Quaker Services: Quakers in Airton are holding their regular quiet meetings for worship every Sunday at 3pm, 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, 23rd July, 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.

Pop-up Cafe: Monday, 31th July from 10 am to 4 pm in the barn next to the Quaker Meeting House by the side of the Village Green in Airton. The Town End Tearooms in Airton are closed on Mondays. This will be an alternative for a limited period every Monday until 4th September. It will offer tea, coffee, soft drinks, packets of biscuits and home-baked cakes for local people and visitors alike. Donations will be invited to cover the cost of providing the provisions, with any surplus going to support the ancient and historic Quaker Meeting House.

Experiment with Light Group: Meets every last Thursday of each month in Airton Quaker Meeting House. Next meeting 27th July, 7 to 9 pm. Includes guided meditation, personal reflection time, followed by plenary session.


Church news: Services. Thursday 20 July 2.00 Austwick Church: School End of Year / Leavers' Service . Sunday 23 July 10.30 Austwick Joint Holy Communion. 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. Please note no weekly service in August.

Afternoon Fellowship: Austwick Parish Hall, Wednesdays, 2.00pm-3.30pm The Afternoon Fellowship is a monthly meeting held at Austwick Parish Hall and open to everybody in our surrounding area. 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,

Austwick Village Show: Saturday 5th August 2023 Schedule with all adult and children's classes, and entry forms are availble now . Collect from Cross Leigh Store.

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

Bolton Abbey

Rector’s message: On this Seventh Sunday after Trinity our Bible readings remind us about God providing food for others. First, we hear first of Elijah being fed by a widow and then Jesus feeding the four thousand. The widow had little food to go around yet she was provided for by God’s grace. Similarly with the feeding of the four thousand where seven loaves and few small fishes manage to feed everyone. The readings remind us that God can and will provide for us, in so many ways. His bounties abound. However, so often people go hungry because of our selfishness and greed. We eat too much in the West whilst leaving others to starve in the poorer parts of the world. As the feeding of the four thousand reminds us, there is more than enough to go around.


Church news: St Mary's services. 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 23rd July there is a service of BCP Communion at 9.30am led by Revd Sue McWhinney to which all are welcome. 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


NEW2U flash sale: NEW 2U is having a flash sale on Saturday 22nd July, during extended opening hours from 10am - 2pm. This will comprise mainly of a large range of men's jeans suitable for leisure or work, most new, & priced at £2 per pair! There will also be other men's clothing & footwear for sale, along with ladies boots suitable for line dancing. A large number of suitcases for travel or storage, travel bags, handbags & other items will be included in the sale. The shop itself will also be open during the extended hours on the 22nd, offering a wide selection of summer clothes & accessories for all. Based in St. Andrew's, Walton Street, Cowling. All Proceeds are donated to local causes & charities.


Church news: St Augustines. Sunday 23rd July 9.30am Holy Communion. Sunday 30th July To join with Holy Trinity Skipton at 9.45am.


Church news: All Saints Church. On Saturday July 22nd, between 10am and 12noon, the Women's Fellowship are holding coffee morning at New Road Community Centre. Everyone welcome. On Sunday July 23rd Communion will be at 9.30am, led by Hugh Fielden.

Farnhill and Kildwick

Graham Taylor –

Church news: There will be a service of Holy Communion at St. Andrew’s on Sunday (23rd), starting at 11am.. St. Andrew’s is open to visitors on most days, when the building is not in use, from about 10am until about 2pm.

Knit & Natter: The group will meet on Tuesday (25th), 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.

Farnhill Parish Council: The next meeting will be held in the upstairs room of the Institute next Thursday (27th), 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: St Alkelda's. Many thanks to everyone who worked for, and those who supported, last Saturday’s ‘Garden Party’. The weather didn’t dampen our spirits and it was an enjoyable and successful afternoon. £1,145 was raised for church funds. This Sunday’s services are Holy Communion at 8am, Family Worship at 9.30am and the Sunday Evening Service with the music group at 6pm. Do come and join us in worship and enjoy the chat and fellowship after the 9.30am service and at 6pm.

Richard Whiteley Theatre: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Wednesday 2 August – 7.00pm) The HandleBards return to Giggleswick on their 10th anniversary tour with a brand-new, outdoor production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Pedalling around the UK by bicycle, with all the necessary set, props and costume in tow, the HandleBards return by popular demand - and, as usual, we can expect riotous amounts of energy, a fair old whack of chaos, and a great deal of laughter.


Community Cinema: God’s Own Country. The Octagon, July 28, 7.30pm. Moonage Daydream. Saturday July 29, The Octagon, 3.30pm.

Pride in the Dales: Grassington inaugural Pride event. Saturday July 29.

Coffee Morning: Grassington & District Peace Group welcomes Grassington Pride in the Dales to their Coffee Morning on Sat July 29 from 10am to 12.30pm at Church House. Local people and visitors also extremely welcome. Coffee, raffle, produce stall, lively conversation. All funds to education of women and girls in Afghanistan.


Correspondent Kenneth Leak:

Wesley Centre: There will be a Drop-In Lunch today from 12 noon. The Community Pantry will be open tomorrow from 2 - 3 pm. The Family Café service on Sunday will be from 2 pm. Strong and Steady class will be on Monday from 3.30 to 4.30pm. Kettlebells is held on Wednesdays from 6 till 8.30pm.

Women's Institute: The W.I. will meet in the Institute tonight from 7.15pm. Ken Leak will give a talk on growing up in Hellifield in the 1960s and 70s based on his 2008 book 'The Beckjumpers'.

Helisingers: The choir group will meet in the Institute tomorrow from 9.45 am. Contact Sue Alderson on 01729 851108.

Hellifield House: House Bingo will be held this Sunday from 6.30pm. All welcome. The Slimming World group meets on Mondays from 7 pm. Call Daiva on 07591 067861 for details. The next Quizgo night will be Wednesday 26th from 8.15pm.

Parish Council: The Parish Council will meet in the Institute on Wednesday 26th July. There will be an Annual meeting at 7pm followed by the Parish Council Meeting at 7.30pm.

Black Horse: There will be a tea, coffee and chat session from 3 till 4 pm on Tuesday 25th and the Chess session will be held on Wednesday 26th from 7 pm.

Coffee morning: The Coffee Morning on Saturday will be a Church event. In the Institute from 10.00am. All welcome.

Community Pantry: Please note that the Community Pantry will be closed from the 28th July and will re-open Friday 1st September at 2 pm.

Horton in Ribblesdale

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


Church news: St Mary's Church. On Sunday July 23rd Morning Worship will be at 11.00am, led by Hugh Fielden.

Kirkby Malham

Church News: St Michael’s Kirkby Malham. On Sunday 23rd July we have a service of Holy Communion with hymns at 10am to which all are welcome. 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.

Long Preston

Church news: St Mary's church service on Sunday 23rd July will be Morning Prayer with Rev James Rodley at 11am. The service at the Methodist Church will be with Mrs Jane Jolly at 11am. Everyone is welcome to join us at either church.

Over 50s Free Coffee and Cake: This month's meeting will be held on Thursday 27th July in the village hall from 1.30pm - 3.30pm. There will be the usual book/jigsaw swap as well as the free raffle. Anyone over 50 is welcome.

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: The toddler group has now finished for the summer holidays. We look forward to seeing you again on Monday 11th September.

Strong and Steady: The exercise class has now ended for the summer break. It will resume on 5th September.

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.


Young Farmers Show: Lothersdale Young Farmers held their 87th annual show on Saturday July 8. Despite the predicted weather forecast we got away with just one quick shower while the dog classes took place. There were lots of judging, stalls & entertainment throughout the afternoon. We had plenty of entries in all classes from baking & handicraft to sheep & tractors. Cattle were judged on farms prior to show day. This year Roger Ingham a great supporter of our show presented the trophies.

The trophies this year were awarded to:

The R Doyle dairy cup went to Alfie Throup.

JL Marsden esq beef cup went to Henry Mellin.

The challenge cup for the champion cattle LYFC member went to Frances Wade

In the sheep section Edie King went home with non member supreme animal, the R Clough young handler, & the most points trophy for a non member, Edie also won the Goat der Hahler Cup and the children's trophy.

Megan Booth won the J Gill esq champion members sheep cup, the WR Airey esq fat lamb cup & the Paul & White cup for the members best home reared sheep.

Daniel Dobson won the springs trophy for the member with most points in the sheep section.

Alfie Jackson won the new trophy for the best pure bred gimmer lamb in memory of Bernal & Neville Smith with his Blue faced Leicester lamb.

Will Coffey won the N Sykes tractor cup

Isaac Chapman went home with 3 trophies for his baking & handicrafts & the Booth and cup for junior mewith most points on show day.

Denise Dobson won the advisory member shield

Max Holden won the shield for YFC member from another club with the most points

Alisha Bennett won the BOCM Cup for the best indoor exhibit

Paul Whitaker won the Berry to booze trophy

Mollie McGarrel & Emily Dixon won the arts books for the best nature drawing & nature photo.

In the fell race Adam Broadhead won the Parker family shield for being the first local home & Will Bowers won the Hare & Hounds cup from the first LYFC home.

A big thank you goes to all our members, parents, judges, stewards, sponsors & everyone who entered classes or came to our show for supporting us in making this another great show that as a club we are extremely proud of.


Women's Institute: President Donna Martin welcomed members and introduced the speaker, Sue Hughes, who gave an interesting account of two brothers, who both became prisoners of war in WW2. They were great uncles of her husband Peter, and she has researched and written about their experiences, one in S.East Asia and the other in occupied Europe. Carole Wrigglesworth gave the vote of thanks. Salterforth will be hosting the group Walk on Friday 28th July and anyone wishing to join in should meet at 6pm outside the village hall. Supper will be provided by Salterforth members after the walk. The next meeting will take place on Thursday August 10th in the Village Hall at 7.30pm, when Mike the Baker from BE-RO flour will give a talk and baking demonstration.


Church news: Parish Church. 'Stepping Stones' our group for families with children from 0 to 4 years, run by members of Giggleswick with Settle Mothers' Union meets this Thursday (20 July) for the last time before the summer break. We'll meet up again on Thursday 7 September for fun and friendship.

On Friday 21 July at 2pm we'll be welcoming pupils and teachers from Settle Primary School for their 'end of year' service. Year 6 pupils will be playing a special part in the service before their move on to secondary schools, after the holidays, in September.

On Sunday 23 July Revd Julie Clarkson leads the service of Holy Communion at 11am. We look forward to welcoming friends and visitors to join us for this more traditional service.


Burial Ground Open Day: The Friends of Raikes Road Burial Ground, Skipton, invite you to come along to one or our open days to view this previously forgotten and neglected Victorian cemetery in the heart of Skipton on Saturday 11am-3pm; 29th July. Please wear stout footwear as the ground is uneven. A guided walk will take place at 11.30am. The Burial Register will be available for family searches.

If anyone would be interested in joining the "Friends" of Raikes Road Burial Ground we would be ever so grateful for some help on our working days which take place on Mondays (weather permitting) 10am to 2 or 3pm. Please bring a packed lunch and plenty of water/flask of tea or coffee for themselves, plus stout footwear. uneven. Please phone Jean on 01756 799002 if you feel you are able to join us on our working parties.

Italian Circle: The next meeting will be held on Thursday 27th July in the Parish Rooms at St Stephen’s Church, Skipton. Our guest presenter and friend of the Italian Circle, Paola Lerza, will give a presentation on: Italian Food Habits (with food tasting). Join us from 7.30pm for light refreshments, greetings in Italian or English or a glass of vino! We look forward to welcoming new and familiar faces. Visit and Facebook @skiptonitaliancircle

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

Holy Trinity: Sunday 23rd July 9.45am Family Communion. Wednesday 26th July

10.45am Holy Communion (BCP) 12noon Midday Prayer . Sunday 30th July 9.45am Family Communion. 4pm Sacred Space. Morning and Evening prayer daily at 8.30am and 5pm.

Sacred Space: A new series of services, on the last Sunday of each month, will begin at Holy Trinity on Sunday 30th July at 4pm. Our Lay Worship Leader, will lead us in an Iona Evening Liturgy, perfect for a peaceful end to the day.

Peace and Justice Group: The first meeting of the Peace and Justice Group will take place in the café on Tuesday 1st August, 7-9pm. This is a new group and anyone who wishes to join will be most welcome. For more information please speak to Revd Doug or email the office:

Visiting Choir Concert: The St Nicholas Singers, from Blundellsands, Liverpool, will hold a concert at Holy Trinity on Saturday 5th August at 7pm. Works by Vivaldi, Pergolesi, Haydn. All welcome. Proceeds to church funds.

Choral Evensong: Join us at Holy Trinity for a service of Choral Evensong, with the St Nicholas Singers on Sunday 6th August at 4pm.

Skipton Little Theatre: Mindgame, by Anthony Horowitz (thriller), August 1-5. Starring Phil Smith, Dale Chadwick and Helen Procter.

Art in the Pen: Returns next month to Skipton Auction Mart. We have over 200 artists ready to transform their cattle pen into an stunning stall to showcase and sell their creations. Saturday 19 August- 9am-4pm. Sunday 20 August- 10am-4pm. To book go to:

Thornton in Lonsdale

Church news: Many thanks to all who supported the jumble sale for St Oswald’s Churchyard Fund which raised £784.04. Sunday services at St Oswald’s are at 9.30am with visiting preachers and speakers through the interregnum. Sunday 23rd July: Holy Communion with the Venerable Jonathan Gough, Archdeacon of Richmond and Craven.