October 9, 2021

What's on in Abbeystead October


Hello Everyone

Cannot believe we are now in October!!!!

Congratulations to Rosemarie and Bryan Prest on their recent charity Clay Pigeon Event sponsored by Foxholes Country Pursuits and Banks Lyon Jewellers Lancaster. It was a great success and raised a whopping £16,000 for St Marks Church. Well done to everyone involved and to those who supported the event.

Christ Church Services

3rd      11.00am    BCP

10th      5.30pm    Family Service - Harvest

17th    11.00am    Holy Communion

24th     5.30pm    Even Song

31st    10.15am   Benefice at St Marks Dolphinholme

Planning on having a declutter?  Bring your unwanted items please  to Over Wyresdale Village Hall.  We will be at the Parish Hall on Thursday 28th October and Friday 29th October from 4.00pm - 6.00pm.  We will accept Clothes, Shoes, Bags, belts, Light weight blankets, books, re-usable toys etc

Also we are looking for donations of raffle prizes and tray bakes.  Please contact me if you would like further information.

Harvest Supper - Planned for Friday 8th - Unfortunately, after much discussion by the PCC, it has been decided not to hold a Harvest Supper this month.  But we still can all get together on Sunday for the Harvest Service.

Saturday 9th - St Marks Forest Church Roadtrip, in partnership with The Forest of Bowland Moorland Group.  If you would like to attend with your family, please contact Jack Hough for further details email j.hough1@icloud.com.   Please come appropriately dressed for mud and rain!  Meeting 10am at Stag Yule, Bleasdale, Preston PR3 1UY

Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th - Olive Branch.  Helen and Rob Foster will be collecting again for the food bank this Harvest weekend.  If you would like to donate please leave in your usual spots, letting Helen and Rob know and if you're a new donor, please contact Helen to let her know that you will have a parcel for them to collect.  Please see below, items that the Olive Branch need or are running low helping local families in this area.

Sunday 10th - Mini Youth Group for Minis - 4.00pm -5.30pm followed by Harvest Service. If you would like your child/ren to attend please contact Jackie Entwistle on the fb group.

Saturday 16th - The next Partners in Environment Youth Group will be from running 10am -1pm meeting in Abbeystead. It is for secondary school aged children. They will be working with Wyre Rivers Trust doing flood prevention measures, they will help by making leaky dams from brash bundles, which slows the flow of water and silt downstream. Also they will be searching for aquatic invertebrates which can give an indication of the health of the eco system. Wellies and waterproofs are a must for this session.


If you have children / teens who will be interested in joining please contact Helen or Rob Foster at Helenvfoster76@gmail.com

Wed 21st - Whist and Domino will be starting up again (every  3rd Wednesday of the month) at Over Wyresdale Parish Hall.  Starting at 7.30pm entry £2.00

Friday 22nd (inset) Cawthorne Endowed - Half term back in school Monday 1st November

Applications for Cawthorne Endowed School - Parents can now start to apply for primary places starting in September 2022 at www.lancashire.gov.uk/schools. This year the information packs have been published online only. If you would like a hard copy of the packs then please let Cawthorne know. The deadline to apply for a school place for September 2022 is 15th January 2022.

If you know of any parents locally and around the Lancaster area that are searching for a place for their children, please pass this information on.  They are welcome to contact the school during term time and arrange a visit to the school along with their children. Contact details are as follows: tel 01524 791565, email is head@cawthornes.lancs.sch.uk and the website is www.abbeysteadschool.co.uk

Saturday 30  - Jumble Sale 2.00pm - 5.30pm.  We will be holding this event at the Parish Hall.  £2 entry which will include refreshment and a slice of cake.  There will be a raffle also.  Please do come and support our sale as all monies raised will be divided between Church, Friends of Cawthorne and the Parish Hall.

Cawthorne Endowed School

From the School Govenors -

'Former Cawthorne's Endowed Primary School pupils, parents and carers are invited to submit an anecdote or memory for inclusion on the testimonial page of the Cawthorne Education Foundation website, under the heading,

'I still remember'.

The Foundation Trustees request that comments should be brief, friendly, constructive and respectful and will be anonymized for privacy.

The school has a long and treasured history, and in 2024 we will be celebrating its 350th Anniversary.

A History of the School is available for £10 (Inc. p & p).

Your posts may help to ensure a bright future for this unique and valued rural educational institution'.

Please contact:


Trust Chair: Andrew Metcalfe   ajmetcalfe7@gmail.com

Dr Monica Lee (Life Trustee)   blackheb2@gmail.com

Elaine Drinkall    end12@hotmail.co.uk

Rob Foster    rjfoster75@gmail.com

Dr. Tommy O'Neill   tommyoneill99@gmail.com

Richard Rhodes   rwrhodes@hotmail.co.uk

Shirley Townley    knowsleyfarm@btconnect.com


If you have anything you wish to share please feel free to drop me an email and I will either do a quick round robin or have it included into our next issue.

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 - yuhel459@aol.com

Quernmore - Stephen Potter            email - steve.pottereng@gmail.com

Dolphinholme - Anthony Atkinson    email - anthony.atkinson9dd@btinternet.com


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