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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.

Archive for the ‘Church’ Category

British Heart Foundation Coffee Morning – 3 June 2017

The coffee morning held in aid of the British Heart Foundation at the Coach House in Rosedale Abbey on Saturday last raised over £375 for this worthy charity. Thanks to Ena Dent for organising the day, to Margaret and Carol for the raffle and the team at the Coach House for the coffee and biscuits.

The next coffee morning to be held on Saturday  1 July 2017 will be in aid of the Hartoft Chapel. Please note in your diaries now and come along to support this cause.

Rosedale Local History Weekend – 22 to 23 April 2017

Ghost Miners at Bank Top

 A weekend event highlighting This Exploited Land of Iron project and  Rosedale’s Social History at Updale Reading Room, 11.00 – 4.30p.m.  Refreshments available.  Wheelchair friendly.   FREE ENTRY!

 Archive photographs, maps, plans and artefacts and much more.  Local artwork and crafts for sale.

Guided Walks both days. –  Mining and Railway walks 2.0p.m. from Updale Reading Room.  Bring walking boots and waterproofs!

A talk by Malcolm Bisby giving an overview of Rosedale’s Mines and Railway at Rosedale Abbey church at 6.00p.m. Saturday 22nd.  Free admission with a collection for church funds.

Information:  http://rosedale.ryedaleconnect.org.uk/history-contacts/news-and-events/

email. rosedalehistory@hotmail.co.uk 

Call My Bluff Wine Tasting – 17 February 2017

Steve Colling, from Tate Smiths Wines, masterfully conducted a wine tasting in the Coach House Inn on Friday 17 February, with proceeds going towards the Rosedale Church Roof Appeal. A total of eight unknown wines were sampled and the winner, getting all eight correct, was Shirley Drew from Brick Cottage, Updale!

Starting off with some excellent sparkiling Cava.

Steve starting the evening off with some excellent sparkling Cava.

After a fun and educational evening, a total of £150 was raised towards the roof appeal and so thanks again to Steve for his knowledgeable and light-hearted approach to the evening and to Jimmy and his team in the Coach House for their support for this worthy cause.


The Williamson – Thompson Wedding, Rosedale Abbey 10 September 2016

Louise Williamson, daughter of Vanessa Windsor of The Flower of May Campsite in the village, and Graeme Thompson were married this afternoon in St Mary and St Laurence Church, Rosedale Abbey with the Rev Christine Haddon-Reece officiating.

The Blessing

The Blessing

The Kiss

The Kiss

The Gate Knot

The Gate Knot

The Reception and  dance afterwards was in the Coach House Inn.

Rosedale Church Coffee Morning

The coffee morning held in the Coach House Inn on Saturday 3 September realised £315.46 for the church roof fund. The church roof is in urgent need of repair and a very considerable sum of money needs to be raised to allow the major work required to be undertaken. Any suggestions for fundraising activities would be very welcome – please contact Anthea Read or any members of the Parochial Church Council.

Rotten purlins at the west end.

Rotten purlins at the west end.

Meantime, many thanks to Dave Oakey for the use of the Coach House (clearly his luck was in, having won four prizes in the raffle!) and, of course to Margaret and Carol as always for organising and running the ever popular raffle.

Super Strimmers – 1 September 2016

Round thirty volunteers answered Anthea Read’s call to strim and rake the churchyard 0n the evening of Thursday 1 September, prior to the National Park people coming in the day after to tidy up and sow more wildflower seed in the conservation area.

All done and ready for the barbeque

All done and ready for the barbeque!

Anthea would like to thank all who came an helped out for their magnificent efforts and thanks also to Lorraine Dale and Ena Dent for preparing the delicious supper afterwards.

If anyone can spare the time, then the final strimming and raking will be starting at around 10.30am on Friday morning 2 September.

The NYMNP volunteers at  work, Friday 2 September

The NYMNP volunteers at work, Friday 2 September