Church News: Sunday October 31 10.30am Messy Church at Eldroth & 6.30pm All Souls Service. In Loving Memory: a Service of Remembrance and Thanksgiving on at Austwick Church, 6.30pm. A special service for families who wish to remember their loved ones.

The service is held annually on the Sunday closest to All Souls Day, a day on which traditionally Christians remember their departed. All are welcome to attend, and to have a name or names read out.

Our weekly Wednesday Morning Holy Communion Services (Book of Common Prayer) 10.30am at Austwick Church. All welcome.

Parish newsletter: This has been circulated throughout the village. It can also be viewed on the village website:

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


Wednesday Club: The ladies of Addingham Wednesday Club are delighted that, with effect from November 3, they are at last able to resume their twice monthly meetings and are confident they have a varied and enticing programme to keep them entertained until May 2022. The first meeting will take the form of a social evening dedicated to allowing members to meet up again following a break of more than 18 months. Subsequent meetings will include talks covering garden design, vintage clothes, ‘From Prison to Palace’ and more. The meetings take place in the Methodist Church Hall on the first and third Wednesdays of the month, starting at 7.30 pm, when for £3 visitors can also expect a warm welcome and refreshments. Or why not ‘bag a bargain’ and for £10 join for the whole season and pay only £2 for each meeting? Further information is available from Pauline, tel: 01943 830548 or Cynthia tel: 01943 839233.


Breakfast Club: Bentham and District Dementia Friendly Community is pleased to announce the start of our Breakfast Club on Thursday November 4 at 10am until 12pm. It will take place at Bentham Community Fire Station and will run every other Thursday thereafter. This will provide an opportunity for people living with dementia and or their carers and loved ones to meet and socialise in an informal relaxed setting. Tea, toast and biscuits will be provided.

The Breakfast Club is free of charge but people are welcome to make donations if they wish. Various members of the local groups and services will be in attendance to chat too and assist with anything you may need advice regarding.

There is no need to book, just turn up. Don’t hide at home, come and join us.

For any queries, please email Jonathan Scott on or Hannah McGranaghan on

Barnoldswick and Bracewell

Church news: On Wednesdays from 10am-12pm Drop In Café at Holy Trinity will be serving refreshments. The Coach House at Ghyll Church, continues to be open every Saturday and Sunday 11--3:30pm serving tea, coffee and homemade cakes. Please stop by.

This Saturday October 30 “Think Pink “ fundraising event in aid of Breast Cancer Research at the coach house.

11-3 Hot sandwiches, and cakes.

Holy Trinity Church Holy Communion at 10am Thursdays.

Morning Prayer at 9am Monday to Friday and Evening Prayer at 5pm in St. James’ Chapel, Holy Trinity Church. These include short services of Bible readings and prayers for the day.

Sunday October 31 Holy Communion at St Mary Le Ghyll at 10.30. Poppymakign workshop at Holy Trinity at 4pm

Sunday November 7, All Age Holy Communion at Holy Trinity at 10.30. Sunday November 14 St Mary Le Ghyll 10.30. Remembrance Sunday. Saturday November 20 and Sunday November 21Memorial Services details to follow.

Bolton Abbey

Halloween specials: This Halloween, there are tonnes of tricks and treats around the railway to explore at Bolton Abbey station.

Pre-booking only. Wizard Express -Tuesday October 26, Saturday 30th, Sunday 31st. 10.30, 12.00, 13.30 & 15.00 from Bolton Abbey. Evening Scare Train - Saturday October 30. Departures at 6pm from Bolton Abbey.

Ticket prices start at just £12 per adult or £30 for a family of four. For more details visit:

Rector’s Message: This Sunday we celebrate All Saints Day. All Saints Day is also known as All Hallows Day, Halloween, and celebrates all the Saints of the Church, whether known or unknown. This year I would like us to think of the unknown Saints who have lived and worked here amongst us and still do so to this day. Can we recognise them in our midst? At the same time, we remember All Souls as well. Our departed brothers and sisters of inspirational faith and life giving witness who have gone before us and who now dwell among the Saints above.

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

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

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


Church news: St John’s Church, Cononley, Tuesday November 2: Tea and Toast (and other things) at the church between 10 and 11.30am. It’s free, and anyone, including passing walkers, is welcome. It’s a chance to see the beautiful transformation of the church interior, and to enjoy some chat or a read of the papers in a very peaceful place. This is now a regular event on the first Tuesday of the month.

Farnhill and Kildwick

Graham Taylor –

Parish Council: The next meeting will be held this evening (Thursday 28th) in the institute, starting at 7.30pm. The first 15 minutes of the meeting will be set aside for public participation.

Pilates: Classes for both beginners and “improvers” will re-start at Farnhill Institute on Monday November 1, starting at 5pm, 6.15pm and 7:30pm. Numbers are limited, so please contact or ring 07549 199670 for details and enrolment.

Calendar: 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 “Fifth Sunday” service at St Andrew’s Church, Kildwick, on Sunday (31st), starting at 11am.

Refreshments: The “Coffee & Crumb” refreshment van is providing take-away hot drinks, cakes, etc. 9am to 4pm, on Wed to Fri; and 9am to 5pm, on Sat and Sun. Located by the canal bridge in Kildwick, just up from the school.

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 (if you think you’ll need them).


Library film evening: Gargrave and Malhamdale Community Library is delighted to announce the return of film evenings. The first film of the new season will be screened on Friday night in the village hall.

“Yesterday” is a feel good romantic comedy and features a struggling musician who, after a global accident, finds himself the only person who remembers the Beatles and becomes famous after taking credit for their songs.The film stars Himesh Patel, Lily James, Kate McKinnon and Ed Sheeran playing a fictional Ed Sheeran.The customary Cafe style seating will be in place, so please bring your own refreshments. Doors open at 7pm with the film starting at 7.30pm. Tickets are £5 on the door with under 16s free. Sorry but we can only allow Guide Dogs into the hall.

Flea Market and craft fair: In the village hall on Sunday, commencing at 10am until 3.30pm. There will be a great variety of stalls selling collectables, bric a brac, jewellery, books and crafts. Charity stalls supporting the Cats Protection League and Manorlands will also be in attendance. Light refreshments will be served until 3pm.

Church news: A Prayer book communion service will be held in St Andrew`s church on Sunday at 8am. A Memorial service will be held in the afternoon at 3pm for anyone who has lost loved ones either recently or in more difficult Covid times when it was difficult to attend services.

Coffee mornings: A coffee morning will be held in church on Monday morning from 10am until noon.

Please put a date in your diary for a coffee morning at church on Saturday November 13 when the craft and chat group will be holding a sale of their work and a chocolate tombola will also be held.


WI: Next meeting is Thursday November 4 at 7pm at St Mary and St Michael church hall, Settle. Speaker is Sue Woodcock “From Copper to Shepherd”. Visitors and new members welcome.

Richard Whiteley Theatre: No Time To Die (12A). Sunday October 31, 2.30pm and 6pm. Advance tickets from are £9.

Walter Morrison: Join Giggleswick School as it celebrates the life and times of Walter Morrison. Commemorating the 100th anniversary of his death 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.


Glusburn 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.

Events: Booking is live for our 2021-22 season. Tickets are still available for Film Night: Dream Horse on Friday 5th November and The Ragdolls, a Franki Valli & the Four Season tribute on Saturday 13th November.

Christmas Fair: Our annual Christmas Gift and Craft Fair will take place on Sunday 21st November, 10am - 4pm. There will be 3 halls of stalls as well as our cafe open all day. Free entry.

Regular activities: 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.


Field Society: Upper Wharfedale Field Society meeting ‘The Buzz of Beekeeping’ with Laurie Prowse relating his beekeeping experiences. The Octagon Theatre, Grassington Town Hall. November 8, 7:15pm for 7:30pm. Free for members, non-members £3. Social distancing in place. Please wear a mask.

Grassington Hub: Contact for the hub for tickets for forthcoming events is 01756 752222.


North Craven Flower Club: The club is holding its annual open evening on Thursday November 11at Gargrave Village Hall. Tickets are £10 and this includes an entry into the raffle, drawn at the end of the evening. Doors open at 6.3pm with the demonstration starting at 7.30pm. The guest demonstrator will be John Dalton, with a demonstration entitled ‘Christmas Greetings’. Numbers will be restricted so buy tickets early to avoid disappointment. Admission is by ticket only. Tickets can be bought by ringing Jean Kayley on 01729 840303.

Community Pantry: The Community Pantry is open on Fridays at the Wesley Centre from 2 - 3 pm. Please ring Pauline on 07931 511652 for details of possible deliveries and donations.

Coffee morning: There will be a St Aidan’s Coffee Morning in the institute/village hall this coming Saturday morning from 10am. All welcome.

Swimming Pool: The Trustees of Settle Swimming Pool will be in attendance at Hellifield Institute/Village Hall on Thursday November 4 with a model of the proposed new build, for the public to see, and give their views and opinions. The model will be on display in the foyer of the hall, and people are welcome to pop in and have a look between 3pm and 5pm. The Trustees will gladly brief any visitors on the new build and answer any questions.


Church news: St Oswald’s Autumn Fayre will be taking place in Horton-in-Ribblesdale Village Hall on Saturday between 2pm & 4.30pm.There will be a book stall, bric-a-brac and jigsaws, please come along and bring and buy. Prizes can be won in the raffle and tea and cakes can be enjoyed.The young people will be making Christmas cards on the craft table.

There will be no church service at St Oswald’s church on Sunday as there will be a service of Holy Communion for the combined parishes of Horton, Stainforth and Langcliffe at St Peter’s church in Stainforth at 10.30.a.m.

Knitting: Settle and Ribblesdale will gradually fill with knitted angels during the Advent season. If you see one in the town, villages or hamlets of the six local parishes please pick one up and take them home. Knitters are already busy knitting and nattering in Settle and Giggleswick churches. There will be a Christmas message attached to the angel.

Music: Giggleswick & Settle Brass Band were not able to attend the St Oswald’s harvest festival recently as they were otherwise engaged that day. However, some members are able to be at St Oswald’s church on Sunday, November 7 at 3pm for ‘Music for All Saints’ Sunday’. Please join the congregation for a memorable and moving afternoon.

Kirkby Malham

Church news: A United Benefice service will be held at 10.30am in St Michaels church.

Long Preston

Free Coffee and Cake: In the Village Hall this afternoon, Thursday October 28, 1.30-3.30pm. Guest speakers The Royal British Legion members ( Skipton Branch). All monies donated during the event will go towards the Poppy Appeal and local Service Assistance Fund. Any offers of cakes and or raffle prizes will be greatly appreciated.

Bums and Tums: This is a new group just started in the Methodist Chapel 2.45 - 3.30 on each Tuesday afternoon £5 per session everyone welcome. Run by Kirsten a qualified fitness trainer.

Spooktacular: 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 for further information.

Table Top Sale and Coffee morning: 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.


Church news: A group of knitters met in Holy Ascension last Friday afternoon to begin work on an Advent project to create a host of angels. It’s hoped to meet up again this Friday - 29 October at 2.30pm. Everyone welcome, do come along to Knit and Natter. Wool, needles and patterns can be supplied.

On Sunday October 31 there are two services at Holy Ascension - at 8am Holy Communion (BCP). At 10am the congregation of Holy Ascension joins with friends from Giggleswick and Rathmell for a joint service of Holy Communion at 10am at St Alkelda’s. In the afternoon at 4pm Revd Julie Clarkson leads a special Memorial Service at Holy Ascension.

Pop-up Pantry: Settle’s Pop Up Pantry opens tomorrow and every Friday morning at 11am ‘til 12noon. We are very grateful that Settle Pantry has been chosen as one of the latest recipients of the Co-op Local Community Fund. We hope to use this funding to build more secure yet accessible storage space in the church building.

Mothers’ Union: On Saturday Octobe30, Giggleswick with Settle Mothers’ Union members are hosting a “light” party for young families at 3pm in Holy Ascension. Invitations have gone out to the ‘Stepping Stones’ group for families with children from 0 to 4. All parents with babies and toddlers are most welcome to join us. Contact Catie (01729 822676) or Edith (01729 825285) for more details.

Walk for the Climate: The first day of the month - Mon 1 November: Walk for the Climate: is being organised jointly by Craven Conservation Group and Churches Together in Settle and District. It is a walk from Austwick via Wharf to the Wash Dubs and clapper bridge in Crummackale that has lots of different ferns. Meet 12 midday at the bottom of Town Head Lane in Austwick - near the primary school. Bring strong footwear and packed lunch. The walk is 3 miles long and will take 2 or 3 hours. It will be led by Rev Stephen Dawson and botanist Dr Judith Allinson. details 01729 822138


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 & Worship. 2nd & 4th Sunday - Parish Communion. 1st Sunday of each month - 8.00am BCP

11.15am Family Praise.

Craven Speakers Club: Hearing Dogs for Deaf People talk. Mon November 1, 7.30pm, the Soroptimists Rooms, Otley Street, Skipton. This meeting we have guest speakers for the first half: Lisa and Andrew Holden will tell us about the Charity Hearing Dogs for Deaf People and they will bring their dog.

In the second half two club members will try out mini speeches they have prepared and we learn lots of tips about improving our presentations. Details 01729 822138.

Thornton in Lonsdale

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