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Parish Notes April 2024


Cawthorne Museum is now open 2pm - 5pm. Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays until the end of October.  We look forward to welcoming you.  Group bookings anytime by appointment. Tel:  Mary 01226 790545 or Peter 01226 790246 and have a look at our Facebook page.

Cawthorne Church Appeal - Commemorative Flower Pot - Pots are being produced by local businessman Gordon Harrison with 100% of the proceeds being returned to the Church.  The terracotta posts are 15"high x 15"wide and are £55.  Please place your order by sending your details to beneficewestbarnsley@gmail.com.  Collection from Church on 11 May.  Coffee & cakes will be served from 10am to 12pm. 


Poppy Appeal - Crafty Ladies are kitting/crocheting poppies for Remembrance Day 2024 which will displayed throughout the village.  WE NEED THOUSANDS OF POPPIES so if you know anyone or you can knit or crochet, please help.  WE ALSO NEED RED AND BLACK WOOL AND BLACK BUTTONS IN ALL SIZES.  Please take to the Post Office or ring Sue 791587 to arrange collection or delivery of a printed pattern,  Many thanks !!!!

Saturday, 20 April 2024 - Churchyard/Cemetery Tidy Up - Meet at the churchyard at 10am.  All welcome. Please bring gardening tools.


Saturday, 20 April 2024 - 7.00pm for 7.30pm. Cawthorne Village Hall - Call My Bluff Wine Tasting - all profits to Rotary International Charities - A fun relaxed evening pitting your wits against a panel of 3.  2 whites, 1 rose and 2 reds.  And don't worry you don't need to know anything about wine !!  Admission: £12.50. Please contact Richard Fletcher for tickets on rj93@hotmail.com


Monday, 22 April at 7.30pm in the Parish Room Cawthorne Museum Society AGM followed by a talk entitled "Victorian Inventors and Scientists: the good, the bad and the 'what were they thinking?'" - A talk by Anne Marples (The Bustle Lady) Members £2, Non Members £3.  Refreshments and raffle.


Thurs, 2 May 2024 - Annual General Meeting of the Parish Council at 7.30pm in the Moxon Room The public is entitled to attend - see minutes for rules on public participation


2 - 4 August 2024 - Underneath the Stars Music and Arts Festival at Cinderhill Farm, Cawthorne Bill Bailey - Kate Rugby - The Feeling - Lucy Spraggan - Rumer - Dervish - Hamish Hawk and many more.  Please see website for more details and to buy tickets www.underneaththestarsfest.co.uk   UTSf is volunteer led and a not-for-profit Community Interest Company.

Sponsor-a-Tile to help the Church - Urgent repairs are needed to repair and replace part of the church roof to make it a safe and watertight building once more.  You can make a donation and choose to sponsor a tile in memory of the loved one or to commemorate a special event.  Please email Canon Keith for more information on keith.farrow@leeds.anglican.org

Buy A Brick - Celebration Wall - Methodist Church garden - £25 per brick - Inscribe your personal message on an acrylic wall.  Sheets available at the Post Office or email Helen on cawthornemethodistchurch@gmail.com


Every Thursday at Methodist Church                   10am - 11.30am : Children's Charity Coffee Morning - £1 donation to charity.  Refreshments free of charge.  Thanks to all who support this event - everyone welcome!

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Cawthorne is a rural parish in South Yorkshire, three miles to the west of Barnsley.  It is an old parish, dating back to at least the late 11th century, with some buildings from the 15th century still in use today. The centre and hub of the parish is the village of Cawthorne, with some 1000 residents living in about 530 households. The remainder of the parish is rural, with a considerable number of working farms. Cannon Hall and park, owned and managed by Barnsley MBC, is open to the public plus Pear Tree Pantry in the walled garden with lovely gluten free cakes.  There are a number of small businesses in the village; a Post Office/newsagent/old fashioned sweet shop, Hilary's village store and tea room, the Spencer Arms pub, Beatson House Restaurant, an Antiques Centre including Tiplady's Tearoom and Gallery 2 gift and card shop. The larger businesses in the parish are Naylors who manufacture clay drainage pipes, Cannon Hall Garden Centre & Cafe and Cannon Hall Farm which incorporates a farm shop, café and restaurant and hosts various festivals throughout the year.

The village has a Methodist Chapel and All Saints Parish Church. The Church is open to the public in the summer months on a Saturday from 2.00pm - 5.00pm to give members of the public the chance to see the very fine Pre-Raphaelite Art in the form of panels by Evelyn de Morgan and Roddam Spencer Stanhope and the fine stained glass windows, including one to a design by Burne-Jones. The Village Hall and church owned Parish Rooms host various activities and both are available to hire. The Cawthorne Victoria Jubilee Museum is a small museum full of an eclectic mix of items.

There are numerous social and recreational groups active in the parish, ranging from the church bell ringers to the Young Farmers, with all manner of other groups catering for toddlers up to and including the most senior of citizens. There is a cricket ground, a football pitch and two social clubs. There is a good community spirit in the parish, evidenced by public events such as the Summer Fete which is held alternate years.

We're sorry to say that Cawthorne Open Gardens won't be returning.  Thank you fore support over the years and a big thank you to the gardeners and volunteers who made it possible for so many years.  It truly was a wonderful event.