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Church News: Sunday October 24 Austwick Benefice Communion 9.30am and Keasden “Saints & Soul-Cakes” 7pm. Our weekly Wednesday morning Holy Communion Services (Book of Common Prayer) 10.30am at Austwick Church. Sunday October 31, 10.30am Messy Church at Eldroth & 6.30pm All Souls Service. In Loving Memory: a Service of Remembrance and Thanksgiving on Sunday October 31 at Austwick Church, 6.30pm.

A special service for families who wish to remember their loved ones.

Newsletter: Austwick September December parish newsletter has been circulated throughout 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

Rectors message: This Sunday is designated as Bible Sunday when we celebrate Holy Scripture. However, a chance encounter with a Muslim family at Bolton Priory the other day reminded me that Jews, Christians and Muslims, to a certain extent, all share the same book. Indeed, Islam describes Christians and Jews as ‘People of the Book’. On this Bible Sunday therefore, as we reflect once again on relations in this country between Christians and Muslims, let us try and look beyond our differences and reflect on our similarities instead. If we are able to share one Book, we can surely share our lives together, peacefully too?

Church news: 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:


Carleton Beer Fest: Carleton Village Hall, Friday October 29 5-11pm, Saturday 30 October 12-11pm, Sunday October 31, 2-10pm (while stocks last). £5 entry on the door includes first pint. Info:

Duck Race: Sunday October 31, 1pm, tickets £1 available from the shop, and from 12 noon at the bridge on the day.

Carleton Bonfire & Fireworks: Saturday November 6 gates 5.30pm, fire 6.30pm, fireworks 7pm.. Ticket only. Online booking at Adults £6, children £3, pre-school free.


Church news: Holy Trinity Church. On Sunday there will be a service of Holy Communion at 10.45am, led by Rev Ed Mitchell. Holy Trinity Choir will be leading the singing for the first time in eighteen months at this service. Refreshments will be served after the service to which you are all warmly invited.


Church news: All Saints’ Church. On Sunday October 2, Morning Worship will be at 9.30am, led by Carolyn and Nigel.

Farnhill and Kildwick

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Institute: The Kildwick & Farnhill Village Institute Calendar, 2022, is now on sale - price £7 (incl. envelope). Available from 57 and 67 Main Street, Farnhill. Phone 01535 630523.

Church news: There will be a service of Holy Communion at St Andrew’s Church, Kildwick, on Sunday (24th), starting at 11am.

Parish Council: The next meeting of the Parish Council will be held in the Institute next Thursday (28th), starting at 7.30pm. The first 15 minutes of the meeting will be set aside for public participation. All members of the village are welcome to attend.

Circuit Training: Sessions will take place on Saturday mornings, between 9 - 10am, and Wednesday evenings, between 6 - 7pm, on the Peggy Wilson Field (opposite the school) in Kildwick. Email to book a place. Exercises can be modified for absolute beginners to hardcore high intensity fanatics. No equipment required. Small donations to the Peggy Wilson Trust would be appreciated but are not mandatory.

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. The aim is to support the School and get the garden bursting into bloom. Many tools will be available on site, but you might want to bring your own gardening gloves (if you think you’ll need them).

Pilates: There will be no classes this week. Classes for both beginners and “improvers” will continue at Farnhill Institute from Monday Nov 1 starting at 5pm, 6.15pm and 7:30pm. Numbers are limited, so please contact or ring 07549 199670 for details and enrolment.

Refreshments: The “Coffee & Crumb” refreshment van is located by the canal bridge in Kildwick.


Church news: A prayer book communion service will be held in St Andrew’s church on Sunday at 8am followed by a family communion service at 11.m. A coffee morning will be held in church on Monday morning at 10am until noon.

Film evenings: It is almost time for the return of film evenings at Gargrave Village Hall. Gargrave Library is pleased to announce it will be commencing their autumn and winter screenings with the film “Yesterday”. The event will be held a week on Friday, the 29th October. Further details will be published in this column next week but safe to say if you are a fan of Ed Sheeran you should enjoy this feel good romantic comedy.


Parish Council: Meeting October 12. The council had received a representation from a resident raising concerns that debris and garden waste is frequently found in Tems Beck. Recently, the resident removed vast quantities of weed which had accumulated at the bridge support at Four Lane Ends as well as frequently clear garden waste out of the Beck to stop the water course being blocked. The Council has posted three documents on its website at explaining to all riparian owners to leave most of the in-stream vegetation to allow for a faster flow of the water so is much less liable to silt accumulation. Bankside woody vegetation, on the other hand, should be periodically cut back in order that it does not collect debris during high flow periods, which could increase flood risk. The council would like to remind all residents that no waste at all should go into Tems Beck.

The next parish council meeting will be held on November 9 at 7.30 pm in the Parish Room, next to the vicarage in Bankwell Road.

Church news: St Alkelda’s. Sunday 24th. 8am Holy Communion (BCP). 9.30am a special programme of Family Worship for Bible Sunday. If possible, please bring a Bible to church with you – any translation will be welcome, even in a language different from English. New groups called “Settle Angels” have been formed to knit and natter in preparation for Christmas. They meet on Wednesdays at StAlkelda’s, Fridays at Holy Ascension, Settle, both groups from 2.30pm to 4pm.

Richard Whiteley Theatre: In Daniel Craig’s fifth and final outing as the infamous secret agent James Bond. Sunday October 31, 2.30pm and 6pm. Advance tickets from are £9

Walter Morrison: Join Giggleswick School as they celebrate the Life and Times of Walter Morrison. Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the death of Walter Morrison and the 120th anniversary of the dedication of Giggleswick School Chapel, this unique concert draws on the musical and literary influences of the Victorian and Edwardian eras. Saturday November 6, 7.30pm – Giggleswick School Chapel Advance tickets from are £8


Institute Community & Arts Centre: Wellbeing Café continues every Monday 10 am - 12 noon. A free creative art activity runs each week during the café, led by an artist from Pioneer Projects. Booking is live for our 2021-22 season. Tickets are still available for Film Night: Dream Horse on Friday November 5 and The Ragdolls, a Franki Valli & the Four Season tribute on Saturday November 13.

More than 20 different classes and groups meet every week, including a new yoga class at 6.30pm on Thursday evenings and a Digital Drop-In for support with all things online on Friday mornings. Call in for a full timetable.

Volunteers always needed to support our live events, film screenings, cafés and courses. Please get in touch to find out more and to get involved. Visit for bookings or call 01535 630 223.


Comedy night: Thursday, November 25 “Roll with Laughter” night of comedy featuring three comedians: Glenn Wool, Justin Moorhouse and MC, Mick Ferry who take to the stage for our first GDI-organised comedy event. Acts subject to change. 18+ fully seated. Strong language and adult themes. The ticket price of £17.50 includes one of John Rudden’s fantastic sausage rolls, freshly made on the day at Grassington House. Full bar available before, during the interval and after the show. Doors open at 7pm for a 7.45 start. Tickets from Grassington Hub 01756 752222 or through Ticketsource:

Field Society: Upper Wharfedale Field Society meeting. Presidents Evening. Phil Sugden talking about the archaeological history of Cyprus. The Octagon Theatre, Grassington Town Hall. October 25, 7:15pm for 7:30pm. Free for members, non-members £3. Social distancing in place. Please wear a mask.


Women’s Institute: The WI will meet tonight in the Village Hall/Institute at 7.15pm. New members welcome. The WI has a programme of speakers, crafts, and art demonstrations going forward. For information on membership and activities please contact Judith Northin on 01729 851031.

Pantry: The Community Pantry is open on Fridays at the Wesley Centre from 2 - 3pm. For details of donations and deliveries contact Pauline on 01729 850802.

Coffee Morning: There will be no Coffee Morning this coming Saturday, October 23. The next Coffee Morning will be a St Aidan’s event on October 30 from 10am.

Christmas Show: The Hellifield Players’ Christmas concert on Friday and Saturday, December 10 and 11, will include two nights of entertainment from local talent. Including dance/comedy routines, monologues, the ‘Frank and the Elderly Brothers’ music set. ‘Andy’s Blues’, David Essex/Evita tribute, a Bob Dylan tribute, theatricals from the Hellifield Players, and to round the evenings off, music and dancing from Ian and Jane. Tickets are going fast, but contact Karen on 01729 851070 for availability.

Wesley methodists: The Sunday service at 2pm will be taken by Pauline Wright. The children’s groups are held as follows: Tuesdays. Helitots from 9.30 - 11pm. Wednesday. Hellibabies from 1.30 to 2.30pm. Contact Pauline for information reference these and other activities at the Wesley Centre. 01729 850802 or 07931 511652. email


Church news: A service of Holy Communion for the combined parishes of Horton-in-Ribblesdale, Stainforth and Langcliffe will be held in St Oswald’s church on Sunday at 10.30am. Please bring along your favourite

or special bible to celebrate Bible Sunday. A ‘show and tell’ will be held in the sermon slot and the bibles will be displayed either at the

front of church or on top of the pews. An Autumn Fayre is planned to raise funds for St. Oswalds church. The event will take place in Horton-in-Ribblesdale Village Hall on Saturday October 30 from 2pm until 4.30pm. The raffle tickets are already doing the rounds in the village, donations of further prizes are always gratefully accepted.


Natural history walk: A Craven Conservation Group walk to look at “Natural history, industrial archaeology and geology on Storrs Common, Ingleton” at 2pm-4pm on Sunday October 24 is to be led by 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.

Table Top Sale: The Ingleton branch of the NSPCC is holding its next sale on Sunday October 31 from 10am to 2pm at The Ingleborough Community Centre.


Church news: St Mary’s Church. On Sunday October 24, Morning Worship will be at 11am, led by Suzanne, Sebie and Gill.

Long Preston

Halloween: There will be a ‘Spooktacular’ event happening at the playing fields on Saturday October 30 from 4.30pm. Spooky stories, pumpkin carving, pumpkin hunt, stalls, raffle, bar and disco. Everyone is welcome and funds raised will be donated to the village charities.

Donations of decorations, raffle prizes and help will be gratefully received. Please contact Gabby on 07943181225.

Church News: St Mary’s service on Sunday October 24 will be with Janet Wood at 11am.

Methodist church service will be with Majors Alan and Marie Hickman at 11am .


Salsa: Salsa dancing for beginners at the Old School 8-9pm every Thursday.


Church news: Revd Julie Clarkson invites you to join her, via Zoom, for Celtic Morning Prayer on Thursdays at 9.45am for a 10am start. Please do get in touch with Revd Julie for the Zoom link if you’d like to join in.

On Sunday 24 October, Revd Paul Fisher leads the service of Holy Communion at 11am. Later on Sunday 24th, Holy Ascension, Settle is the venue for Churches Together in Settle and District’s ‘One World Week’ service at 5.00pm. The common purpose of ‘One World Week’ is to share understanding about some of the global issues that affect us all and to recognise that we can all make a difference. We look forward to welcoming friends and visitors with refreshments at 4.30pm. The 2021 ‘One World Week’ theme is : “Act Now for our Children’s World”. Revd Julie Clarkson will give a presentation of her visit to Guatemala and work amongst the ‘working children’ there. All very welcome.

The Tuesday morning services of Holy Communion continue at 9.30am each week. Coffees and refreshments are served afterwards from 10.30am. We look forward to seeing you at the service or for a cuppa later.

On Sunday 31 October 31 at 4.00pm a Memorial Service is to be held in Holy Ascension. This is a service for everyone in our community to remember all friends and family members who have died in the last 12 months. Revd Julie Clarkson invites everyone to join with us as we reflect and remember those dear folk who are no longer with us.

St Johns: The St John’s Church Coffee Mornings have now moved to Wednesday mornings 10.30am to midday (instead of Tuesday mornings).

Mothers’ Union: Giggleswick with Settle Mothers Union members will be welcoming the ‘Stepping Stones’ families on Thursday October 21 at 10am. This group, which meets in term time, is open to all families with children from 0 to 4 years old. Do pop in for a cuppa and chat. Story, songs, crafts and snacks on offer for toddlers too. Mothers’ Union members are very grateful for the financial support given by County Councillor David Staveley and Craven District Councillor Wendy Hull, from their Community Grants, which has provided a super, bright, new play mat for ‘Stepping Stones’. The mat is a great resource and was much admired last Thursday when it had its first outing.

Stepping Stones: On Saturday October 30 at 3pm, there’s a ‘Stepping Stones’ Special event. Families and all little ‘super heroes’ are invited to come along, in costume, to a “Light Party”. More details on the ‘Stepping Stones’ Facebook page. Please book your places if possible.

Knit and Natter: All knitters and folk who like to chat are invited to come along to Holy Ascension on Friday October 22 at 2.30pm to ‘Knit and Natter’. We look forward to creating a host of ‘Settle Angels’, before Advent. Refreshments provided for all knitters and chatterers. So please do pop in. We’ll supply you with needles, wool, tea and cake.


Italian Circle: The next meeting of the Skipton Italian Circle will be held on Thursday October 28 in the Parish Rooms at St Stephen’s Church, St Stephen’s Close. Our speaker Tony Holmes will give a talk entitled ‘A short encounter with the Mafia’. Join us from 7.30 pm for registration, light refreshments, greetings in Italian or English or a glass of vino. Admission is free to members and £5 for visitors. We look forward to welcoming face-to-face and safely, new and familiar faces at our new venue.

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.


WI: Meetings have started again. At the October meeting, president Mary Mitchell welcomed members, who, after a long absence, were back in the home of the Salterforth WI, ie, the village hall. There was lots of friendly chat, as members caught up with one another, many who hadn’t seen each other for over 12 months. Mrs Mitchell then introduced Mrs Virginia Aighton, who told the wonderful story of her parent’s wartime romance and subsequent marriage, which she only really discovered through letters and photos which her father left in a suitcase. This year Salterforth is hosting the Group Carol Service, which will be held on December 3 at 7pm in Holy Trinity church, Barnoldswick. The Christmas party will take the form of a Jacobs Join on December 9 with entertainment to be arranged. The next meeting will take place on November 11 at 7.30pm in Salterforth Village Hall for old and new members.

Thornton in Lonsdale

Jumble sale: St Oswald’s Church is holding a fund raising jumble sale at Ingleton Community Centre on Saturday, October 30 from 2pm. All offers of help and jumble gratefully received by Carole Scott 015242 41454.

Church news: St Oswald’s Church on Sunday November 7 at 9.30am, In Loving Memory Service. All requests for hymns to be given to Rev Denis Tate 01524261579. St Oswald’s Church, Remembrance Sunday, November 14, at 9.30am.