A SERIES of events and sermons at churches in Skipton and Draughton will aim to celebrate the beauty of Craven and consider the climate crisis.

This month and next, congregations at Holy Trinity, Skipton and St Augustine’s Draughton are taking time to enjoy the beauty of the area, to think how best it can be preserved, and to understand feelings about the current climate crisis.

Sunday morning sermons will be held on the themes of creativity and imagination, gifts of creation; consumption and choice, the legacy of waste; and wilderness and repentance.

On Sunday, October 1 at Holy Trinity, creation theologian, writer and poet from Exeter University, Professor Christopher Southgate will preach at the 9.45am morning service and give a poetry reading at 7 pm.

'There is no Planet B', an exhibition of textile art by Skipton Stitchers and the Grassington Textile Art Club, is taking place in the Holy Trinity Church café area and also a“Tree of Life” exhibition in the church.

On Sunday (September 24) at 4pm at Holy Trinity, eco enthusiast Dave Cherry, with music from the Iona community will explore 'sacred space, worship and prayer'.

At Draughton Village Hall at 7pm on Thursday, September 28, there will be information on planning and discussion on renewable energy and other eco projects.

St Augustine's, recently reopened following insulation work, will celebrate harvest festival at 9.30am on Sunday, October 1. It will be followed at 10.30am with 'navigating the climate crisis', an illustrated talk and discussion in the village hall.