Latest NEWS/Events

CAWTHORNE CHRISTMAS CARDS ON SALE NOW - thanks once again to Ron Carbutt for this year's card - a depiction of Malt Kiln Row and the Top Club
Available from the Post Office and Village Store, with all proceeds going towards the upkeep of the Parish Church.  The price remains as always £6 for a pack of 10.  So buy them quickly before they run out!!

Cawthorne Karate Club 
OPENING DATE : Tues, 25 September 2018
6pm - 7pm at the Parish Room
Beginners only karate club for children aged 5yrs to 12yrs. £5 per session (discounts for multiple members of same family) Contact to book a place on the opening training session - first lesson free.
See What's On for more information.

Friday, 28 September at 7.30pm Village Hall
90's Disco hosted by the Parents Association
Tickets £10 to include a fish and chip meal deal from the Yellow Chip Van.  Tickets available from Emma -

Friday, 28 September from 8.00pm
Yellow Chip Van - Everyone welcome!!
Outside Cawthorne Village Hall for 1 night only.

SHOE BOX APPEAL - please collect toiletries, toothbrushes, toothpaste, stationery, pencils, biros, dolls, games, balls and sweets - please give to Cynthia Hindley by the end of September.  The 90 (45 girls 45 boys) boxes will be sent to handicapped children in Belarus

Sunday, 7 October 2018
Cawthorne Church Harvest Festival
This year's theme is "FEED THE HUNGRY"
Please collect tinned and dried goods ready to display and donate to those in need locally.

Monday, 8 October 2018 
7.30pm at the Parish Room
Cawthorne Museum Society Lecture
Taking Tea the Georgian Way
Tickets (including refreshments)
£2 Members £3 Non Members

Tuesday, 9 October 2018
First Planning Meeting for
Cawthorne Open Gardens 2019
Parish Room at 7.45pm
The aim of this meeting will be to encourage newcomers to become involved and discuss any new ideas to make the 2019 event as successful as the last.  Everyone is welcome so do come along!
See What's On for more information.

Friday, 12 October 2018
Village Hall at 7.30pm
Fundraiser for Norcroft Colliery Disaster Memorial - The Red Shed Players perform
"They Walked on Water" see What's On for more info. Tickets £5 from Post Office, Village Store or on the door. 

Dog litter bins
If you find a dog litter bin is full and overflowing you can report it to BMBC on 01226 770770 or online at us about it/ Report a problem with a dog waste bin


Restoring the Glory project at Cannon Hall
For full details of ongoing works and planned events please see 



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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. 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 pipes, Cannon Hall Garden Centre & Cafe and Cannon Hall Open 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 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.