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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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ROSEDALE CALENDAR 2022

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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.

Rosedale Church Services

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.

Rosedale Christmas Auction 2020

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

Rosedale Remembrance 2020

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.

Charlotte Tomlin sounding the Last Post

Rosedale Abbey War Memorial

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.

Cleaned up and tidied, ready for 8 November 2020

Please note for your diaries that Remembrance Sunday is on 8 November this year – more details of services and commemorations will follow shortly.

Margaret Peirson 1932 – 2020

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.

RIP