Quaker Services: Quakers in Airton have regular quiet meetings for worship every Sunday at 3pm, in the ancient Quaker Meeting House by the Green in Airton, on Calton Lane. All are welcome to this the earliest place of non-conformist worship dating from the 1600’s. Refreshments in the Barn follow each meeting. The Meeting House is open every day of the week for those who need a place of refreshment and peace in the midst of a turbulent world.

Drop-in Art Sessions: starting Thursday 2nd November at the Quaker Meeting House Barn, drop in art sessions will be open every Thursday from 10am to 2pm. All welcome.


Church news: Services. Sunday 29th October – 10.30am Clapham Benefice Holy Communion 4.00pm Austwick All Souls “In Loving Memory” Service – 6.30pm Keasden Saints, Sausages & Sparklers

Quiz Night: 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 & Chris Leeming.

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痴 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 9th 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

Christmas Market: Saturday 4th November from 2pm in Austwick Parish Hall. Looking forward to getting folk in the Christmas spirit. Anyone interested in having a stall, please contact the village shop.

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

Bolton Abbey

Rector’s Message: This Sunday is designated as Bible Sunday and is a day set aside in the Church calendar to celebrate the gift of God’s word to us all. This year we are focussing our attention on the presentation of a Bible to the Monarch at the Coronation. How did this come about historically and what it might mean for the Monarch and the way we are governed? The Bible should unite all men and women but so often it has divided rather than united. This Sunday, in the light of Biblical teaching, we need to think about how Christians relate to those from different Christian traditions and of those of other faiths too. We are delighted to welcome representatives from the Diocese of Erfurt to join us in our worship on Sunday and you are most welcome to join us too at Bolton Priory.

The Tallis Consort: A vocal ensemble known for its expert execution of unaccompanied vocal music, returns at 7.30pm on Saturday October 28 to sing at Bolton Priory. 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 20 singers, directed by Chris Why, 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, to include a glass of wine or soft drink in the interval. Free parking in the Village Hall car park. Please bring a torch to light your way along the path to the Priory Church.

Wednesday Nighters: 1st November at 7.30 pm Alun Pugh will gives us a presentation on The Leeds/Liverpool Canal. This should prove to be a most interesting topic. As this is our last meeting a great big thank you must go to those who have supported us over the years, helped out on the night, brought raffle prizes and helped with it and brought refreshments and served them.

Church news: Thursday 2nd November 5 pm - All Souls Evening Prayer. This annual All Souls Evening Prayer with an act of commemoration of the faithful departed will be held on Thursday 2nd November at 5 pm. As usual, we have formally invited the families of those whose funerals we have held in the past twelve months and whose names will be read out at the service. We hope that many of you will take this opportunity to give thanks for the lives of loved ones now departed.


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. There is no service at St Peter’s on 29th October as it is a fifth Sunday, but you are welcome to come to one of our sister churches at Kirkby Malham (10am Communion, and 5pm Reflective Service) or at Gargrave (11am Café Church). 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 27th we are holding our weekly prayers for the Community in the lounge at New Road Community Centre between 10am and 10.30am. Everyone welcome. On Saturday October 28th Earby Brass Band are holding a coffee morning, with music from the band, at the community centre between 10am and 12noon. On Sunday October 29th Communion at All Saints' Church is at 9.30am, led by Hugh Fielden. Refreshments afterwards. Everyone welcome.

Farnhill and Kildwick

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Farnhill Parish Council: The next meeting will be held in the upstairs room of the Institute tonight (Thursday 26th), starting at 7.30pm. The first 15 minutes of the meeting will be set aside for public participation.

Church news: There will be a service of Holy Communion at St. Andrew’s on Sunday (29th) starting at 10am. There will also be a mid-week Holy Communion service on Wednesday (1st) starting at 9.30am. An All Souls Day Remembrance Evensong with guest choir the Leodis Consort will take place next Thursday (2nd) starting at 7pm. 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 (30th) at 5pm, 6.15pm and 7:30pm. Numbers are limited, so please contact or ring 07549 199670 for details and enrolment.

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.


Flea Market and Craft Fair: Organised by Broadway Fairs will be held in the Village Hall on Sunday commencing at 9.30.a.m until 3.30.p.m. There will be lots of stalls selling Collectables, Vintage, Bric a Brac, Books, Jigsaws and Crafts. Light refreshments are available until 3.p.m. Admission is 50p. Enquiries 01757 ( Selby code ) 229805.

Help a Dog Day: The Match room at the Village Hall will act as a hub for The help a dog day on Monday 30th October from 11.a.m until 4.p.m. The fund raising day is in aid of Greek Animal Rescue which is a volunteer run rescue facility in central Greece. A doggie bone trail map to find bones hidden around the village can be purchased for £5 and there will be a rosette for each dog completing the trail and a first prize awarded. A doggie bring and buy stall will also be in the Match room for leads, collars, coats and anything doggie related. There will be a dogbola, pin the tail on the dog and guess the treats in a jar. Refreshments will be available. It will be a cash only event. Access to the match room at the Village Hall is to the right of the main door, following the directional arrows to the Snooker Hall and then turn left towards the Village Hall kitchen door and the sound of barking!

Church news: St Andrews Church: Services October 29: 8am  BCP Holy Communion; 11am St Andrew’s Café Church - a very relaxed meeting around tables with a topic to discuss. Coffee and tea available. Everyone is welcome. If you need prayer for anything do speak to Rev Andrew.

Alpha! is running for the next 8 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: Friday 27th 12-10pm and Saturday 28th October,11am to 7pm - St Andrew’s first Beer Festival. There will be 12 casks of beer from the local area and beyond. 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: 4th November 2-4pm The Glory of Song and Piano. Classical 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. Sunday 29th is a 5th Sunday and there is one morning service for all three churches in the Castleberg Benefice at 10am in Holy Ascension, Settle. Do come and join in the worship and stay to chat afterwards over a cup of coffee. In the afternoon, at 3pm, there is ‘Songs of Praise’ at Holy Trinity, Rathmell. Come along to sing some favourite hymns. Also on Sunday afternoon the annual Memorial Service takes place, at 4pm, in Holy Ascension. This is a short service of hymns, readings and prayers when the names of those known to us, who have died during the last 12 months are remembered. If you would like a loved one to be remembered at this service please add their name to the list at the back of church or contact Rev. Julie directly.

Richard Whiteley Theatre: We are delighted to announce the return of our teatime concerts. Pupils from across Giggleswick School will perform a range of solos, duets and small group items. All accompanied by afternoon tea. Tickets and more information from


Christian Aid coffee morning: The Wharfedale Christian Aid Group annual coffee morning will take place at Church House, Grassington, on Saturday November 4 from 9.30am until12 noon. Raffle, tombola, cake stall. Delicious coffee and biscuits at £2. Please come and help us in our own small way to support refugees in war-torn countries throughout the world.

Gladrags event: Wharfedale support for Manorlands Hospice. This Saturday, October 28, from 11am Gladrags Boutique will host a special event when 10 per cent for taking are for Manorlands. Please come and browse the beautiful clothes and accessories and maybe find that special something for the forthcoming party season.


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Wesley centre: There will be a Drop-In Lunch today from 12 noon. Community Pantry is open tomorrow, but will not be open on November 3rd. The Sunday service will be from 2 pm. The Welcome Mat group will meet on Monday 30th from 2.30pm. Kettlebells exercise class is held on Wednesdays from 6 till 8.30pm.

Hellifield house: The children’s Halloween Party will be held on Saturday 28th Oct from 6 pm. Next Bingo session will be Sunday 29th from 6.30pm.

Coffee morning: The Coffee Morning this Saturday in the Institute will be in aid of the Children’s Society. From 10.00am all welcome.

Helisingers: For details of the Helisingers Choir and their production of Pirates of Penzance, which is to be staged next March please contact Sue Alderson on 01729 554149. The choir is currently practising on Friday mornings from 9.30 to 11.30am in the Institute.

North Craven Flower Club: Annual General Meeting on Thursday, November 2 in Hellifield Village Hall starting at 7.30pm. This is an opportunity to look back over the last year. There will also be a supper followed by a quiz. All members are invited. Flower Club’s Annual Open Meeting will take place at Gargrave Village Hall on Thursday, 9th November starting at 7.30pm although the doors open at 6.30pm, to enable a look at the Sales Table. Our guest demonstrator will be National Demonstrator Nick Grounds with a demonstration entitled The Apple Tree. Tickets are available by ringing 01729 840331 at a cost of £15. This event is open to all and all Nick’s arrangements will be raffled at the end of the evening.


Church news: The St Oswald’s annual Autumn Fayre will be taking place in the Village Hall from 2.p.m on Saturday. Pop in for a brew and cake and sale of crafts and preserves. The grand raffle will be drawn at approximately 3pm. A service of Holy Communion for the combined parishes of Horton-in-Ribblesdale, Stainforth and Langcliffe will take place in St. Oswalds church on Sunday at 10.30.a.m. The last Sunday of Trinity is also Bible Sunday so everyone is invited to bring along their favourite bible.


Church news: St Mary’s Church. On Sunday October 29th, Morning Worship is at 11.00am, led by Hugh Fielden. Everyone welcome.

Kirkby Malham

Church News: on Sunday 29th October we have two services: 10am Holy Communion, and 5pm Reflective Service for All Saints, an opportunity to remember with love and thankfulness those we miss, and to light a candle for them. 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

Long Preston

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.

Free Coffee and Cake Afternoon: This month’s free event will take place today 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 29th October at St Mary’s church will be Holy Communion with Canon Graham Bettridge at 11am. The service in the Methodist Church also at 11am will be with Angela Walls.

Welcome space: Continues in the Methodist Church on Mondays from 1pm. Enjoy a 2-course meal for only £3. Contact Annette on 01729 840096 to book your meal.

Little Footsteps playgroup: There will be no group on Monday 30th October as it’s half term. We look forward to seeing you all again soon.

Strong and Steady: (gentle exercises) continues at 1.30pm - 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 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 2.45pm - 3.30pm £5.


Reading Room: The Annual General Meeting of Rathmell Reading Room will be held on Tuesday 31st October at 7pm. Everyone in the community is invited and welcome to attend.

Coffee morning: The recent McMillan Coffee Morning raised £561.40, a huge thank you to all who supported this event.


Climate Action: Saturday November 11 10.30 am – 12.30 pm: Action on Climate Emergency Settle and area’s (ACE Settle) November Green Cafe at St John’s Methodist Church Hall. Church Street. Whilst the climate crisis is being caused by wealthy and industrialised countries, the greatest impacts are being experienced by countries with very low individual carbon footprints. These countries also have the fewest resources for dealing with these impacts. Hear more about this key issue from Izzy MacIntosh - Campaigns and Policy Manager at Global Justice Now. Talk 11-12.15pm.Cafe run by ACE: fair-trade coffee, teas and biscuits available 10.30-11am. Free. All Welcome. For more information, visit our website at: Facebook and Twitter @ACESettle or email:

Church news: Settle parish church. Tomorrow afternoon at 2pm, Friday 27 October, we welcome pupils and staff of Settle Primary School, together with their families, for their Harvest celebration. The church is always full on these lively occasions so do come along early to ensure you get a seat. On Friday evening the church will be the venue for BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winning, Celtic music quintet, “Imar”. This musical event is by arrangement with Settle Victoria Hall where all tickets are on sale. The concert starts at 7.30pm.

Congregations from all 3 of Revd Julie’s parishes, Settle, Giggleswick and Rathmell with Wigglesworth, join together for a service of Holy Communion at Holy Ascension on Sunday, 29 October at 10am. Please note the earlier time. Everyone is invited to join us and hopefully have time for a chat over refreshments afterwards.

The three parishes' annual Memorial Service takes place on Sunday 29 October at 4pm at Holy Ascension, Settle. This is a short service of hymns, readings, and prayers. The names of all those known to us who have died during the preceding 12 months are remembered and also names of any other dear friends and family members you wish to remember. There’s the opportunity to light a candle in their memory.

After the service you are invited to stay and have some refreshments. It is possible to add additional names and a list is available at the back of each church in the Castleberg Benefice – Holy Ascension, Settle, St Alkelda’s Giggleswick and Holy Trinity, Rathmell or you may just pass the details directly to Revd Julie Clarkson.


Skipton Retired Men’s Forum: Meeting on Tuesday October 31 in the Soroptimist Rooms on Otley Street.Tea/Coffee and biscuits will be available from 10am and at 10:30am Barry Blood will give a presentation on “My Military Service - Part 1”.Members and visitors welcome.

Skipton Gardeners Club: Members and visitors were disappointed at the October speaker being unavailable. Happily, at very short notice, The club’s president, Rex Geldard, was able to demonstrate, ‘ Growing Pelargoniums’ which was much appreciated. Next meeting, the last of the season, will be Wednesday, November 15 at 7.30pm in The Soroptimist Rooms in Otley Street when a horticultural quiz with cheese and biscuits supper will be the presentation.

Church news: Christ Church. Sunday at 9.30am - Eucharist; Wednesday 9.30am – Eucharist. Memorial Service on Thursday Oct 26th at 7.30pm. 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.

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.

Civic Society: Wednesday, November 1 at Town Hall’s Education Room entrance off Museum Walk at 7pm. Steve Wilton will present “Travellers’ Tales- a brief history of the station hotel focussing on Skipton and Morecambe” based on material prepared by Barry Rawson, retired architect and civic society member. Admission £3 members and £5 non-members.


Music night: The renowned local artist David Pinder Gibb will be performing an eclectic mix of songs from the '60s through to the present day at a fundraising evening at Tosside Village Hall this Saturday, October 28. The show starts at 8pm and tickets can be bought on the door or from Emmy at the Vicarage Tea Rooms. Contact Emmy 07809 489282. They cost £6 each and a light supper can be bought on the night for an extra £4 per person. A fully licensed bar will be available. All monies raised are for the upkeep of the village hall. So no matter what your age, everyone is welcome, come up to Tosside and join in the fun. We look forward to welcoming you all on Saturday night.

Thornton in Lonsdale

Church news: St Oswald’s Church would like to thank all who supported the music festival which raised over £600 for the church general fund. Next fund raising event at St Oswald’s church is a coffee morning on Saturday 18th November from 10.30am to 12 noon. St Oswald’s Church has visiting vicars and speakers to take services commencing at 9.30am every Sunday during their interregnum. Special services: In Loving Memory Sunday 29th October at 9.30am

Remembrance Sunday 12th November at 9.30am.

Clocks: A reminder that the clocks go back one hour this weekend, officially at 2am on Sunday, but before bed on Saturday night will do!