Church News: Sunday November 28, 9.30am Austwick Holy Communion & 7pm Keaseden, Songs of Praise aka “Jesus Juke Box”. Our weekly Wednesday Morning Holy Communion Services (Book of Common Prayer) 10.30am at Austwick Church.

Recipe Book: Our school, community and local businesses shared their favourite recipes to help us raise some much-needed cash for the school. Grab your copy from Cross Leigh Stores and Post Office.

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.

Barnoldswick and Bracewell

Church news: Holy Trinity Parish Church, Barnoldswick.

Events - Wednesday pop-up cafe 10am to 12pm. Knit and natter 1.30pm to 3pm. Thursday 10am Ho9ly communion. Friday Sacred Space 4pm to 6pm.

Coach House Café at St Mary Le Ghyll church open Saturdays and Sundays 11-3pm until Sunday December 19.

Sunday services - November 28 Advent Sunday Holy Communion at Holy Trinity 9.30am and at Ghyll Church at 11.30am. Bracewell MP at 11.30am. Christingle at Holy Trinity at 3pm.

December 5 - All age service at Holy Trinity 10.30am. Baptisms at Holy Trinity 12.30pm and 2pm.

December 12 - Holy communion at Holy Trinity 9.30am, Bracewell at 11.30am. MP at Ghyll at 11.30am.

Carol and Christmas services: Carols and communion at Holy Trinity 10am. Nine lessons and carols at Bracewell 11.30am. Glyll - carols by candlelight a short open air service 3pm, Coach House open. Mulled wine and mince pies.

Christmas Eve - 4pm crib service at Holy Trinity. Midnight @ 8 mass at Holy Trinity.

Christmas Day - 9.30am Christmas communion, Bracewell. 11am Christmas Communion St Mary le Ghyll.

Boxing Day - United service at Holy Trinity 10.30am.

Children and family activities - Christingle advent Sunday November 28 3pm Holy Trinity. Messy Christmas 3pm Sunday December 4. Crib service Christmas Eve 4pm.


Allotments support: Help the Co-op support Bentham Allotments Association grow its space.The Association was set up during the first Covid lockdown in summer 2020. The allotments site was opened in March 2021 and it is fully tenanted. BAA is run by a volunteer committee. It is completely independent and receives no government or council funding. BAA now want to expand the reach of its work and create a growing space which would be open to community groups to improve mental and physical wellbeing, and provide education and training opportunities.

If you shop at the Co-op, you can help. All you need to do is choose Bentham Allotments Association as your local cause, and they will receive two per cent of everything you spend when you use your Co-op card. Just go to the cause page at: and help them to grow.

Bolton Abbey

Rector’s Message: This Sunday is Advent Sunday. It is the start of the church year and marks the start of a four week countdown to Christmas when we will celebrate the birth of the Christ child. I am sure that we have all begun to prepare for the celebration of Christmas. However, we are far less likely to have prepared ourselves for the coming of Christ into our lives. The season of Advent gives us all the opportunity to prepare ourselves for this event in what is also a period of penitence and self-reflection. Holding both celebration and self-reflection in tension is never easy but we all need to ensure that the light of Christ is not obscured in our run up to the Christmas celebrations.

Church news: Come and join us for an Advent study day exploring what it might mean to prepare for the coming of the Christ child. The study day will be led by Joyce Simpson, the retired head of humanities at Leeds Trinity University, where she established an MA programme in literature and spirituality. It will be on Saturday December 4, 10 am to 4 pm, in the Church Room at Bolton Priory. Lunch provided: £10. Places are limited to 20 people. Please contact 01756 710238 if you would like to attend.

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:


Companions: “Cowling Companions, invite you to Cowling Village Hall. Wednesday, November 17, 2pm for board games, £1.50 entry. Wednesday December 1, 2pm bingo, £1.50 entry + £1 a book. December 8 Christmas Quiz. December 15 Eileen Proud, floral demo t 2pm. Jacobs Join 3pm.

New 2U: We have a large range of ladies’ day and evening/party quality Christmas clothing; a large number of which are new with labels, sizes 8-24. Brands sich as LK Bennett, Phase Eight, Karen Millen, Jacques Vert. £3 to £15. Also an excellent selection of individual relatives Christmas cards. We are based in St Andrew’s Church, Cowling. Opening times are Tuesdays and Thursdays 2-4pm; Saturdays 10-12noon. All proceeds donated to local good causes and charities.

Church news: On Sunday (Advent Sunday) there will be a service of Holy Communion at 10.45am, led by Rev Helen Collings. Holy Trinity Choir will be leading the singing of beautiful Advent hymns and will also sing the Introit ‘Sleepers Wake’ (J S Bach) and the anthem ‘O Thou, the central orb’ by Charles Wood, conducted by James Ashworth, organist and musical director. Refreshments will be served after the service.


Church news: All Saints’ Church. On Saturday November 27 is Messy Christmas from 3pm to 5pm. Music, crafts, stories and refreshments. Everyone welcome, children must be accompanied by an adult.

Sunday November 28 at 9.30am is Communion for Advent Sunday. Everyone welcome.

Thursday December 2 at 7.30pm Advent Carol Service in the Church, with Earby Brass Band. Everyone welcome.


Christmas Fayre: Friday December 3, Embsay Village Institute. 4.30pm to 8pm. Christmas Gifts, hand crafted jewellery and crafts, plants and much, much more. Festive refreshments, charity raffle.

Saturday December 4. Christmas fair and Christmas crafts workshop for all ages. Embsay village institute, 11am to 2pm. Tombola, cakes, books and gift stalls. Coffee and lunch. Fairtrade stall, decorations. Free entry. Proceeds to St Mary’s Church.

Farnhill and Kildwick

Graham Taylor –

Parish Council: The meeting of Farnhill Parish Council scheduled for this evening (Thursday 25th) has had to be postponed. It will now take place on Thursday December 9.

White Lion re-opened: After several months of refurbishment, the White Lion in Kildwick has re-opened under new management. Opening hours are 11am to 11pm, Monday to Saturday; 12pm to 10.30pm on Sundays. Food is available 12pm to 8.30pm, Monday to Friday; 12pm to 9pm, on Saturdays; and 12pm to 8pm, on Sundays.

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.

Church news: Service of Holy Communion at St Andrew’s, Kildwick, on Sunday (28th), starting at 11am.

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.

Pilates: Classes for both beginners and “improvers” will be held at Farnhill Institute on Monday evening, starting at 5pm, 6.15pm and 7:30pm. 07549 199670 for details and enrolment.

Refreshments: The “Coffee & Crumb” refreshment van is providing take-away hot drinks, cakes, etc. 9am to 3pm, Wednesday to Sunday. Located by the canal bridge in Kildwick, just up from the school.


Library: Award winning film Nomadland will be shown on Friday evening in the village hall. The film stars Frances McDormand, Gay DeForest, Patricia Grierand and Linda May

The customary Cafe style seating will be in place, so please bring you 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.

Coffee morning: The hall and library will be holding a joint coffee morning in the hall on Saturday. Bacon sandwiches, toasted teacakes and homemade cakes will be on the menu. There will be a book and CD stall. The raffle will be raising funds for Gargrave library and the 100 club draw will be taking place during the morning.

Flea Market and Craft Fair: In the village hall on Sunday, 10am to 3.30pm selling collectables, bric a brac and crafts. Light refreshments will be available until 3pm. Admission is 50p. This will be Broadway Fairs’ last market of the year but they will re-commence on January 30. The Village Hall Management Committee Collectables and Craft Fair will be held on December 12 and a Book Fair will be held on Saturday December 4.

Church news: A Prayer Book communion service will be held in St. Andrew`s church on Sunday at 8.a.m followed by an Advent Sunday Family communion service at 11am.

Shopping event: ‘Number 29 is holding an exclusive shopping event on Friday, November 26, 6pm-9pm. Come along for fizz and shopping in the newly renovated store. Call 749950 or email to reserve your place.’


Mothers’ Union: On Saturday November 27 Giggleswick with Settle Mothers’ Union branch members and supporters will be taking part in a Global Day of Action, tied into the United Nations annual campaign ‘16 Days of Activism Against Gender - Based Violence and Abuse’ (25 November - 10 December). Mothers’ Union is joining with thousands of other organisations to encourage more people to stand up and stop all kinds of violence. Giggleswick with Settle Mothers’ Union members and supporters will take part in a three-minute silence at 1.03pm (focusing on the fact one in three women are victims of domestic violence or abuse) in Settle Market Square on Saturday 27 November (MU’s Global Day of Action. A group of women wearing purple scarves will be standing by our banner. We plan to meet in Holy Ascension, Settle ,at 12.45pm on Saturday, for prayers, before walking up to Settle’s Market Square. More information can be found on Mothers’ Union website

Christmas Fair: A huge thank you to all who helped in any way to make this event such a success – to those who contributed money or goods, manned the stalls, decorated the building… It was a very well-attended and happy occasion.

Church news: St.Alkelda’s. Sunday, November 28. 8am, Holy Communion (BCP). 9.30am, Family Worship.


Institute Community & Arts Centre: Events: Saturday November 27, screening The Australian Ballet Sleeping Beauty - recorded live at Sydney Opera House. Tickets £10. Saturday December 4 - local soul and motown covers band Soul Train return. Tickets £13.

Christmas Fair: A huge thank you to everybody who came along to what was undoubtedly our best and busiest ever Christmas Fair.

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.

Visit for bookings or call 01535 630 223.


Election: Voting will be held today in the Institute/Village Hall from 6.30am to 10.30pm as part of the elections for a new Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner.

Christmas lights: Hellifield Christmas Lights will be switched on tomorrow night at 6pm. Following the event there will be a sing-a-long music session in the Black Horse hosted by Frank Birkett from 8 pm.

Coffee morning: This Saturday from 10am in the institute/village hall hosted by the Hellifield Herald Magazine organisers and staff. All welcome and funds will go towards the village magazine.

Craft Day: There will be a Krisbendale Craft Day in the institute/village hall hosted by Lynn Nolan on November 29 from 9am to 4.30pm.

Community Pantry: The Pantry is open on Fridays in the Methodist/Wesley Centre from 2pm till 3pm. Contact Pauline Wright on 07931 511652 or email for details.

Horton in Ribblesdale

Voting: Voting will be taking place today in the village hall( Thursday ) to appoint another North Yorkshire Police, Fire & Crime Commissioner.

Church news: Attendance was good at the Remembrance Sunday service. Councillor Roger Aiken laid the first wreath on behalf of the whole parish, Jeanette Davidson laid a wreath for St Oswald’s and others were placed by residents of Selside and Helwith Bridge. Pam Whitehead played the Last Post, The Reveille and the hymns and National Anthem and Gillian Parrington and team rang the bells.

A service of Holy Communion will be held in St Oswald’s on Sunday at 10.30am. The service will be led by Jules Cox and Rev Stephen Dawson will be playing the organ. The organisers of Austwick Christmas Fair which will be held on Saturday December 4 have invited St Oswald’s Church to have a stall at their event.


Tree dedication: The dedication of an English oak tree in remembrance of HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, took place on Saturday, November 20 at Ingleton Community Centre. The dedication was led by James Gaunt and Rev Nick Trenholme. A guard of honour was presented by Ingleton Scout Group leaders. The event was also supported and attended by residents of Ingleton. A minute’s silence was held, prayers were said by the vicar and Mr Gaunt unveiled the plaque as the National Anthem was sung.


Church news: St Mary’s Church. Sunday November 28 at 11am, Communion for Advent Sunday. Everyone welcome.

Long Preston

Church News: St Marys Church service on November 28 will be Morning Worship with Canon Ian Greenhalgh at 11am.

Methodist Church service on 28th November will be with Mrs Jane Jolly at 11am. Everyone is welcome to either service.

Craft Therapy group meet on a Friday at 10.30 until 12pm in the Methodist Church. Bring along your project and have a cuppa and a chat. £1 per session.

Nordic Walking: Meet every Wednesday at the Methodist Chapel car park at 1.30pm for a short walk followed by tea and biscuits. £3. Or if you would like to take a longer walk, meet at 2.30pm. £5.

WI Coffee Morning: There will be a festive coffee morning on Saturday December 4 at 10am. There will be festive stalls for you to purchase some Christmas gifts. Everyone is welcome.

Alert: Please will everyone remain vigilant when driving as there seems to be people trying to flag cars down to ask for help and which may be a scam. If this happens to you, contact the police immediately. Also door-to-door sellers seem to be operating in the area. Be careful who you open your door to. Keep your doors locked and valuables out of sight.

Christmas lights: The switch on will be on Saturday December 4. There will be carols on the back green accompanied by Settle brass band at 4:30pm. The lights will be switched on at 5pm followed by refreshments and Christmas music in the village hall. There will be a charge of £2 for adults - children free.


Church news: Settle Parish Church was very pleased to host Settle Orchestra’s Autumn Concert once again. An appreciative audience enjoyed wonderful music after 2 years of Covid lockdowns and restrictions.

On Tuesdays coffees and freshly made refreshments are available from 10.30am till 1pm after the regular Tuesday morning service of Holy Communion at 9.30am.

On Thursdays Rev Julie Clarkson invites you to join her for Celtic Morning Prayer at 9.45am via Zoom. Give her a call on 01729 825955 for the Zoom link if you’d like to join.

Also on Thursdays Giggleswick with Settle Mothers Union members look forward to meeting up with the ‘Stepping Stones’ group - for families with children from 0 to 4. Each week, in term time, we share a story, sing songs, play, enjoy snacks and friendship.

Pop Up Pantry: This opens tomorrow and every Friday morning at 11am until 12noon. The Food Boxes in the porches at St Alkelda’s and Holy Ascension are accessible and kept well stocked during the week.

Knitters: Hosts of knitted angels are appearing. Thanks to all the knitters who have been busy over the past few weeks. We meet to ‘Knit and Natter’ again on Friday at 2.30pm.

Christmas Fayre: Holy Ascension’s “Christmas Fayre” stall at ‘Settle’s Christmas Lights Switch On’ this Saturday November. 27. Treats, crafts and stalls galore in the Market Square. The programme begins at 2pm. Lights switched on at 5pm.

Prior to the start of the afternoon’s programme Giggleswick with Settle Mothers Union members will be taking part in a silent demonstration at 1pm to mark the Global Day of Action Against Gender-Based Violence and Abuse in all its forms. Everyone is encouraged to join in the 3 minutes of silence. Look out for the banner and Mothers’ Union members wearing purple scarves.

Revd Julie Clarkson leads the service of Holy Communion at 11am on Sunday 28 November, the first Sunday of Advent and the start of the new Church year.

St John’s Methodist Church: Giggleswick and Settle Brass Band will be playing for our church anniversary service at 10.30am on Sunday December 5. The service will be led by Rev Tim Broughton.

Churches Together: Craven Churches Together in Settle and District, and Craven Conservation Group had a joint “First day of the month Walk for the Climate” to the clapper bridge above Wharfe and Austwick on November 1. The “Walk for the climate” this week on Wednesday December 1 will be from Rathmell meeting at 9.50am at Settle Swimming Pool Car Park or at 10am at Rathmell Car Park. All welcome but please book. 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

Advent Carol Service by candlelight, Sunday November 28 at 6.30pm in Christ Church.

Choral Society: Skipton Choral Society is holding its winter concert in Christ Church on Saturday December 4 at 7.30pm. The music will include choruses from Handel’s Messiah and a selection of Christmas carols. Tickets are £10 each from choir members, at the door or via email at:

Retired Men’s Forum: Skipton Retired Men’s Forum will meet on Tuesday November 30 at the Soroptomists’ Rooms, Otley Street at 10am. Paul Kenny’s presentation ‘Hidden York’ promises new insights to the city.

Thornton in Lonsdale

Coffee morning: St Oswald’s Church, Saturday December 4 from 10am to 12 noon. Side stalls and raffle. Children invited to choose a Christmas costume try on for the Crib Service.

Carol service: St Oswald’s Carol Service with candles on Sunday, December 12 at 4.30pm. Crib Service on Sunday, December 19 at 3pm. Christmas Day service at 9.30am.

Upper Wharfedale

Heritage group: Upper Wharfedale Heritage Group will be holding a public meeting on Thursday December 2 at 7.30 pm in Skipton Town Hall, where Dr Laurel Phillipson will give a talk entitled “Roots of Radicalism in the Yorkshire Dales”, in which she will examine the origins of dissent in the local area, centred on Skipton and Malhamdale. Entrance is £3 for members and £5 for non-members.

Christmas shopping event: Personal trainer Sally Wellock is hosting a women’s wellness Christmas shopping event at Wharfedale Rugby Club on November 26 from 5pm to 7pm. Everyone is welcome with free entry and there is 12 local wellness businesses attending with stalls as well as a talk from Skipton life coach ‘The happiness helper’. Sally will be launching Peaches, magnesium bath salts which can also be used as a foot soak to help with insomnia, muscle cramps and spasms, nerve regulation, anxiety, restless leg syndrome, and much more.