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Parish Notes January 2024


Job Vacancy
Cawthorne Parish Council is seeking a new Clerk.
The role is part time, 12  hours per week. More information here.

Monday, 26 February - Crafty Ladies in the Methodist Church : 2.00pm - 3.30pm - Everyone welcome


Saturday, 2 March 2024 :  11.30am - 3.30pm      De Morgan Art & Music Event at Cannon Hall This event will celebrate the sounds seen in the artworks through an interpretive tour in the Museum with the Director of the De Morgan Museum, Sarah Hardy and a concert of song and music in the Ballroom performed by local lyric soprano and pianist, Elizabeth Charlesworth. 

11.30am - 12.30pm : Museum Tour 1               1.00pm - 2.00pm :  Concert in the Ballroom.   2.30pm - 3.30pm : Museum Tour 2                     Tickets are £10.00 and are available from www.demorgan.org.uk 


Saturday, 2 March :  7.30pm - 11.30pm in the Village Hall - Cawthorne Toddlers Present - Adult Only Silent Disco - £12 per person which includes headphone hire (80's - Now), glow sticks & Buffet Supper.  Cash bar, bring your own drinks vessel.To book message or email elp1320@yahoo.co.uk


Monday, 11 March at 7.30pm in the Parish Room Cawthorne Museum Society Lecture - "Some interesting Cawthorne Items from the Barnsley Archives" an illustrated talk by Paul Stebbing, Archives and Local Studies Officer - Members £2, Non Members £3, Refreshments and Raffle.


Saturday, 16 March 2024 - Village Litter Pick  - meeet outside the Parish Room at 10am.


Saturday 16 March - 'One Breath' The Movie  7.30pm in the Village Hall - If you didn't see the original community drama performed in Cannon Hall Park to celebrate the Millennium come and see the movie.  Tickets £10 from the Post Office or contact Catherine Wood on 07974 568026. All proceeds from the evening will go to the church roof appeal.


Saturday, 20 April 2024 - Churchyard/Cemetery Tidy Up - confirmation and further details nearer the time. 


Saturday, 20 April 2024 - 7.00pm for 7.30pm. Cawthorne Village Hall - Call My Bluff Wine Tasting - all profits to Rotary International Charities - A fun relaxed evening pitting your wits against a panel of 3.  2 whites, 1 rose and 2 reds.  And don't worry you don't need to know anything about wine !!  Admission: £12.50. Please contact Richard Fletcher for tickets on rj93@hotmail.com


Monday, 22 April at 7.30pm in the Parish Room Cawthorne Museum Society Lectures - "Victorian Inventors and Scientists: the good, the bad and the 'what were they thinking?'" - A talk by Anne Marples (The Bustle Lady) Members £2, Non Members £3.  Refreshments and raffle.


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, 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.