Quaker Services: Quakers in Airton are holding their regular quiet meetings for worship every Sunday at 3 pm, in the ancient Airton Quaker Meeting House near the Green in Calton Lane, Airton. All are welcome in this the earliest Non-conformist place of worship in the country, dating from the early 1600s. Our next meeting for worship will take place next Sunday, 25th June, followed by refreshments afterwards in the Barn. The Meeting House remains open during the week if you are ever looking for a place of peace and quiet when the world around us is so turbulent.

Experiment with Light: Airton Quakers are planning a first “Experiment with Light” evening on Thursday, June 29, starting at 7pm and finishing at 9pm, in the Quaker Meeting House next to Details of Light Groups can be found online on the “Experiment with Light” website. The format involves a guided meditation (via recording) for about 40 mins. Just come along or ask for more information on 01729 900018.


Church news: Services. Sunday 25th June 9.30am Holy Communion Austwick, 11.00am Clapham Easy Church, 7.00pm Evening Service Keasden. Our weekly Wednesday Morning Holy Communion Services (Book of Common Prayer) 10.30am at Austwick Church. All welcome. Our weekly Wednesday Morning Holy Communion Services (Book of Common Prayer) 10.30am at Austwick Church.

Afternoon Fellowship: Austwick Parish Hall, Wednesdays, 2pm - 3.30pm The Afternoon Fellowship is a monthly meeting held at Austwick Parish Hall and open to everybody in our surrounding area. More information from our Churches Weekly Newsletters or from our Secretary Catherine Menday, 01524 251787,

Austwick WI: Sarah Lister made a welcome return to the June meeting. Her talk included an entertaining celebration of the ups and downs of the lives of the navvies and their families while the Settle to Carlisle Railway was being built, inevitably including numerous antics, scandals and the occasional tragedy. The next meeting on Thursday July 13th will be the Summer Social Evening, courtesy of Gwen and Graham Cleverly at Beck House. Please note the earlier start of 6.30pm

Austwick Parish Council:The meeting will take place on Monday 3rd July 2023 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

Austwick Open Gardens: Saturday 8th Jul 10am-5pm.:Refreshments all day in the Parish Hall. Each ticket includes a voucher for a free tea/coffee/squash. Tickets and map with details of each garden are available in advance from CrossLeigh Shop, Austwick and on the day at Austwick Parish Hall. Adult £5, under 16’s free.There’s a fascinating variety of gardens on display and everyone is very welcome. For further information, please see

Parish Newsletter: The May - August newsletter is being distributed in the village and is also on the village website


Church news: Holy Trinity Church: Every Wednesday, 10am-12 noon - Cafe in the church is open for light refreshments and fellowship.Thursdays, 10:30am - Service of the Word. Fridays. 10:30-11:45am - Bible Study Discussion Group.

This weeks Friday evenings Sacred Space is cancelled.

The Coach House at St. Mary Le Ghyll will be open Saturdays and Sundays, 11:00am-3:30pm for tea, coffee and yummy homemade cakes. We are in need of Volunteers to help at the Coach House - please come and see us on the weekends if interested.

Sunday services -9:30am, Holy Communion Service, Holy Trinity Church, Barnoldswick. 11:30am, Holy Communion Service, St. Michael’s Church, Bracewell. 11:30am, Holy Communion Service , St. Mary le Ghyll Church, Barnoldswick. Also happening at Holy Trinity is a monthly Sing A Long - the 1st Saturday of the month at 10am.


Summer lunch: Wharfedale support group of Manorlands Hospice summer lunch will be held at Burnsall Village Hall on Wednesday, July 5 at 12.30pm. William Whitaker will be joining us to talk about a ‘life in chocolate’. Please come along, meet friends old and new and enjoy a delicious meal in a beautiful village. Tickets £12 and available 01756 753139, or 01756 752012


Church news: 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 Book of Common Prayer, 11.15am Family Praise.

Coniston Cold and Bell Busk

Church news: St Peter’s Church Coniston Cold: on Sunday 25th June there is a service of BCP Communion at St Peter’s at 9.30am to which all are welcome. Looking ahead, there will be a flower festival service on Sunday 16th July at 4pm. Church services are normally at 9.30am on the second and fourth Sunday of each month (BCP Holy Communion), and at 4pm on the first and third Sunday of each month (Compline Evensong). For any enquiries about weddings, baptisms, or funerals please contact Revd Andrew Steer on


Church news: St Augustine: Sunday 25th June - To join Holy Trinity Skipton; Sunday 2nd July: 9.30am Dales Family Communion.


Astronomical Society: All Saints Church. On Friday June 23rd Earby Astronomical Society will be meeting in the Church at 7.30pm. Admission is £1. Refreshments available.

Church news: Sunday June 25th Communion is at 9.30am, led by John Lancaster.

Embsay with Eastby

Classic cars event: The fifth annual Classics At The Cavendish event is on Sunday, Ju;y 9 at The Cavendish Arms from 10am. Embsay with Eastby Fairtrade will be holding their fantastic stall again this year with lots of food, drink, and handmade jewellery, clothing and gifts – a present for everyone! All donations and money raised from the charity book stall will go to Cancer Research UK.

Farnhill and Kildwick

Graham Taylor –

Parish Council: The next meeting of the Parish Council will be held in the upstairs room of the institute tonight (Thursday 22nd), 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.

Church news: There will be a service of Holy Communion at St. Andrew’s on Sunday (25th), starting at 11.00am. There will be a mid-week Holy Communion service, in the Parish Rooms, starting at 1.30pm on Wednesday (28th). St. Andrew’s is open to visitors on most days, when the building is not in use, from about 10.00am until about 2.00pm

Pilates: Classes for both beginners and Improvers will continue at Farnhill Institute on Monday 26th June at 5pm, 6.15pm and 7:30pm. Numbers are limited, so please contact or ring 07549 199670 for details and enrolment.


Dance: A charity dance will be held in the village hall on Friday evening. The event is organised by local families who are regular attendees at the monthly dances which are held at the hall. The music will be provided by Denis Westmorland. Please bring along your own picnic supper. Tea and coffee will be served in the interval. A raffle will be held and proceeds from the evening will be donated to Manorlands. The music will commence at 7.30.p.m until 11.p.m. Admission is £6.00 per person on the door. Further enquiries 01535 656884.

Coffee morning: This will be held on Saturday in the Village Hall and will be organised jointly by members of Gargrave Village Hall Management Committee and Gargrave Library. Bacon sandwiches, toasted teacakes and homemade cakes will be on the menu. A raffle will aid library funds and a book and bric a brac stall will raise funds for the Village Hall. The event commences at 10.a.m and will finish at noon prompt due to a private hire coming into the Hall in the afternoon.

Flea market: Broadway Fairs will be hosting the Flea Market and Craft Fair which will be held in the village hall on Sunday. There will be lots of stalls selling a great variety of items, all at affordable prices. Vintage, collectables, bric a brac, books, jigsaws, gifts and crafts will all be for sale, so there is something for everyone. Great bargains and unique items too. The event commences at 10.a.m until 3.30.p.m, with light refreshments available until 3.p.m. 50p admission on the door.


Church news: St. Alkelda’s Church. Friends from St. Alkelda’s and Holy Ascension Settle joined with Holy Trinity, Rathmell and Wigglesworth Community Centre for a wonderful afternoon last Saturday. Thank you to the organisers and chefs for a delicious barbecue, Dales Voices for the music and our hosts for this fundraising event.

This weekend is very special for our Castleberg Benefice and, particularly, for Rev. Dr. Jonathan Womack who will be ordained to the priesthood on Saturday. On Sunday Jonathan will officiate at Holy Communion for the first time, at 10am, in St. Alkelda’s Church. This joint service for our benefice will be followed by a Jacob’s Join lunch. Do join us for this very special occasion. Other services on Sunday are Holy Communion (BCP) at 8am and the Sunday Evening Service at 6pm. Everyone is welcome to worship with us.


Community and Arts Centre: Friday 7th July, Film Night, Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris. Doors 7pm, film 7.30pm. Book online or pay on the door, tickets £6. Contact or 01535 630 223. Monday morning Wellbeing Hub with free art activity and pay-as-you-feel café. Open 10-12 every week, no need to book, just come along.

Weekly What’s On: We have about 30 different sessions running weekly, for all ages and interests. Dance, drama, fitness, wellbeing, art, cooking and social activities. For more details, visit our website or pick up a copy of our timetable.


Grassington Hub: 01756 752222

Ukraine Aid Concert: FAST Aid Support Transport in association with the Rotary Club of Skipton present: Ukraine Aid charity concert. Featuring local musicians Callum Spencer and Lucas Watt. Grassington Town Hall 24th June 7pm. Tickets £10 available from the Hub or online at

Grassington Players: Centenary Review. Friday 30th June & Saturday 1st July. Tickets £10 available from the Hub or online at

Family Music Festival: Hosted by Upper Wharfedale Primary Federation. Live band ‘Finishers’ will perform as well as our own Federation ‘Big sing Choir’. Fully stocked bar, food, face paints, glitter, tattoos, crafts and games, tombolas, raffles and much, much more. Grassington Town Hall Sunday 2nd July 2pm – 5pm. Tickets Adult £4 and Child £2 available from each school and Grassington Hub. Steve Tilston and Sam Prowse. Join us at The Octagon Theatre, Grassington, for a night of incredible music featuring some of the UK’s finest musicians. Folk guitar legend, Steve Tilston, accompanied by the wonderful Hugh Bradley on Double-bass, and Yorkshire’s own, Sam Prowse, who will be performing some of his solo original music. Friday 14th July at Grassington Town Hall. Tickets £12 on sale in the Hub or online at

Coffee Morning: Church House July 8. Donations for raffle and tombola needed. Donations can be left at the Hub.

Hub Daytime Activities: Monday 3:30pm – 5:30pm Knit n Natter. Drop in, no need to book, free. Thursday 1.30pm – 3.30pm Family History. Drop in, no need to book, free. Events are free, but donations towards refreshments would be welcomed.


Correspondent Ken Leak:

Beer festival: The 9th Annual Beer Festival takes place at the Institute tomorrow (Friday) and Saturday from 12 noon till 11 pm on both days. Entrance is £6.50 which includes a commemorative glass and your first two drink tokens. Additional drinks are then purchased via a token system. If you retain your glass and programme you can come and go as you wish over the two days with no additional entrance fee. Hellifield Sports will be providing the food, and card payments are now accepted along with cash at the event. All funds raised from the festival are used to support local organisations and groups. Everyone welcome at the event.

Wesley centre: Drop-In Lunch today from 12 noon. There will be no lunch on June 29th. The following lunch day will be July 6th. No lunch will be held on July 13th. Apart from these alterations lunch dates on a Thursday will be as normal. The Community Pantry will be held tomorrow from 2 till 3 pm. Family church will be from 2 pm on Sunday. The Strong and Steady class will be Monday 26th from 3.30pm. Kettlebells exercise class is on Wednesdays from 6 till 8.30pm. Contact Josephine Elsmore on 07813 792191.

Helisingers: Choir will meet tomorrow from 9.45 till 11 am in the Main Hall of the Institute. Contact Sue Alderson on 01729 851108 for details.

Hellifield house: Bingo will be held this Sunday from 6.30pm. The next Quizgo night is Wednesday 28th from 8.15pm. Slimming World group is held on Mondays at 7.00pm. Contact Daiva on 07591 067861 for details. All welcome.

Black horse: There will be a tea, coffee, chat session on Tuesday 27th from 3 till 4.30pm. Chess sessions are held on Wednesdays from 7 pm. The next Music Jamming session will be Friday the 30th June. All welcome.

Heligames: There will be a Heligames afternoon in the Institute on Wednesday 28th from 1 till 4pm. Admission is £3. Refreshments included, along with board and card games. All welcome.

Messy monkeys: Children’s activity group is held on Wednesdays at the Institute in term time. from 10.30am. Contact Amanda Belt on 07398 284126.

Harness Racing: Hellifield Peel Park this Sunday the 25th June. First race at 2 pm. Refreshments available. £10 entry. Under 14s free.


Church news: A service of Holy Communion will be held in St. Oswalds church on Sunday at 10.30.a.m.


Church news: St Mary’s Church. On Sunday June 25th Communion is at 11am, led by John Lancaster.

Kirkby Malham

Church News: St Michael’s Kirkby Malham. On Sunday 25th June there will be a refugee week focus at our service of Holy Communion with hymns at 10am to which all are welcome. St Michael’s welcomes enquiries about Weddings, Baptisms (Christenings), and Funerals; for more information please see our website or contact Revd Sue on St Michael’s is open every day of the year for visitors from 9am to dusk.

Art in the Dale: July 1 to 9. St Michael’s Kirkby Malham. This year we have 12 professional artists exhibiting, plus the Malham Art Group, and the pupils of Kirkby Malham primary school. Open from 9am to 6pm each day, free admission, and refreshments available.

Special events: Saturday 1st July: Opening Event with Live Jazz. Tuesday 4th July at 7pm: Octameron ‘music for a summer’s evening’ tickets £10 on the door. Saturday 8th July at 7pm: Poetry and Storytelling Evening with Katherine Langrish, and poetry written and read by local poets. Sunday 9th July at 4pm: Choral Evensong with the Choir of St Alkleda’s directed by Ellie Everhart. For more details see

Long Preston

Little Footsteps: The toddler group will look forward to seeing you every Monday during term time from 10am in the Methodist Church. This is a free activity.

Welcome Space: The Methodist Church is open every Monday afternoon from 1pm - 3pm. Have a hot, 2 course meal i.e. fish pie/chicken casserole followed by apple crumble and custard. There will now be a small charge of £3. Please ring Annette on 840096 to book your lunch giving a weeks’ notice please.

Church News: St Mary’s Church service on Sunday 25th June will be Morning Prayer with Rev James Rodley at 11am. The service at the Methodist Church will be with Mrs Katherine Cheney at 11am.

Strong and Steady: (gentle exercises) for those who wish to be more mobile and independent, Every Tuesday 1.30pm - 2.30pm in the Methodist Chapel followed by coffee and biscuits. Only £4 a session.

Craft Club: Every Friday 10.30am - 12pm in the Methodist Chapel. Come and learn a new skill, meet new friends. Coffee and biscuits too!

Pilates: Continues in the Village Hall every Tuesday 2.45-3.30pm £5 per session.

Over 50s Coffee and Cake: Free event.The next event is today Thursday 22nd June in the village hall from 1.30pm to 3.30pm.


Library: Saturday 24th June from 2.30 pm there will be poetry and prose readings at Settle community library. There is already a display up for Refugee Week on the theme of compassion. Tea and cake will be available. Donations will go to Refugee Support Europe.

Stay and Play meets as usual at 10.30 on Friday, 23rd June. Knit and Natter each first and third Thursday.

200 Club: The June draw for the Settle Area Swimming Pool 200 club was made by new pool trustee Elaine Owen at that month’s trustees meeting. The winners were: £50 Mark Bailey 28; £30 Mike Buswell 70; and £20 Celia Coultherd 108.

Church news: Settle Parish Church: On Saturday 24 June at 4pm Revd Dr Jonathan Womack, chaplain at Giggleswick School, is to be ordained priest at Ripon Cathedral by the new Bishop of Ripon, Revd Canon Anna Eltringham. On Sunday 25 June at 10am Jonathan will preside at his first Eucharist at the 3 Parishes United Service at St Alkelda’s, Giggleswick.

Food Bank: Open in Holy Ascension every Friday morning at 11am ‘til 12noon. Donations of tinned meats, cereals and milk are always welcome. There are boxes in the porches at both Holy Ascension and St Alkelda’s.


Church news: Holy Trinity Church: Sunday 25th June: 9.45am Sheep Day Festival Service (outside – weather permitting); Wednesday 28th June: 10.45am Holy Communion (BCP), 12noon Midday Prayer;

Sunday 2nd July: 9.45am Family Communion with Holy Trinity Children’s Club

Sheep Day Festival Service – Sunday 25th June 9.45am. Join us outdoors (weather permitting) for our Sheep Day Festival Service. This will also be Revd Doug’s first Holy Communion as Priest following his ordination the day before.

Sheep Day Fundraising: We hope that you will join us for our garden fete on Sunday 25th June. Contributions to the bric-a-brac, books and jigsaw, toys, plants, craft and tombola stalls are urgently needed with cakes, jams and chutneys being donated nearer the event.

The church is open daily 8.30am-5pm. Our café and shop are usually open Wednesday to Friday 10am-2pm, Saturday 10am-3pm. Additional opening on Sheep Day, Sunday 25th June. To get in touch with us please contact the church office by email or phone 01756 793622 (Wed/Fri).

Christ Church: Sunday at 9.30am - Eucharist; Wednesday 9.30am – Eucharist