DH-R
(No service)(No service) 
26 December
St Stephen’s Day
m(No service)(No service)(No service)(No service)10.45 HC Ven Douglas McKittrick   MH 
2 January 2022 2nd after Christmasj9.15 HC Revd Christine Haddon-Reece(No service)9.15 MP Revd David Haddon-Reece3pm EP Revd David Haddon-Reece10.45 HC Revd Christine
Haddon-Reece MH
9 January 1st after Epiphany BENEFICE SERVICEk    10.45 HC Ven Douglas McKittrick MH 
Sunday services
Methodist Chapel
16 January 2nd after Epiphany  l10.00 HC Revd Sue Bond9.15 MP Revd David Haddon-Reece MH  10.45 HC Ven Douglas McKittrick MH 
23 January 3rd after Epiphanym  9.15 HC Revd Christine Haddon-Reece MH11.00 HC Revd Sue Bond10.45 HC Ven Douglas McKittrick    MH2.15pm HC/EP
30 January 4th after Epiphany  n  10.00 HC Revd Christine Haddon-Reece 10.45 HC Rev Simon Wright MH 
6 February 4th before Lent  j9.15 HC Revd Christine Haddon-Reece9.15 HC (cancelled)9.15 MP Revd David Haddon-Reece3.00pm EP Revd David Haddon-Reece10.45 HC Rev Sue Bond MH 
13 February 3rd before Lent BENEFICE SERVICEk 10.00 HC Revd Christine Haddon-Reece MH    
20 February 2nd before Lent  l10.00 HC Revd Christine Haddon-Reece9.15 MP Revd David Haddon-Reece  10.45 HC Ven Douglas McKittrick    MH 
27 February Next before Lentm  9.15 HC Revd Christine Haddon-Reece MH11.00 HC Revd Christine Haddon-Reece DHR10.45 HC Ven Douglas McKittrick MH2.15pm HC/EP


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A Remembrance Service was held in St Mary and St Lawrence Church on Sunday 14 November at 10.15 am, led by Rev Christine Haddon-Reece, followed by an Act of Remembrance at the War memorial at 10.55 am.

Around 40 locals and visitors attended – an excellent turnout and thanks to all who came to remember and pay their respects on a lovely sunny morning in Rosedale.


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The Moorland Voices choir, directed by Clare Haynes, gave an excellent concert in St Mary and St Lawrence Church in Rosedale Abbey on Friday night. An appreciative audience was entertained with a wide programme of folk, gospel and jazz numbers, both choral and instrumental, which raised £700 pounds for the church appeal fund from ticket sales, donations and the auction of a watercolour picture of Rosedale.

Moorland Voices on song!

Our thanks go again to Clare Haynes and the choir and to the volunteers who set up the event and provided the delicious snacks and wines which contributed to a most enjoyable evening.


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A chance to win a striking original artwork of Rosedale!

This lovely painting, by professional artist Jo Wiley of Whitby, is offered for auction to raise money for the Save Rosedale Church Appeal.

If you would like to make an offer by sealed bid, please drop your bid price, your name and email/phone number off at The Oaks or Phoenix House, both on Gill Lane or at Thorgill House.  The painting has a reserve of £140.00. 

The result of the auction will be made at the Moorland Voices choral concert in the church this Friday, 29th October.  If you are at the concert, sealed bids can be taken on the night.