Austwick News

Church news: In response to the current Covid-19 situation and lockdown restrictions we regret that there will be no church services until further notice. Please join our online Services each Sunday at 10.30am on Zoom by clicking: Clapham, Austwick and Eldroth churches continue to be open for individual prayer on Sundays and Wednesdays during daylight hours.

Foodbank: Austwick WI is now supporting the new foodbank in Ingleton which covers the surrounding area including Austwick, Clapham and Burton, and partners with Bentham in providing food - including fresh food and hot meals - to local families in need. Supported by the churches and run from Ingleton Church Hall, the Ingleton Foodbank supports families in need including any not receiving Universal Credit. It has the support of the Skipton Foodbank which will continue to serve that area. With the generous help of Ian and Michelle at Crossleigh Stores Austwick WI will continue to collect donations.

Primary school: Do you have an old laptop in good working order which could be donated to Austwick School? Would you be willing to make a donation to help the school replenish their supply of computer equipment? This need has arisen due to home schooling during the current lockdown. Those children who didn’t have a device available have been provided with one, but the school supply has been depleted.This will make it difficult for the school to meet any further need which may arise , such as any children currently in school having to isolate or if there is a fuller lockdown..

Please click here for details.

Cross Leigh Stores & Post Office: Following the government announcement we are now in national lockdown, we will continue to support our wonderful local community in any way we can and deliver to the village and surrounding areas as quickly as possible. The shop and post office will maintain regular opening times with the two person at one time policy and urge customers to wear masks and use the hand sanitizers provided. We are also continuing to coordinate deliveries of prescriptions from Settle and Bentham surgeries. Thank you for all your continued support. Our contact details for orders are - 01524251415 or email Thank you and stay safe. Government Guidelines information can be found on this link:

Barnoldswick & Bracewell

Church news: Due to the current period of national lockdown, Holy Trinity Church will remain closed for services until further notice. (This also includes Ghyll Church, Barnoldswick and St. Michael’s, Bracewell.) This decision will be reviewed when lockdown rules change.

Rev Sheena will conduct Zoom church services as usual at 11:30am on Sunday mornings and if you’d like to keep connected and are interested in growing spiritually please join Monday evenings discussion group at 7pm. There will also be Night Prayer at 9pm every evening.

Please contact Rev Sheena on 01282 812028 for the access code to the zoom meetings and evening prayer or email:

Bolton Abbey

Rector’s message: On Sunday we celebrate the Feast of Candlemas. It is called the Feast of Candlemas because there used to be a candlelit procession before the main service of Holy Communion. The reason for the candles is because on this feast day we remember Jesus being presented in the Temple where he is described as the ‘Light to lighten the Gentiles’. In the midst of the gloom of this New Year, some people have suggested that we should keep our Christmas lights shining until this Sunday. This would be a lovely idea and remind us that the light of Christ shines in all our lives. Above all however, we need to reflect this light to all men and women, whatever their faith and whatever their troubles.

Postage Stamps: The Priory Church is now collecting stamps for The Royal National Institute of Blind People. Here at the Priory we are going to collect used stamps, please leave the postmark on.

The Priory: The 10.30 am Sunday services are now only online and can be accessed via the Bolton Priory website The service includes the music, readings and hymns for the week and a short sermon. On the first Sunday of the month we record our Liquid Family Service. You will also find the latest Weekly Sheet and Parish Magazine with all the news and updates.

The Church is now closed during lockdown, the Tower remains open for private prayer.

For the Church Sunday audio services, the weekly sheet and magazine please look at our website

Carleton and Skipton

Church news: Due to the current situation there will not be any services in either Christ Church, Skipton or St Mary’s, Carleton until further notice. A Zoom Eucharist is held at 10.00am on Sunday mornings by invitation from the Vicar, The Rev Ruth Harris. To join contact

Further on line services are being held as follows:-

A short reflective time of prayer is posted on Wednesdays along with Saturday Story for younger people and Sunday comment. All these are on You Tube, search for Christ Church Skipton, St Mary’s Carleton.

Saturday night prayer is live at 9.00pm and can be found via the Facebook page, Christ Church Skipton or St Mary’s Carleton, on alternate weeks. The links are on both pages so the Christ Church Facebook page should pick up the link to St Mary’s.

Farnhill and Kildwick

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Church news: St Andrew’s church is closed. For now, Sunday worship will continue via Zoom at 10am, and via the KCB Parish Facebook page ( for Evening Prayer at 4pm. Additionally, Morning and Evening Prayer will continue via Facebook on Mondays to Thursdays at 9am and 4.30pm.

For details of how to access the Zoom services, please contact Rev. Julie Bacon via the KCB website (

Parish council: The next meeting of Farnhill Parish Council will take place this evening (Thursday January 28), starting at 7.30pm. The meeting will be held by video but members of the public may attend remotely. Anyone wishing to join the meeting should contact the Secretary of the Council, Sue Harding-Hill, by emailing for login details.


Church news: St Alkelda’s is closed for Sunday worship and even for private prayer. However, we are still linked with our two sister churches in Rathmell and Settle, and the regular Sunday services are being broadcast on YouTube at 10am. from Holy Ascension, Settle. It can be found at All church information can be found, until further notice, in the News of Settle, further down this article.


Grassington Hub: Our doors are closed but we are open 9am – 5pm Monday - Friday for telephone calls Current services: prescription delivery, shopping for essentials, NYLAF grants, home library, library select and collect service, photocopying/printing by appointment only, advice and information. Telephone: 01756 752222

Grassington Community Library: If you would like books delivered to your home during the current lockdown please contact. We will ask you a few questions about your favourite authors or the types of books you like, and will deliver once a fortnight. 01756 752222

Prescription Delivery: For delivery of prescription medication from Boots pharmacy in Grassington please call Grassington Hub on 01756 752222. Deliveries Tuesday & Friday by local volunteers. Covering Grassington, all Upper Wharfedale Villages, Cracoe, Rylstone & Hetton.

Covid 19 Support Grant: For food and essentials, available for people who are self-isolating and unable to leave their home, and do not have family or friends who can help them. Eligibility criteria apply. To find out more, if you are eligible and to make a claim call Grassington Hub on 01756 752222

Would you like a weekly friendly phone call? One of our friendly volunteers will call you once a week for a chat. It will be the same person every week, so you’ll soon get to know them. If you or someone you know would be interested in this service call Grassington Hub on 01756 752222 and we’ll match you up with someone straightaway.


Community Pantry: The Community Pantry on Haw Grove at the Wesley Centre is accepting donations including jigsaws and books in a good condition. The centre is open on Fridays from 2pm to 3pm. Contact Pauline on 07931 511652 or 01729 850802 for information about delivery and collection.

Shops: H’s Store and the butchers continue to be available for deliveries if requested, and for those in isolation or shielding. Ring the store on 01729 851103 or Butchers on 01729 851406. H’s Fish and Chip Shop is open for takeaways.

Church news: An online service for Hellifield and Long Preston is available on YouTube. See Facebook for the link and details.


Caroline Thompson. 01756 749235.

Church news: Candlemas will be celebrated on Sunday with a service of Holy Communion for the combined parishes of Horton-in-Ribblesdale, Stainforth and Langcliffe in St Peter`s church at Langcliffe at 10.30am. Please bring along a candle to light. All relevant social distancing measures

will be in place and there can be no mixing of social groups either before, during or after the service.


Church news: Holy Ascension. Revd Julie Clarkson leads the Celtic Morning Prayer each Thursday at 10am. Please get in touch with her, for the link, if you’d like to join in via Zoom. Meet up at 9.45am for a chat before prayers from the Northumbria Community.

On Tuesday February 2 everyone is invited to “Grab a Brew” and come along to an online Coffee Morning at 10.45am. Molly Ralphson, Community Fundraiser at ‘Manorlands’ will be joining us in this exciting new venture at Holy Ascension. Email to join in with the chat and don’t forget to bring along your own brew and perhaps a biscuit or 2.

Sadly all the churches in Revd Julie Clarkson’s 3 Parishes are closed for public worship during these uncertain times. However a weekly online service for the 3 parishes, and beyond, continues at Holy Ascension from behind closed doors. Watch on YouTube at:


Santa Fun Run: Rotary Club of Skipton Craven would like to thank the 150 participants and supporters of the December 2020 Virtual Santa Fun Run.

Despite the restrictions caused by the pandemic, participants manage to raise, from entry fees, donations and sponsorship, nearly £25,000.

This has enabled the Rotary Club Charitable Trust to donate £10,500 to Manorlands Hospice (Sue Ryder) and £10,000 to the Marie Curie Hospice, in Bradford.

The event offered prizes to participants with Gina Holmes receiving a £25 prize for the best seasonal outfit and Pete Clark awarded a £25 prize for the most innovative method of completing the 5km challenge on his Spacehopper.

Rotary thanks the people of Craven for their Santa Sleigh donations made over several days at the two Skipton Supermarkets in December.