Church News: Sunday, October 17, 11am Clapham Harvest Festival and 6.30pm Eldroth Evening Prayer. Our weekly Wednesday Morning Holy Communion Services (Book of Common Prayer) 10.30am at Austwick Church. All welcome.

Austwick Parish Council: Meeting Monday, October 18, 7.30pm in the Parish Hall. The notice and agenda for this meeting is posted on the Parish notice boards and on the Parish Council website.

Austwick WI: Thursday,October 14, AGM & Supper in the Parish Hall.7.30pm.

Newsletter: Parish newsletter has been circulated thoughout the village , also viewed on the village website:

Cross Leigh Stores & Post Office: We are continuing to coordinate deliveries of prescriptions from Settle and Bentham surgeries.

Bolton Abbey

Rector’s message: The message from the Gospel this week is about accepting God’s invitation. As we learn from the Gospel reading, God has prepared a generous banquet to which we are all invited. However, as we all know from our own lives, so often we make excuses rather than accepting His invitation. Now the pandemic is, hopefully, behind us there is an invitation, once again, to all of us - in the parish and further afield - to come to God’s banquet at Holy Communion each and every week. The table is laid, the invitation re-issued. I look forward to welcoming you.

Church news: The Priory Church is open for Sung Eucharist each Sunday at 10.30 am. There is also a midweek service of Holy Communion at 10 am on a Wednesday. The Church is now open every Sunday for the 10.30 am service and Wednesday for the 10 am Service. The Tower remains open for private prayer but the Church is closed during the week, For the audio services, the weekly sheet and magazine please look at:

Artisan Market: Bolton Abbey Village Hall Yorkshire Artisan Market on Sunday, October 17 to promote local designers, makers and small businesses. All the stands have been handpicked and represent a selection of gift items from gorgeous woollens, individual pottery, floral arrangements, stunning photography and cards, unique home wares, handcrafted jewellery, vintage treasures, as well as some delicious home bakes, handmade fruit liqueurs and the purest of dog treats! There will even be a wood carving demonstration.


Local history: Earby and District Local History Society’s next meeting is Tuesday October 19 at 7-30 pm. Please note the change of venue to St Peter’s Church, Riley Street, Earby. Speaker Vera Brearey - Romans, Quakers and Textiles: the story of Old Road, Thornton in Craven. Guests and new members welcome.

Church news:All Saints’ Church. Sunday October 17, Communion at 9.30am, led by Hugh Fielden All welcome.


Quiz: Fundraising Quiz in aid of Embsay Juniors at The Elm Tree Inn, Friday, October 15, 8pm. Ring 01756 790717 to book a table.

Harvest: Embsay Primary School is collecting for Homeless Not Hopeless for harvest this year. The charity is a Bradford organisation which serves food and hands out clothing, toiletries and necessities to the homeless each week. It also provides a food bank service. Please take donations to school. Suggested items are tinned food, Pot Noodles, jars of pasta sauce, and toiletries such as soap, deodorant, shampoo, baby wipes, toothpaste and toothbrushes, tissues and shower gel.

Farnhill and Kildwick

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Gardening on the Peggy Wilson Field: People are invited to come along each Saturday between 2pm and 4pm to help work on the School’s wildlife plot. No experience necessary, but any horticultural wisdom would be welcome. Many tools will be available on site, but you might want to bring your own gardening gloves.

Circuit Training: Sessions will take place on Saturday mornings, between 9 - 10am, and Wednesday evenings, between 6 - 7pm, on the Peggy Wilson Field. Email to book a place.

No equipment required. Small donations to the Peggy Wilson Trust would be appreciated but are not mandatory.

Church news: There will be a service of Morning Worship at St Andrew’s Church, Kildwick, on Sunday (17th), starting at 11am.

Pilates: Classes for both beginners and “improvers” will continue at Farnhill Institute next Monday (18th) – “improvers” at 5pm; beginners at 6.15pm and 7:30pm. Numbers are limited, so please contact or ring 07549 199670 to book a place.


Craft and gift fair: There will be the opportunity this weekend to purchase some delightful gifts at a two day craft and Christmas gift fair in the village hall. Alternately just come along and treat yourself to a unique item from one of the craft stalls or purchase some new Christmas decorations or

displays for your own home. There are no out of stock or delivery problems from the friendly stall holders at Gargrave Village Hall. The event will be held on both Saturday and Sunday from 10am until 3.30pm, admission is just 50p and though some stalls will be at the hall on both days, a few will be there for just the one so it really is worthwhile to call on both days if you live locally. Light refreshments will be available each day and served in the spacious match room. Any enquiries please call 01757 ( Selby code ) 229805.

Church news: A Prayer book communion service will be held in St Andrew’s church on Sunday at 8am followed by a Church Morning Worship at 11am.

Coffee morning: A Coffee morning will be held in St Andrew’s church on Monday morning from 10am until noon.


Church news: St.Alkelda’s, Sunday 17th. 9.30am. Holy Communion.


Indoor Bowls: We’re Back Again.An annual meeting will be held in Glusburn Institute to discuss a new season of indoor bowling on Friday October 22 at 7-30pm. New and previous members, together with anyone interested in playing indoor bowls are all welcome to attend. Complimentary refreshments will be available.

Institute: Friday, November 5 is film night and Glusburn filmgoers can look forward to a fun night watching the 2020 comedy-drama ‘Dream Horse’, based on the incredible true story of race horse Dream Alliance, the inspiring true story of Dream Alliance, an unlikely race horse. The screening begins at 7pm, door 6:30pm. All tickets £6. To book please visit or call the Box Office on 01535 630223.


Gin and wine: Friday, October 15gin, wine and cheese tasting at Grassington Town Hall featuring Otterbeck’s of Bell Busk quality gins, Grassington Wine Shop fine selection of wines and Jackie will be sharing some of her her vast knowledge of wine tasting. Both will include tasting notes. Speciality cheeses will be supplied by Grassington’s Corner House team. Admission £30. Delicious edible and drinkable prizes are up for grabs in the separately priced raffle. Doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start.

Grassington Hub: Dream Horse, Saturday, November 20, 7.30pm. Tickets £5. For forthcoming events, tickets and bookings contact the hub on 01756 752222.


Flower club: Meet tonight in the Village Hall/Institute at 7.30pm. The guest demonstrator will be Catherine Baines with a demonstration entitled ‘Tree-mendous’. For more information about the Flower Club and its activities contact Liz Palmer on 01729 840331.

WI coffee morning: The WI will be holding a coffee morning at the Village Hall/Institute this coming Saturday from 10am. There will be a raffle at the event.

200 Club: The winners of the October draw of the Institute 200 Club are: 1st. No 157, Rosemary Padget-Roberts. 2nd. No 128, David Statt. 3rd. No 194, Ron White.

Wesley Centre: The Hellifield Community Pantry has re-opened at the Wesley Centre and will be held on Fridays from 2 - 3 pm. Contact Pauline for details of donations, deliveries.

The Welcome Mat Group will meet on Monday 18th between 2.30 and 4 pm.

The Helitots Group will meet on Tuesday 19th from 9.30am to 11.00am.

Helibabies meets on Wednesday the 20th between 1.30pm and 2.30pm. The Preacher at this Sundays service at 2pm will be the Rev Tim Broughton.

For details of any of the above activities contact Pauline on 07931 511652 or email

Village walk: There will be a Village Walk this Sunday. Please meet at the main Car Park at 12noon. Children accompanied are welcome and all dogs must be on a lead. Please wear suitable walking attire and boots, and bring a drink along. For more details contact Joan Townson on 841144.

Horton in Ribblesdale

Church news: Forty five people including children attended last weeks harvest festival and tea at St Oswald’s church. The reading of Banns of Marriage was also included in the service. Many thanks to Anthony Smith who spoke about his work with FCN – the Farming Community Network. One of Anthony’s retirement projects after finishing his veterinary work was to learn the pipe organ.He succeeded and the congregation enjoyed hearing the outcome during the service. The children were kept busy making paper pumpkins with thanks to Jane Burdett for bringing the idea from her previous church. Prayers of thanksgiving were written all over the pumpkins.A huge box of tins and cereals was delivered to Settle Pantry in Settle Parish Church. Flowers and perishables have been given away around the parish. The sukkah shelter is on its way to St John’s Church at Langcliffe.

There will be a service for the combined parishes of Horton-in-Ribblesdale, Stainforth and Langcliffe at St John’s Church at Langcliffe on Sunday at 10.30am. when healthcare Sunday will be celebrated.


Church news: St Mary’s Church. Sunday October 17, Morning Worship at 11am, led by Hugh Fielden All welcome.

Kirkby Malham

Walter Morrison: St Michael’s Church, Kirkby Malham, pays tribute to Walter Morrison on October 17 at 3pm. The service is during the centenary year of his death, an anniversary being marked by the Walter Morrison Festival.

St Michael’s was Morrison’s local church and in 1879, he paid for more than half of the urgently needed repairs which helped to preserve the original features of this Grade 1 listed church. He also funded the renovation and extension of the vicarage.

Walter Morrison was buried in St Michael’s churchyard and the service will feature some hymns which were sung at his funeral and a poem written by Craven resident, Betty Chester, at the time of his death will be read by one of her descendents.

The eulogy spoken at Morrison’s funeral will also provide inspiration for resident priest, Rev Dr Sue McWhinney who will conduct the service.

Anyone wanting to know more about how Morrison may have been inspired by his friend, John Ruskin, to restore St Michael’s can book for a lecture on December 3 as part of the Walter Morrison Festival.

Sheila Overton will give the talk at Giggleswick School Chapel at 7.30pm and it can be heard online too. Tickets are priced £5/£7. For booking details, visit

Long Preston

Church News: St Mary’s service on October 17 will be a Morning Worship service at 11am with Rev Timothy Fox. Methodist church service on October 17 will be at 11am with Rev Tracey Darling.

Table top sale: There will be a coffee morning and table top sale in the village hall on Saturday, October 30, 10am - 12pm. Please phone Janet on 01729 890770 if you would like to book a table. All proceeds will go to the Over 70s Group.

May Day: Long Preston May Day committee is a voluntary, non profit making organisation. We aim to plan and organise the Long Preston May Day each year. We have had to cancel the last two years due to Covid-19, but we are starting to plan for our delayed 50th May Day to be held on Saturday, May 7, 2022. Our AGM is on Wednesday, October 20 in the Boars Head at 7.30pm. Why not join us and find out what we’ve been up to in previous years and what we’ve planned to date for next year. If you would like to help in any way. Even for a hour on the day we would love you to join us.

Brownies: Long Preston and Hellifield Brownies are restarting after October half ter Free taster session on October 19, 5.30pm - 6.30pm. Contact for more details and register here:


Over 50s: The Lothersdale over 50s group met in the village hall on Wednesday, October 6 when Steve Halliwell gave a slide show entitled “The Cotswold triangle”. Tea and biscuits were served and final arrangements were made for the next meeting which will be a trip to Oswaldtwistle mills on October 20. Anyone who is not sure of where or what time to board the coach should contact Brenda on 07949202497.


Library talk: Kathleen Kinder will give a talk on ‘The Modern Book Scene 4’ at Settle Library on Friday, October 22 at 7pm. Discussion to follow. Free online event via Zoom. Email: or call 01609 534535 or message via Facebook to book your place. All books discussed are available to borrow from NYCC branch libraries.

Refugee Support Network: Craven Refugee Support Network will have a small protest against the proposed Nationality & Borders Bill (anti-refugee bill) in Settle Market Square between 11am and 1pm on Tuesday October 19.

Church news: Settle Parish Church. There is still time for church members to return the Gift Day envelopes. The total raised for the work of the parish church will be announced shortly. Many thanks to all who have donated, so far. Revd Julie Clarkson leads Celtic Morning Prayer at 9.45am via Zoom on Thursday mornings. Please get in touch with Revd Julie for the Zoom link.

On Sunday 17 October there are two services at Holy Ascension. Holy Communion (BCP) at 8am followed by Morning Worship at 11am.

The AGM of Churches Together in Settle and District will be held at Holy Ascension on Tuesday 19 October at 7pm. Everyone is invited.

Knit and natter: Folk who enjoy knitting and nattering are invited along to St Alkelda’s on Wednesday, October 20 from 2.30pm and to Holy Ascension on Friday, October 22 from 2.30pm. During Advent 2020 knitted sheep were spotted in our local shop windows. Come Advent 2021 it’s hoped that Settle may be visited by angels. So do pop in on the 20th or the 22nd with your needles at the ready. Refreshments provided and Revd Julie has patterns.

Pop-up Pantry: Settle’s informal food bank opens tomorrow and every Friday morning, in church, at 11am till 12noon. No registration is necessary. Donations of non perishable foodstuffs kindly presented at last Sunday’s Harvest Service have been added to the Pantry’s shelves.

Naturalists: The Yorkshire Naturalists’ Union held its 160th AGM at Settle, at St John’s Methodist Church on Saturday October 9. Forty Yorkshire natural history societies are affiliated to the YNU. Craven Conservation Group hosted the event.

Tamsin Candeland of Settle gave the welcome on behalf of Craven Conservation Group (CCG). The meeting was a “Hybrid-Zoom Meeting” with other members of the YNU scattered across Yorkshire.

Dr Judith Allinson of Langcliffe, who has been president of the YNU this year, gave a talk on ”Malham Tarn - Vegetation, Visitors and Views”. She served as botany tutor 1979 -1987 at Malham Tarn Field Centre. She still runs botany courses as a visiting tutor and was delighted to run a Grass Identification weekend for sixteen people this September..

In the morning of the AGM there were displays in the church hall including a display of adult caddisflies - with four species that are still around in October- by Sharon and Peter Flint of High Bentham. Doris Cairns of Ingleton displayed and sold copies of her book “Wildlife in a churchyard” with her paintings of wildflowers in Giggleswick churchyard.

Tony Serjeant of Grassington will be giving a public talk “A week in the life of a Wildlife Conservation Officer in the Yorkshire Dales National Park” organised by Craven Conservation Group on Thursday, November 18 at 7.30pm at St John’s Church Settle. The first fifteen minutes of this will be the CCG AGM. Craven Conservation Group has planned a walk looking at “Natural history, industrial archaeology and geology on Storrs Common, Ingleton” at 2pm-4pm on Sunday, October 24 led by Roger Neale. Booking is essential - 01524 241155 - Meet at Ingleton Market Place in the centre of Ingleton, and bring strong footwear for rough walking, and warm clothing.


Church news: Christ Church Sunday at 9.30am, Eucharist. Wednesday at 9.30am, Eucharist. St Mary’s - Each Sunday at 11.15am. 3rd and 5th Sunday - bread, wine and worship. 2nd and 4th Sunday - parish communion. 1st Sunday of each month - 8am BCP. 11.15am family praise.

Film Club: Presents its latest screening at The Plaza: “Portrait Of a Lady on Fire” (15) October 17, 5.15pm. Members and Non-Members all welcome. For Further info see Skipton Film Club’s Facebook page.

Retired Men’s Forum: John Beaumont will give his talk on Beyond Reasonable Doubt: Proving Crimes on Tuesday October 19 at the Soroptimists Rooms, Otley Street at 10am.

Slaidburn with Tosside

Church news: The parish holds its final service of Harvest Thanksgiving at Saint Bartholomew’s Church, Tosside, on Sunday, October 17 at 7.00 pm. The service will be led by Rev Julie Clarkson from Settle and all are welcome to attend.


Flower Club: There was an excellent attendance of members and friends of Steeton Flower Club at their meeting last month, delighted to return after 18 months, who thoroughly enjoyed Wendy Graveston’s most entertaining demonstration “Seasons to be Cheerful”. The vote of thanks was given by Ann Harding. The next meeting at Steeton Methodist Church on Thursday, October 21, will be a workshop when members are invited to create their own designs with an autumn theme. For further information call 01535 657384.