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Parish Notes May 2024

Appeal from Cawthorne Victoria Jubilee Museum Have you some time to spare, and do you love gardening?  Our Gardening Group could really6 do with some extra help.  The group meets periodically to tidy and check pots of flowers and borders.  Some weeding and keeping the patio and surrounding area swept and weed free.  No job too arduous.  If you would like to join the group you would be more than welcome.  Please contact Vivienne 792067 or Angela 790927 Thank you.

Starting June 2024 : 'Tennis Anyone' - Court for Hire in centre of village - For 2 - 4 players (children must be supervised). £5 donation for church funds.  For more information Tel: 790172 or 07960 873252

Monday, 17 June 2024 :  2pm - 3.30pm at Cawthorne Methodist Church - Crafty Ladies  More Poppy knitting/crocheting needed.  Wool pattern and needles can be supplied.  Ring Margaret Cooper on 790838.  Any donations towards the wool would be appreciated.

Monday, 24 June 2024 at 2pm in the Parish Room - Cawthorne Over Sixty Club :  Everyone welcome, coffee/tea/biscuits will be served plus there will be a raffle.  Enquiries to Chris Moxon 07929 713450 cmoxon@tiscali.co.uk

Saturday, 6 July 2024 :  11.00am - 5.00pm - Garden Party at Brook House, Dark Lane     Enjoy strolling in the idyllic garden with afternoon cream tea to the sounds of Cawthorne Brass Band.  Why not add extra sparkle to your afternoon with glass of Bucks Fizz for just £3.  Raffle and plant stall.  Tickets £10.00 available from Ann Ely 791058, Avril Crossley 792268 or Sue Walker 790530.  All proceeds to All Saints Church Roof Appeal


Saturday, 6 July 2024 at 7.00pm - Cawthorne Choral Society Summer Concert at Emmanuel Church, Huddersfield Road, Barnsley  S75 1DT - 'Musical Delights' - with guests :  Simeon Wood - Flautist, South Yorkshire Police Band, Sarah Ogden - Conductor, Jeff Goldthorpe - Compere.  Tickets £12 (children under 16 free).  Tickets available from Cawthorne Post Office, Cawthorne Village Store, Choir Members and online @Eventbrite.


Sunday, 14 July 2024 at 3.00pm on the Village Green - 'Village Sing' - The annual village sing on the green and hopefully the weather will be good to us this year !!!  Starting with a picnic and games for the children, followed by the sing at 4.00pm with Cawthorne Brass Band.

Wednesday, 17 July 2024 : 12 noon - 2.30pm at Cawthorne Methodist Church -  Introducing 'Games 4 All' - An opportunity to come along, enjoy a light lunch and then to spend the next 2 hours playing games of your choice (Cards, Dominos, Scrabble etc.). Join us to make new friends and have a fun afternoon.  If anyone has any cards, Crib boards, Scrabble sets etc. that you would like to donate or if you would be willing to teach Canasta, Crib, Bridge and other games - please contact Lyn Barron on 07976785137


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!  For group bookings please ring Mary 01226 790545 or Peter 01226 790246.

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.