Dales Dancing: Sunday, October, 22, 2pm to 5pm - traditional Dales village dancing in Amerdale Hall, Arncliffe. Buttered Peas Ceilidh band and caller, Tea, cake and licensed bar.. £10 on the door from 1.30pm. Children and refugees free.


Church news: Services. Sunday 22nd October – 9.30am Holy Communion Austwick and 11am Clapham. Afternoon Tea & Cakes – 2pm – 4pm Austwick Church

Quiz Night: In Austwick Parish Hall Friday 27th October 7.30pm prompt. In aid of children’s playground. Tickets £4.50 from Cross Leigh store in advance or £5 on the door. Maximum team of 4 - bring your own bottle but refreshments on sale during the interval. Quiz devised by Judy and Chris Leeming.

Austwick Field & Local History Society: The Society’s AGM for 2022/23 will be followed by a talk entitled: “The Restoration of Peat Programme” by Beth Thomas from the Yorkshire Peat Partnership. This month’s meeting will take place on Wednesday 18th October 2023 in Austwick Parish Hall (large room) commencing at 7.30 pm with the Annual General Meeting (AGM) for 2022/2023. The talk will commence immediately following the AGM from about 8pm. Refreshments will be available following the talk.

Austwick WI: The AGM was held at the October meeting. The President Angela Rogers thanked members and committee for all their help throughout the year. The Secretary report had been circulated earlier by Pam Smith and Janet Huck gave an account of the finances. Committee members were all re-elected. Angela Rogers stood down and Sue Dewhirst was elected as the new president. Light refreshments provided by the committee were served at the end of the evening.The next meeting on Nov 9 at 7.30pm in the Parish Hall is entitled butterflies of the Northwest by Chris Winnick.

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

Christmas market: Saturday, November 4 from 2pm in Austwick Parish Hall. Anyone interested in having a stall, please contact Cross Leigh Store.

Austwick Film Night: Friday 10th November “Living” ((12).

Bolton Abbey

Rector’s Message: The message from the Gospel this week is about accepting God’s invitation. As we learn from the Gospel reading, God has prepared a generous banquet to which we are all invited. However, as we all know from our own lives, so often we make excuses rather than accepting. This Sunday we have a Confirmation Service as our main service at which the Bishop of Ripon is presiding. The purpose of the service is to welcome those who have responded to God’s invitation and to confirm them publicly in their faith. The invitation is the same every week however, in the parish and further afield - to come to God’s banquet each and every week. The table is laid, the invitation re-issued. I look forward to welcoming you.

The Tallis Consort: German Choral Evening at The Priory Church, Bolton Abbey, Saturday 28th October at 7.30 pm. They are a vocal ensemble known for their expert execution of unaccompanied vocal music. The programme features some of the finest late Romantic German choral works. From Bruckner’s iconic and well-loved motets to Rheinberger’s sumptuous unaccompanied Mass in G. This concert truly has something for all. The Consort, typically twenty singers, directed by Chris Why, uniquely offers a nurturing environment where talented young musicians stand side-by-side with recent music graduates and established professional singers. Earlier in the year the Tallis Consort gave Priory concert-goers a superb programme of music by the Elizabethan composer, William Byrd. Tickets are £15, on the door, to include a glass of wine or soft drink. Free parking in the Village Hall car park. Please bring a torch to light your way along the path to the Priory Church.


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 22nd October we have a service of prayer book Holy Communion at 9.30am 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


Church news: All Saints Church. On Friday October 20th we are holding our weekly prayers for the Community in the lounge at New Road Community Centre between 10am and 10.30am. On Saturday October 21st the Women's Fellowship will be holding a Coffee Morning and Raffle at New Road Community Centre between 10am and 12noon. On Sunday October 22nd is our monthly service with prayers for healing at 9.30am, led by Rod Geddes. Refreshments afterwards.

Embsay with Eastby

Quiz Night: Friday, October27, 7pm with pie and peas supper at Embsay Methodist Church and Hall. A chance to have fun, meet with friends and make new friends. Organised by St Mary’s, Embsay with Eastby. £8 Adult – £5 child. Tickets available by emailing Liz All proceeds to support St Mary’s Charity No. 1166269.

Farnhill and Kildwick

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Local History Group: The group will meet Thursday 19th at 7pm in the upstairs room of Farnhill Institute. There will be a talk on “The stories behind three old photographs”. 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 (22nd) starting at 11.00am. 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 (24th), 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 (26th), 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.

2024 calendar: The 2024 Kildwick and Farnhill Institute annual calendar is now on sale; price £10, including a posting envelope. Available from: White Lion, Kildwick; Coffee & Crumbs; Crag & Coffee; and elsewhere in the village.


Cinema Club: The club will be showing a British comedy drama ‘The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry’ on Friday evening in the Village Hall. The film tells the story of an unremarkable man, who, upon learning that an old friend is dying walks from South Devon to Berwick -upon- Tweed hoping that his journey can keep her alive. The starring actors are Jim Broadbent, Monika Gossman and Linda Bassett. The customary Cafe style seating will be in place, so please bring you own refreshments. Gargrave Village Hall doors open at 7.00pm with the film starting at 7.30pm. Tickets are £5.00 on the Door with under 16s free. All proceeds in aid of Community Library funds.

Coffee Morning: Gargrave Village Hall Management Committee jointly with Gargrave Library Committee will be holding a Coffee morning on Saturday from 10am in the Village Hall. There will be bacon sandwiches, toasted teacakes and lots of homemade cakes on the menu. A raffle will aid library funds whilst a book and bric a brac stall will raise proceeds for the Village Hall. The Library 100 club will also take place.

Church news: St Andrew’s Gargrave Services October 22, 8am BCP Holy Communion

11am Family Communion. Everyone is very welcome to either service.

Events in St Andrews: Alpha! is running for the next 9 weeks on Tuesdays from 7pm . A chance to explore the Christian faith. Evenings always begin with a shared meal. Contact Rev Andrew Steer for more info. 01756 749275

Beer Festival: St Andrew’s. Friday October 27, 12pm to 10pm, and Saturday October 28, 11am to 7pm. There will be 12 casks of beer. A great opportunity to sample some beers you may not have tasted before. There will be snacks available and as always a warm welcome from the team at St Andrews.

Classical Music: St Andrews, November 4, 2-4pm The Glory of Song and Piano. Music from Handel through to Walters. Elaine Dave (soprano) and Ellie Everhart (piano). £10 with complimentary glass of Prosecco. 16 and under £5.


Church news: St. Alkelda’s Church. Don’t forget the box in the porch, in which to give or take food items, and the Food Pantry that is open tomorrow, and every Friday, in Settle Parish Church from 11am to 12pm. On Sunday there are three opportunities to worship at St. Alkelda’s: Holy Communion (BCP) is at 8 am; Family Worship at 9.30am with refreshments afterwards; the monthly Sunday Evening Service from 6pm. At the latter we look forward to hearing from our guest speaker, Rev. Canon John Bavington, and being led in worship by a young music group from the parish of St. John’s, Great Horton, in Bradford.


Community & Arts Centre: Falling Stars Theatre: Meet Parveen, Saturday 21 October 7:30pm, tickets £12/£10.

Pensioners' Luncheon Club: Every Wednesday at 12 noon. £5 (increasing soon to £6) for a hot 2-course meal and a chance to meet new people and see old friends. Anyone of pensionable age is welcome. If you're interested in joining us, please call Pauline Kennedy on 07436 113748 or email

Christmas Fair: Save the date - Sunday 19 November 10am-4pm. Visit our website to find out more about all our events and regular activities, or call in to the centre to pick up a timetable and events brochure. Extended office opening hours - Monday - Wednesday 9.30am-2pm, Thursday - Friday 9.30am-12noon. 01535 630 223.


Ken Leak:

Women’s Institute: Wednesday night's meeting of the WI, October 19, is from 7.30 and includes a craft evening courtesy of Aileen and Zoe, when there will be a session on making Christmas cards.

Helisingers: Going forward, the Helisingers group will be practising for the March production of ‘Pirates of Penzance’. If you wish to join the group please contact Sue Alderson on 01729 554149.

Coffee Morning: This Saturday’s Coffee Morning will be an event on behalf of Hellifield Primary School. All welcome from 10am.

Wesley Centre: There will be no Drop-In Lunch today. The Community Pantry is open on Fridays from 2 - 3pm, but will be closed on November the 3rd. The Family Café Sunday Service is at 2 pm. The Strong and Steady Class is on Monday at 3.30pm. Kettlebells exercise class is held on Wednesday evenings from 6 to 8.30pm.

Slimming World: is held on Mondays at Hellifield House at 7pm. Call Daiva on 07591 067861.

Quiz Night: The next quiz night at Hellifiel House is on October 25.

Horton in Ribblesdale

Church news: There will be a service of Holy Communion in St. Oswalds church on Sunday at 10.30.a.m. The following week on the 29th October it will be Bible Sunday when favourite bibles and translations will be looked at. Perhaps you have a favourite bible to bring along and you can show it and tell the special story about it ?

Donations for the Raffle and Tombola will be gratefully received for St. Oswalds church Autumn fundraiser which will be held at the Village Hall on Saturday 28th October at 2.p.m. There will be refreshments and jams and crafts for sale.


Church news: St Mary's Church. On Sunday October 22nd Morning Worship is at 11am, led by Hugh Fielden.

Kirkby Malham

Church News: On Sunday 22nd October we have two services: 10am Holy Communion, and 4pm Choral Evensong sung by the choir of St Alkelda’s Giggleswick, directed by Ellie Everhart. St Michael’s is open every day of the year from 9am to dusk. Facilities for visitors to make themselves a hot drink and information 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 Revd Sue on

Malhamdale Local History Group: Tonight, Thursday 19th October in Kirkby Malham Parish Hall at 7.30pm, Dr David Johnson will talk to us on the subject of “Lime Kilns: their history and heritage.” David’s book on this topic was published in paperback in 2018 and he is a very popular speaker. Non-members are welcome to come (£3 entry). Please email Linda on with any enquiries.

Long Preston

Mowers' thanks: The churchyard mowers would like to thank everyone who supported their bacon butty morning last week.

Duck Race: Thank you to everyone who participated and helped with the race. It’s been a huge success. We have raised a tremendous £948. The ‘Results’ are as follows - £50 Rob Wood - Duck No. 73; £25 James Macshane - Duck No. 239; £10 Alfie Lambert - Duck No. 107. A massive ‘thank you’ to our sponsors of the day; Alan Harker (local milkman); DJ Taylor Electrical (Long Preston); Cheeky Little Monkeys Childminding (Long Preston) ; SLS Interiors (Long Preston). Another big thank you to the following; Long Preston Playing Fields Committee; Long Preston May Day Committee; Long Preston Post Office & Village Store; The Maypole Pub; Croppers Butchers & Deli (Accrington); Morrisons Skipton Community Champion.

Mash Party: As Halloween approaches, there will be a "Mash" Fancy Dress Halloween Party on Sunday 29th October in the Village Hall 3.30pm - 5.30pm. This is a ticket only event and are available to buy at the Post office. £3.50 per child and includes a drink and a spooky cupcake.

Over 50s Coffee and Cake: This month's free event will take place on Thursday 26th October in the village hall. 1.30pm - 3.30pm. Everyone over 50 is most welcome.

Blister packs and Stamps: We are continuing to collect empty blister packets at the Methodist Church. The donation are now being made to the Rotary Club at Settle. Their funds are used for local organisations so please keep supporting them. Packs can be dropped off at the Church on Friday or Sunday mornings or anytime at 3 Ribblesdale Estate, Long Preston. Used postage stamps are still being donated to the local Hedgehog Charity. They can also be dropped off as above.

Church News: The service on Sunday 22nd October at St Mary's church will be Holy Communion with Rev James Rodley at 11am. The service in the Methodist Church also at 11am will be with Rev. Dr. Stephen Dawes.

Welcome space: This continues in the Methodist Church on Mondays from 1pm. Enjoy a two-course meal for only £3. Contact Annette on 01729 840096 to book your meal.

Little Footsteps: The playgroup continues to meet each Monday during term time at the Methodist Chapel 10am-11.30am. Free activity.

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

Craft Club: Friday 10.30am - 12pm 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 2.45-3.30pm £5.


Lothersdale over 50s: Our next meeting will be on October 25 at 2pm in the village hall. Matt and Yvonne will present: “An Adventure on Wheels USA. Friends and visitors are welcome.


Swimming Pool 200: Settle Area Swimming Pool 200 Club October draw was made by new pool staff member Aaron Guy, who is now leading our fitness classes. The winners were: £50 Sandra Warren 139; £30 Pat Ward 118; and £20 Pat Higginson 106. Congratulations to the winners, who have been notified and thanks to all club members for their continuing support for the pool.

Church news: Parish Church. The "Tuesday Team" served their last bacon butties and toasties on Tuesday, October 10 After almost two decades of offering hospitality our brilliant volunteers are hanging up their aprons. Many friends and regular customers called in last week to enjoy refreshments and thank the "Tuesday Team" for their hospitality. The proceeds - £448 - from this last session of the Tuesday Café, is to go to UNICEF Morocco Earthquake Appeal. Many thanks to everyone who came along and to all who have supported the café. Revd Julie Clarkson thanked the team and presented them with bouquets of flowers.

Lunchtime organ recital: Don't miss a musical treat on Tuesday 24 October when Graham Toft, our talented church organist will be putting the magnificent Binns organ through its paces with a free lunchtime recital of organ favourites. Refreshments from the church kitchen available or bring your own 'pack up'.

Revd Julie Clarkson leads the service of Holy Communion at 11am on Sunday 22 October.

Settle Area Refugee Support: A talk about the work of Refugee Support Europe providing aid with dignity to people displaced by war, intolerance and climate. Talk by Ian McAuslane, Wednesday October 25, 7pm. Settle Community Library.

Table Top Sale: 1st Castleberg (Settle) Scouts are holding an Autumn table top sale of new and pre-loved items including art and cards, baby and children's clothes, plants Fairtrade stall and more. It is being held on October 21 from 10.30am to 3pm. Free entry, raffle and cafe selling refreshments and home baking. Scout HQ, The Drill Hall, Castlebergh Lane, Settle.


Cricket AGM: Skipton Cricket Club’s AGM will be held at Herriot’s Hotel, Skipton, on Monday, November 13 at 7pm. All members welcome.

Italian Circle: The next meeting of the Skipton Italian Circle will be held on Thursday, October 26 in the Parish Rooms at St. Stephen’s Church, St. Stephen’s Close, Skipton BD23 1NT. Ian Adams will give a talk on Piazza San Marco and the Buildinof Venice. Join us from 7.30 pm 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

Skipton Retired Men’s Forum: The next meeting of the forum will be held on Tuesday, October 24 in the Soroptimist Rooms in Otley Street. Tea, Coffee and biscuits will be available from 10am and at 10:30am, Hazel Maxwell will give a talk on “Life as a Tiller Girl”. Visitors will be welcomed.

History Society: The next talk of the Skipton and Craven History Society is on Thursday, October 26 at 7.30pm at the Swadford Street Centre, Skipton. Chris Helme’s talk is entitled: ‘So you want to be a Pirate? - The Golden Age of Piracy 1650-1730’’. Non-members welcome; charge £3.

Little Theatre: The ever-popular Keith James makes his return to Skipton with two dazzling concerts devoted to his favourite musicians. November 10, Solid Air - The Music of Nick Drake and John Martyn 7.30pm. Tickets £15. November 11, Keith James Presents the Music of Yusef – Cat Stevens 7.30pm. Tickets £15. Online booking only with Ticketsource. Details at:

Church news: Christ Church. Sunday at 9.30am - Eucharist. Wednesday 9.30am – Eucharist. Memorial Service on Thursday Oct 26th at 7.30pm in Christ Church. A service of Commemoration for deceased family and friends, with an opportunity to light a candle in their memory.

Choral Evensong: Saturday 28th October at 5.30pm at Christ Church. We are pleased to welcome the Choir of St John the Evangelist Episcopal Church from Edinburgh, who will be leading and singing Choral Evensong. Director of Music: David Goodenough. The Choir will also be joining us for our Eucharist for Bible Sunday at Christ Church on Sunday 29th October at 9.30am.