Church services: Sunday, September 24, 11am, Keasden 150th Anniversary Service and Churchyard Consecration with Rt Revd Nick Baines Bishop of Leeds; joint service for all benefice parishioners. Tea and cake at Austwick Church, 2pm-4.30pm, on Sunday, September 24. All welcome.

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 jumblebee/austwickchurch to see the donations already made. Any offers gratefully received. Please message or email

Austwick WI: 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 president welcomed members, friends and neighbouring WIs to the September meeting where Hilary McCumiskey was the guest speaker. Hilary described her very varied and interesting life, but in particular her time spent in the costume department at the Northern Ballet. Her skills in dressmaking, her meeting and working with Rudolf Nureyev and the day-to-day running of the ballet was described in an interesting, informative and entertaining manner with lots of visual props. The next meeting on Thursday, October 12, in the Parish Hall, at 7.30pm, will be the AGM when light refreshments will be served.

Austwick Piccalillis Pickleball Club: Open Play on Tuesday and Saturday mornings at local venues. Equipment provided and fun assured. Please contact us for session times. New members welcome. Email Carole Scurr or see more information on the village website.

Austwick Parish Newsletter: September - December 2023 newsletter will be distributed on paper soon and is available for download from the village website Many thanks to all contributors. Feedback/ideas are always welcome. The copy deadline for the next edition is December 15.

Austwick Film Nights: Commence Friday, October 13, with The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry (12). Tickets in advance from Cross Leigh Store £4.50 or at the door £5. Cabaret-style seating, refreshments and bar. 7.30pm start.

Bolton Abbey

All Ages Harvest Festival and Lunch: This is on Sunday, October 1, at 10.30am, followed by Harvest Lunch in Bolton Abbey Village Hall. Tickets priced at £13, £6 for children under 10, are available from the church office on 01756 710587.

Macmillan Coffee Morning: Bolton Abbey is yet again going to raise vital funds for Macmillan Cancer by taking part in the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning. This is one of the most successful one-day fundraising events in the UK. It will be held on Friday, September 29, in Bolton Abbey Village Hall, from 10.30 am to noon. Tickets are £5 and available at the door. There will be homemade cakes and preserves on sale. There will be a raffle with an array of prizes. Donations towards the raffle, cake stall and cakes to serve with coffee will be gratefully accepted. The response to this charity in Bolton Abbey has always been extremely generous. People, from both the local area, the Priory Church and wider area donate and spend generously to support this cause. If you would rather just give a donation, please send a cheque made out to The Priory Church, Bolton Abbey, or cash, and send to The Church Office, Bolton Abbey, Skipton, BD23 6AL.


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 – 8am Book of Common Prayer,11.15am Family Praise.

Coniston Cold and Bell Busk

Church news: St Peter’s Church Coniston Cold: On Sunday September, 24 we have a BCP Communion service at 9.30am taken by Rev Andrew Steer. 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 Rev Andrew Steer on


Clearance sale: Due to the closure of St Andrew’s Church, Walton Street, there will be a four-hour clearance sale on Saturday, September 23, from 10am to 2pm. It will include a miscellany of items, including things useful for catering, furniture and household goods. Catering goods on offer include: water boilers, large teapots, 100-piece china tea service, cutlery, tablecloths. Household goods include kitchen electricals, fluorescent tubes, crockery, cake stands, hardware. Among the items of furniture are: a desk, filing cabinet, dining tables, trolleys, Upvc cladding offcuts, and safety barrier mesh fencing. Items priced to sell, as everything must go.


Church news: St Augustine Church: Sunday, September 24: 9.30am Holy Communion. Sunday, October 1: 9.30am Family Harvest Festival Thanksgiving: 10.30am “How to navigate the Climate Crisis”; coffee, croissants, discussion and presentation with slides by eco-enthusiast Dave Cherry. Quiet Day Seeing God in Creation on Saturday, October 7, 10am to 3.30pm. It will include music, words and images and silent reflection, opportunity for the relaxing enjoyment of colour and space to appreciate the gifts of the countryside around. Coffee, tea and lunch (soup and sandwiches) provided. No charge but booking is required please for catering purposes. All are very welcome to come and share this time of peace and blessing. For further details please contact Rev Isobel Rathbone 01756 711118 or email

Farnhill and Kildwick

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Local History Group: Meet this evening (Thursday, September 21) at 7pm in the upstairs room of Farnhill Institute. There will be a talk on the “Memorials to Thomas Appleby”. The meeting is open to all and admission is free (although cash donations to help with costs would be appreciated).

Church news: There will be a service of Holy Communion at St Andrew’s on Sunday (24th) 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.

Pilates: Classes for both beginners and Improvers will take place at Farnhill Institute on Monday (25th) – with 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 Knit & Natter group will meet on Tuesday (26th), 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 of the parish council will be held in the

upstairs room of the Institute next Thursday (28th), 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.


Film season: The film season re-commences on Friday night at the village hall when

the British comedy “What’ s love got to do with it” will be screened. The film is set between London and Lahore and features Lily James, Shazad Latif and Emma Thompson.

The customary cafe-style seating will be in place so please bring your own refreshments. The village hall doors open at 7pm with the film starting at 7.30pm. Tickets are £5 at the door with accompanied under 16s free. All proceeds from the film nights go towards the running of the community library.

Book fair: A book fair will be held in the hall on Saturday from 10am until 4pm. Light refreshments available until 3pm. The hall and side rooms will be full of books for sale ranging from general paperback and hardback titles through to specialist and antiquarian volumes. Admission is 50p on the door. Further enquiries 01524 752968/07989 585564.

Flea Market and Craft Fair: Organised by Broadway Fairs will be held on Sunday in the village hall. There will be a good selection of stalls selling vintage, collectables, bric a brac, books, jigsaws, gifts and crafts. The fair opens at 9.30am until 3.30pm. Light refreshments available until 3pm. Admission 50p on the door. Further enquiries 01757 229805.

Jumble sale: Don’t forget the annual Jumble sale which will be held on Saturday, September 30, in the village hall commencing at 10am. Please call 07989 585564 to arrange a collection or delivery of donations. Sorry no large electrical items or printers accepted and only small items of furniture which would fit in a standard sized car. Donations may be dropped off at the village hall on Friday, September 29, from 10am if it is more convenient than bringing them beforehand.

Church news: St Andrew’s Church: Services on September 24 - 8am BCP Holy Communion, 11am Family Communion. All welcome. We are a very friendly community.

If coming to the service isn’t for you just now, do join us for coffee at noon where you will be able to talk/pray with someone if you would like.

St Andrew’s Alpha course will be starting on Tuesday, October 3. For more information, please email or phone Rev Andrew Steer on 01756 749275.

Beer Festival: St Andrew’s first beer festival: Takes place from October 27 to 28 – watch out for more details.


Church news: St Alkelda’s. Many thanks to everyone who supported the church at Langcliffe on September 10 by baking, helping on the day or coming along for afternoon tea. It was an enjoyable social time and an encouraging boost to the finances.

The choir meets to practice on Thursday evening at 6pm and the bell ringers at 8pm. If you would like to join either group do come along and say hello. Sunday’s services are Holy Communion at 8am (BCP) and Family Worship at 9.30am followed by coffee and time to chat. We look forward to welcoming visitors and locals at all our services.

Richard Whiteley Theatre: At The Movies, Saturday, September 30, at 7.45pm. Giggleswick & Settle Brass Band are proud to present: At the Movies. The band will play a selection of hits from the movies, which will involve going back in time to revisit well known movie hits and then take you on a journey forward to present day. Sit back, reminisce and enjoy the great movie hits play by a great Brass Band. Tickets from

Kirkby Malham

Church News: St Michael’s Kirkby Malham. On Sunday, September 24, we will be celebrating our patronal festival at the 10am Holy Communion and with a special Choral Evensong at 4pm sung by Concordiamici directed by Judy Blezzard. They will be singing pieces by Tallis, Bourgeois, Arnold, and Mendelssohn. All are welcome to come to any of our services.

St Michael’s is open every day of the year from 9am to dusk. Facilities for visitors to make themselves a hot drink and materials about the interesting history of our 15th century church are available.

We welcome enquiries about weddings, baptisms (christenings), and funerals; for more information please see our website or contact Rev Sue on


Ken Leak

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

WI: Meet tonight in the Institute from 7.15 pm. Contact Carol on 01729 851660 for details about WI membership.

Coffee morning: This Saturday’s Coffee Morning in the Institute will be a fundraiser for Pet Rescue. All welcome from 10am.

Games afternoon: Wednesday afternoons are games afternoons in the Institute. If you enjoy cards and boards games, please come along to the Institute from 2pm to 4pm.

Slimming World: Held on Mondays in Hellifield House from 7pm to 9pm. Contact Daiva on 07591 067861 for details.


Church news: A service of holy communion will be held in St Oswald’s church on Sunday at 10.30am. The annual harvest gift day will take place on Sunday, October 1 in St Oswald’s church at 3pm with Austwick cluster choir followed by the auction of produce and serving of refreshments.

Long Preston

Church news: The service on Sunday, September 24, at St Mary’s church will be Morning Prayer with Rev James Rodley at 11am. The service in the Methodist Church also at 11am will be the Harvest Service with Rev Dr Tracey Darling. We will be collecting packets, tins and jars etc which will be donated to the Skipton Food Bank. Please could donation be dropped off on Friday between 10am and noon. Coffee and cake will also be served after the service. Everyone is welcome to either service.

The health and wellbeing group will next meet on September 25, in the Methodist Church. Come and enjoy a two-course meal for only £3. Have your blood pressure checked, have a chat and pick up leaflets which are appropriate to you.

Welcome space will begin again in the Methodist Church on Monday, October 2, from 1pm. Enjoy a two-course meal for only £3. Contact Annette on 01729 840096 to book your meal.

Free coffee and cake: Thursday, September 28, in the village hall from 1.30pm. Everyone over 50 is welcome. Free raffle, book/jigsaw swap.

Little Footsteps: Continues each Monday during term time at the Methodist Chapel from 10am to 11.30am. A free playgroup for all children. We look forward to seeing you all again and welcome new children who would like to play and make new friends.

Strong and Steady: (gentle exercises) continues from 1.30pm to 2.30pm in the Methodist Chapel. This is followed by coffee and chocolate biscuits. Only £4 a session. Everyone welcome. Free transport available.

Craft Club: Friday from 10.30am to noon in the Methodist Chapel. Come and learn a new skill, meet new friends. Tea and coffee is provided.

Pilates: Continues in the village hall on a Tuesday from 2.45pm-3.30pm £5.

WI: Having a table top sale in the village hall on Saturday, October 7. Any groups in the village wanting a stall, please contact Jacquie on 07878 799589.


Macmillan Coffee Morning (with cake stall): Will be held on Saturday, September 30, 10am-noon at Rathmell Reading Room. Please come along to support this great cause and raise vital funds whilst enjoying a brew and chat.


Church news: Settle parish church.On Sunday, September 24, we welcome Rev Jules Cox to lead the service of Holy Communion at 11am. It has been good to have holiday makers join us for worship recently. Everyone is assured of a warm welcome and invited to stay for refreshments and a chat after the service.

Holy Ascension’s Harvest Thanksgiving Service is on Sunday, October 1, at 11am. This will be a Family Service led by Rev Jules Cox. Harvest ‘gifts’, for Settle’s Food Bank, will be most gratefully received. Tinned meats, longlife milk and cereals would be especially useful.

Craven Conservation Group: Lee Schofield will talk on Wild Haweswater, on Thursday (September 21) at St John’s Methodist Church Settle at 7.30pm.


Church news: Holy Trinity Church. Sunday, September 24: 9.45am Family Communion with Children’s Club; 4pm Sacred Space. Wednesday, September 13: 10.45am Holy Communion (BCP; noon Midday Prayer. Sunday, October 1: 9.45am Family Communion with Children’s Club; 7pm Poems of Faith, Love and Grief with Professor Chris Southgate. Morning and Evening prayer daily at 8.30am and 5pm. Being With course started on Wednesday, September 20, at 7.30pm at Holy Trinity explore the meaning of life together.

Discover the Christian faith in a positive and inclusive group. No special or religious language needed. Just what you have learned in life so far. Interested? Speak to Rev Doug further information or visit our webpage

Sacred Space – Sunday, September 24, 4pm. Our Sacred Space service for September will include reflective words and music from the Iona Community and a discussion with eco-enthusiast Dave Cherry. Please do come along.

Quiet Day – Seeing God in Creation, Saturday, October 7. We have experienced a lot during this Creation season, but what has the depth of our experience been? How can we use this as spiritual resource for the environmental crisis of the present time? You are invited to a Quiet Day Seeing God in Creation on Saturday, October 7, 10am to 3pm in St Augustine’s Church and the village hall. Lunch and refreshments provided. Booking is requested please for catering purposes. Sign up sheet at the back of church or contact Rev Isobel Rathbone 01756 711118/

The church is open daily 8.30am-5pm. Our café and shop are usually open Wednesday to Friday 10am-2pm, Saturday 10am-3pm.

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

Craven Speakers club: Humour will be the focus of the meeting of Craven Speakers Club on Monday, September 25, 7.15pm to be held at the Soroptimists Room, 28 Otley Street, to which visitors and potential new members are welcome. Mark Gregory, a local celebrant from Addingham, is to give a 15 minute talk on “Humour to enliven speeches and presentations”. The meetings are free for your first two meetings.

Last week, the group tried out a new idea - “The interview” in the style of a chat show, with an outside guest being invited to appear. Clive White, a recently retired journalist who had worked for the Telegraph and Argus and the Craven Herald for 48 years answered questions and expanded on how things have changed. Club member Judith Allinson had the opportunity to host the interview. More details about the club from 01729 822138 or