March 16, 2024

What's on in Abbeystead March

Dear All

I hope you all well.  

An exciting community event will be happening in July.............  

This year 2024  marks the 350th anniversary of Cawthorne school and we will be celebrating this in Abbeystead style.  So watch this space for further details.  

A big thank you to Alison for her hard work in setting up the Quiz night

and also to Ben for controlling the rabble.

Not forgetting the delicious food supplied by the brilliant cookers.

A cracking night much enjoyed by all.

Who is this from.... No Eye Deer.

Abbeystead Supper Run 

The Supper Run returns this summer and it was a great success last year. The course is a 4 mile run or walk on Thursday 23rd May. Each participant will receive hotpot after the run in the village hall. If you would like to enter the event then please visit

Mobile Library

The library will be coming on to The Lee on the following Fridays (every 3 weeks) approximately 13.30pm:

15th March

5th April

26th April

Whist & Dominoes

W&D is a monthly event, every 3rd Wednesday.  All monies raised are for the upkeep of the Parish Hall.  The group would also like to add, that everyone is welcome and in particular those new to dominoes and whist.   

If anyone is interested, there is another Whist & Domino event at Whitechapel village hall (Church Lane, PR3 2EP behind St James Primary school) on the 15th March.  Entry is £8 and starts at 6.45pm, hotpot will be served at 7.00pm no booking and required all are welcome.

Chess Club

From beginners to Grand Masters, there's a class for you.... Held at Garstang Arts Centre (01995 606648), every Thursday 1.30pm-3.30pm.

Partners In Environment Youth Group the next meeting is to help Dunsop Bridge school with tidying up their school playground. This will be happening on the 24th March 10.00am-2.00pm. Please see their facebook page for further details.

It is open to secondary school aged children. Please let Helen Foster know if anyone is interested in joining the group.

March Services

3rd      11.00am        BCP

10th      5.30pm        Mother's Day Service

17th    11.00am        Holy Communion 

24th      5.30pm        Evensong

31st      6.30am        Dawn Easter Service at Jubilee Tower 

Forest School

Mini Forest Youth Group for Mini's

Sunday 10th -   Meeting at church 4.15pm - 5.15pm.   Please let Jackie know if your child/ren will be attending for resource information.

Saturday 30th - Easter Activity. Meeting at church 10.00am - 12noon

Swallows and Amazons

Easter Holiday Forest Days - Wednesday 3rd April 10.00am - 4.00pm

Term Time - Every Wednesday.  Mother and toddlers are welcome to join the Abbeystead nursery and reception on the school playing field for forest/outdoor sessions (whatever the weather!)

Please contact Jackie Entwistle on 07525420884 or email to book your places.  

Field Day Committee

Next meeting is on Thursday 14th March at 7.30pm at the village hall

Winmarleigh Village Hall

Friday 15th - John Towers Big Band will be performing, 6.30pm doors open with the band performing from 8.00pm.

Friday 23rd - Michael Jackson tribute performing, tickets £10.  Bookings  available from or 07825347260


FRIDAY 29th March - Half Term

TUESDAY 16th April - School re-opens

Lancaster’s Spring Market (Friday 15th March)

On Friday 15 March from 10am to 5pm Lancaster’s market square will be bustling with local food producers, vegetable seedlings and flowers, community food projects, music and local craftspeople.

The Spring Market is the first of four seasonal markets coordinated by FoodFutures every year. The markets celebrate our surrounding environment and the diversity of produce the different seasons bring. The Spring Market will celebrate the lengthening days and the start of a new growing season with local food, crafts and music.

More information about the market is available here:

Great British Spring Clean (From Friday 15th to Sunday 31st March)

This year’s Great British Spring Clean (GBSC) will be held between the dates of 15th March – 31st March 2024.

If you would like to organise a volunteer litter pick either individually or as a group, then Lancaster City Council’s Public Realm team can provide you with the equipment and GBSC 2024 bags to do so.

Equipment and bags can be collected from Morecambe Town Hall between 9am and 1pm Monday to Friday. Please make an appointment to arrange collection by emailing

For any planned group events please email and let them know the date, time and location then they will help to publicise it.

Public Realm will also arrange for collection of the filled bags, placed by a public bin.

Pledges for GBSP can be made at

Rheumatoid Arthritis Advice and Information Event (Saturday 16th March)

Just outside the district, there’s an opportunity for anyone with Rheumatoid Arthritis to get advice from medical professionals and share experiences with others. From 10.30am to 3pm on Saturday 16th March, Barton Grange Garden Centre (Garstang Road, Brock, PR3 0BT) will host an information and advice event that is free to attend. (Please see the attached flyer.)

Lancaster Skill Share (Sunday 17th March)

This year a series of workshops will create the opportunity for local people, who have developed skills in business and voluntary work, to pass on their tips and techniques. On Sunday 17th March between 2-4pm there will be a laptop revive workshop at the Sustainability Hub in Lancaster. If you have an old or under performing laptop, the workshop will look at how it can be made to run faster and more reliably. The workshop will look at both hardware and software changes you might make. Laptops are welcome to be brought along.

The workshops are all about using resources efficiently: maintaining, preserving, and repairing to avoid throwing things away and consuming unnecessarily. Each workshop will be led by one or two experienced people, but it is hoped everyone who comes along will share their skills and experiences. If you are on benefits, please contact the organisers before booking so that you can receive a discount code to use. To book, please follow this link:Lancaster Skill-Share Workshops Tickets, Sustainability Hub, Lancaster | TryBooking United Kingdom

Lancaster Skill-Share Workshops A series of 11 workshops running through 2024. Booking fees will be used to cover our costs in running these eve...

Legend Fires NW Stages - Friday 22nd - Sunday 24th 

Please be aware there will be disruption on the roads through Abbeystead due to the rally event on Saturday 23rd.

Coffee Morning - Saturday 23rd 10.00am - 12noon

Everyone welcome at Scorton Methodist Chapel, donations for Christian Aid

North Lancs Mapping Nature and Communities Roadshow (Monday 25th March)

Lancaster Town Hall will host a roadshow for residents to quality assure the people and nature offer that is part of the Local Nature Recovery Strategy led by Lancashire County Council. The roadshow takes place between 9.45am and 12.30pm on Monday 25th March. The event is free to attend but places must be booked in advance online.

For more information and to book a place, visit:


Monday 8th- Wednesday 10th April

Will be performing Wind and the Willows at Williamson Park.  Contact Dukes Theatre for tickets.


The B4RN computer club meets online every Friday 2.00pm-4.00pm and on the 1st Wednesday of every month at 7.00pm-9.00pm.  Please email for your zoom invitation.  A great place to find out more about VoIP and WiFi options, as well as anything else computer or internet related.

If you would like to connect to B4RN and you are still within contract of your provider, B4RN will connect you at a reduced rate until your existing contract expires.  Details on their website.

B4RN Helpdesk is operational.  To get help with technical problems email or phone 015242 38499

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 - Nicola Wojarski       email -,


Vicar Rev Canon Cindy Rigney 01524 793125


Benefice Safeguarding Officer Catherine Worthington 07973428308 

Church Warden Caroline Eames 01524 39163

Youth Leaders   Jackie Entwistle 07525420884   Rob & Helen Foster or

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.  For further information on what's going on in our local community, sign up to the Abbeystead group and Christ Church fb pages.

Signing off with warmest regards 

Helen x

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