May 5, 2022

What's on in Abbeystead May


Hello Everyone

Canon Rev Cindy Rigney is currently on sabbatical, Cindy will be resuming her normal services 24th July 2022.  In the meantime our Curate Christine Walker will be covering, if you need to speak to her, you can do so on 01524 382397.

Church Services


1st        11.00am        BCP

8th         5.30pm        Family Service

15th      11.00am       Lambing Service

22nd       5.30pm       Evensong

29th      10.15am       Benefice at St Marks Dolphinholme

Lancaster City Council - Bank Holiday

Bin Collections are as normal according to their website

International Dawn Chorus - Sunday 1 May

Come along and join us to celebrate International Dawn Chorus Day. You will be taken on a guided walk to listen to the magical sounds of the dawn chorus. You will have chance to see and hear a variety of woodland birds at their most vocal. Then back to the hall for a well earned bacon roll.

International Dawn Chorus Day began in the 1980s in Birmingham and has now spread right across the UK and is even celebrated in parts of the Antarctica and the Caribbean.

Tickets are available from Event Brite at £5 per person, children free, but hurry, bookings close 30th April.  Link can be found on the Abbeystead Community fb page.

Monday 2nd

Bank Holiday

Saturday 14th

Swallows and Amazon Forest School - morning (9.30-12.00) and afternoon (13.00 - 16.00) sessions available, contact Jackie Entwistle to book your child(ren)'s place

Saturday 14th

Forest School Dophinholme 10am meeting at St Marks

Saturday 14th

Dolphinholme Field Day

Sunday 15th

Mini Forest Youth Group for Minis 9.30 - 11.00am, after which there will be lambing service.  Please let Jackie know for numbers thank you.

Thursday 19th

Friends of Cawthorne Endowed School meeting 7.30pm at school

Wednesday 25th 

Church spring cleaning at Christ Church at  6.00pm

Monday 30th - Friday 3 June

Cawthorne Endowed School half term


Over Wyresdale Jubilee Luncheon - 4th June 1.00pm

This event is by invite only for the parishioners of Over Wyreside. If you have received an invitation to the luncheon, please let either Elaine Drinkall or Jackie Entwistle know if you will be attending asap for catering purposes.

Bank Holiday

Thursday 2nd and Friday 3rd

Swallow and Amazon Forest School Thursday 2 and Friday 3rd

Full Days available contact Jackie Entwistle

Lighting of the Beacon - Thursday 2nd June

In celebration of Queen Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee, Jubilee Beacons will be lit on 2nd June 2022 throughout the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, Isle of Man and British Overseas Territories and each of the capital cities of Commonwealth countries.

Our Beacon will be lit at approx 9.45pm at Jubilee Tower - tbc

Over Wyresdale Jubilee Luncheon - Saturday June 4th - 1.00pm

Parishioners will have been sent an invitation for the above luncheon please RSVP to Elaine Drinkall or Jackie Entwistle if you are able to attend.

Thursday 9th

PCC meeting in church at 7.30pm

Saturday 18th 11.00am

Galgate Children's Treat Day - held at Ellel Village Hall


Monday 4th

Full Governors meeting at school 7.30pm


Abbeystead Show is back 20 August 2022

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 -

Safeguarding Officer Catherine Worthington 07973428308

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