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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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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.

ROSEDALE CHRISTMAS AUCTION – 19 NOVEMBER 2022

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The annual Christmas Auction took place in a packed out Coach House Inn in Rosedale Abbey on Saturday night and raised the magnificent sum of £2,110 for the Rosedale Village Hall/Reading Room. The 2021 figure was £1,756 so well done to everyone involved.

Lorraine dale, Sue Foster and Malcolm Dale looking over some of the hundreds of items donated for the sale.
Dave Seller starting the auction off with the traditional jar of vintage pickled onions!

Heartfelt thanks to all who donated items so generously, and to Lorraine and Trevor Dale, Sue Foster, Lorrie Westwood and Dave Seller for setting up and conducting the auction with such good humour. Also many thanks to Dave Oakey and his Coach House team for their efficiency and patience throughout the very busy evening.

The Barraclough Gillings Wedding – 18 June 2022

Jade Barraclough, the daughter of Chris and Maggie Barraclough, of Dalehead Farm, Rosedale East, was married on Saturday 18 June to Richard Gillings in St Mary and St Lawrence Church, Rosedale Abbey, with Rev Christine Haddon-Reece officiating.

Richard and Jade leaving the Church with a Pitchfork Guard of Honour!
The traditional untying of the church gate
Off to the Reception at Dalehead Farm!

Congratulations and Best Wishes for a happy future together to Jade and Richard from all in the dale.

Photos by Linda Chambers

ROSEDALE JUBILEE CELEBRATIONS 1-9 JUNE 22

A number of events around the dale are taking place to celebrate HM The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Most of the events are in aid of the Save Rosedale Abbey Church Appeal and you can contribute directly during the week at the events or by BACS payment to Save Rosedale Abbey Church, account no 35397892, sort code 05-05-70 at Virgin Money.

Some images from the celebrations in the dale are below:

The Rev David Haddon-Reece opening the week of events and celebrations – I June 2022
The Opening Concert, with the Dalesmen Singers – 1 June
Crafting in the Church with Jo Tomlin – 2 June
Singing The National Anthem – 2 June
John Lane at the spinning wheel, 2 June
Happy Souvenir! 2 June 2022
The Tea Tent with a very colourful spread on show!
Sue Turner, winner of the Victoria Sponge competition, 2 June .
Clare Haynes leading the Moorland Voices choir on Thursday 2 June
Thursday 2 June, late evening and waiting expectantly on Bank Top for the Jubilee Beacon to be lit …
… and Ignition! Thanks to the great design and engineering skills of Anthony Davies and Richard Dent.
The Beacon Crew – Anthony Davies (electrics), Richard Dent (metalwork) and Harry Wilson (rigging)
Arts and Crafts Festival – 3 June 2022
Arts and Crafts leaf printing workshop, led by Linda Blackburne – 3 June
Demonstrating spinning yarn on a hand reel, 3 June.
The Moorland Voices choir performing again on Friday
Richard Haynes from the Moorland Voices explains the workings of the hurdy-gurdy to some visitors – Friday 3 June
Unusual Cricket Pitch Markings!
The Updale versus Downdale Cricket Teams – 3 June 2022
Cricketing Action, 3 June – an Updale batsman gets a hit and it is believed that Downdale were the eventual winners!
Arts and Crafts, 4 June – Button Making Class
Arts and Crafts, 4 June – Linda Chambers and Lorraine Dale’s Jewellery Workshop
Prosecco and Pizza in The Park, 4 June – The Bar Team – Anne Brown, Margaret Bradbury and Jen Black – with some thirsty customers
Prosecco and Pizza in The Park, 4 June – margherita, meat feast, pepperoni or mediterranean?
Prosecco and Pizza in The Park, 4 June – The charity cake stall for the sweeter toothed!
Arts and Crafts, 5 June – Crocheting
Jubilee 22, 5 June – Picnic and Sports,
The Dean Parker family with Julie Alderson
More hardy picnickers
The Mitchells enjoying the drizzle!
The rain made the ground slippery for some!
Sack Race Levitation
Parental assistance in the Egg and Spoon Race!
The Finale to The Sports Events – Sam Raw umpires the Tug-of-War
Cheers! Arts and Crafts Festival Committee with some volunteers celebrating a job well done
Arts and Crafts Festival Concert 9 June – John Lane and Richard Haynes providing some soothing West Coast jazz
Arts and Craft Festival Concert 9 June – Trevor Dale helping out with the raffle
Arts and Craft Festival Concert 9 June – Ross McWhirter raising the volume levels!

The excellent concert on 9 June in the church was a fitting finale to a very successful Platinum Jubilee week in Rosedale. Congratulations and thanks to all who organised the many events and to all the volunteers who helped run them so well. Many visitors commented on on the bright and friendly atmosphere in the village throughout the period and Rosedale can be proud of its tribute to HM The Queen and its efforts in raising much needed funds for the church’s restoration. The Church Treasurer is now drawing breath and will publish the financial results shortly. Remember, you can continue giving at any time to this vital effort, either in the boxes in the church itself or by BACS to Save Rosedale Abbey Church at Virgin Money account number 35397892, sort code 05-05-70

Afternote: the final amount for the church appeal raised after costs is a magnificent £4,530! Again, well done to all involved.

Father Christmas in Rosedale – 1 December 2021

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Father Christmas is, of course, used to cold weather where he lives at the North Pole, but Rosedale did its best to make him feel at home on a breezy, sleety night with lots of young boys and girls giving him a warm welcome!

The Wonder of Christmas!

Thanks again to Father Christmas and to his elves from the Ryedale Lions for coming to Rosedale and for giving such a great start to the festive season.