Quaker Services: Quakers in Airton have regular quiet meetings for worship every Sunday at 2pm in the ancient Quaker Meeting House by the Green in Airton, on Calton Lane. Worship lasts for an hour. All are welcome to this the earliest place of non-conformist worship dating from the 1600s. 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. There is also bunk barn accommodation for up to 12 people, and meeting space may be hired. For more information, please email or phone 01729 900018.


Church news: Sunday, January 28, 9.30am, Austwick Holy Communion; 11am Clapham Holy Communion and Afternoon Prayer Keasden 2pm.

Events and meetings: Austwick Parish Newsletter – January to April edition is posted on the village website Austwick Quiz Night, Friday, January 26, 7.30pm, in the Parish Hall. Tickets on sale at Cross Leigh Store £4.50 or at the door £5. Bring your own drinks, but soft drinks will be serviced during the interval. Teams of maximum four – bring your friends and meet new ones.

Burns Supper and Ceilidh Parish hall: Saturday, January 27, 7pm for 7.30pm start. Details on the village website

Bolton Abbey

Rector’s message: This Sunday we hear the well-known parable about the labourers in the vineyard – a parable which speaks to us on many levels. On one level, it speaks to us about justice in the workplace. We learn that the from the parable that the labourers were part of the ‘gig economy’ in biblical times. These were labourers who did not have a contract of employment but simply took on temporary and part time which was poorly paid and offering no security. The remarkable thing is that we still have such workers today. But the parable also works on another level reminding us that in God’s heavenly kingdom, “the first will be last and last first”. Whatever our social order is in this world, it is more than likely to be upended in the next. Something we should all bear in mind when we employ our fellow men and women today.

The Phoenix Singers: Will next be singing in the Priory Church on Wednesday, January 31, from 10.45am to 12.45pm. Do come along and stay as long as you wish, there is no charge.

Liquid Family Service: The next Priory Family Service will be on Sunday, February 4, at 9.15am. This is a fun service for all the family with songs, activities and refreshments. Parking in the main Bolton Abbey Car Park free of charge.


Bradley Gardening Club: Next meeting will be held at Bradley Village Hall at 7pm on Thursday, February 1. We will welcome Michael Myers, a horticultural lecturer who has immersed himself in the world of plants and garden design all his life. Appropriately for the time of year, Michael will speak on the topic of snowdrops. Everybody welcome. Members £2, non-members £4 which includes refreshments. Raffle tickets £1.

Coniston Cold and Bell Busk

St Peter’s Church Coniston Cold: On Sunday, January 28, there is a service of BCP Communion at 9.30am to which all are welcome. St Peter’s 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 Rev Andrew Steer on Draughton St Augustine: Sunday, January 28, 9.30am Morning Prayer.


All Saints’ Church: On Friday, January 26, we will be holding our weekly prayers for the Community in the lounge at New Road Community Centre between 10am and 10.30am. Everyone welcome. On Saturday, January 27, Messy Church will be in the Church Hall at All Saints’ between 10.30am and noon. Accompanied children of all ages welcome, with activities, music and refreshments. On Sunday, January 28, there is no service at All Saints’. We will be joining with other churches of Earby for a United Service at St Peter’s Methodist Church at 10.30am. Everyone welcome.

Earby and District History Society: In conjunction with Earby Library, the society is inviting members of the public to a family history drop-in session. Its an introduction on how to discover your family history using the libraries online resources. People will be on hand to guide you through. This will take place at Earby Library, from 10am to 1pm, Saturday, February 3.

Earby Tinnitus Support Group: Meeting is on Tuesday, January 30, in the Lounge at Earby Community Centre. Details: email

Farnhill and Kildwick

Farnhill Parish Council: The next meeting of the parish council will be held in the Institute tonight (Thursday, January 25), 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.

St Andrew’s Church: There will be a service of Holy Communion using the Book of Common Prayer at St Andrew’s on Sunday (28th) starting at 9am, and Holy Communion service starting at 11am. There will also be a mid-week Holy Communion service starting at 9.30am on Wednesday (31st). 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 at the Institute: Pilates classes for both beginners and improvers will take place at Farnhill Institute on Monday (29th) – with classes at 5pm, 6.15pm and 7.30pm. Numbers are limited, so please contact or phone 07549 199670 for details and enrolment.

2024 calendar now on sale: 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.


Gargrave Cinema Club: A Man Called Otto will be played in the village hall on Friday evening. This comedy drama follows the story of a grumpy widower who is very set in his ways. When a lively young family moves in next door, he finds an unexpected friendship that will turn his world upside-down. The starring roles are taken by Tom Hanks, Mariana Trevino and Rachel Keller. The customary cafe-style seating will be in place, so please bring you own refreshments. Gargrave Village Hall doors open at 7pm with the film starting at 7.30pm. Tickets are £5 at the door with accompanied under 16s free. All proceeds including monies raised from the raffle will be in aid of community library funds.

Event: The first Flea Market and Craft Fair of the new year will be held on Sunday in the village hall. Broadway Fairs will be hosting the event. There will be collectables, vintage, gifts, books, bric-a-brac, jigsaws and crafts for sale. The fair will open at 9.30am and close at 3.30pm. Light refreshments available until 3pm. 50p admission. For further enquiries on 01757 229805.


Richard Whiteley Theatre: Giggleswick School and Settle College: A Midsummer Night’s Dream ( February 7 and 8). Join emerging performers from both Giggleswick School and Settle in this new reduced adaptation of William Shakespeare’s most famous comedy of romance and dreams. Tickets from


Glusburn Institute Community and Arts Centre: Saturday, February 10 to Saturday, February 17 – Glusburn Youth Theatre present their annual pantomime, Aladdin. Tickets on sale now. Glusburn Luncheon Club runs every Wednesday at noon, in the Baths Hall. It is just £6 for a hot, two-course meal served in a sociable setting. Anyone of pensionable age is welcome. Please call Pauline Kennedy on 07436 113748 to book in. Sing Out! South Craven mixed community choir meets on Wednesday evenings, 7.30pm-9pm in the Main Hall. Formed in September ‘23, the choir has got off to a very strong start, but we do currently have vacancies for just a few more members. If you’d like to give it a try, please come along on Wednesday. You can contact the centre office for more information. Call in to the centre to find out about events and activities and to book tickets, or visit our website, or call 01535 630 223. Regular office opening hours are Monday to Wednesday, 9.30am-2pm, Thursday to Friday, 9.30am-noon.


Church news: A service of Holy Communion for Candlemas will be held in St Oswald’s Church on Sunday at 10.30am. Candles will be lit after the communion and will be held during the closing prayers.


Wesley centre: There is a drop-in lunch today from noon. A Warm Space with complimentary soup and sandwich lunch at the centre will be served throughout January and February from noon till 1.30pm. Family Café Church is held from 2pm on Sunday. Welcome Mat meets on Monday from 2.30pm. Kettlebells is held on Wednesdays from 6pm to 8.30pm. Community Party is held on Fridays from 2pm to 3pm.

Helisingers: The choir meets for practises on Mondays from 2pm to 4pm and Fridays from 9.45am to 11.30am. Contact Sue Alderson on 01729 554149 for details about joining the choir.

Music jamming: There will be a Music Jamming Session in the Black Horse, tomorrow night, from 8pm. All welcome to join in.

Coffee morning: There will be an Institute Coffee Morning this Saturday with raffle from 10am to noon. All welcome.

Black Horse: There will be a social chat session in the Black Horse on Tuesday next from 3pm to 4.30pm. Tea and coffee available. The chess group meets on Wednesdays from 7pm.

Hellifield House: Quizgo will be held on Wednesday, January 31, from 8.15pm. Slimming World is held on Mondays at 7 pm. Contact Daiva on 07591 067861 for details.

Clinic: There will be an earwax removal clinic at the Institute on Saturday morning in the Yorke Room from 10am to 2 pm. For appointments and enquiries, contact Paul on 07954 173473.

Line dancing: Contact Jane on 07971 656461 for details of line dancing sessions which are held on Fridays from 1pm to 3pm in the Institute.

Games: Card and board game sessions are held in the Institute on Wednesdays from 1pm to 4 pm. All welcome.

Messy monkeys:Messy Monkeys children’s activity group is held on Wednesday mornings in the Institute from 10.30am Contact Amanda Belt on 07398 284126.

Institute event: Local group Time Banditz are playing at the Institute for a Valentine’s event on February 10. The event is a BYO evening with pie and peas. Admission is £12 and tickets are available from Karen on 01729 851070. Music from the 70s/80s. Pop, rock and soul. Period dress welcome. Doors open at 7pm.


St Mary’s Church: On Sunday, January 28, there is no service at St Mary’s. Instead we are joining with all the churches of Earby in a United Service at St Peter’s Methodist Church at 10.30am. Everyone welcome.

Kirkby Malham

Church news: On Sunday, January 28 (Candlemas) we have a service of Holy Communion at 10am led by Revd Heinz Toller to which everyone is welcome. St Michael’s is open from 9am to dusk every day of the year, and facilities for visitors to make themselves a hot drink and information about the interesting history of our 15th century church are available. Looking ahead, on Sunday, February 4, we have two services: 8.30am BCP Communion and 10am Family Service. On Ash Wednesday (February 14) we have a service of Holy Communion with ‘Ashing’ at 7pm. We welcome enquiries about weddings, baptisms (christenings), and funerals. For more information please see our website or send an email to Rev Sue on Long Preston Bacon Butty Morning: The Church Mowers are holding a bacon butty morning on Saturday, February 3, in the village hall from 10am. Everyone is welcome.

Used Postage Stamps: Used postage stamps are still being donated to the local hedgehog charity. They can also be dropped off at the Methodist Church on a Sunday or Friday morning, or anytime at 3 Ribblesdale Estate.

Church news: On Sunday, January 28, the service at St Mary’s will be Morning Prayer with Rev James Rodley at 11am. The service in the Methodist Church will be with Bill Murfitt also at 11am. Everyone is welcome.

Little Footsteps will start again on Monday, January 22, in the Methodist Church. Come along and play, chat and snack at this free group.

Health and wellbeing starts again in the Methodist Church on Monday, January 2,2 at 1pm. Come and have a two-course meal followed by coffee and cake and a chat with a nurse.

Strong and Steady (gentle exercises) continues from 1.30pm to 2.30pm in the Methodist Chapel. This is followed by coffee and chocolate biscuits. Only £4 a session. Everyone welcome. Free transport availability. Craft Club continues every Friday from 10.30am to noon in the Methodist Chapel. The group are wanting volunteers to knit or crochet poppies to add to the existing displays that will be used around the village to commemorate the 80th anniversary of D-Day in June. Patterns will be available in the February village magazine.


Craven Conservation Group: Presents on February 15 – Professor Carly Stevens, from Lancaster University, the vegetation of limestone pavements and what is needed to conserve them; 7.30pm at St John’s Methodist Church.

Settle Parish Church: The recent extreme weather has been challenging. Unfortunately last Thursday’s session of Stepping Stones was cancelled as the icy conditions made pavements treacherous. Hopefully families with children from 0 to four will be able to meet up again today, Thursday January 25, from 10am to 11.30am. Storm Isha delivered lashing wind and rain last Sunday afternoon but brave folk from Settle and District Churches Together battled the elements and came along to our Café Church which incorporated the Unity Service for the 2024 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. They were rewarded with hot drinks, cake and lively worship. Revd Julie Clarkson leads the service of Holy Communion on Sunday, January 28, at 11am and as usual all are invited to join us. A reminder to call in for our regular first Saturday of the month ‘Bacon Butties Fest’ on Saturday, February 3. Do pop in for a cuppa, a butty and chat. As usual we’ll have the papers for you to browse as you enjoy your tasty treat.


Holy Trinity Church: Sunday, January 28: 9.45am Family Communion with HT Children’s Club; Wednesday January 31 – 10.45am Holy Communion (BCP); noon Midday Prayer; Morning and Evening prayer daily at 8.30am and 5pm. Holy Trinity Children’s Club – The children’s club programme is displayed on our website. We welcome new families to come along to join in. Visit our website, facebook page or contact the office for more information. Sunday, January 28 – Sacred Space Sudan Link: Prayer, Conversation and Food. A special service and talk with Canon Anne Russell the Diocese Sudan link coordinator to be held in the Café at 4pm followed by soup and roll. Learn more about one of our church charities. Ash Wednesday Services – February 14. There will two services of Holy Communion on Ash Wednesday at 10.45am and 7pm. All welcome. Lent Course starts February 21 at 7pm in the cafe. This year’s resources have been inspired and informed by the 2024 Archbishop of Canterbury’s Lent book, Tarry Awhile: Wisdom from Black Spirituality for people of faith by Selina Stone. Watch and Pray invites us to seek God in both familiar and unfamiliar places this Lent: in darkness and in quiet; in movement and migration; in the healing and transforming work of the Spirit; in the weeping of Holy Week and in the joy of Easter morning.

Skipton Retired Men’s Forum: Meeting on Tuesday, January 30, in the Soroptimist Rooms on Otley Street. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be available from 10am and at 10.30am Tim Forman will give a presentation on “My wife and Other Stories”. Members and visitors welcome.