Quaker Services: Quiet meetings for worship every Sunday at 3pm, in the ancient Quaker Meeting House by the Green, in Airton. 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.

Drop-in Art Sessions: Thursdays at the Quaker Meeting House Barn between 10am and 2pm, cost via donation. Materials provided or bring your own. We are also holding a Tuesday ‘Art in t’Barn’ workshop on November 28, 12.30-3.30pm: cost £33 plus materials. For more information call 01729 900018.


Church news: Services. Sunday, November 26, 9.30 am Austwick Holy Communion; 11am Clapham Holy Communion; 6pm Keasden Advent Songs of Praise.

Afternoon Tea & Cakes: Sunday, November 26, 2pm-4.30pm in Austwick Church. Live Music.

Quiz Night: Friday, November 24 in Austwick Parish Hall, 7.30pm prompt start -Tickets from Cross Leigh Store £4.50 or at the door £5. Maximum teams of four. Bring your own bottle, refreshments available during the interval.

Film Night: Friday, December 1,“Barbie” (PG13). Austwick Parish Hall 7.30 pm – interval refreshments available – Tickets from Cross Leigh Store £4.50 or on the door £5.

Austwick Parish Council: The Meeting will take place on Monday, December 4, 2023 at 7.30 pm at Austwick Parish Hall. Time is given at the start of the meeting for electors to ask questions or make statements that relate to the work of the Council. The notice and agenda for this meeting is posted on the Parish notice boards and on the Parish Council website at

Bolton Abbey

Rector’s Message: This Sunday is the Feast of Christ the King. It is the last Sunday in the Church calendar and a fitting way to end the Church Year. On this Sunday we remember, above all, that Christ is King. He is King of Heaven and reigns triumphant over death itself. However, although we can proclaim his Kingship over Heaven, we would also like to proclaim that Christ is King of the Earth. As we can see from the world around us, and our own domestic politics too, there is still much resistance to letting Christ rule our earthly lives. As we celebrate this Feast Day in the Church, let us imagine for a moment what the Earth might look like today if we allowed him to rule over our temporal world too?

Church news: This year the Priory Christmas Appeals are for Yorkshire Children’s Trust which is collecting presents for children in hospital. Also, Baby Basics and refugee children who we have been collecting toys and games for.

The Church Office is open on Mondays and Fridays until 3 pm and Wednesdays until 12 pm.


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

Coniston Cold and Bell Busk

Church news: St Peter’s Church Coniston Cold: on Sunday, November 26 there will be a service of BCP Holy Communion at 9.30am led by Rev Andrew Steer. Looking ahead, our annual service of carols with Settle & Giggleswick Brass Band will be on Sunday, December 17 at 6pm. 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

Voices of Craven: will be singing Carols by Candlelight at the Coniston Hotel on Wednesday December 6 at 7pm. Tickets (to include dinner) in advance from the Coniston Hotel.


Church news: St Augustine, Draughton Sunday, November 26, 11.30am Morning Prayer; Sunday 3rd December 9.30am Dales Family Service.


Church news: All Saints Church. On Friday, November 24we will be holding our weekly prayers for the community in the lounge at New Road Community Centre between 10am and 10.30am. On Saturday, November 25 the Women’s Fellowship is holding a soup and sweet event, with a raffle, in New Road Community Centre between 10am and 1pm. On Sunday November 26th at 9.30am we will be having our Morning Worship service with prayers for healing. Refreshments afterwards.

Farnhill and Kildwick

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Farnhill Parish Council: The next meeting will be held in the institute tonight (Thursday 23rd), starting at 7.30pm.

Church news: St. Andrew’s Church. There will be a service of Holy Communion on Sunday (26th) starting at 11am and a sung Evensong at 5pm. There will also be a mid-week service of Holy Communion on Wednesday (29th), at 9.30am. 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 (27th) – 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 group will meet on Tuesday (28th), between 1.30pm and 3.30pm in 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.

2024 calendar: The 2024 Kildwick and Farnhill Village 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: A flea market and craft fair will be held in the Village Hall on Sunday from 9.30am until 3.30pm. There will be lots of stalls selling Vintage, Collectables, Books, Bric a Brac, Jigsaws, Gifts and Crafts. A good opportunity to purchase both affordable and unique gifts for Christmas. Light refreshments will be available until 3pm. Admission is 50p. The next collectable and craft fair will be held on December 10 and will be the last one of the year. A book fair will be held on December 2.

Church news: St Andrew’s Church: Services November 26: 8am BCP Holy Communion; 11am Family Communion. If you would like to speak to someone and/or have prayer but can’t manage a service, do come at 12 midday for coffee/tea and biscuits. You will be made very welcome. If you would like to speak more privately just talk to Rev Andrew or one of the stewards.

Saturday, November 25 craft and chat sale of work including a chocolate tombola and a cafe with homemade cakes.

December 3, 10-12am Come and help us put up the church Christmas decorations - coffee and mince pies will be available.

Sunday, December 4 family service with nativity play starting at 11am and the annual Gargrave village lights switch on at 4pm. Meet at the Summer Seat (opposite the Dalesman Cafe) for carols and the big event then everyone is welcome back at church for mulled wine and mince pies.


Church news: St Alkelda’s Church. Sunday services on November 26 start with Holy Communion (BCP) at 8am. Please note that this will be the final 8am service this year. The hope is that this ancient service will begin again at Easter. At 9.30am the service is Family Worship with the opportunity to chat over coffee afterwards. In the evening there will be more refreshments available from 6pm and worship begins at 6.30 at the Sunday Evening Service (SES), with the music group and more current Christian songs.

Have you been knitting shepherds? These are being gathered in on Friday (24th) at 2pm, in Settle Parish Church. Help with preparing them for distribution will be appreciated.

Mothers’ Union: Members and friends are meeting in Holy Ascension, Settle, at 12.45pm on Saturday 25, before walking to the market place for a silent demonstration at 1.03pm in support of the 1 in 3 women globally who suffer abuse during their lives. This marks the beginning of 16 Days of Activism designated by the UN. It’s also the day the Christmas lights switch on.


Community & Arts Centre: Saturday, December 2, 8pm, Soul Train Experience - a night of soul and Motown classics. £15. Friday, December, 8 Arthur Christmas family film with Santa’s Grotto. From 5pm. £7.50/£6. Call in to the centre to find out about events and activities and to book tickets, or visit our website Office opening hours - Monday - Wednesday 9.30am-2pm, Thursday - Friday 9.30am-12noon. 01535 630 223


Christmas markets: Wharfedale Support Group for Manorlands Hospice will have its usual stalls at the Christmas markets, Saturday, December 2 from 10am. Our star baker will have her rocky road, caramel shortcake lemon drizzle and other delicious cakes and wreaths. Saturday, December 9 our usual tombola stall with lovely prizes will be in the town hall. Do come along enjoy the magical atmosphere with buskers, brass bands and lots of stalls.

Coffee Morning: Saturday 25th November 9.30am – 12noon, Church House, Grassington.

Grassington Hub: Contact 01756 752222. The Friday Hub. Friendly and fun, with arts activities, information, and support. Friday, November 24, 1pm - 4pm Church House, Grassington.

Elf School: A two-hour fun-filled session for your little believer(s) - up to Year 8. Learn key elfing skills - snowball etiquette, making magic reindeer food, cookie decoration, crafts, hot chocolate competition. Graduation ceremony and everyone receives a bell from the sleigh. All children must be supervised by a named adult. Limited numbers. Saturday, December 2, 10am., Grassington Town Hall, Tickets £10 in advance from Grassington Hub or online at

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. Events are free, but donations towards refreshments welcomed.


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Wesley centre: There will be a drop-in lunch today (23rd) from 12 noon. Community Pantry will be open tomorrow (24th) from 2 pm. Family Café Church will be from 2 pm on Sunday. Strong & Steady Class will be on Monday from 3.30pm. Kettlebells is on Wednesday evenings from 6pm till 8.30pm.

Coffee morning: This Saturday's coffee morning is a St Aidan’s Church event. All welcome from 10am.

Music jamming night: The monthly Jam Night will be held at the Black Horse on Friday evening from 8pm.

Messy church: The young people’s Messy Church activities will be held on Sunday at St Aidan’s from 10.45am to 11am.

Hellifield House: Bingo will be held on Sunday from 6.30pm. The next Quiz night will be on Wednesday 29th from 8.15pm. Slimming World is held on Mondays from 7 pm. The Christmas Party will be held on December 17 from 3pm till 5 pm. Please enter your names on the noticeboard if you would like to come along. There will be a disco and games plus gifts from Santa for primary and younger age children.

Institute events: The Institute Christmas Party will be held on Saturday, December 2. Doors open at 7 pm. The party from 7.30pm includes music from local duo Ian and Jane and a disco provided by Mik Cardus, plus entertainment from the Hellifield Headliners and other fun activities. Please bring along your own drinks. There will be Christmas nibbles available. Tickets £10 from Karen on 01729 851070 or 07756 862086.

The Helisingers Choir is rehearsing for its production of the Pirates of Penzance which will be staged on March 22 and 23 next year. New members to the choir are welcome, and practises are held on Friday mornings and also (from December) Mondays from 9.45 am. Contact Sue Alderson on 01729 554149 for more information.

Wednesday games afternoons are held from 2 till 4 pm. For all who enjoy cards and board games.

Line Dancing will be held tomorrow (24th) from 1 till 3 pm. Contact Jane Gray on 07971 656461 for more information.

The Christmas Lights switch on will be held on Friday, December 1, at 6.30pm and the Institute will be open for refreshments on the evening of the event.



Church news: Despite the very chilly south east wind there was a good turnout for the recent service on Remembrance Sunday at St Oswald's church. The whole service was held outside by the cenotaph and attended by thirty eight adults and two children. There are now just a handful of people left with personal memories of those who died in WW2 but it’s good that all ages continue to gather to remember and thank all who left Ribblesdale never to return - and pray for peace. Thanks to everyone for making and serving refreshments which were enjoyed in church after the service.

A service of holy communion will be held in St. Oswalds church on Sunday at 10.30am.


Church news: St Mary’s Church. On Sunday November 26th we are holding a Service of Light at 5.30pm, led by Hugh Fielden.

Kirkby Malham

Church News: on Sunday, November 26 we will be celebrating the festival of Christ the King at our service of Holy Communion at 10am to which 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.

Carols at the Cove: Saturday, December 2, 2pm to 3.30pm. Come and enjoy some lively brass band playing and carol singing at Malham Cove with Skipton Brass Band, mulled wine and mince pies available, free event with donations for Skipton Brass funds invited.

Long Preston

Used Postage Stamps: These are still being donated to the Hedgehog Charity.

Church News: On Sunday, November 26, the service at St Mary’s will be Morning Prayer with Janet Wood at 11am. The service in the Methodist Church with Rev Tracey Darling also at 11am.

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.

Little Footsteps: There will be no playgroup sessions until December 18 due to holidays. This session will be the Christmas Party.

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. 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 2.45pm - 3.30pm.


Coffee Morning: A coffee morning with craft stalls at the Reading Room. Saturday, December 2. 10.30am - 12.30pm.


Church news: Settle Parish Church. We are gearing up for a busy weekend and looking forward to seeing friends at Settle’s Christmas Lights Switch On this Saturday, November 25, from 12noon ‘til 5pm. Do visit Holy Ascension’s stall and say ‘Hello’. Holy Ascension is the venue for the 40th Anniversary celebrations of Langcliffe Singers in concert with Settle Orchestra on Saturday, November 25, at 7.30pm. Open rehearsal in church on Saturday afternoon, 3pm - 4pm. Refreshments, toddlers play area, 3pm and 4pm. Revd Julie Clarkson leads the service of Holy Communion at 11am on Sunday, November 26 .

Saturday, December 2, “First Saturday Bacon Butties” from 10am ‘til 1pm. Try the new festive option, browse the papers and enjoy music from Sally-Anne and her talented team.

Giggleswick with Settle Mothers’ Union: Join them in church at 12.45pm on Saturday (25th) and then walk with them to the Market Place to gather in silence for one minute at 1.03pm. This action marks the beginning of 16 days of activism against gender-based violence worldwide and is in support of the Nomore1in3 campaign against domestic violence.

Swimming Pool 200 Club: The November draw was made by Richard Hine of B4RN, whilst installing the new superfast internet service for use by customers and staff at the pool. The winners were: £50 John Capstick 58; £30 Val Robinson 93; and £20 Barry Coultherd 22.


Parkinson’s exercise: An exercise class specifically for people living with Parkinson’s and wanting to maintain and improve their strength, fitness, mobility and independence. Delivered by Eat, Move, Be Happy on Monday, November 27, 6pm - 7:30pm in the dance studio at Skipton Academy, Gargrave Road, Skipton. Book online at or by calling Anna Sherin on 07813 703585. £5 per session.

Parkinson's Group Hub: Skipton & District Parkinson’s Support Group Hub Club. A support, information and socialising opportunity for people living with Parkinson’s, their family and friends. Thursday, December 5, 2pm-3:30pm at The Hub, Skipton Town Hall. This will be our Christmas-themed hub club. Hot drinks and biscuits included for only £2 per person. More information 01756 797742, or just come along.

Retired Men's Forum: The next meeting of the Skipton Retired Men’s Forum will be held on Tuesday, November 28 in the Soroptimist Rooms, Otley Street. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be available from 10am and at 10:30am, Roger Henderson will give a presentation on “Seville – Andalucia’s Golden City”.

Church news: Holy Trinity Church: Sunday, November 26, 9.45am Family Communion with HT Children’s Club; Wednesday, November 29, 10.45am Holy Communion (BCP); 12noon Midday Prayer.

Advent and Christmas Services: For details please see the poster on the noticeboard or visit the events page on our website:

Christ Church. Services - Sunday at 9.30am - Eucharist. Wednesday at 9.30am – Eucharist.