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, 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, 9thJuly, 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.


Church news: Please see respective church notice boards for times of services. 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. All welcome.

Afternoon Fellowship: Austwick Parish Hall, Wednesdays, 2.00pm-3.30pm The Afternoon Fellowship is a monthly meeting and features a guest speaker on a topic of interest. There is no charge for admission - a voluntary collection of at each meeting helps to support our running costs. More information from our Churches Weekly Newsletters or from our Secretary Catherine Menday, 01524 251787,

Open Gardens: Saturday 8th July 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 Cross Leigh Store and on the day at Austwick Parish Hall. Adults £5, under 16s free.

Austwick WI: 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 Summer Fun: Friday 14th July 6pm-9pm Austwick Primary School. Adult £8 Children £4 Family £20 – Austwick Bake Off -Live music – Licensed Bar – entertainment and fun for all. Tickets from Cross Leigh Store or PTA.

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

Bolton Abbey

Rector’s message: This Sunday is the fifth Sunday after Trinity. We are reminded this week about God’s call. First, we hear about Elisha being called to be a disciple of Elijah and then Jesus calling the fishermen to follow him. Both are remarkable but also a reminder that we are all called in this world. We all have a general call from God to believe in him as Lord and Saviour and some of us have a particular calling as well. This can be a religious or secular vocation. Furthermore, God calls young and old alike and, as Peter the fisherman reminds us, he calls us even if we think we are not worthy of His call. Like the disciples however, responding to the call can have life changing results. Perhaps you are being called? Perhaps now may be the time to respond?

The Priory Concert Series: Wharfedale Chamber Ensemble Saturday 15th July 7.30 pm. The Ensemble was formed in 2012. The ensemble draws players from the Wharfe Valley area and beyond. Some of their members also play with Airedale Symphony Orchestra, the Sinfonia of Leeds and Leeds Symphony Orchestra. It will be conducted by Ben Crick. It will feature Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis, Bach’s Orchestra Suite in D major, Elgar’s Serenade for Strings and works by Vaughn Williams. Tickets are £15, which include a glass of wine or a soft drink, can be obtained from the Priory website


Archive Exhibition: St Mary’s Church, Carleton on Saturday 15th July from 10.30am until 4.00pm and Sunday 16th July from 2pm until 4.00pm. Free entry: scones, jam & cream with refreshments available. An exhibition of photographs from the late 1800s until the present time from the Carleton-in-Craven Village Archive. There will also be a Carleton family history enquiry desk.

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.


Open Day Growing with Grace: Craven’s community owned organic farm at Clapham, is holding an open day on Saturday, 8th July from 10am - 3pm. Visitors will be able to find out more about the work of the farm, visit the green houses, and sample organic vegetables. This is an ideal opportunity to find out more about our excellent organic veg boxes which deliver across Craven. The farm is located on the A65 at Clapham and the car park is well signed.

Coniston Cold and Bell Busk

Church news: St Peter’s Church Coniston Cold: on Sunday 9th July 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


NEW 2U: A promotion of ‘kitchenalia’ which will run until the end of July. This includes a variety of items useful in the kitchen, including cooking, serving, & storage items, cutlery, crockery, & electricals. There is also a vintage selection of Kitchenware available. For anyone setting up to go to university or suchlike there are many appropriate items. Also, there is a large selection of craft items for sale, including a wide choice for card making, knitting & sewing patterns, & related accessories. Summer is also in full swing, with a large selection of summer clothing & accessories for all. All the above are at our usual bargain prices, & all proceeds are donated to local causes & charities. Refreshments available for a donation. Based in St. Andrew’s, Walton St, Cowling, Opening Times are: Tuesdays & Thursdays 2-4pm/ Saturdays 10am-12noon.


Church news: St Augustine:Sunday 9th July:9.30am Holy Communion; Sunday 16th July:11.30am Holy Communion


Church news: All Saints Church. On Sunday July 9th, Communion is at 9.30am, led by Hugh Fielden. Everyone welcome.


Car show: The 5th annual classic car show takes place at The Cavendish Arms from 10am on Sunday(July 9). to raise money for Cancer Research UK,. Winner chosen by car restorer SH Restorations at Cross Hills. Trophy is the Pat Douggen award, named after the landlady’s sister, who worked in the motor industry, and died in 2019. There will also be a charity book stall, and Skipton Fairtrade have a stall selling their products as well.

Farnhill and Kildwick

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Church news: There will be a service of Morning Worship at St. Andrew’s on Sunday (9th), starting at 11.00am. There will be a mid-week Holy Communion service, in the Parish Rooms, starting at 1.30pm on Wednesday (12th). 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 10th July – classes at 5pm, 6.15pm and 7:30pm. Numbers are limited, so please contact or ring 07549 199670 for details and enrolment.

Knit & Natter: The group will meet on Tuesday (11th), between 1.30pm and 3.30pm in the upstairs room at Farnhill Institute. People are invited to come along with their knitting, crochet or stitching, or just to have a chat - all are welcome. Tea, coffee and biscuits served. £2.


Church news: St Andrew’s Church: 10 July - Coffee Monday 10:30am - 12pm; Bell ringers 7:45pm.11th July - Craft & Chat 2pm-4pm; 12th July - Caterpillar Club 10am-12pm. 14th July - Coffee & Chat 10:30am - 12pm Neville Crescent Common Room. Services for 9th July:8am BCP Holy Communion; 11am Sung Eucharist.


Church news: St. Alkelda’s Church: It will be good to join with other local churches at the Deanery Day, for Bowland and Ewecross Deanery, in Clapham on Saturday. Services at St Alkelda’s on Sunday are Holy Communion at 8am and Morning Worship at 9.30am, after which there will be refreshments and time to chat with one another. The annual Garden Party takes place on Saturday 15th. Preparations are afoot and help would be greatly appreciated in terms of time and gifts for the various stalls, teas and the raffle.

Richard Whiteley Theatre: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Wednesday 2 August – 7.00pm).


Grassington Hub: 01756 752222

Coffee Morning: Church House Grassington. Saturday 8th July. Cakes and savouries, raffle. Donations of raffle prizes, cakes and savouries very welcome. See you there. All money raised goes towards keeping the Hub open and our services running.

Music Night: 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

Community Cinema: Saturday 15th July: Top Gun Maverick. Doors open 7.00pm. Film starts 7.30pm. Bar and Ice cream. Tickets £5 from the Hub or online at

Real Food Market: Grassington Square Sunday 16th July 10am – 3pm. Third Sunday of every month.

Afternoon Tea: With Kate Mosse – meet the author of The Ghost Ship. £15 includes afternoon tea and £5 off a copy of The Ghost Ship. Monday 17th July 2pm – 4pm at The Stripey Badger. Tickets available from The Stripey Badger.

Hub Activities: Knit & Natter Monday 3:30pm – 5:30pm Grassington Hub. Drop in, no need to book, free. Thursday 1.30pm – 3.30pm Family History.


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North Craven flower club: The next meeting of the Flower Club is Thursday 13th July in the Institute at 7.30pm. The guest demonstrator will be Louise Jones with a demonstration entitled ‘Elements’. As always, the arrangements will be raffled at the end of the evening. Visitors always welcome.

Wesley centre: There will be a Drop-In Lunch today from 12 noon. However there will be no lunch on July 13th. The Community Pantry will take place tomorrow from 2 - 3 pm.

Chapel anniversary: The 150th anniversary of Hellifield Chapel will be celebrated at Hellifield Station on Sunday 9th from 11.30am. The Giggleswick and Settle Brass Band will be at the Shed 24H on the platform to entertain. The Strong and Steady Class will be held on Monday 10th from 3.30 to 4.30pm. Kettlebells exercise class is held on Wednesdays from 6 - 8.30pm.

Coffee morning: This Saturday’s Coffee Morning will be a W.I. event. From 10 am with raffle. All welcome.

Helisingers: The choir will meet tomorrow from 9.45am in the Institute. Contact Sue Alderson for details if you would like to join the choir on 01729 851108.

History event: The charitable organisation ‘Friends of the Dales’ will be visiting the Institute Yorke Room this Saturday from 10 - 12 noon. The charity runs its ‘Capturing the Past’ record, with an on-line collection of historical material. Please come along if you would like to contribute to the organisation’s on-going collection of articles, documents, and photographs. See an article in the July edition of the Hellifield Herald Magazine.

Hellifield house: Bingo will be held this Sunday from 6.30pm and the Quizgo evening will be Wednesday the 12th from 8.15pm. The Slimming World Group meets on Mondays from 7pm. Contact Daiva on 07591 067861 for more information.

Messy monkeys: The children’s group is held in the Institute on Wednesday mornings in term time from 10.30am. Contact Amanda Belt on 07398 284126.

Heligames: The session is held on Wednesday afternoons in the Yorke Room of the institute between 2 - 4pm. Come along and enjoy the board and card games. Entry is £3 which includes refreshments.

200 Club: The Institute 200 Club winners for July are: 3rd 195 Paul Gibbons; 2nd 178 Anne Galloway; 1st 91 Iris Foxcroft.


Church news: A short and said service of Holy Communion will be held in St. Oswalds church on Sunday at 9.a.m.


Church news: St Mary’s Church. On Sunday July 9th, Morning Worship is at 11.00am, led by Hugh Fielden. Everyone welcome.

Kirkby Malham

Church News: St Michael’s Kirkby Malham. On Sunday 9th July there are two services: at 10am a service of Holy Communion with hymns, and at 4pm Choral Evensong with the Choir of St Alkleda’s directed by Ellie Everhart. The choir will be singing pieces by Tallis, Ayleward, Dyson, and Franck. We welcome 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: The exhibition continues until 9th July at St Michael’s Kirkby Malham, BD23 4BS. Twelve professional artists are exhibiting, plus the Malham Art Group, Malham Smithy, and the pupils of Kirkby Malham primary school. Open 9am to 6pm each day, free admission, and refreshments available. Saturday 8th July at 7pm: Poetry and Storytelling Evening with Katherine Langrish, and poetry written and read by local poets (free admission, donations welcomed). For more details see

Long Preston

Little Adventures: Montessori inspired messy play classes on Friday Mornings in the village hall 10am visit our website or phone Natalie Hollindrake on 07742141813 for more information.

Little Footsteps: Toddler Group will look forward to seeing you every on 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, two 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 week's notice please.

Strong and Steady: (gentle exercises) Every Tuesday 1.30pm - 2.30pm in the Methodist Chapel followed by coffee and biscuits. Only £4 a session. Everyone welcome. If you would like a lift for this activity, please call Sandra at Age UK. 01729 823066

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: This continues in the village hall every Tuesday 2.45pm - 3.30pm £5 per session.


Church news: Parish Church. Some of the many visitors to Settle last weekend called in and enjoyed bacon butties at our monthly Bacon Butties morning on Saturday. We were pleased to welcome them to Sunday’s Family Worship led by Rev Jules Cox too. A couple based in Finland noted our ‘screens’ whilst they enjoyed refreshments and are hoping to join our online services on their return home. Thanks to the generosity of audiences at last weekend’s ‘Settle Down Fest’ at Settle’s Victoria Hall the Food Pantry, based in Holy Ascension, received their kind donations of much needed non perishable foodstuffs. Rev Cox will be leading the service of Holy Communion at 11am on Sunday 9 July. Rev Julie Clarkson is enjoying a well earned summer break. We look forward to welcoming children from Settle Primary School’s Year 1 class to Holy Ascension on Friday afternoon, 7 July. They’ll be looking around the church building as part of their study on places of worship.

Climate Action: Saturday 8th July 10.30 am – 12.30 pm: Action on Climate Emergency Settle and area’s (ACE Settle) July Green Cafe at St John’s Methodist Church coffee lounge. Settle. BD24 9JH. Find out more about our current activities and how you can get involved, as well as all the resources on our website. Chat over refreshments about topical issues associated with the climate and biodiversity crises and actions taking place at local, national and international levels. Cafe run by ACE, coffee, teas and biscuits available 10.30-12 Noon. Free. For more information email:


Car boot sale: Riverside Field Sunday 9th July from 7am to 1pm, toilet and catering on site. The cost is £10 for cars and £15 for vans and cars with trailers. Buyers free entry and car park available. Search Silsden Car boot on Facebook for further details or contact Zoey or Jonny on 01535500170.


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

Holy Trinity: Skipton: Sunday 9th July:9.45am Family Communion with Holy Trinity Children’s Club;Wednesday 5th July:10.45am Holy Communion (BCP);12noon Midday Prayer; Sunday 16th July: 9.45am Family Communion with Holy Trinity Children’s Club; Morning and Evening prayer daily at 8.30am and 5pm. The church is open daily 8.30am-5pm. Our café and shop are usually open Wednesday to Friday 10am-2pm, Saturday 10am-3pm. To get in touch with us please contact the church office by email or phone 01756 793622 (Wed/Fri).

Thornton in Lonsdale

Church news: Sunday services at St Oswald’s Church are at 9.30am with visiting preachers and speakers through the interregnum. St Oswald’s Church is holding a special jumble sale on Saturday, July 8 at Ingleton Community Centre at 2pm to raise money for St Oswald’s Churchyard maintenance fund. All help welcomed.


Slaidburn Silver Band: Summer Concert at Tosside Community Hall , Sunday 9th July 2.30 p.m. admission £4 includes cream scone.