Church news: Services :Sunday 27th August – 10.30am Clapham Joint Holy Communion

Online Auction: Can you help with a donation for the Austwick online auction that will be running throughout September in aid of the parish church? Examples could include, as a local business offering a voucher or goods, or as individuals could you bake a cake, wash a car, or offer some other household service. Take a look at the website www.jumblebee/austwickchurch to see the donations already made. Any offers gratefully received. Please message or email

Austwick W I: Brian Topping entertained members at the August meeting with his tales of a customs officer. He provided an interesting and informative journey through the many situations that he had come across when dealing with passengers travelling through Heathrow airport. He also enlightened us on his involvement in apprehending and investigating smugglers.The next meeting on Thursday Sept 14 at 7.30pm in the Parish Hall is an open meeting. It is entitled ‘Backstage at the Ballet’ and promises to be an entertaining evening.

Piccalillis Pickleball Club: Open play on Tuesday & Saturday mornings at local venues. Equipment provided and fun assured. Please contact us for session times. New members welcome. Carole Scurr – More information on the village website.

Austwick Village Show: The results have been posted on the village website


Rotary: How do you clock up the miles without moving an inch? That’s the task of teams of three in Barnoldswick and Earby Rotary Club’s charity static cycling challenge on Saturday, September 16. The club is looking to recruit teams for the event in Barnoldswick Town Square. Teams are already set to take part, but now is the time for other cyclists interested in taking up the challenge to enter by calling Eric on 07778 216585 (email: The teams of three will pedal furiously for 20 minutes each and see how far they can travel. Entry fee is £30 per team, and there are prizes and medals for the winners.

Pendleside Hospital is helping with arrangements and will share any money raised with Rotary charities.t’s hoped that there will be good support from the public in the square from 10 a.m. and there will be cash collections by Rotarians and a raffle.

Hope Engineering is providing the bikes and the organisers are hoping for other sponsors and donations from firms and individuals and for offers of prizes for the challenge winners and raffle. Meanwhile, the local Rotary club is seeking new members – people interested in helping with local, national and international Rotary projects. Rotary is the world’s biggest charity with clubs in almost every country. Members enjoy good fellowship as well as promoting help for the less fortunate and working for peace.

Bolton Abbey

Rector’s message: This Sunday we hear how Moses came down from Mount Sinai where he had encountered God in the form of a cloud. As a result of this encounter with God his face shone so that he felt obliged to veil his face. This story probably leaves us all bewildered but, in essence, I think it is very straightforward. It is clear from the story that a direct encounter with God led to Moses being transformed. There is no doubt that we too could be similarly changed. St Paul tells us that when we turn to God we too are transformed ‘from one degree of glory to another’. May we strive in our lives to encounter the living God and see our lives shine too.

Modern Sequence Dances: The next dance in Bolton Abbey Village Hall will be on Friday 1st September at 7.30 pm until 11pm. On this occasion dancing will be to the music of Alan Cookson. Entrance is £6.

The Wednesday Nighters: Our speaker on the 6th September is Ruth Nottage and her presentation is entitled, Kirk Sink Roman Villa. Entrance is £3 and light refreshments are served after the presentation. If you need any further information please ring 01756 710587.


Church news: All Saints’ Church: Sunday, August 27, Holy Communion 5pm.


Art Group: Members of Buckden Art Group are staging their 31st annual exhibition, in Buckden Village Institute, from Saturday August 26 to Monday August 28.

The exhibition will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free with donations to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance charity. There will be approximately 180 paintings on view with most for sale together with greetings cards. Disabled access is available.

The group was first formed by a few friends who enjoyed drawing and painting. Meetings were held in Buckden Schoolroom and the first exhibition was held in Hubberholme Church. The group now meets in the Village Institute on Mondays from September to Easter. Some of the members’ work has featured in the LINK parish magazine and in other exhibitions. New members are always welcome and help is available for beginners. For more information phone 01756 760259.


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 27th August we have a service of BCP Holy Communion at 9.30am at 4pm at St Peter’s 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


NEW 2U: 

NEW 2U is having their final extended hours 

CLOSING DOWN/CLEARANCE SALE, on Saturday 26th August between 10am - 2pm.


This will comprise of a Miscellany of items including Shelving & Garage Storage items, as well as various items used for display, eg.  Bookshelves, Rails, a teak display/drinks cabinet, & Jewellery display items etc.


Everything in the shop & hall will also be for sale at half their marked price! 

Books, CD's & DVD's will be 25p each, or 3 for 50p, & Vinyl LP's at 50p each. 

Children's Clothing mainly 25p each, & Adult's Clothing & Accessories from £1 upwards.

Also for sale at bargain prices are a selection of Electrical items for the kitchen, Audio, & haircare.




Based in St. Andrew's, Walton St, Cowling, 

Opening hours are:

Tuesdays & Thursdays 2-4pm, up to and including Thursday 31st August. 

Saturday 26th August 10am - 2pm.


Refreshments available for a donation.  

All proceeds donated to local causes and Charities. 



Church news: All Saints Church. On Friday August 25 we are holding our weekly prayers for the community in the lounge at New Road Community Centre between 10.00am and 10.30am. Refreshments afterwards. On Saturday August 26 the Women’s Fellowship is holding a coffee morning with a raffle at New Road Community Centre between 10am and 12noon. On Sunday August 27, Morning Worship with prayers for healing is at 9.30am in the church, led by Rod Geddes. Refreshments afterwards.


Church news: St Mary’s Church. On Sunday August 27, Morning Worship is at 11.00am, led by Rod Geddes.


Supper Dance: A Picnic supper dance will be held in the Village Hall on Friday evening with live music provided by Bon Accord. Please bring along your own picnic supper. Tea and coffee will be provided in the interval. Admission is £6 per person on the door. A raffle will be held and all proceeds from the evening will go towards the Air Ambulance. The music will commence at 7.30.p.m until 11.p.m. For further details please contact 01729 830217.

Coffee morning: This will be hosted jointly by Gargrave Village Hall Management Committee and Gargrave Library to be held on Saturday in the Village Hall. There will be bacon sandwiches, toasted teacakes and a variety of homemade cakes on the menu. A raffle will aid Library funds and the proceeds from a Book and Bric a Brac stall will go towards Village hall funds. The library 100 club draw will also take place.

Flea Market: Broadway Fairs will be running a Flea Market and Craft Fair on bank holiday Sunday in the Village Hall . There will be a good variety of stalls selling Collectables, Bric a Brac, Books, Gifts and Crafts. Gargrave Village Hall Management Committee will be taking over on bank holiday Monday when they will hold one of their monthly Collectable and Craft fairs. Again a great variety of stalls. Some stallholders will be there on both days whilst some will just be attending on one day so there will be a change of goods on each day so well worth a visit on both days when you can also enjoy light refreshments until 3.p.m. Admission is 50p each day and the events open at 9.30.a.m with closure at 3.30.p.m. Contact details for the Sunday fair 01757 229805 and for the Monday Fair 07989 585564

Church News: St Andrews Church: Services Sunday, August 27: 8am BCP Holy Communion; 11am St Andrew’s Family Communion - open to all with a simplified order or service. We are a friendly welcoming group of people of all ages. All services are followed by excellent coffee and time to chat. If you feel a service is too much at the moment but would appreciate sharing a cuppa with some good company or need prayer, do drop in around 12 o clock when the service will have finished.

Also St Andrews currently has a round the village treasure hunt going on. You can pick up a sheet at church for £2 and then follow the clues.

Fish and chips quiz night: Tuesday 19th September 19 - 6pm to 8pm. Supper served around 6.45. tea, coffee and mushy peas provided. BYOB glasses provided. Teams of 4 but come along even if not in one and we will put teams together. Cost £10pp which includes supper. Bookings and payment in advance to Jo Akroyd (07702883067) or Ali (0792197061). Prize for the winning team.

Advance notice - St Andrew’s Alpha course will be starting on Tuesday October 3 For more info. please email or phone Rev Andrew Steer on 01756 749275. St Andrew’s First Beer Festival - October .

Graveyard Trails: The graveyard trails are coming to Giggleswick on Sunday 3 September at 2.30pm. We’ll be discovering some Giggleswick stars of bygone days. Places are limited so please book by calling 07448 135625, email or sign up in person at The Folly in Settle.


Church news: St Alkelda’s Church: On the fourth Sunday in the month there are three opportunities to worship together. For those who like a quiet early service 8am Holy Communion (BCP) is an option. At 9.30am there is Family Worship, with hymns and a reflection, followed by refreshments and fellowship. Later in the day there are more refreshments at 6pm followed, at 6.30, by the Sunday Evening Service with our music group and more recent worship songs. Which ever you choose you will be very welcome.

Richard Whiteley Theatre: Peter Pan (Wednesday 30 August – 7pm. This summer, Slapstick Picnic are ripping up the recipe book and whipping up a theatrical treat like no other in outdoor venues all across the UK: a three-actor production of J.M.Barrie’s classic play Peter Pan. Tickets from


Community and Arts Centre: The Annual General Meeting will take place on Wednesday 6th September 2023 at 7:15pm in the Meeting Room at Glusburn Institute. All interested parties are welcome to attend. There are several vacancies for volunteer trustees on the board. The directors would like to hear from anybody who would like to get more involved in the management and ongoing development of this valuable community asset. If you would like to know more, or wish to nominate or be nominated as a trustee, please contact the Centre Office on 01535 630 223 or for a Nomination Form.

The new season of events opens on Friday 1st September with a film screening of ‘ Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret.’ Tickets are £6, available from the office, online, or on the door. Doors 7pm, film 7.30pm.


Grassington Town Hall: Saturday, September 2 10am-4pm - Wildlife Forum - Craven Badger Group celebrating 30 years of the Craven Badger Group. Come and chat to wildlife and conservation enthusiasts from across Yorkshire at their display stands and enjoy some of our talks. Tombola and sale goods. Free entry.

Saturday September 2 rom 7.30pm - Call Me Dusty, by Derek Webb. A play with music. Dusty Springfield was without doubt the finest white soul singer of her era - for millions she was the definitive pop diva. Her lifestyle was the stuff of legend – and great drama. With her relentless quest for perfection and refusal to compromise, Dusty Springfield led a tortured life. Her stage persona – extravagant black mascara and back combed hair – was at odds with the quiet, shy convent girl, Mary O’Brien and her sexuality. The result was a downward spiral of drugs, alcohol-abuse and self-harm but despite all that she produced tremendous music, which still ranks as some of the finest of its kind.

The story is as valid today as it was the 1960’s by documenting the transient effects of fame and the damage it can do.

Weekly What’s On: We have about 20 different sessions running weekly for all ages and interests. Tai Chi, indoor bowls, pilates, kids dance & music theatre, lunch club, arts & horticultural activities. Visit for more details.


Church news: A huge thanks is extended to everyone who made all the cakes and pies, preserves and savouries which were so welcome to ramblers and locals alike on a recent wet and windy Sunday at Langcliffe Village Institute. £705 was raised for St Oswald’s church funds. It’s always hard work finding people to deliver tea and coffee, wash up and move tables and chairs but it was managed once more. Please make a note of St Oswald’s Harvest Gift Day on Sunday, October, 1 and the Autumn Fayre on Saturday, October 28. St.Oswalds church are on target at present to pay the ‘Share’ to the Diocese but repairs to the church tower are due in 2024.

There will be a service of Holy Communion in St. Oswalds church on Sunday at 10.30.a.m.

Horton Show: Don`t forget Horton-in-Ribblesdale show on Saturday September 2 in the old Village school and field adjoining.


Ken Leak

Coffee mornings: This Saturday's coffee morning and the coffee morning on the 2nd of September will be institute events. With raffle, and 200 Club draw on the 2nd September. All welcome from 10 am. The Coffee Morning on Saturday the 9th September will be a fundraiser for Manorlands. At the Institute from 10 till 12 noon. There will be all the usual attractions plus much more.

Wesley centre: There will be a Drop-In Lunch today from 12 noon. Family Café Church will be from 2 pm this Sunday. Kettlebells is held on Wednesdays from 6 till 8.30pm.

Hellisingers: The choir will practise on Friday in the Institute from 9.45am. Contact Sue Alderson on 01729 851108 for details about joining the choir.

Music session: The Music Jam session is held at the Black Horse this Friday evening from 8 pm. Musicians welcome to join in.

Hellifield house: The next Quizgo night will be Wednesday 30th from 8.15pm. Slimming World is held on Mondays at 7 pm. Contact Daiva on 07591 067861 for details.

Stanfest: This coming Saturday afternoon in the Black Horse Car Park from 1.30pm. Stanfest is a charity event in memory of Stan Gray, Hellifield’s singing postman who raised thousands of pounds over the years for various charities. With lots of entertainment from local singers, various stalls, including a Face & Hair Glitter Station. Music from Dales Disco, and refreshments available from the Black Horse. Entry is free and donations raised will be donated to MND Research and Brain Tumour Research. All welcome to enjoy the fun and contribute to good causes.

Farnhill and Kildwick

Graham Taylor –

Farnhill Parish Council: The next meeting of the Parish Council will be held in the upstairs room of the Institute tonight (Thursday 24th), 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 (27th) starting at 11am 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 (28th) – classes at 5pm, 6.15pm and 7:30pm. Numbers are limited, so please contact or ring 07549 199670 for details and enrolment.

Kirkby Malham

Church News: St Michael’s Kirkby Malham. On Sunday 27th August at 10am we have a service of Holy Communion with hymns to which all are welcome. Poetry written by local poets and paintings by Fiona Armer inspired by the Celtic Hymn ‘Deep Peace’ are still on display following our recent art exhibition, for the benefit of visitors. Facilities for visitors to make themselves a hot drink are also available in church. 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 from 9am to dusk.

Plant and Jigsaw Sale: Saturday 9th September, Kirkby Malham Vicarage Garden, 10am to 12noon. Come and buy locally grown plants to refresh your garden. Donations of spare garden plants would be welcome; all proceeds will be given to St Michael’s Church.

Long Preston

Church news: St Mary’s church service on Sunday 27th August will be Morning Prayer with Rev James Rodley at 11am. The service at the Methodist Church will be with Rev Dr Tracey Darling at 11am. Everyone is welcome to join us at either church.

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

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


Lothersdale over 50s: Next meeting will be on August 30 at 2pm in the village hall when it will be music by Libertas. Friends and visitors are always very welcome.

Martons Both

Church news: St Peter’s Church: Sunday, August 27, Holy Communion 10.45am


Church news: Holy Trinity Church, Rathmell with Wigglesworth: Holy Communion Service, Sunday, 27 August 9.30am. B Festival Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 September. 10am - 5pm daily. Admission - Free. Baptism display, burial records, bridesmaids, bake sale, buns, brews, biscuits, bells, birds, bugs, bacon butties, blooms in baskets, building biodiversity in our churchyard etc

Tea, coffee, biscuits and buns available in church all weekend.

Afternoon Tea on Saturday 2pm - 5pm, £10 in Rathmell Reading Room. All proceeds from the weekend in aid of the tower windows restoration.


Church news: Settle Parish Church: Rev Julie Clarkson leads the service of Holy Communion at 11am on Sunday 27 August. Do join us, everyone is welcome at the Lord’s table. If you can, stay for a chat and refreshments afterwards.

Holy Ascension friends and supporters will be serving delicious homemade teas at Langcliffe Institute on Sunday 3 September from.1pm ‘til 4.30pm. Do call in for a cuppa, a slice of cake or something savoury. Your support is vital. Offers of cakes etc or help on the day would be most welcome too. Please contact Margaret Roberts on 01729 822848 if you would like to help.

Graveyard Trails: The popular, entertaining graveyard trails continue at Settle graveyard on Sunday 27 August at 2.30pm. This one is about some incredible ‘Accidents and Lucky Escapes’. Places are limited so please book by calling 07448 135625, email or sign up in person at The Folly in Settle.

Book Fair: The next Book Fair will be held in the Victoria Hall Settle on Bank Holiday Monday August 2810am to 4pm. Adult entrance 50p Accompanied Children free. Food will be available all day.


Church news: Holy Trinity Church: Sunday:9.45am Family Communion; 4pm Sacred Space. Wednesday: 10.45am Holy Communion (BCP); 12noon Midday Prayer. Sunday September 3:9.45am Family Communion with Baptism. Morning and Evening prayer daily at 8.30am and 5pm.

Time for Creation: 10th September to 8th October. Please have a look at the posters as we look to engage with the many ways in which we as individuals and a church community can help to being a practical hope and change to the crises of our times.

Guided Tour of Stained Glass: An informal guided tour of the stained glass of Holy Trinity Church, Skipton with Jonathan Cooke an accredited conservation/restorer (ACR) will take place on Friday 1st September 2023 at 12 noon. This event is free, but donations may be given towards the new church heating system.

The church is open daily 8.30am-5pm. Our café and shop are usually open Wednesday to Friday 10am-2pm, Saturday 10am - 3pm. Email or phone 01756 793622 (Wed/Fri).

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

Craven Speakers Club: The club starts its new term of stimulating workshops on speaking skills on Monday 11 September. Members have included CEOs who need to organise meetings and presentations, teachers, unemployed people, 6th form students, people keen to enter competitions and people too shy to talk at all but who learn loads from listening. We also welcome guests (free) to come and be extra “audience” Meetings held fortnightly at 7.15pm at the Soroptimists Rooms, 28 Otley Street, Skipton BD23 1EW Information at


Church news: St Mary’s Church, Sunday, August 27, Holy Communion 9.15am.