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Parish Notes  November

Cawthorne Advent Light up Trail
In partnership with Cawthorne Methodist Chapel 24 windows will light up throughout advent displaying the Jesse Tree Christmas story. Each night in December a new window will light up, lights on 4pm-8pm.
By the 25th December and running until 1st January the full wonderful window trail will be available through the village.
Cawthorne Light up Advent Trail poster
Please click here for map 

Saturday, 4 December : 11.00am - 3.00pm
at Cawthorne Methodist Church
Festive Sizzling Sausage Butties  
Mouthwateringly good!! - with a choice of apple sauce and stuffing or onions galore. Followed by Cannon Hall Mince Pies, Tea/Coffee and mints plus Christmas bits and bats stall.  Tickets £5.

Saturday, 4 December at 7.30pm 
Cawthorne Parish Church - Christmas Concert by Cawthorne Choral Society with guests
Cawthorne Brass Band
Tickets £8 (accompanied children FREE) available from Cawthorne Post Office, Village Store, choir members or on the door.

Friday, 10 December at 7.00pm
All Saints Church - Carols at Christmas
A community service for the whole family.  The Church will be full of Christmas Trees decorated by Village Organisations.  Come and join in singing the traditional carols led by Cawthorne Brass Band and enjoy mulled wine and a mince pie.  Chosen charity for this will be the Exodus Project.

Sunday, 12 December at Cawthorne Methodist Church at 10.30am :  Alternative Carol Service

Monday, 13 December at 7.00pm/7.30pm  Cawthorne Jubilee Museum Society Lecture - Granville 'Danny' Clarke - 'Life and Times as a TV singer, musician, poet, artist, conservationist and author.  He will also sign copies of his books which will be for sale.  Mince pies, wine and soft drinks will also be served.  Tickets on the door.

Wednesday, 15 December at 6.00pm
An Evening of Christmas Wreath Making 
at The Cawthorne Club, Tivydale
You are invited by Cawthorne Parents' Association to come along and create your own Christmas Wreath to take home with the help of a professional florist.  Limited places £30 per person including  entry into a prize draw to win a festive bow door dressing.  Also includes light refreshments.  To book your place please email

18 - 30 December :  "A Christmas Elf Trail"

presented by Cawthorne Primary School PA
The elves have arrived in Cawthorne.  Can you solve their Christmas message?  Collect a map from the Post Office ---- Find the letters and unscramble them to solve the Christmas message ---- Post your entry at the Post Office to enter our prize draw ---- Please use the QR code on your map to make a donation.  Cawthorne Christmas Elf Trail has been organised by the PA in partnership with local residents. Jingle all the way!

Cawthorne Methodist Church - 
Sunday 19 December :
10.30am : Christingle Service - S Cutting
6.00pm :  Community Carol Service - 
                                                    Rev Philip Bee

Wed, 22 December - Carols at Cawthorne Club with Cawthorne Choral Society from 7.30pm
Come and join us !!!

All Saints' Parish Church - Fr Nigel Hawley
Christmas Eve - 11.30pm - Midnight Mass
Christmas Day - 11.00am - Service

Sunday, 26 December at the Village Hall
9.30am - 3.30pm - Cawthorne Antique & Collectible Fair -
plus Vintage shoes, clothing and jewellery.  

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




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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 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.