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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 Appeal’ Category

Antiques Evening – 26 September 2019

A good turnout of 50 people, both local and visiting, attended a very interesting and entertaining evening presented by Angus Ashworth in St Mary and St Lawrence Church, Rosedale Abbey. Angus talked about his start in the auctioneering business, his recent appearances in the BBC’s Antiques Road Trip programme (a new series is due to be shown shortly) and also discussed various items brought in by members of the audience.

Angus talking about one of the audience’s items.

The evening concluded with a quickfire auction of two items donated, an antique map of North Yorkshire which went for £130 and a signed copy of the new Rosedale 2020 Calendar which went for a very creditable £32. In all the evening raised around £700 for the church repair appeal thanks to the generosity of all who attended. Thanks also to all who brought in food for the buffet and who contributed to the wines on offer.

The Rosedale 2020 calendar is now on sale in Abbey Stores and will also be available at the next Coffee Morning (Rosedale History Society) on Saturday 5 October in the Coach House Inn, Rosedale Abbey. Copies cost £10 each in aid of the Save Rosedale Abbey Church Appeal – excellent Christmas presents and very useful at home too!

£10 each, available at Abbey Stores and the Coach House Inn

Rosedale Show Church Cake Stall – 17 August 2019

This a call for cakes and buns/scones for the ever popular Church Cake Stall at the Show on Saturday coming.

“I’ll have some of that, please.”

Items should be brought to the stall on the day or before hand to Anthea Read – contact her on 417156 or email on dykehouse@moorsweb.co.uk

Rosedale Wedding Dress Festival 24 May – 2 June 2019

A big thank you to all who supported and took part in the Rosedale Wedding Dress Festival.  We raised £3,851 (and moved the Angel up a notch). That takes our total fund-raising to a grand £26,487. Our target is £90,000. 

We can now show we mean business in grant applications to save Rosedale Church from closure. 

Congratulations to the five raffle winners! And thank you to the local businesses who provided the prizes and supported the event.

Any ideas for the next fundraising event will be warmly welcomed. Until then, thank you again – your donations and positive feedback have been very much appreciated.

Best wishes 

Linda Blackburne 

Festival Organiser

Rosedale Wedding Dress Festival Preview – 24 May 2019

The preview evening for the Wedding Dress Festival in aid of the appeal for St Mary and St Lawrence Church in Rosedale Abbey was very well attended and over £655 was raised for the appeal fund.

The Rev David Haddon-Reece thanking the choir for their excellent performance
Part of the display of dresses, the rest of which fills the whole church
Some of the dresses, with the raffle star prize – a three tier cake by Graze on The Green.

The festival, with its wonderful display of over thirty wedding dresses, stories, memorabilia and sales of local arts and crafts runs through to Sunday 2 June when there will be a Renewal of Wedding Vows Service in the Church at 10.30. Entry is free from 10.00am each day – donations to the appeal are, of course, very welcome!

Rosedale Wedding Dress Festival on Radio York – 3 April

On BBC Radio York at around 8.00pm on Wednesday 3 April on the programme ‘God’s Own Countyfile’ David Haddon-Reece and Linda Blackburne will be interviewed about our forthcoming Wedding Dress Festival which will take place in the church from Saturday 25 May to Sunday 2 June in order to raise more badly needed funds for the church repair project.

More details about the festival itself will be published shortly – watch this space!

Coffee Morning – 2 February 2019

The coffee morning held  on a cold and snowy morning in the Coach House Inn on Saturday 2 February 2019 raised a much needed £255 for the Save Rosedale Church appeal.

Prizes Galore!

Thanks, as ever, to Dave and Ali in the Coach House Inn and to Margaret and Carol for masterminding the raffle.

The next coffee morning will be on Saturday 2 March from 10.00 to 12.00am in aid of Yorkshire Cancer Research – all are most welcome to come along for the coffee, cake sale and raffle.

The Ascending Angel

The Angel on the Celestial Ladder on the side of St Mary and St Lawrence Church has been moved up a notch as a result of the outstanding £5000 raised at the the recent Flower Festival.

The Angel as at 24 September 2018

and as at 27 September

The fund raising effort continues as can be seen from the height of the ladder. Cards, notebooks and the Rosedale 2019 Calendar are available from the Abbey Stores, Graze on The Green tearooms, the Coach House Inn, Gillies Jones Glass and the Caravan Club site shop. Also keep a look out on this site and on social media for further news about fundraising events for this vitally important cause.