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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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OUR NEW VICAR!

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On Sunday afternoon, 22 January, and in front of a packed St Mary’s Church in Lastingham, the Rev Christine Haddon- Reece was licensed as Priest-in-Charge of the Benefice of Lastingham, Rosedale, Cropton, Hutton-le-Hole and Appleton-le-Moor parishes by Paul, Bishop of Whitby and Amanda, Archdeacon of Cleveland.

Christine Haddon-Reece with the Bishop of Whitby, the Archdeacon of Cleveland and the Church Wardens of the Benefice, with David Haddon-Reece

Christine was born in Roundhay, Leeds and moved to Nottingham as a child when her father moved to work in the Boots Laboratory there. On leaving school she worked in the offices of an Iron foundry before going on to qualify as a librarian.

In 1970 a theological college opened in Bramcote close to her family home and she met some of the students who attended her church. She joined a student music group and went to evening lectures at the college after which she enrolled for a four year theological degrees course. She then decided to go for full time ministry and after passing a selection course found a job in Roker where after four years she was ordained as a deaconess. From there she moved to West Hartlepool, where she fully ordained as a deacon before moving to Rosedale in 1990 as the assistant to Rev Francis Hewitt.

It was here, back home in Yorkshire, that she met David Haddon-Reece, fell in love and married in 1994. That year she was also ordained as a Priest in York Minster. She then served as vicar in Topcliffe for 12 years before moving on to the Egton Benefice. In 2015 she retired and moved back home to Thorgill House in Rosedale, but continued helping out with services in the Kirkbymoorside group and also, along with David, as a voluntary chaplain in York Minster.

Then when the post of Priest-in-Charge of the Lastingham Benefice became vacant in 2022, Christine applied and was accepted for a three year posting, after which she says she will retire for the final time after 45 years of ministry! She asks for all our prayers and patience as she sets out in her pastoral work here.

The Rev Christine cutting the delicious celebration cake, with Paul, Bishop of Whitby looking on.

CAROLS ON THE GREEN – 23 DECEMBER 2022

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Because of the forecast for heavy rain on Friday evening, 23 December, the Carols On The Green event in aid of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance was held in Rosedale Abbey’s church instead. Around 68 locals and visitors joined in singing all the Christmas favourites lustily, helped by the mulled cider and mince pies!

A collection was taken for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance which raised the excellent sum of £280, so thanks to all who came for their generosity. Thanks also to Linda Chambers and Lorraine Dale for setting up the event, for the mulled cider and the mince pies and coping with the last minute change of location.

Hark the Herald Angels Sing!
Best wishes to all in the dale for a Happy Christmas and a peaceful New Year

Just a reminder that the Coffee Morning in the Coach House on 7 January 2023 from 10.00 to 12.00 am will also be in aid of the Air Ambulance – see you all there.

Rosedale Remembrance Sunday – 13 November 2022

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A Service of Remembrance will take place at 10.45 am on Sunday 13 November at the Rosedale War Memorial in the churchyard in Rosedale Abbey. The service will include prayers, the reading-out of names of Rosedale’s fallen, The Invocation, a minutes silence then the Kohima Epitaph followed by wreath laying and the National Anthem. All are most welcome.

Rosedale Abbey War Memorial

ROSEDALE CALENDAR 2023

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The popular Rosedale Calendar, in aid of the Save Rosedale Church Appeal, is now available for sale at £10 a copy from Abbey Stores and the Rosedale Caravan Park/camp site shop. Copies will also be available at the Coach House Inn during the coffee morning from 10.00 to 12.00am on Saturday 3 September and also at the Rosedale History Society Tea and Chat in the Updale Reading Room on Sunday 4 September from 14.00 to 16.00 pm.

Don’t delay as these are popular items, ideal as Christmas presents and to send to friends and family living away from Rosedale!

ROSEDALE MAKE, BAKE AND GROW SHOW PLUS SHEEP!

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The Make, Bake and Grow Show and the Sheep Show were held on the Turret Field, in the church and on the Milburn Field on Saturday afternoon, 20 August 2022. Blessed by warm weather, all parts of the event turned out to be very well attended by local folk and visitors alike.

The church element is expected to make a substantial sum for the church repair fund (Afternote: £848.00 was raised, an excellent result ).

The Bake, Make and Grow organising group would like to thank everyone who helped at or attended their event held in the Turret field on Saturday 20th August. 

The amazing support from both the local community and visitors helped to make the day a wonderful success. 

After paying expenses, monies raised will be donated to the Reading Room, the school, the church, the community fund and to mountain rescue. 

Thank you!

Some of the produce on show
The ever popular raffle in progress
Ram judging at the Sheep Show

Heartfelt thanks to all who organised, helped out and donated to this very successful event. With luck and a strong community effort it is hoped that there will be a full Rosedale Show again in 2023.

ROSEDALE MAKE, BAKE AND GROW – 20 AUGUST

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Saturday 20th August,  Church Turret Field and Rosedale Abbey church.  Free admission.

Show entries open for public viewing  1-4pm. 

Also History Society display,  children’s activities,  raffle,  plant and produce stall, arts and craft sale, and tea and cakes stall .

Donations of surplus plants and fruit and vegetables would be much appreciated, to sell for show funds.  Please bring them along on the day.

Finally, the very popular Rosedale Calendar for 2023 will be on sale in the church on the day for £10 a copy in aid of the Save Rosedale Church Appeal