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Archive for the ‘Church’ Category

xCall 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.


xThe 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.

xRosedale 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.

xSuper 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

xFarewell To Brenda

A funeral service for Brenda Bowes was held at St Mary and St Laurence Church, Rosedale Abbey, on Tuesday 5 July 2016 at 1.00pm , presided over by Father Bill Godfrey and followed by a committal in the graveyard.

Soon to be re-united with her beloved Jack

Soon to be re-united with her beloved Jack

Our sincere condolences to all her family, and to her many friends in the dale.