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: drop in art sessions on Thursdays at the Quaker Meeting House Barn in Airton, open every Thursday, drop in any time between 10am and 2pm, cost via donation. Materials provided, or bring your own. All welcome. We are also holding Tuesday ‘Art in t’Barn’ workshops on 14th, 21st, and 28th November, 12.30-3.30pm, £33 plus materials. For more information call 01729 900018.


Beer Festival: The annual Craven Beer Festival held in the Cruck Barn at the Craven Arms in Appletreewick took place last week over three days. This year beers from across Yorkshire were competing with beers from across Northumberland. Whilst Yorkshire won having the most overall votes there was no doubt that there were some excellent beers from Northumberland. “Beer of the Festival” was “Fresh Hops” from the local Lamb Brewery based in Littondale with the runner up being “Farne Island” from Hadrian Border Brewery in Newcastle. Storm Babet did it’s best to dampen the event but failed completely with the festival very well attended.


Church news: Services. Sunday 5th November – 9.30am Eldroth Holy Communion – Austwick 9.30am Holy Communion – Revd Mark Evans – 11.00am Holy Communion Clapham

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

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

Film Night: Forthcoming Presentation - Friday 10th November Living ((12)

Bolton Abbey

Rector’s Message: This Sunday is the Feast of All Saints. As we remember all the saints who have gone before us, we remember, not only their holy lives, but also the inspiration that they have given to us at the same time. They are evidence of the light of Christ in our world and have inspired us to holiness in our earthly lives. It also reminds us however that, we are not just a community of the living, but also of the departed. Our lives of faith are lived out with the mutual support of all the people of God. In Christ both saints and sinners, living and departed, are bound together. We support, sustain and encourage each other both in this world and in the world to come.

Modern Sequence Dances: The next dance in Bolton Abbey Village Hall will be on Friday 3rd November at 7.30 pm until 11 pm. On this occasion dancing will be to the music of Denis Westmorland. Entrance is £6.

Church news: Thursday 2nd November 5 pm - All Souls Evening Prayer with an act of commemoration of the faithful departed will be held on Thursday 2nd November at 5 pm. 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.

Sunday 5th November – Feast of All Saints: On Sunday 5th November we will be celebrating the Feast of All Saints at our 10.30 am Sung Eucharist.

Remembrance Sunday: A Service of Remembrance will be held at 10.30 am on Sunday 12th November. Please note this is not a service of Holy Communion. If you wish to take Communion there will be a celebration at the 8am service. Medals may be worn. Poppies will be on sale in the Tower. Cantoris Salicium will give a concert at 4 pm to 5 pm entitled ‘In a Strange Land;’ Music and Words of Loss and Remembrance. Tickets at £10 will be available on the door.


Bradley Gardening Club: The club welcomes Pippa Chapman, an experienced permaculture practitioner, designer and author committed to gardening in an organic, sustainable way. Pippa is Yorkshire based, trained at RHS Garden Harlow Carr and has been a professional gardener for over 30 years. She will present ‘Backyard Forest Gardening’ discussing gardens which give year round interest, wildlife habitats and can yield food, fuel & natural craft materials. Thursday 2nd November, 7.30pm at Bradley Village Hall. Members £2, non-members £4, refreshments included.

Church news: Bradley Methodist Church. Saturday November 4 the monthly coffee morning will be having a cake stall selling Parkin Pigs, Parkin etc. Time 10am to 11.30am. Tuesday November 7 from11.30am until 1.30pm soup and sandwiches will be available for £3.


Iron Horse CMC: Country Duo Spread Your Wings are making their first appearance at the Iron Horse CMC - held at Carleton Social Club, Park Lane. on Saturday November 11. A lively duo they are becoming a very popular act on the country music circuit: this will be a great evening of live country music. Tickets are £7 and available on the door which opens at 7.15pm

Church news: St Mary’s: Sunday, November 5 Family Worship 11.15am.

Coniston Cold and Bell Busk

Church news: St Peter’s Church Coniston Cold: Sunday 5th November there will be a beautiful reflective service of Compline Evensong with hymns, prayers, and readings. Do come, 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 November 3rd we are holding our weekly prayers for the Community in the lounge at New Road Community Centre between 10am and 10.30am. On Sunday November 5th Communion for All Souls’ will be at 9.30am, led by Hugh Fielden. Refreshments afterwards.

Farnhill and Kildwick

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Church news: St. Andrew’s church. There will be an All Souls' Day Remembrance Evensong with guest choir the Leodis Consort this evening (Thursday 2nd) starting at 7pm. There will also be a service of Holy Communion on Sunday (5th) 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 (6th) – with classes 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.


Church news: St. Alkelda’s Church. On Sunday November 5 we will be thinking about All Saints and remembering All Souls in our services. At 9.30am there is Holy Communion followed by the usual light refreshments and time to chat. At 6pm there is a Memorial Evensong which will include congregational hymns, responses, psalm, canticles, an address and prayers. The choir will be singing excerpts from Faure’s Requiem. As always there is a short service of Holy Communion on Wednesday morning, at 9.30am.

Mothers' Union: Giggleswick with Settle MU meets in the lounge at Limestone View on Wednesday 8th, at 2pm. Two workers from IDAS, the Independent Domestic Abuse Support charity, will be speaking about the role they have in Craven. This is an open meeting to which everyone is welcome.

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

Giggleswick WI: The next meeting on Thursday November 2 t the Settle swimming pool, Kendal Road at 7pm our speaker will be Ellie parker :Ingleborough wildlife trust. New members and visitors welcome. Follow us on our Facebook page.


Community & Arts Centre: Friday November, 3 Film Night: The Fabelmans. (12) Steven Spielberg’s semi-autobiographical story loosely based on his adolescence and beginnings as a filmmaker. Doors 7pm for a 7.30pm screening. Tickets £6 – book online, by phone or in the office. Also available on the door.

Christmas Fair: Sunday November, 18. Three halls full of stalls selling wonderful gift ideas and unique handmade items. Festive café with snacks and drinks and warming soup. Tombola and hamper raffle. Free entry, open 10am to 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


Devonshire Institute: Opera - Don Quixote (live by satellite from The Royal Opera House), Tuesday 7th November at 7:15pm, Grassington Octagon - Teeming with comedy, wit and an abundance of bravura choreography, Carlos Acosta’s production brings the Spanish heat and romance of Cervantes’ classic novel to life. Tickets £16. For tickets visit, Ticketsource or The Hub.


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North Craven Flower Club: The Annual General meeting of the Flower Club will be held tonight in the Institute from 7.30pm. This is an opportunity to look back over the last years events. There will be a supper followed by a quiz. The Flower Club’s Annual Meeting will take place at Gargrave Village Hall on Thursday November 9th. The event starts at 7.30pm, although the doors open at 6.30pm to enable visitors to look at the sales table. The guest demonstrator will be the National Demonstrator Nick Grounds, with a demonstration entitled The Apple Tree. Tickets are available by calling 01729 840331 at a cost of £15.00.

Helisingers: The Helisingers Choir is rehearsing for its production of Pirates of Penzance, which is to be staged in March 2024. For details about rehearsals contact Sue Alderson on 01729 554149. The choir meets at the Institute on Friday mornings from 9.30am to 11.30am.

Coffee morning: This Saturday in the institute with raffle and 200 Club. From 10am.

Heliarts: The art group will meet on Tuesday the 7th in the Institute from 2 till 4 pm.

Messy Monkeys: Children’s activity group meets on Wednesday mornings in the Institute from 10.30am. Contact Amanda Belt on 07398 284126 for details.

Wesley Centre: The Community Pantry will not be open tomorrow. The family service is from 2 pm on Sunday. Kettlebells exercise class is held on Wednesdays from 6 till 8.30pm.


Church news: The repaired gates at Horton-in-Ribblesdale cemetery will be officially opened on Sunday at twelve noon by Councillor David Staveley. Thank you to all those who campaigned for the repair and to David for using his ward grant.

A service of share the light with readings and prayers for light, hope and peace will be held in St Oswalds church on Sunday at 6.30.p.m. Please light a candle or lantern in your window if you are unable to attend. Thanks to everyone for all the baking and making for St Oswald’s church Fair which was on Saturday. Thanks too for the giving and wrapping of tombola items; gifts for the raffle and serving and washing up.The marvellous total of £840.00 was raised for church funds, an increase on last years amount. It was lovely to have Janet, Jill, Katie and Rosie all of Selside making or selling crafts and cards. Numbers were a bit down but there were ramblers and visitors due to the half term holiday. A special thanks must go to Mark Humphrey for selling raffle tickets and delivering all the prizes.


Church news: St Mary’s Church. On Sunday November 5th Communion is at 11.00am, led by Hugh Fielden.

Kirkby Malham

Church News: on Sunday 5th November we have two services: 8.30am BCP Communion in the Lady Chapel, and 10am Family Worship, a less formal service suitable for those new to church and families. All are welcome. 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: Thursday, November 16, 7.30pm at Kirkby Malham Parish Hall. Robin Bundy will give an illustrated talk on Malham and its buildings, drawing on material from the MLHG archive. £3 for non-members. Please email Linda on with any enquiries.

Long Preston

Blister packs and Stamps: Unfortunately we have lost the recycling source for the blister pacts. We are currently trying to find an alternative so please find do not drop any more off until further notice. Used postage stamps are still being donated to the local Hedgehog Charity.

Church News: The service on Sunday 5th November 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 Mr Richard Waller.

Welcome space: This 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 1.30-2.30 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.


Climate Action: Action on Climate Emergency Settle and area’s (ACE Settle) November Green Cafe at St John’s Methodist Church Hall, Church Street on Saturday, November 11 from 10,30am to 12.30pm. 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 or find us on X (Twitter) and Facebook.

Church news: Settle Parish Church. Last Friday afternoon we were pleased to celebrate the ‘Harvest’ with Settle Primary School. In the evening, after a great effort from sound and lighting technicians, Holy Ascension provided the venue for the award winning Celtic Folk band, ‘Imar. This event was ‘a first’ , being a collaboration between church and Settle Victoria Hall. The concert was a ‘sell out’ with a very appreciative audience. The musicians certainly had the rafters ringing and encouraged dancing in the aisles. Congregations from the 3 Parishes of the Castleberg Benefice worshipped together at Holy Ascension on Sunday morning. It was good to welcome friends and visitors. In these challenging times our church buildings offer a place of peace and stillness. Revd Julie has prepared a booklet of prayers for the situation in the Middle East. These are available in church.

On Sunday afternoon Revd Julie Clarkson led the annual Memorial Service. Invitations had been sent to all families in our community whose relatives had died in the past year. During this short but poignant service the names of loved ones were read out and candles lit in their memory. Afterwards there was an opportunity to share precious memories over a cuppa.

Bacon Butties: Chris’s popular Bacon Butties and other delicious treats will be on the menu on Saturday 4 November from 10am ‘til 1pm. Do call in for a cuppa and a bite to eat if you’re in town.

Revd Julie Clarkson leads Family Worship at 11am on Sunday 5 November. The Family Worship music group welcomes input from local musicians. Do get in touch with Revd Julie, 01729 825955, if you’re interested in joining Sally-Anne and her young players.

Settle’s Civic Service of Remembrance takes place at Holy Ascension on Sunday 12 November at 10am prior to the wreath laying ceremony at the town’s Cenotaph.

Settle Scottish Dancing Class: Meets at St Johns Methodist Church Settle BD24 9JH on Thursday evenings at 7.30pm - e.g. Thursday 2nd (tonight) and Thursday 9th November.

Craven Conservation Group: Thursday 16 November Settle Methodist Church. Members and Visitors Slides Evening which starts off with a short AGM at 7.30pm. The group was formed 40 years ago.


KVU Singers: On Saturday November 11 Come and Sing workshop at Christ Church, which will culminate in a concert at 7pm. The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace, by Karl Jenkins. This piece, commissioned by Britain’s Royal Armouries, is dedicated to the victims of the Kosovo crisis. The workshop starts at 2pm., tickets cost £20 and music will be provided. The performance, which starts at 7p.m. is free with a retiring collection. Tickets online at, or, contact Maggie on 07866 763840.

Friends of the Craven Museum: Meeting on Wednesday November 8, and features a talk by Dr Roger Martlew titled “Treasures of the Museum – the Rylstone Log Coffin burial and its Local Context”. Start at 7.30, in the Education Room of Skipton Town Hall. Entry via the Stage door on Museum Walk after 7:15. Annual membership is £12, visitors £3 per meeting.

Skipton and Craven History Society: The next talk is on Thursday, November 9 at 7.30 pm at the Swadford Street Centre, Skipton. Martin Lunn’s talk is entitled: ‘Astronomy before the Telescope’. Non-members welcome; charge £3.

Church news: Christ Church. Celebration of All Saints' Day on Sunday November 5.Solemn Mass at Christ Church 9.30am.

Retired Men’s Forum: The next meeting will be held on Tuesday November 7 in the Soroptimist Rooms on Otley Street. Tea, Coffee and biscuits will be available from 10:00 and at 10:30 Geoff Queen will give a presentation on “Bhutan”.

Craven Speakers’ Club: Next fortnightly meeting is on Monday 6 November at 7.15pm at The Soroptimists, Otley Street, Skipton. Gain skills and confidence. New members and visitors welcome. Details 07950 469 545 and