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Parish Notes November 2023

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

Cawthorne Christmas Cards now on sale from Post Office, Hilary's, Gallery 2 & Cannon Hall Farm - still only £6 for a pack of 10 including envelopes.  This year the card features Darton Road and all proceeds go to All Saints' Church.

Saturday, 2 December - Cawthorne Choral Soc Christmas Concert - Carols by Candlelight 7.30pm All Saints' Church with guests Cawthorne Brass Band - Tickets £12 (children under 16 free with accompanying adult).  Tickets available from Cawthorne Post Office, Cawthorne Village Store, Choir Members and online @Eventbrite     www.cawthorne-choral.co.uk

Sunday, 3 December at 10.30am             Cawthorne Methodist Church - Family Service  led by Philip Bee


Monday, 4 December at the Parish Room at 7.30pm - Museum Society Lecture - "The Bats of Barnsley" - An illustrated talk by South Yorkshire Bat Society followed by Mince Pies, Wine and soft drinks.  £2 Members, £3 Non Members (including refreshments)

Wednesday, 6 December at 6pm & 7pm - Thai Night at Cawthorne Club - Please pre-book 


Sunday, 10 December at 10.30am - Alternative Nativity Service in Cawthorne Methodist Church


Sunday, 10 December - Cawthorne Village Hall 10am - 4pm :  Craft Fair - Lots of stalls & Refreshments available.  More information please contact Jane on 07966 721068

Friday, 15 December in All Saints' Church at 7.00pm - Spirit of Christmas Service - Come and sing the traditional Carols with Cawthorne Brass Band and view the 22 Christmas Trees decorated by the Village Organisations, whilst enjoying a mince pie and a glass of mulled wine.  Everyone Welcome.  The Church will also be open from 10.00am - 4.00pm so that you can wander in to view the specially decorated Christmas trees.  Tea/coffee and mince pies will be available with all donations going to the Church Roof Appeal.

Wednesday, 20 December at 8.00pm - Carol Service & Singalong at Cawthorne Club - with Cawthorne Choral Society & Canon Keith


Friday, 22 December - Kids Christmas Party & Santa at Cawthorne Club at 5.00pm - followed by live music from James Martin & Jake

Saturday, 23 December - Open Air Christingle at Cannon Hall - Cawthorne Methodist Church     Meet in the bottom car park at 3.30pm


Saturday, 23 December in All Saints' Church at 4.00pm - Christingle Service


Sunday, 24 December at 10.30am - Carol Service at Cawthorne Methodist Church led by Revd Philip Bee


Sunday,  24 December at 11.30pm - Cawthorne Parish Church - Midnight Holy Communion


Monday, 25 December at 10.00am - Christmas Day Service at Cawthorne Methodist Church - led by Ian Morris


Monday, 8 January at the Parish Room at 7.30pm Museum Society Lecture - "Elizabeth Siddal - A Pre-Raphaelite Super Model - her story"- An illustrated talk by Jan Marsh.  £2 Members, £3 Non Members (including refreshments)

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 - Charity Coffee Morning           £1 for tea/coffee/biscuits - all your £1 goes to charity. 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 frequent public events such as the Summer Fete and the Open Gardens which are held alternate years.