- 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.
- 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.
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Church Services at Rosedale Church
Sunday December 20th: Morning Prayer at 9.15am.
After the service, the church will remain open for private prayer until 3pm, decorated, warm and lit, with CD carols playing and a church member in attendance.
We hope that people will feel very welcome to visit and, if they wish, to light a candle, perhaps in memory of a loved one they have lost this year or just to bring a gleam of light at this dark time.
Christmas Eve: Holy Communion of the Nativity at 10.00pm.
All are welcome. We are hoping that a mini-choir will be able to sing some carols in the service. There will be mulled wine and minced pies (served safely!) after the service.
Contact Revd David Haddon-Reece, 01751 417401, or Mrs Lorraine Dale, 417448.
Sadly but as expected the famous (or should that be infamous!) Christmas auction will not take place this year in the Coach House Inn. Instead there is now a draw where punters can ‘buy’ squares in the Abbey Stores and the Coach House Inn. Proceeds will go towards Rosedale Community School, the church, the Reading Room and Rosedale Football Club.
Details of prizes and the date of the draw will be notified as soon as known. Your support is, as ever, strongly requested
Some twenty five people from around the dale attended a simple, socially distanced Act of Remembrance at the war memorial in Rosedale Abbey churchyard on Sunday 8 November 2020.
After prayers, the names of Rosedale’s Fallen in the Great War, the Second World War and the Korean War were read out, The Last Post and Reveille were sounded and wreaths laid on behalf of the Church, the Parish Council and The Women’s Institute.
Permission has finally been given to hold a Harvest Festival service in St May and St Lawrence Church, Rosedale Abbey on Thursday 22 October at 7.00pm. All are most welcome to come and celebrate the bounty of nature and give thanks in this most difficult of times.
Thanks to Joann Tomlin and Dick Kenderdine, the base surround of the war memorial has been tidied up with a membrane and gravel put down to replace the overgrown grass.
Please note for your diaries that Remembrance Sunday is on 8 November this year – more details of services and commemorations will follow shortly.
The funeral for the late Margaret Peirson will take place in St Mary and St Lawrence Church, Rosedale Abbey, on Tuesday 1 September at 2.00pm, followed by burial in the churchyard.
Up to twenty people (masked and socially distanced) are welcome to join the family group in the church for the service which will be conducted by the Rev Christine Haddon-Reece.
The funeral ceremony for John Dent, 1943 – 2020, was held in Rosedale Abbey today, Monday 20 July at 2.00pm. The service was conducted by Father Bill Godfrey. Over 200 hundred local people and others in the shooting and hunting world attended to remember the life of an outstanding countryman, soldier and Rosedale character:
St Mary and St Lawrence Church in Rosedale Abbey will be open for private prayer on Saturday afternoons from 2.00pm to 4.00pm.
The church is not yet permitted to open fully for public worship, but it is hoped it will be soon. For any queries please call David or Christine Haddon-Reece on 01751 417401
A Service of Thanksgiving for the life of Diane Hughes will be held in the St Mary and St Lawrence Church, Rosedale Abbey, on Thursday 23 January 2020 at 2.00pm – all are welcome and the family ask that all attending wear a splash of colour.