Church news: New Year’s Day Parish Walk meet Keasden head track end at 10am or Keasden Head Farm at 10.30am. Sunday January 2 at Clapham 10.30am United Holy Communion at 7pm Church in the pub at the New Inn. January 9, 9.30am Epiphany The Three Kings Service. Our weekly Wednesday Morning Holy Communion Services (Book of Common Prayer) 10.30am at Austwick Church. All welcome.

Austwick Recipe Book: Help us raise some much-needed cash for the school. Buy a copy from Cross Leigh Stores and Post Office.

Austwick WI: At our Christmas meeting we were entertained by magician Chris Winnock. He did magic tricks, balloon modelling and told amusing stories. Seasonal refreshments were served during the interval.The next meeting takes place on January 13 at 7.30pm at the Parish Hall and is a talk by Les Candler about ‘Wildlife in your Garden’

Burns’ Night: Supper and ceilidh dancing to the Batty Moss Ceilidh Band on Saturday, January 22, 7pm for 7.30pm at Austwick Village Hall. Tickets £20, £10 for under 16s from Colin Renwick 07802 286950 and Douglas McDougall 07711 828868 or the village shop BYOB and Glasses. Subject to covid19 guidelines.

Bolton Abbey

Rector’s message: Having celebrated Christmas Day, the Church dramatically alters its focus just a day later when it remembers St Stephen. The martyrdom of St Stephen stands in stark contrast to the giving of life on Christmas Day, to the taking of life the following day. It is a sharp reminder to us all that, immediately after the birth of Jesus, the Christ child has been born into a dangerous and inhospitable world. However, the death of Stephen can now be viewed in the light of the Incarnation as this tiny child, born in a stable, is able to heal and redeem the earth however far it falls.

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:


Iron Horse CMC: The first artist to appear in 2022 at the Iron Horse CMC, held at Carleton Social Club, is award winning Darren Busby on Saturday January 8. A great entertainer, Darren has a huge repertoire of great country songs which suit both listeners and dancers. Doors open at 7.15pm and tickets are £6 and are available on the door.


‘NEW 2U’: The team of volunteers at NEW 2U, would like to wish all our customers a very happy and healthy New Year, and we look forward to seeing you all when we re-open on Tuesday, January 4. The Rummikub & Knit & Natter groups will also re-commence on Tuesday January 5 and Thursday January 6 respectively.


Robert Windle’s Foundation: We are absolutely delighted that we’ve been able to do something special this year. Our fundraising group on Facebook has been doing really well, we’ve had some amazing items donated this year. We have also started to open the doors on a Friday afternoon to our ‘charity and coffee shop’ at the Old Grammar School, in School Lane, which has been a fabulous success.Unusually not many schools or non profit groups have been applying for grants from us so we decided to send to 10 schools in the area, a cheque each for £150 to spread a little Christmas cheer. If you would like to become a volunteer and join our team contact us at:

Farnhill and Kildwick

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Calendar: The Kildwick & Farnhill Village Institute Calendar, 2022, is now on sale - price £7.00 (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, on Sunday (2nd), starting at 11am.


Manorlands: Wharefedale Support Group for Manorlands Hospice raised a wonderful £1,700 on its cakes and tombola stalls at Grassington Christmas Markets.


Messy Monkeys: The Children’s Group will re-start on Wednesday January 5 in the Village Hall/Institute. All enquiries to Amanda Belt on 07398 284126.

Mothers’ Union: The M.U. will meet on January 5 in the Village Hall/Institute from 1.30pm. Contact Sheila Swinbank on 01729 850458 for details.

Parish council: The council meets in the Village/Hall Institute on Jan 6 from 7pm.

Heli Arts: The groups meets in the Institute/Village Hall on Tuesday Jan 4 from 2 till 4pm. Contact Audrey Edwards on 01729 850351 for details about Hellifield’s Art Group.

Community Pantry: This is held on Fridays at the Wesley Centre on Haw Grove, and is open from 2 till 3pm. Contact Pauline Wright on 07931 511652 for more information.

Horton in Ribblesdale

Church news: The recent carol service held at St Oswald’s had a good attendance with 35 people including five children who enjoyed the festive music . The path to the church was well lit with thanks to Selside resident Peter who used recycled candles in cans. The moon put in a belated appearance after days of mist and fog to provide a perfect backdrop. The church service on Sunday, January 2 will be held at 3pm .


Platinum Jubilee: The Platinum Jubilee 2022 initial meeting was held in Ingleborough Community Centre on Monday December 20 2021. The aim of the meeting was to form a committee and discuss possible events and activities for the jubilee weekend of June 2 to 5. Members discussed suggestions to record the event for the future: helicopter or crane to take photos of the village; hands around the village; china mugs; glass medallions or coins; benches and seating around the village; photo documents of occupations of the last 70yrs and village volunteers torch lighting and relay; village walk/riding the parish boundary (12mls); beacon lighting on Ingleborough.

Other suggestions were for a lasting memorial landmark, dark skies platform, renaming the remodelled play ground in the park and or

the riverside walk, A sponsored flower festival, an environmental project, tree planting eg the Green Canopy for the Queen. Ingleton in bloom will be involved in the planting around the village. A further meeting is planned for January 17 at 8pm in Ingleborough Community Centre.

Long Preston

Church news: St Mary’s service on January 2 will Holy Communion with Canon Ian Greenhalgh at 11am. Everyone is welcome.

There will not be a service at the Methodist church on January 2.

Stamp collection: Please continue to save your stamps for the Hearing Dogs for the deaf charity. They can be left at 3 Ribblesdale Estate BD23 4RD anytime.


Church news: Settle Parish Church. Despite the on - going restrictions caused by Covid - 19 Christmas services and concerts went ahead as near normally as possible.

Many thanks to everyone who contributed - our flower arrangers who decorated the church so beautifully, the bell ringers who were kept busy summoning Settle folk to all of the Christmas services, our organist, Graham Toft, who also had extra duties across the 3 Parishes of Settle, Giggleswick and Rathmell.

Finally heartfelt thanks to our priest, Revd Julie Clarkson, for all her prayerful support, friendship and guidance over the past months. We wish everyone across our community, remembering especially our local ‘front line’ workers, a very Happy New Year

On Sunday January 2 there are 2 services at Holy Ascension - 8am Holy Communion according to the Book of Common Prayer. And at 11am Revd Julie Clarkson invites you to a Family Service.

Musical: We hope to be able to give the musical 9 to 5 in March 2022. Unless Covid rules change there will be a get together for anyone interested in being in the show on Sunday January 2 in the Old Courthouse Station Road Settle at 11am.

If you are interested but not able to attend please contact the producer Pat Harding or secretary Barbara


Skipton RSPB: The first indoor meeting of 2022, will be held in the Skipton Baptist Church Hall, at 7.30pm on Wednesday, January 12 and our speaker will be Laurence Rose, who is an excellent speaker and has visited us many times before. The subject of his presentation will be entitled ‘Perspectives of India’. I am sure this will give a fascinating insight into the wildlife of India and some of its people.