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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 ‘History’ Category

COFFEE MORNING and TEA AND CHAT – 2/3 DECEMBER 2023

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COACH HOUSE INN COFFEE MORNING.  The next coffee morning, at The Coach House on Saturday 2nd December, 10.00-12.00, is in aid of the National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society (NRAS) with raffle and cakes.  Held in memory of two much missed Rosedale residents, Linda and Ann, who have died of this incurable condition in the past 12 months. 

ROSEDALE HISTORY MEETING Our March meeting takes place on Sunday, 3rd December between 2.00 – 4.00pm at the usual venue of the Updale Reading Room/ Village Hall  Internet access is available and tea and cake will be on offer, as usual.

SAVE ROSEDALE ABBEY CHURCH APPEAL

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Save Rosedale Church needs you!

Have you any experience of filling out grant application forms or would you like to learn? Save Rosedale Church Committee needs a competent volunteer to complete a Heritage Lottery grant application.

All the documents needed for the application have already been written but we need a volunteer to tackle the complex application form. Filling it in will take quite a number of dedicated hours.

Save Rosedale Church as already raised over £50,000 for its roof appeal and has just been invited to apply to the Peter Sowerby Foundation for a £25,000 grant. A grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund could well mean our target of just over £100,000 will be reached.

Our small committee is made up of ordinary Rosedale residents who believe the loss of our historic church would be a terrible blow to the community. Our church is regularly used for Christenings, weddings and funerals as well as church services. Recent events at the church have included rock musician Ross McWhirter, The Dalesmen Singers and an Art and Craft Festival.

If you think you could help us for this one-off job, please contact Linda Blackburne on linda.blackburne@icloud.com or phone her on 01751 417833.

We look forward to hearing from you!

UPCOMING COFFEE MORNING AND HISTORY TEA AND CHAT – 2 & 3 SEPTEMBER 2023

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The next Coffee Morning and Charity Raffle in The Coach House Inn will be on Saturday 2 September from 10.00 to 12.00am, and the Rosedale History Society Tea and Chat on Sunday 3 September will be in the Updale Reading Room/Village Hall from 2.00 to 4.00 pm – all are very welcome to come and there is no entry fee.

The new Rosedale 2024 Calendar will be available for sale at both events, making them ideal opportunities to get some early Christmas shopping done !

COFFEE MORNING & RHS TEA AND CHAT – 3/4 JUNE 2023

On Saturday 3 June the Coach House Inn will be hosting a coffee morning with raffle from 10.00 to 12.00am in aid of the Village Hall/Reading Room.

Then, on Sunday 4 June, the Rosedale History Society will hold its quarterly Tea and Chat in the Updale Reading Room from 2.00 to 4.00pm, when its extensive social and industrial heritage archive will be available to view. Entry is free but donations are welcome.

The Stall on The Green event held recently raised £260.20 for the church Appeal Fund – well done all.

COFFEE MORNING AND TEA AND CHAT – 4 & 5 MARCH 2023

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The next Coffee Morning in the Coach House Inn on Saturday 4 March from 10.00 to 12.00am will be in aid of the Rosedale Community School. The usual cake sale and raffle will be on so come along and enjoy the company and help support this vital part of our community

On Sunday 5 March 2023 there will the Rosedale History Society’s next quarterly Tea and Chat Meeting at the Updale Reading room from 2.00 to 4.00pm. A large archive of local social, family and industrial history will be available to browse so if you are interested in the history of the dale come along and find out more. As usual delicious cakes and tea will be served. No entry charge but donations to the RHS will be very welcome.

OUR NEW VICAR!

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On Sunday afternoon, 22 January, and in front of a packed St Mary’s Church in Lastingham, the Rev Christine Haddon- Reece was licensed as Priest-in-Charge of the Benefice of Lastingham, Rosedale, Cropton, Hutton-le-Hole and Appleton-le-Moor parishes by Paul, Bishop of Whitby and Amanda, Archdeacon of Cleveland.

Christine Haddon-Reece with the Bishop of Whitby, the Archdeacon of Cleveland and the Church Wardens of the Benefice, with David Haddon-Reece

Christine was born in Roundhay, Leeds and moved to Nottingham as a child when her father moved to work in the Boots Laboratory there. On leaving school she worked in the offices of an Iron foundry before going on to qualify as a librarian.

In 1970 a theological college opened in Bramcote close to her family home and she met some of the students who attended her church. She joined a student music group and went to evening lectures at the college after which she enrolled for a four year theological degrees course. She then decided to go for full time ministry and after passing a selection course found a job in Roker where after four years she was ordained as a deaconess. From there she moved to West Hartlepool, where she fully ordained as a deacon before moving to Rosedale in 1990 as the assistant to Rev Francis Hewitt.

It was here, back home in Yorkshire, that she met David Haddon-Reece, fell in love and married in 1994. That year she was also ordained as a Priest in York Minster. She then served as vicar in Topcliffe for 12 years before moving on to the Egton Benefice. In 2015 she retired and moved back home to Thorgill House in Rosedale, but continued helping out with services in the Kirkbymoorside group and also, along with David, as a voluntary chaplain in York Minster.

Then when the post of Priest-in-Charge of the Lastingham Benefice became vacant in 2022, Christine applied and was accepted for a three year posting, after which she says she will retire for the final time after 45 years of ministry! She asks for all our prayers and patience as she sets out in her pastoral work here.

The Rev Christine cutting the delicious celebration cake, with Paul, Bishop of Whitby looking on.

COFFEE MORNING – SATURDAY 10 DECEMBER 2022

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The postponed Coffee Morning took place today and thanks to the generosity of the many people from the dale and outside who came to enjoy the craic £210 was raised for the History Society. Also many thanks to Dave Oakey, Tina and Beth for their usual cheerful and efficient hosting of the event

The RHS coffee morning – 10 December 2022

The next charity coffee morning will be on Saturday 7 January 2023 at the usual time of 10.00 to 12.00am.

In the meantime, a very Happy Christmas and and a less turbulent New Year to all our viewers on the site!

Rosedale Remembrance Sunday – 13 November 2022

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A Service of Remembrance will take place at 10.45 am on Sunday 13 November at the Rosedale War Memorial in the churchyard in Rosedale Abbey. The service will include prayers, the reading-out of names of Rosedale’s fallen, The Invocation, a minutes silence then the Kohima Epitaph followed by wreath laying and the National Anthem. All are most welcome.

Rosedale Abbey War Memorial

CROWN BEACON

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The beacon that was used for the HM The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee has been galvanised and placed in a temporary location on the village green in Rosedale Abbey before it is sited as a permanent memorial to the late Queen Elizabeth’s outstanding 70 year reign.

The Platinum Beacon Crew: Anthony Davis, Richard Dent and Harry Wilson
On the village green – the Crown Beacon/Memorial made by Richard Dent