Quaker Services: Quakers in Airton have regular quiet meetings for worship every Sunday at 3pm, in the Quaker Meeting House by the Green in Airton, on Calton Lane. 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: Thursdays at the Quaker Meeting House barn.Open every Thursday between 10am and 2pm, cost via donation. Materials provided, or bring your own. We are also holding Tuesday ‘Art in t’Barn’ workshops on 14th, 21st, and 28th November, 12.30-3.30pm: cost £33 plus materials. For more information call 01729 900018.


Church news: Services. Sunday 12th November – 9.30am Austwick Remembrance with Holy Communion; 10.45am Clapham Act of Remembrance followed by Holy Communion; 2pm Keasden Remembrance.

Autumn Fair: Saturday 11th November 2pm-4pm in the Parish Hall. Admission £1 includes raffle ticket -Something for everyone - all welcome -in aid of Austwick Church.

Afternoon Tea & Cakes: November - 12th - 19th & 26th, - 4.30pm to Austwick Church for a chat, live music, home made cakes and meet up with friends old and new.

Austwick WI: The next meeting on Nov 9th at 7.30pm in the Parish Hall is entitled butterflies of the Northwest by Chris Winnick.

Film Night: We are showing ‘Living’ on the large screen and using our new ceiling mounted projector and speakers. - Friday 10th November “Living” ((12) staring Bill Nighy - 7.30pm Tickets in advance from Cross Leigh Store (£4.50) or on the door £5. Interval refreshments available.

Piccalillis Pickleball Club: Open play on Tuesday & Saturday mornings at local venues. Equipment provided. New members welcome. Carole Scurr

Field and Local History Society: A talk entitled: “Local Geology of the Yorkshire Dales” by Keith Waterson will take place on Wednesday 15th November in Austwick Parish Hall commencing at 7.30 pm. The talk will be in two parts each about 45 minutes long with a break in the middle for refreshments. Admission free for current members, £3 for guests.


Santa Fun Run: It’s not far off now – the Barnoldswick Santa Fun Run on Sunday, December 10th, setting off at 11 am from West Craven Sports Centre. Arrangements were made at the weekly meeting of Barnoldswick and Earby Rotary which is sharing the programme with pervious organizer Sharon Hurst. Listening in were Pam Holgate, Rotary District Governor and assistant DG Jenny Carysforth. The Santa suits are ready in store and run entrants can register on Saturday November 18, at the , Bosom Friends Centre, Green Street, Barnoldswick, between 11 am and 12 noon and again between 3 pm and 4 pm. If past experience is anything to go by there’ll be hundreds! No registrations on the run day. It’s £10 to enter for adults, £5 for the five to 15s. It should be a jolly event whether you run, jog or walk round the 5k route ending at the Rotary Gazebo in the Town Square.

Crocus bulbs: The Rotary club has taken delivery of a consignment of purple crocus bulbs, the colour being symbolic of Rotary International’s campaign to eliminate polio worldwide. The club is on the lookout for new members.


Ewecross Historical Society: Mike Winstanley welcomed speaker, Prof. Angus Winchester to the meeting held in Bentham Methodist Church on Monday, October 30. Prof. Winchester gave an illustrated description of Common Land, and how it was Managed over History. He said that contrary to popular belief, all Common Land is owned by someone, usually the Lord of the Manor, and that before the Parliamentary Enclosure Acts of 1760 to 1860 half the land in this area was Common. In the south of the country the Common, sometimes called Waste was often low lying marsh, scrub or woodland, but in Cumbria and North Yorkshire the land was along the boundaries of Parishes or on the moors, for example Burnmoor, near Bentham is still a Common. Commons were managed by Manor Courts, with the Lord of the Manor having rights to minerals, game and residual grass; the Tenant having rights to pasture animals in summer, but only the number that his farm could keep through the winter – these are called stints. The Tenant also had Turbary rights, to cut peat for his own fire and leave the cutting area in good condition. The third was to Estovers, the right to cut rushes, heather and bracken for bedding for animals or thatching their own buildings. Commons were also used as neutral places for meetings, fairgrounds, race courses, executions, beacon sites, religious dissenters, political agitators, military musters and battlefields. A sudden change came about in 1866 with the Commons Preservation Society, but not until the poor people who lived on the common had had to leave. During the war, more fertile parts of commons were used to grow food; now large tracts of land are used by the Military for training. By the time of the Commons Registration Act in 1965 only three per cent of England and eight percent of Wales were registered as Commons, mostly in the upland areas. Angus concluded by saying that now Attempts are being made in the lowlands to reintroduce grazing and clear scrub; and in the uplands to reinstate bogs and restrict grazing to restore the earlier habitat.

Bolton Abbey

Rector’s message: This Sunday is Remembrance Sunday - the Sunday when we commemorate and remember the contribution of British and Commonwealth military and civilian servicemen and women in the two World Wars and later conflicts. We remember the courage of all those who served and all those who gave their lives or suffered as a result of war. This year we are witnessing the horror of two major conflicts elsewhere in the world which, at the same time, remind us of the loss and suffering of our own men and women over the past hundred years or more. Whatever the conflict, we pledge ourselves, once again, to seek to improve relations across the world and find peaceful ways to reconcile people of different race, colour and creed. We seek to ensure that everyone on earth may enjoy justice and freedom and live in security and peace. We will Remember them.

Concert: On Remembrance Sunday, 12th November, Cantoris Salicium will give a concert at 4 pm to 5 pm in the Priory Church. It is entitled ‘In a Stange Land;’ Music and Words of Loss and Remembrance. Tickets at £10 will be available on the door.


Church news: Bradley Methodist Church, On Friday 17th November a musical concert will be held at 7.00pm. Tickets are available from Bradley Stores or on the door. Adults £10.00 and children over five £5.00. Proceeds towards The Access for All Fund.

The Remembrance Day United Service with St.Mary’s Church will be led by Rev.Andrew Webb on Sunday 12th November at Bradley Village Hall at 10.30am.


Church news: There will be a service of Holy Communion at 9.30am in St Wilfrid’s, Burnsall on Sunday 12th November. This will be followed at c10.25am by coffee and biscuits as people assemble for the Act of Remembrance. The Act of Remembrance will take place around the War Memorial in St. Wilfrid’s churchyard at 10.45. This year we will, apart from all the fallen commemorated on the War Memorial, be remembering John Thomas Ideson, a relation of Hartlington resident, Nelly Daggett, who died in the Great War. Members of his family will be present and a wreath in his memory will be laid by his eldest great grandchild, Dorothy Newall. Wreaths will also be laid on behalf of Burnsall School, the British Army, the RAF and the US Army. Cllr Richard Foster will also lay a wreath on behalf of the parishes of Appletreewick, Burnsall, Hartlington and Thorpe.


Church news: St. Mary’s: Sunday at 10.45am; 3rd and 5th Sunday – Bread, Wine & Worship;2nd & 4th Sunday – Parish Communion; 1st Sunday of each month: 8.00am Book of Common Prayer

Coffee: St Mary’s ‘Coffee Pot’ is open each Friday from 2pm – 4pm

Carleton School PTA is hosting a Christmas fair and cafe with handmade crafts, jewellery and children’s and nursery items for sale, as well as cakes at the cafe; perfect for those looking for ideas for gifts this Christmas. Present will be wood turners and artists, handmade cards, hand painted baubles and decorations, Christmas gifts ideas, handmade candles and skin care products to name but a few.

Coniston Cold and Bell Busk

Church news: St Peter’s Church Coniston Cold: on Sunday 12th November there will be a Remembrance service led by Revd Andrew Steer, with Ghurkas in attendance, at 10.45am. This service is for the whole community, of all denominations and none. Please 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: Holy Trinity Church: There will be a Service of Remembrance on Sunday at 10.45am which will include an Act of Remembrance at the War Memorial in the churchyard. Holy Trinity Choir will lead the singing of traditional much loved Remembrance hymns and will also sing beautiful arrangements of Elgar’s ‘Nimrod’ and Douglas Guest’s ‘For the Fallen’ The service will be led by Rev Denis Tate, followed by refreshments to which you are all warmly invited. There will also be a short Service of Remembrance at the Cowling Memorial Garden at 12.30pm.


Creation & Remembrance: Saturday November 11 4pm at Draughton Village Hall: Mike Gibbons presents Creation and Remembrance, a slideshow with music celebrating the beauty of creation and preparing us to remember loved ones in an Act of Remembrance the following day. Afternoon tea will be served in the village hall and donations are invited for church funds.

Godly Play: Our first Godly Play session was hosted by St Augustine’s, Draughton, on November 5. The next session will be at Holy Trinity, Skipton, on Sunday November 26.

Remembrance: St Augustine: Sunday: 3pm Act of Remembrance. Sunday 19th November 19: 11.30am Holy Communion.


Local History Society: Tuesday November 21 from 7.30 to 9pm in the New Road Community Centre “ Cotton Town Chronicles “ working life when cotton and ‘King Cole’ were king depicted in music and words by Paul and Barbara Snape. All welcome admission £ 1.50 for members non members £1.50. More details from; or visit the society’s archive room Fridays 10am to 12 midday in the community centre

Church news: All Saints Church: On Friday November 10th we will be holding our weekly prayers for the Community in the lounge at New Road Community Centre between 10am and 10.30am. On Sunday November 12th, Morning Worship for Remembrance Sunday is at 10.15am. We will be joined by St Mary’s Church for this service. Refreshments afterwards.

Farnhill and Kildwick

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Kildwick Primary School: Open days. If you have a child due to start Reception in 2024, you are invited to attend an open day on Saturday 11th (09:30 to 11:30) or Thursday 16th (14:00 to 15:00). To confirm your visit, please email the school office on or phone 01535 633682.

Church news: St. Andrew’s church. There will be a Remembrance Day service of Holy Communion on Sunday (12th) starting at 10.45am. There will also be a mid-week Holy Communion at 9.30am on Wednesday (15th). 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 (13th) – with classes at 5pm, 6.15pm and 7:30pm. Numbers are limited, so please contact or ring 07549 199670 for details.

Knit & Natter: The group will meet on Tuesday (14th), 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. Tea, coffee and biscuits served. £2.

Local History Group: The group will meet next Thursday (16th) at 7pm in the upstairs room of Farnhill Institute. There will be a talk and slideshow on “Views from the Bridge”. The meeting is open to all and admission is free (although cash donations to help with costs would be appreciated).

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.


Picnic Supper Dance: The talented Organist Elizabeth Harrison will be providing the live music for the Picnic supper dance on Friday evening in the Village Hall. Please bring along your own Picnic supper, tea and coffee will be provided in the interval. The music will commence at 7.30pm until 11pm. Admission is £6 per person on the door. A raffle will be held in aid of Village Hall funds.

Coffee Morning: This is organised jointly between Gargrave Village Hall Management Committee and Gargrave Library and will be held on Saturday morning in the Village Hall from 10am. There will be bacon sandwiches, toasted teacakes and lots of homemade cakes on the menu. A raffle will aid Library funds and the proceeds from a book and bric a brac stall will assist Village Hall funds.

Craft Fair: The Management team at the Village Hall will be back in action again on Sunday when they will be hosting a Collectable and Craft Fair. There will be a good selection of stalls with some new faces in attendance, selling Vintage, Collectables, Bric a Brac, Gifts, Jigsaws, Books and Crafts. The ideal opportunity for finding a reasonably priced and unique gift for Christmas. The event will open at 9.30.a.m. but please call in earlier if it fits in better with your days plans as most stalls are set up by 9.a.m. A two minute silence will be observed at 11am in acknowledgement of all those who have lost lives through conflict. Light refreshments available until 3pm with the event closing at 3.30.p.m. Admission just 50p on the door.

Pocket booklets are now available which list all the Fairs for next year, they will be available on Sunday or call 07989 585564 if you would like one posting.

Church news: St Andrew’s Church: Services Sunday November 12: 8am Matins; 10:45am Remembrance Day service with the Gurkhas. Meet at war memorial; at church just before 11am..

Tuesdays St Andrew’s Alpha course starts at 7pm with a meal.

Saturday November 18: Saturday Praise. Start at 6:45pm with coffee and then begin the singing at 7pm.

Saturday, November 25: Christmas Fair Craft and Chat are holding a sale of work in church from 10am to 12.


Church news: St. Alkelda’s Church: Sunday 12th is Remembrance Sunday. There is a service of Holy Communion (BCP) at 8am and Morning Worship with our Act of Remembrance at 10.30am. Please note the timing of this to accommodate the two minutes silence at 11.00.

Mothers' Union: Following the half term break members of Giggleswick with Settle Mothers’ Union will be facilitating Stepping Stones, the group for children aged 0 to 4 and their carers, on Thursday mornings until 21st December at Settle Parish Church, from 10am to 11.30am


Fair and market: Christmas fair and makers market at Glusburn Community and Arts Centre, Sunday, November 19 from 10am to 4pm. Three halls full of artisan crafts and gifts. Cafe open all day, raffle, tombola and children’s treasure trail. Free entry.


Cinema: Barbie - Barbie stars Margot Robbie as the title character and Ryan Gosling as Ken, and follows the pair on a journey of self-discovery following an existential crisis. One evening at a dance party, Barbie is suddenly stricken with worries about mortality. Overnight, she develops bad breath, cellulite, and flat feet, disrupting her usual routines the next day. She seeks out Weird Barbie, an outcast due to her disfigurement, who tells her she must find the child playing with her in the real world to cure her afflictions. Ken stows away in her convertible to join her, to which Barbie reluctantly agrees.. Saturday 18th November. 7:30pm The Octagon, Grassington. Tickets £5 available in advance from Grassington Hub 01756 752222 or

Grease Sing-a-Long Saturday 25th November 7:30pm. The Octagon, Grassington. Tickets £5 available at the Hub on online at

Grassington Hub Daytime Activities: Monday 2pm – 4pm Knit n Natter. Drop in, no need to book, free. Thursday 1.30pm – 3.30pm Family History. Drop in, no need to book, free. Donations towards refreshments would be welcomed.


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Wesley Centre: There will be a Drop-In lunch today from 12 noon. The Community Pantry will be open tomorrow from 2 pm. Lego Church will be held on Sunday from 10.30 am. The Remembrance service will be from 2 pm at the Chapel. Strong & Steady class will be held on Monday from 3.30pm. Kettlebells is held on Wednesdays from 1 till 8.30pm.

Coffee morning: This Saturdays Coffee Morning in the Institute will be a Leprosy charity fundraiser. From 10.00am. All welcome.

Book group: The group will meet in the Institute tonight from 7.30 pm in the Institute.

Church news: St Aidans:The Church remembrance service will be from 10.40am this Sunday.

Helisingers: The choir will practise in the Institute tomorrow from 9.45 am. Contact Sue Alderson on 01729 554149 for details about joining the choir.

Hellifield house: Slimming World is held on Mondays from 7 till 9 pm. Bingo will be held this Sunday from 6.30pm. Quizgo will be held on Wednesday 15th from 8.15pm.

Line dancing: Beginners Line Dancing sessions will start tomorrow afternoon in the Institute from 1pm 'til 3 pm. Get fit. Have fun. Make friends. If you would like to join in, contact Jane on 01729 850358. Please bring a drink along.

North Craven Flower Club: The annual meeting will take place at Gargrave Village Hall tonight from 7.30pm. The doors will be 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 phoning 01729 840331 at a cost of £15.


Church news: A service of Remembrance will be held on Sunday around the cenotaph in the cemetery at St. Oswalds church. Please gather just before 11.00am, whatever the weather, to remember the thirteen young men who left Horton and to pray for peace again. Refreshments will be served in the church afterwards.


Church news: St Mary’s Church. On Sunday November 12th there is no service at St Mary’s. We will be joining with All Saints, Earby, for a joint service for Remembrance Sunday.

Kirkby Malham

Church News: on Sunday 12th November there will be a Remembrance Service at St Michael’s at 10.50am, a service for the whole community, in which we remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice, and pray for peace. The service will be led by Revd Sue and Malhamdale Brownies will be in attendance. 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 and funerals; for more information please see our website or contact Revd Sue on

Malhamdale Local History Group: Thursday 16th November, 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

Coffee and cake: For anyone over 50. This month’s meeting will be on Thursday 16th November in the village hall from 1.30pm. Granny Thompson will be telling us creepy stories. There will be the usual free raffle, book and jigsaw swap etc

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: On Sunday 12th November will be a joint service of remembrance beginning at the Cenotaph at 10.45am followed by laying of wreaths then a service in the Methodist Church with Rev. Roger Fox. Refreshments will follow and everyone is welcome.

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: Free playgroup session every Monday at the Methodist Church.

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. Tea and coffee is provided.

Pilates: Continues in the Village Hall on a Tuesday 2.45-3.30pm £5.


Crafts, coffee and Christmas: The next events at the Reading Room are a Coffee Morning with Craft stalls Saturday December 2,10.30-12.30 and the Christmas party (meal & entertainment) Saturday, December 16.


Church news: Parish Church. Revd Julie Clarkson celebrated her birthday last Saturday with a bacon butty at Holy Ascension’s regular “first Saturday of the month Bacon Butty fest” before attending the Deanery Synod. She also had time to enjoy some birthday cake before the busyness of her day.

On Sunday 12 November Settle’s annual Civic Service for Remembrance takes place at Holy Ascension. The service begins at 10am. Representatives from local councils, schools and the emergency services will be taking part. Giggleswick and Settle Brass Band are playing in church and will lead the procession to the town’s war memorial at 10.45am. The Act of Remembrance will begin at 10.50am. As last year we look forward to welcoming a contingent of 11 Gurkhas, from Catterick Garrison, to take their part in the ceremony.

We look forward to welcoming Jan Michael, Lay Worship Leader, on Sunday 19 November to lead our Morning Worship at 11am. Our monthly informal Café Church takes place at 3pm on Sunday 19 November. Everyone is invited to join us.

Mothers' Union: Giggleswick with Settle Mothers’ Union members are pleased to meet and welcome back families to the Thursday mornings “Stepping Stones” sessions after the half term break. This group is open to all families with children from 0 to 4 years old.

Settle Scottish Dancing: Class meets on Thursday evenings at St John’s Methodist Hall at 7.30pm and welcomes new members and visitors. Details from 01729 830299

Quiz Night: All welcome at the annual Settle Methodist Church Quiz night - Pointless Quiz at 7pm on Saturday 18th November. Admission is free. at St John’s Methodist Church.


Church news: Holy Trinity Church. Sunday 8am Holy Communion; 10.45am Act of Remembrance at the War Memorial followed by Civic Service. Wednesday November 15: 10.45am Holy Communion (BCP), 12noon Midday Prayer. Sunday November 19: 9.45am Family Communion with HT Children’s Club; Morning and Evening prayer daily at 8.30am and 5pm.

Christ Church: Sunday, November 12: 9pm- Eucharist; Wednesday at 9.30am – Eucharist

Skipton Retired Men’s Forum: The next meeting will be held on Tuesday 14th November in the Soroptimist Rooms on Otley Street. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be available from 10am and at 10:30am. Brian Topping will give a presentation on “World of Mules and Minders”.

Craven Speakers Club: The club welcomes visitors and new members where we share ideas and exercises on how to improve our speaking skills - useful for giving wedding speeches, for work meetings, for reading at public events and gaining confidence generally. The meetings are fun and you don’t have to speak unless you want to. Next fortnightly meeting on Monday November 20 at 7.15pm at 28 Otley Street Skipton. Details at

Thornton in Lonsdale

Church news: St Oswald’s Church: Remembrance Sunday 12th November at 9.30am. St Oswald’s Church has visiting vicars and speakers to take services commencing at 9.30am every Sunday during their interregnum.

Coffee morning: St Oswald’s Church, Saturday, November 18 from 10.30am to 12noon.


Remembrance Service: A service and laying of wreaths will take place at the war memorial at 3pm on Sunday November 12 followed by tea and coffee in the village hall. The bar will be open.