August 1, 2020

What's on in Abbeystead August edition

A big Hello to everyone and to those of you that are new to this bulletin....

Well it's August and things will hopefully get back to 'normal' with approx a third of the year being in lock down, we certainly don't need another towards the end of the year!!   Shops and restaurants have now opened, but sadly with theatres it's looking more likely to be in the New Year - So no Pantos 🙁

A huge thank you must go to Rachael Drinkall, Helen Foster and Jackie Entwistle for organising this year's Family Car Treasure Hunt raising  £450 for the Friends of Cawthorne and Christ Church.  This may hopefully be an annual thing to add to our calendars in the future??? Hint hint.......

The winner of the Adult quiz was Mick Baines joint with Henry and Amy Drinkall, and the Children's quiz were the Entwistle's children along with Olivia and Ella Ayrton.
Many, many thanks also goes to Elaine Drinkall and family for organising the church mowing last week and to all (too many to mention) those that helped too.
Abbeystead Show - A reminder that the show has unfortunately been cancelled this year, but will be back in 2021.
Duck Race - August Bank Holiday.  This event too has been unfortunately cancelled.
Garstang Market Days - As of July 16th 2020, Every Thursday on Market Day, the High Street in Garstang will be pedestrians only.
Clothes Drive - As mentioned in the June issue the clothes collecting company are now in a position to collect our clothes donations. The organisation taking the clothes send them to much needed areas in Africa  We will need a minimum of 40 bags before they will collect and any money raised will go to Christ Church Over Wyresdale, Friends of Abbeystead School and Over Wyresdale Parish Hall.
Items that they will accept are the following :
Clothes (adult and children)
Bedding and Towels (can be put together but not to be mixed with clothing)
Bag, shoes and belts (can be put together but not to be mixed with clothing)
The items donated need to be clean and reusable.
The drop off for these items will be Over Wyresdale Parish Hall on the following dates:-
Friday 31st July
Saturday 1st August
Saturday 8th
Sunday 9th
We will be at the Hall between 4.00pm - 6.00pm on those dates.
Helen Foster and I will be there but if no one is available you can leave outside the door on the dates specified and we will take it in.
Church Services in August @ 11.00am
2nd    St Mark's, Dolphinholme
9th     Christ Church, Abbeystead
16th   St Peter's, Quernmore
23rd   St Mark's, Dolphinholme
30th   Christ Church, Abbeystead
I will update you further if there are any changes to the service rotation
As my updates are monthly, if you would like to get more up to date info why not join our Facebook pages(?) - Abbeystead Community Group, Christ Church Over Wyresdale or The United Benefice of Dolphinholme, Quernmore and Over Wyresdale
Regular Giving
If you are in a position to provide a regular contribution to our churches please contact the following for further information:
Over Wyresdale - Helen Yu              email -
Quernmore - Stephen Potter            email -
Dolphinholme - Anthony Atkinson    email -
Please do let me know if there is anything you wish to be included or sent round in a round robin.  And also if there is anybody that you know who would like to be included in the What's on in Abbeystead' group please ask them to contact me and let me know.
Until next time....
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