September 18, 2021

What's on in Abbeystead September


Hello Everyone

Hope you had a great Summer.....

Sorry for the delay.....Here are a few things happening in September and October for you all -

Raffle tickets now available in aid of St Mark's Church, Dolphinholme. They have teamed up with Banks Lyon Jewellers Ltd: Who have donated a simply stunning White gold and 0.5 carat diamond necklace worth £1995. There are many other fantastic prizes from Joseph+Co Lancaster Wine Company Fleece Inn Bernard Dickinson and many more. The raffle will be drawn on September 15th and tickets £1 each or £5 per book and are available from Foxholes Country Pursuits and Banks Lyon Jewellers.

Christ Church Services

5th      11.00am    BCP

12th      5.30pm    Family Service

19th    11.00am    Holy Communion

26th     5.30pm    Even Song

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.

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

Dr Monica Lee (Life Trustee)

Elaine Drinkall

Rob Foster

Dr. Tommy O'Neill

Richard Rhodes

Shirley Townley

Sunday 12th - The next Partners in Environment Youth Group will be from running 10am -1pm in Abbeystead. It is for secondary school aged children. They will be going to be in the woods and it will be a sort of forest school/bushcraft and attendees will be cooking their lunch. More info will be provided once things have been finalised. Meetings will once a month and will be looking at them volunteering in October but that is yet to be sorted.

If you have children who will be interested in joining please contact Helen or Rob Foster at

Mon 13th - School Govenors Meeting 7.30pm

Wed 15th - 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

Thurs 23rd - PCC Meeting at 7.30pm in church


Fri 8th    -  Annual Harvest Supper at Over Wyresdale Parish Hall 7.30pm details to follow

Sat 9th /Sun 10th - Olive Branch  There will be another collection for the Olive Branch over Harvest Festival.  It will be advertised again on the Abbeystead Communty Page nearer the time.

Sat 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.

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 -

Quernmore - Stephen Potter            email -

Dolphinholme - Anthony Atkinson    email -


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