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Rosedale Community News

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Archive for the ‘Church Appeal’ Category

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.

Rosedale Flower Festival

Some more images from the festival in St Mary and St Lawrence Church, which has now concluded after a very successful ten days, as indicated in the amounts raised below:

The nave of St Mary and St Lawrence Church
The Harvest Thanksgiving Display
Jo Barker from Moorjocks Felt and Fleece in Hutton le Hole, demonstrating the spinning of local moorland fleeces into wool

Felt work by pupils from Rosedale Community Primary School
A lovely window arrangement

Flowers by the font

The farming display by the Pickering flower arrangers
The Women’s Institute Display
Pulpit Flowers

So far over £4800 (and rising) has been raised through donations and sales, a tremendous result and a fitting tribute to all the hard work of the volunteers who set up and helped throughout the festival and especially to the astonishing generosity of all who donated money to the Appeal – it is hoped that the Angel can now be raised a few notches up to the £20,000 mark on the Celestial Ladder (see the exterior wall at the east end of the church).

Rosedale Flower Festival Preview Evening

A preview evening was held for the Flower Festival on Friday 14 September 2018 in aid of the Save Rosedale Abbey Church Appeal. Close to a hundred people, visitors and locals, attended and enjoyed a very convivial event and were royally entertained by the Eskuleles ukelele band.

Father Bill Godfrey formally opening the Festival


The Eskuleles in full flow.
Enjoying the Craic!

Over £600 pounds was raised from donations and sales of Appeal related merchandise, an excellent effort by all involved. Thanks go to all who helped set up the the displays and who who contributed to the Appeal on the evening.

Please remember the church will be open to view the wonderful displays by local groups from 10.00am to 5.00pm each day through to Sunday 23 September, with the Harvest Service followed by a Bring-and-Share supper on Saturday 22 September starting at 6.00pm. All are very welcome to St Mary and St Lawrence Church.

Rosedale Flower Festival – 15 to 23 September 2018

As part of the Save Rosedale Abbey Church Appeal, there will be a flower festival held in St Mary and St Lawrence Church from Saturday 15 September to Sunday 23 September. Entry, which is free, will be from 10.00 am to 5pm each day.

There will be a Preview Evening in the church on Friday 14 September from 6.30pm – join us for a glass of wine and a chance to see the church in all its floral splendour.

On Saturday 22 September there will be a Harvest Service at 6.00pm followed by a ‘Bring and Share’ Supper.

All are welcome to these events. Over £90,000 is needed to make our church safe and secure for the future and you can help the appeal by making a donation while enjoying your visit to our beautifully decorated church.

Rosedale Church Tea Tent 18 August 2018 – Update

On Show Day, the church tea and cake tent made £2074 for church funds, with additional donations and sales of cards, calendars and roof slate sponsoring bringing in another £655 for the Save Rosedale Abbey Church Appeal – a terrific result all round.

“I’ll have some of that, please.”

Congratulations to all the community volunteers who baked a seemingly endless supply of delicious cakes and helped to raise so much money for the church and our appeal.

 

Please note for your diaries, the Rosedale Flower Festival on 15 to 23 September, with the Harvest Service on Saturday 22 September at 6.00pm followed by a bring and share supper. More details here and on social media.

It’s Showtime 2018!

The annual Rosedale Show was held on the Milburn Field on Saturday 18 August with good crowds enjoying the displays and events in breezy, sunny weather. Some scenes from around the ground:

Some fatherly advice before the judging.

Never too young to start.

A perennial favourite – the heavy horses judging.

In contrast, the smallest horses on show.

“I’ll have some of that, please.” At the church tea tent.

” Of course, it’s got a six and a half inch cylinder!”

For Your Eyes Only – the music, that is!

Man and Dog

Dogs everywhere – in and out of the judging ring.

More dogs – at the start of one of the hound trail races.

“That’s the winner!” In the ‘Any Continental Steer’ Class

The show could not be run each year without the sterling efforts of  Sam Dring and her committee and all the volunteers who help put up and take down the showground, who man the gates and direct traffic – heartfelt thanks to them all.

Also, a reminder of the Rosedale Flower Festival in aid of the ‘Save Rosedale Abbey Church Appeal’ which will be in the church of St Mary and St Lawrence from 15 to 23 September with a Harvest Service and Supper at 6.00pm on Saturday 22 September – all are very much welcome.

Rosedale’s 2019 Calendar

Fourteen beautiful images in, around and about Rosedale

The very popular Rosedale calendar is available again. The 2019 calendar is on sale now in Abbey Stores, the Coach House Inn, Gillies Jones Glass Studio, Graze on The Green and the Caravan Club shop for £10 per copy with envelope. The calendar will also be on sale in the Rosedale History Society tent (Row F 4) and in the church tea tent at Rosedale Show this coming Saturday.

This year there are five local people who have contributed photographs, so you can try and guess who’s is which image or images. And every pound raised goes towards the restoration of St Mary and St Lawrence Church.

These calendars are finished to a very high standard and are practical momentos of a year in the life of our dale and ideal for giving as gifts and Christmas presents. Last year we had to do a reprint as they proved to be so popular, so buy yours as soon a possible!

St Mary and St Lawrence Church – East End

A view of our church that has not been seen in decades, now that elders, hollies and brambles have been cleared.

The newly visible East End of St Mary and St Lawrence Church (note the proper spelling of Lawrence!)

Work on the appeal to raise funds for the vitally need church repairs continues. Cards and notebooks are on sale in Abbey Stores and Graze on The Green and the new Rosedale calendar for 2019 will be available shortly in the tea shops, but also in the Coach House Inn, Gillies Jones Glass Studio and from the Rosedale History Society tent and the Church tea tent at Rosedale Show on 18 August.

Please also note the dates of the forthcoming Rosedale Flower Festival to be held in the Church from 15 to 23 September, with a Harvest Service on 22 September at 6pm followed by a bring-and-share supper. More details to follow shortly

Save Rosedale Abbey Church Appeal Coffee Morning – 7 July 2018

The coffee morning held on Saturday 7 July 2018 at the Coach House Inn in aid of the church repair appeal raised over £400 thanks to the outstanding generosity of all who attended. Then, after counting the bucket of change left by Simon and Nicola, the total came to a staggering £554.86!

Helping to save Rosedale Abbey’s church.

As usual, the organisers are very grateful to Dave Oakey and the team at the Coach House for laying on the coffee and biscuits, to Margaret, Carol and Janet for their customary efficiency in setting up the raffle and to all who contributed and bought cakes in the sale.

There will be a number of other events in support of the church appeal this year so please keep your eyes on this site and social media for more  information and news.

Save Rosedale Abbey Church Appeal Coffee Morning – Saturday 7 July 2018

This coming Saturday’s coffee morning is in aid of the Save Rosedale Abbey Church Appeal and will held in the Coach House Inn between 10.00 and 12.00 am.

A panel from the East Window of St Mary and St Lawrence Church

All the usual attractions will be on offer, including a cake sale, the ever popular raffle and great coffee and biscuits to chat over while supporting this very important cause. So please come along, all are welcome and enjoy the morning in good company.