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Church news: January 16, 11am Clapham Holy Communion; 6.30pm Eldroth Evening Prayer. 22nd 9.30am Austwick Holy Communion; 7pm Keasden Evening Service. 30th 10.30am Austwick Messy Church. Weekly Wednesday Morning Holy Communion Services (Book of Common Prayer) 10.30am at Austwick Church.

Parish Council: The Meeting of the parish council will take place on Monday January 17 at 7.30 pm at Austwick Parish Hall. Time is given at the start of the meeting for electors to ask questions or make statements that relate to the work of the Council. The notice and agenda for this meeting is posted on the Parish notice boards and on the Parish

Council website at

Burns' Supper: January 22. Update. We have felt it prudent to alter the Burns' night event to a takeaway format as holding a social mixing dinner and ceilidh was incompatible with the caution that we are advised to be exercising. Also we are to split the profits between the church and a charity called Papyrus, a charity that exists to prevent suicide in young people.

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

Special Notice: We would hope and expect everyone to help avoid Coronavirus19 spreading even though businesses and activities are being resumed with social distances, mask wearing etc. We look forward to welcoming visitors to our village by the residents who are generally aware of their vulnerabilities. As visitors arrive we expect the “country code” to be observed, take your litter home, keep dogs on leads, see to their droppings and do not allow them to wander into fields. Car parking in the village is very limited so please park with consideration including not parking vehicles on grass areas. Remember emergency services may need to gain entry throughout the village.

Bolton Abbey

Rectors Message: This Sunday is the Second Sunday after Epiphany when we hear about Christ’s first miracle when he changes water into wine at the wedding feast at Cana of Galilee. No doubt, we would all like Jesus to change water into wine for us and secretly wish we could do the same. However, although we might discount the miracle today we should not be so hasty. The miracle reminds us all of the transformation that can take place in all our lives through Jesus Christ. It also reminds us of the abundance of God’s love at the same time. Through the work of our own human hands, we too can be changed and, such is the nature of God’s love, that we too will never run short.

Church news: The Church is now open every Sunday for the 10.30 am service and Wednesday for the 10am 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:


Gardening Club: Bradley in Bloom is working to 'rewild' village verges and green areas by planting and seeding native plants and bulbs which should emerge in the spring. Bradley Gardening Club, organised by Bradley in Bloom, is held on the first Thursday of each month at 7.30pm at Bradley Village Hall. On January6 the group hosted a presentation on 'Recreational Beekeeping'. If you are interested in joining the volunteer group or gardening club please contact A small entrance fee is charged.


History Society: New Road Community Centre in Earby has reopened after the installation of a new heating system and Earby and District Local History Society will be returning to this venue for its next meeting on Tuesday January 18 at 7-30 pm. Guests and new members are welcome. 2020 was the centenary of the opening of Bancroft Mill in Barnoldswick and Tuesday's talk about the history of Bancroft Mill will be given by Ian McKay. Though the mill has been closed for many years the engine and boiler house remain in the care of the Bancroft Mill Engine Museum CIO and the original steam engine has been preserved in working order.

Church news: All Saints Church. On Sunday January 16, Communion will be at 9.30am, led by Hugh Fielden. Everyone welcome.

Farnhill and Kildwick

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Church news: There will be a service of Morning Worship at St Andrew’s, on Sunday (16th), starting at 11am. The church will be open to visitors on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from about 10am until about 2pm

Pilates: Classes for both beginners and “improvers” will continue at Farnhill Institute next Monday (17th) – starting at 5pm, 6.15pm and 7.30pm. Numbers are limited, so please contact or ring 07549 199670 to book a place.

Refreshments: The “Coffee & Crumb” refreshment van, situated on the canal near Barrett’s Bridge, is closed for a winter break. Re-opening in March.


Supper dance: A picnic supper dance will be held in the village hall on Friday evening. Live music will be provided by Lancashire musician Alan Cookson. The dance commences at 7.30pm until 11pm. Admission is £5 on the door. Please bring along your own picnic supper, tea and coffee will be provided in the interval. A raffle will also be held.

Platinum Jubilee: Members of Gargrave Village Hall Management Committee have planned two events to mark The Queen's platinum jubilee. They will be holding a coffee morning with a display of local and royal memorabilia on Friday June 3 and on Sunday June 5 there will be an afternoon tea with live music celebrating the seventy royal years. Interspaced between the two special events will be a book fair on Saturday June 4.

Church news: A Prayer Book Communion service will be held in St Andrew's church on Sunday at 8am and a service of Morning Worship will be held at 11am.


Church news: St.Alkelda’s. Sunday 16th. 9.30am Holy Communion; 3pm Café Church. An informal get-together with singing, prayers, refreshments and interaction, at our sister church, Holy Ascension, Settle. All are welcome.


Gardening Society: Glusburn and Cross Hills Gardening Society is hosting a talk by Catherine Mercer of the Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust on Friday, January 21, at 7.30pm. It is titled The Bee Together Project: Planning for Pollinators. The Bee Together project aims to raise awareness to support pollinators across both town and countryside and raise awareness of what pollinators need to survive and thrive. For more information about this and future meetings call Derek Blackwell on 07834 713735. The talk will be held at Glusburn Community and Arts Centre.

Glusburn Institute events: Saturday January 29: Screening - Cliff Richard Great 80 Tour, filmed live at the Royal Albert Hall. Featuring a selection of his greatest hits, this will be Cliff Richard's most exciting tour yet. His incredible energy and passion on stage will sweep you off your feet and be sure to have you swaying in the aisles. Tickets £10, book online.

Regular activities: All our regular groups have now resumed following the Christmas break. We have groups for all ages, with activities ranging from art to yoga. 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.


Octagon Theatre: Royal Opera House production of Tosca, Wednesday, January 19. 6.30pm for 7.15pm.. Tickets are £15 and are available from Grassington Hub on 01756 752222 or through Ticketsource:


200 Club: The winners of the Institute 200 Club for January are: 1st. No 122 Jan Hills. 2nd. No 134 Glynn Edwards. 3rd. No 32 Liz and Stan Kilburn

Wesley Centre: Activities at the Wesley Centre and Chapel on Haw Grove for the New Year are going ahead with the Helitots and the Helibabies Groups meeting every Tuesday in term time. A Welcome Mat social meeting is open to all on Monday Jan 17 from 2.30 till 4 pm. The Community Pantry is open on Fridays from 2 - 3pm. There will be a special Service of Memorial at the Chapel on Wednesday January 19 from 2 pm for our friend Carole Wells. The Sunday Service is held at 2pm in the Chapel. Contact Pauline reference any activities at the Wesley Centre on 07931 511652.

Flower club: North Craven Flower Club has cancelled its meeting this evening. It was felt that due to the current situation with Covid cases, it was a wise precaution. The group hopes to meet as normal next month.

Coffee morning: Thanks to all who attended the first coffee morning of 2022 last Saturday. The next coffee morning will be an institute event on February 5 with an additional coffee morning hopefully being held on February 12.

Entertainment: Entertainment at the Institute/Village Hall going forward will start with an evening of '60s and '70s sounds courtesy of local band Time Bandits on Saturday February 19 at 8 pm. The evening will be entitled 'StonedBeatles' and will be a tribute to the music of the Beatles and the Rolling Stones. This is a themed evening so please feel free to dress up in your '60s or '70s gear! This is a BYO event and tickets are £7 available from Karen Dunwoodie on 01729 851070

Book Club: The Book Club is held tonight at 7.30pm. Contact Audrey Edwards for details on 850351.

Bingo: Bingo will be held at Hellifield House this Sunday from 7pm. All welcome.

Messy Monkeys: The children's group will be held on Wednesday January 19 from 9am in the institute/village hall.

Contact Amanda Belt on 07398 284126 for details.

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Church news: The Yorkshire Association of Change Ringers is in St Oswald’s church on Saturday so villagers can look forward to hearing the church bells.

Thanks are extended to Jane, Jeanette, Liz, Margaret and Stephen for filling twenty gift bags with Christingle kits for the young people in the parish after a recent service of Evening Prayer. It took an hour to complete the production line of labels, oranges, candles, letters, sweets, fruit, cocktail sticks, foil and ribbons ( albeit red sticky tape) . There are a few photos of the brilliant completed Christingles at the back of church. Thanks to all who gave fruit, jelly babies, fruit pastilles and bags. There are a few sweets left over for older ones.

A service of Holy Communion for the combined parishes of Horton, Stainforth and Langcliffe will take place in St Peter`s church at Stainforth on Sunday at 10.30am.


Church news: St Mary's Church. On Sunday January 16 Communion will be at 11am, led by Hugh Fielden. Everyone welcome.

Long Preston

Church news: St Mary's Church services this Sunday January 16 at 11am, will be Morning worship with Canon Ian Greenhalgh. The service at the Methodist Church will be with Angela Walls at 11am. Everyone's welcome.

Strong and steady: The class is every Tuesday in the Methodist Church at 1.30pm. We always welcome new members. £4 with coffee and cake afterwards. Pilates formally known as Bums and Tums is also on each Tuesday 2.45 - 3.30pm, both run by Kirsten Civil a qualified tutor. £5 per session.

Craft therapy: This will start again this Friday, January 14 then will be every Friday in LP Methodist Church. 10.30-12pm. Learn new skills, meet new friends over a coffee. Free - just a small donation towards coffee.

Postage stamps: Please drop off your used postage stamps at the Methodist Church any Tuesday afternoon or at 3 Ribblesdale Estate anytime. These will be sent to the Hearing Dogs for the Deaf charity.


Green Cafe: Saturday’s Green Café virtual meeting, January 15, Action on Climate Emergency Settle and area will get a comprehensive report on the transport and energy survey which they carried out during the summer. The climate emergency campaigning group distributed over 2,500 questionnaires to residents in Settle and surrounding villages. 701 were returned of which 586 were posted and 155 were completed on-line, representing a return rate of 27 per cent. The survey’s organiser Paul Cochrane has spent the last three months analysing the replies to the 31 questions distributed by ACE supporters in the summer. He said: "The survey of local transport was launched because ACE wished to contribute to the local improvement plans mandated under the 2021 ‘Bus Back Better’ national bus strategy. The inadequacy of the services has been apparent for years, and we felt that the only way that things might improve was by providing reliable data about our communities’ transport needs. The results of the survey reveal some of the complexity of the situation. Having a car looks like an essential for Dales residents, but car use is relatively low. As would be expected, people without cars have less transport options, but their use of buses, trains, and community transport is also relatively low.

“One of our next steps is to look at the local transport provision again from the perspective of what travellers want to achieve rather than where a bus or train is going. The data also suggests that more could be done to communicate the sustainable aspects of our area that are already in place.

“The objective of the energy survey was to gauge resident’s interest in a community energy scheme. Settle has its hydro, but there are opportunities for other schemes exploiting different technology. The response from the survey was encouragingly positive and the ACE Energy group look forward to working with the community, local authorities, and distribution network operators to develop a local energy plan.”

The virtual green café meeting will be held from 10.30am – 12.Noon, Saturday January 15. Join at: Further information about the meeting please email ACE at:

Church news: There will be three services at Holy Ascension, Settle, on Sunday January 16. At 8am, Holy Communion using the Book of Common Prayer and Revd Julie Clarkson leads Morning Worship at 11am. In the afternoon at 3pm the first Cafe Church - a new informal style of worship. Refreshments available. "Church" but not quite as we've known it. Music, prayer, discussion and fellowship. Every effort is being made to ensure Covid safety within the church building.

On Tuesdays the regular, weekly service of Holy Communion at 9.30am followed by coffee and refreshments from 10.30am. Giggleswick with Settle Mothers' Union members will be welcoming the "Stepping Stones" group - for families with children from 0 to 4 - on Thursdays from 10am until 11.30am. And on Fridays Settle's Pop Up Pantry opens at 11am till 12noon. Many thanks to everyone who generously supports the Pantry.

Skipton and Carleton

Church news: Christ Church Sunday at 9.30am - Eucharist. Wednesday 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 - 8am BCP. 11.15am Family Praise. St Mary's Coffee Pot is open each Friday between 2pm and 4pm. The Orchestra of The Light Music Society will give a concert of popular radio favourites and New Year classics in Christ Church on Sunday January 16 at 3.30pm.

Skipton Retired Men's Forum: Skipton Retired Men's Forum will meet on Tuesday January 18 at the Soroptomists' Rooms, Otley Street, at 10am. Keith Richardson's talk is entitled Deputy Sheriff of Dodge City. New members welcome.