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Saturday, 7 December 2019 at 7.30pm
All Saints Church - Cawthorne Choral Society

The Stars of Christmas - A Selection of traditional Christmas Music Featuring Cawthorne Brass Band
Refreshments available after the concert. Tickets £8 (£4 under 16) available from Cawthorne Post Office, Village Store and from choir members.

Monday, 9 December 2019 at 7.30pm in the Parish Room - Cawthorne Museum Society 'South Yorkshire's Industrial History' by Pat McLaughlin - Tickets :  £2 Members, £3 Others to include refreshments. 

Friday, 13 December at 7.00pm in All Saints' Church - 'Spirit of Christmas' - A service for the whole community.  A chance to come together to celebrate the season and view all the wonderful Christmas trees which have been decorated by various groups from our village.

Wednesday, 18 December at 3.30pm for 4.00pm Walking Nativity through the Village - organised by Churches Together and Cawthorne Primary School - Refreshments in the School Hall at 3.30pm so come and enjoy a warm cuppa and mince pie!  Then starting at 4.00pm we travel around the village as the children act out the Christmas story with the opportunity to join together in singing some carols and we conclude at the school around 6.00pm.  This promises to be a fantastic new event so please come along and support it.  Posters will be put up around the village giving more information on the route etc.

Tuesday, 24 December - Christmas Eve
All Saints' Church 
- Christingle and Children Rejoice - A service for all the family - Everyone Welcome!
11.30pm - Midnight Holy Communion

Wednesday, 25 December :  Christmas Day
All Saints' Church at 10.30am
Service of Holy Communion for Christmas Day

Wednesday, 15 January 2020 at The Top Club, Maltkiln Row at 7.30pm - VE Celebrations meeting - Anyone with ideas or who is willing to help with an event is most welcome.

Saturday, 18 January 2020 at Cawthorne Methodist Church - Games Evening

More information to follow

Friday, 8 May 2020 - VE Day Celebrations to mark the 75th anniversary -
See What's On for more information on how to get involved.

Saturday, 27 June 2020 :  Cawthorne Summer Fete on the Village Green :  1.00pm - 4.00pm
Watch this space for news

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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 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.                                                                                                                               


Village Notices

2019 Christmas Card - Our Cawthorne Christmas card this year features people arriving at the Village Hall for a Christmas party.  These are now available at our village shops with all the same proceeds going to support out Parish Church.  This is the 12th Christmas Card we have produced and we hope you like it.

Cawthorne Methodist Church has been chosen to benefit from the Co-op Local Community Fund - to see how you can help them raise vital funds - go to our What's On section.

Neighbourhood Plan Update
BMBC have confirmed they put the Plan out for statutory consultation starting at 10.00am on Friday, 22 November for a period of seven weeks ending at 5.00pm on Friday, 10 January 2020.  This is in accordance with the programme.