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Archive for the ‘Church’ Category


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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.


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Our much loved coffee mornings are starting again at last on Saturday 2 October in the Coach House Inn, Rosedale Abbey, from 10.00 until 12.00 and in aid of Community Village in Bloom.

The usual cake sale and ever popular raffle will also take place and the the new Rosedale Calendar for 2022 will be available at £10 per copy in aid of the Rosedale church appeal.

Hoping to see you all there on Saturday at 10.00am


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It’s that time again – the splendid Rosedale Calendar for 2022 in aid of the Save Rosedale Church Appeal is now out and available from Abbey Stores, Graze on The Green and Gillies Jones Glass Studio for £10 a copy, or from rosedalehistory@hotmail.co.uk for £12 with post and packaging included.

St Mary and St Lawrence Church East Window

These make ideal Christmas presents so buy one for the house and another one or two to send to family and friends elsewhere to remind them of lovely Rosedale!

All funds raised go to support this vital project, where another £80,000 is needed to restore and preserve our church for future generations.

Rosedale Church Fete – 15 August 2021

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The Church Fete held this Sunday to raise funds for the church roof appeal was blessed with dry weather which helped produce an unexpectedly high attendance from visitors and locals alike, which in turn produced over £900 for the appeal. Afternote: follow-on sales and contributions have now raised the figure to over £1000 – a splendid effort all round.

There were plant and handicraft stalls, sales of old books, a treasure trail for the children and the ever popular tombola and tea and cake stalls in the church. The crowds were entertained with some wonderful singing by a local choir, the Moorland Singers, all of which made for a traditional village fete.

Heartfelt thanks to all who helped organise the event and ran the various stalls, those who contributed tombola prizes and items for sale and to the choir for their contribution to a very pleasant and successful afternoon.

Rosedale Church Closure

  1. In view of the virulence of the pandemic and following Government advice, Rosedale PCC has voted to close the church for public worship for the time being. This includes opening the church for private prayer.
  2. Irrespective of how well we can assess and manage the risk in church, it seems entirely wrong to invite people to leave their homes to get to church when the Government’s advice is so strongly to Stay at Home.