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Parish Notes  August

Sunday, 19 September 2021 : 9.45am - 10.30am
Methodist Church - Messy Church is back !!

Friday, 24 September 2021 :  9am - 12noon

Macmillan Coffee Morning - Bottom Club
Please come along to the coffee morning hosted by Cawthorne Wives and show your support.  Everyone is welcome and any donations of cakes are much appreciated.  All proceeds to MacMillan Cancer Support.

Methodist Church Coffee Mornings
Every Thursday morning 10.00am - 11.30am


Museum Society - It is hoped to resume the lecture programme before Christmas.  First date will be confirmed in due course,

Over 60's - The club will resume in March 2022.

Following the relaxation of Covid restrictions from today please see below revised instructions for customers entering village shops :

Post Office
- Hand sanitizer is still in place as is perspex screen and regular cleaning continues.  They will not stipulate mask or no mask or insist on shop numbers. They simply ask that courtesy is given to those customers who wish to be more precautionary and that if you do have any possible symptoms please don't enter the shop.  If you need them please message.  Thank you, Chris & Sandra

Village Store & Tea Room - They will continue with limiting the number to 2 in the shop and ask that people queue outside.  Face masks/shields will continue to be worn by staff in the shop so they ask that customers also continue to do the same.  This will help any clinically vulnerable people to continue to be able to use the shop.
Cafe customers should use the garden gate and full table service will continue.  They also ask that customers pay by card, phone, watch and to avoid cash.  Thank you, Hilary, Andrew & the Team.

Gallery 2
- Customers are asked to continue to wear a mask and use the sanitiser provided.  These measures continue to be in place until further notice to keep customeers, staff & vulnerable family members safe.  Thank you, Carole

Antique Centre
- They would prefer customers to continue to wear masks but realise they cannot force people to do this.  The Centre also welcomes Zoe and The Yorkshire Tea Room promising a friendly welcome, fab local food and excellent prices.  So why not pop in !

Cawthorne Parish Church is now Open -  please see What's On for Further Information

Methodist Church is now Open -  please see What's On for more information

Cawthorne Open Gardens - 
Saturday, 25 & Sunday, 26 June 2022
Watch here for updates

COVID-19 (coronavirus) advice and guidiance, BMBC website

Public Transport - Mayor Dan Jarvis has announced face coverings will be mandatory in bus stations and interchanges in the areas the Mayoral Combined Authority is responsible for in the region to help keep people safe. This includes Barnsley, Meadowhall and Sheffield.




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Following last week's Summer Fete the Committee would like to thank all participants for a very successful event which raised a total of £1,743 to be taken forward to pay for attractions for the next fete in 2023.  Many thanks also go to the volunteers who turn up every fete day to set up and clear away, we could not manage without their assistance which is very much appreciated.  We also thank local businesses who donated some great prizes namely Beatson House, Cannon Hall Farm Shop, Holiday Inn, Spencer Arms, Cawthorne Antique Centre, Hilary's Village Store & Tea Room, Cawthorne Post Office, Gallery 2, Yorkshire Tea Room, The Little Boat Company, Annie Murphy's and The Slow Vinegar Company.   A great community afternoon !!!


The Parish Council have met on several occasions in the recent past with BMBC Highways department and Ward Councillors to discuss ways to reduce inconsiderate parking, improve the flow of traffic through the village and improve road safety. 


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. There are a number of small businesses in the village; a Post Office, newsagent/old fashioned sweet shop, village store and tea room, the Spencer Arms pub, Beatson House Restaurant, an Antiques Centre, Gallery 2 gift and card shop, and guest houses. 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.