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Parish Notes May 2024

Sunday, 26 May 2024 at 2pm - SPENCERS FEST Indoor and Outdoor Bar, Outdoor BBQ & Pizzas, Children's Bouncy Castle,  Face Painter, Ice Cream Stall, Live Music 2pm - 4pm - Jack Harper, Live Music 4.30pm - 6.30pm - Katie Stewart


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.

Cawthorne Museum is now open 2pm - 5pm Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays until the end of October. Come along and have a look you will be amazed at what is in there!

Poppy Appeal - The Crafty Ladies are knitting and crocheting poppies for Remembrance Day 2024.  These will be displayed throughout the village 2 weeks on the lead up to Remembrance Day for visitors to come and view.  SO WE NEED LOTS OF POPPIES !  If you can help, or know someone who can help knit or crochet, please get in touch.  Please call Margaret Cooper on 01226  790838.  We can supply wool or needles and a printed pattern.  

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 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 for your 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. 

Unfortunately Cawthorne Antiques Centre has now left the village (not their choice) and will be opening in June in premises on the High Street in Dodworth.