Church News: Sunday, June 9, at 9.30am Holy Communion at Austwick and 11am at Keasden Sunday, June 9, Tea & Cakes in Austwick Church, 2pm-4pm.

Austwick WI: Rowena Lee is speaking about life in service in 21st century on June 13, 7.30pm, at Austwick Parish Hall.

Austwick Parish Newsletter: May-August 2024 has now been published on the village website and circulated to residents. Info for the next edition should be submitted by August 15.

Barnoldswick and Bracewell

Church news: Thursday, June, 6, Midweek service of the word with prayers of remembrance with Service of the Word. 10.30am, Holy Trinity, Barnoldswick. Friday, June 7, 10.30am-11.45am, Holy Trinity, Bible Discussion Group. Sunday, June 9, 9.30am, Holy Communion at Holy Trinity Church. 11.30am Holy Communion Service, St Michael’s, Bracewell. 11.30am Morning Prayer, Ghyll Church, Barnoldswick. Thank you to all who attended the annual dog show. Holy Trinity Parish Church Ukrainian chamber choir Svitoch, on Sunday, June 7, at 3pm. Tickets are available for £10 at the door, which opens at 2.15pm, price includes refreshments. Svitoch is composed of conservatoire trained singers and seasoned singers, some of who have toured Europe and America, singing in places such as Carnegie Hall. More recently, the choir has appeared in cathedrals and venues across Britain. The choir has helped raise over £300,000 for various UK and Ukrainian charities. The choir is conducted by Inna Ruzheva.

Bolton Abbey

Celebration of English Music: A Concert at the Priory Church Bolton Abbey on Friday, June 7, is in aid of Marie Curie. Tickets are available, at the door, at £15 each and include an interval drink.

Rector’s message: This is the second Sunday after Trinity. After proclaiming Father, Son and Holy Ghost on Trinity Sunday we are reminded today that God has prepared great riches for us in his Kingdom. All we need to do is respond to His invitation. However, as we all know from Church attendance and our own life of prayer, these things can so easily fall away. We often find excuses not to attend Church and neglect our inner life. The message for us all this Sunday is that if we fail to respond to His invitation then we do so at our peril. The banquet awaits. All we have to do is attend. The Church Office is open on Mondays and Fridays until 3 pm and Wednesdays until 12 pm.

Bradleys Both

Open Gardens: Bradleys Both will welcome visitors to an Open Garden event on Saturday, June 29, noon-5pm, when residents will share their beautiful gardens. Other lovely places to visit include the garden at Bradleys Both County Primary School, Bradley Community Garden and Sweet Croft Orchard. Bradley In Bloom will hold a display of ongoing environmental work and events at Bradley Village Hall. Refreshments will be at Bradley Methodist Church and ice creams on sale at the canal side picnic area. Gardens are an easy walk from Bradley Village Hall, where admission maps will be for sale: £5 adults, free for accompanied children under 16. Admission maps also available in advance from Bradley Village Store. There will be a free trail for children with prizes. Proceeds to Bradley In Bloom’s ongoing work and Bradley Methodist Church Accessibility Fund.

Bradley Methodist Church: Saturday, June 8, D -Day 80th Anniversary cream teas, 2pm-4pm, £5 proceeds for the Church Accessibility project. Sunday, June 9, service 10.30am Sunday school runs alongside, children are welcome to come into the schoolroom prior to the service from 10.15am. Thursday, June 13, 9am-10am Bradley Belles gentle exercise group, 10am-noon, Purple Butterfly craft group.


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.


Refugee Week - June 17 to 23: Throughout the week there will be displays in libraries in Bentham, Ingleton, Settle and Skipton, and in Skipton Town Hall. Settle - Limestone Books display; Glusburn Institute Community and Arts Centre display of artwork by children from Glusburn community primary school; June 12-28 Skipton Library display by Craven District of Sanctuary. Publication of annual Fact Sheet by Upper Wharfedale Refugee Support group with Craven District of Sanctuary. Copies online, request hard copies from Saturday, June 15, information stall outside Skipton library 10-12 Skipton Refugee Support group; Tuesday, June 18, a refugee tent in Bentham High Street, donations for Care4Calais plus signatures invited to a letter for election candidates about Safe Passage Bentham Area Refugee Support group. Tuesday, June 18, Asylum Seekers in Greece, an online presentation at 7.30pm, Skipton Refugee Support group (for Zoom link email Thursday, June 20 ‘Share a Cake’: a simple act. Settle Victoria Hall Gardens 2pm-4pm Settle Area Refugee Support group; Thursday, June 20, social evening 7pm-9 pm at Skipton Library Skipton Refugee Support group; Saturday, June 22, 2pm-4pm poetry reading event with readings around this year’s theme of ‘Our Home’ Settle Area Refugee Support group. Information about this year’s theme: ‘Our home’

Farnhill and Kildwick 

St Andrew’s Church: There will be a service of Holy Communion starting at 10am on Sunday (9). There will also be a mid-week Holy Communion service starting at 9.30am on Wednesday (12). St Andrew’s is open to visitors on most days, when the building is not in use, from about 10am until about 2pm. St Andrew’s church car park – St Andrew’s car park will be closed for the first 2-3 weeks of July and for the last two weeks of August. Please ensure that your car is not in the car park from 6am on July 1 or it may be blocked-in until the middle of July.

Knit & Natter: Group will meet on Tuesday (11), 1.30pm-3.30pm 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.


Book Fair: In the village hall on Saturday, 10am-4pm. Books for sale on every subject, from general paperback and hardback titles through to specialist books and rare and antiquarian volumes. An author will also be publicising and signing her new book. The majority of sellers can only accept cash please. Light refreshments and all day breakfasts, again only cash payment. Admission 50p. Enquiries 01524 752968 or 07989 585564.

St Andrew’s Church: Services June 9 8am Matins; 11am Sung Eucharist.

Upcoming events: June 6 D-Day celebration 6pm-8pm. Fish and chips with hot drinks and puds. Bring your own bottle. Fancy dress optional with prize for best adult and child. Singalong and entertainment. £10 adult/£6 child prebooking essential (pay on door). or leave a message with number of bookings and name on 01756 748538.

Open Gardens: Saturday, June 22, and Sunday, June 23. For updates visit Advance tickets, at £6, are on sale from June 3 at Twin Locks Garden Centre or at Tickets bought on the day will cost £8.


St Alkelda’s Church: Starting today (Thursday) there’s a full week of events for fellowship and worship. This evening Holy Ascension, Settle, will be open from 7.30pm for hot drinks and people to bring their fish and chip supper before the D-Day tribute at the War Memorial at 9pm. On Saturday the Upsy Daisy Day Cafe is Open, 11am-3pm, for morning coffee, brunch, lunch and afternoon tea. Sunday services are Holy Communion (BCP) at 8am and Morning Worship at 9.30am.

Giggleswick with Settle Mothers’ Union meets at Limestone View, on Wednesday, June 12, at 2pm.


Glusburn Institute Community & Arts Centre: Friday, June 7, Film screening, One Life (12A). Doors and bar 7pm, film starts 7.30pm, tickets £6. Saturday, June 8: Sing Out! South Craven. Inaugural concert of our talented community choir. A wonderful evening of music, showcasing a mix of favourite and well-known songs ranging from jazz and musical theatre through to pop classics. Doors and bar 7pm, show starts 7.30pm, tickets £7. Call in to the centre to find out about events and activities and to book tickets, or visit our website, or call 01535 630223. Regular office opening hours: Monday - Wednesday 9.30am-2pm, Thursday - Friday 9.30am-12noon.


Hub: Rylstone WI Coffee Morning Church House, Saturday, June 8, 9.30am-noon.

Grassington Hub Community Cinema presents – One Life, ONE LIFE tells the true story of Sir Nicholas ‘Nicky’ Winton, a young London broker who, in the months leading up to World War II, rescued 669 predominantly Jewish children from the Nazis. Fifty years later, it’s 1988 and Nicky lives haunted by the fate of the children he wasn’t able to bring to safety in England; always blaming himself for not doing more. It’s not until a live BBC television show, ‘That’s Life’, surprises him by introducing him to some surviving children – now adults – that he finally begins to come to terms with the guilt and grief he had carried for five decades. Anthony Hopkins, Helena Bonham Carter. Saturday, June 8, doors open 7pm, film starts 7.30pm. The Octagon, Grassington. Tickets £5 are available from Grassington Hub, or at the door.

Grassington In Bloom: Open Gardens, Sunday, June 9, noon-5pm. Maps can be obtained at Church House on the day – entrance £4. Refreshments also available.

Linden Archives: Pride in the Dales event. Join us for a talk from photographer Stuart Linden Rhodes about his experience photographing the northern gay scene in the 90s. Friday, June 21, The Octagon, tickets £5 from the Hub or

St Peter’s Church Hebden: Organ Recital with Robert Sharpe Director of Music at York Minster, on Saturday, June 22, at 2.30pm (lasting approximately 80 minutes). Tickets £8 from The Hub, Grassington, or 01756 752222 or at the door Pride in the Dales: Held in the heart of Grassington, Pride in the Dales, is a fun-filled day of parades, live performances and activities that are suitable for all ages. Saturday, June 29, Grassington. for more information.

Grassington Hub Community Cinema presents – What Happens Later? Two ex lovers, Bill (David Duchovny) and Willa (Meg Ryan) get snowed in at a regional airport overnight. Indefinitely delayed, Willa, a magical thinker, and Bill, a catastrophic one, find themselves just as attracted to and annoyed by one another as they did decades earlier. But as they unpack the riddle of their mutual past and compare their lives to the dreams they once shared, they begin to wonder if their reunion is mere coincidence, or something more enchanted. Saturday, July 6, Doors open 7pm, film starts 7.30pm. The Octagon, Grassington. Tickets £5 are available from Grassington Hub,, or on the door.

Grassington Hub Community Cinema presents – WONKA. Based on the extraordinary character at the centre of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the jewel in the Roald Dahl crown and one of the best‐selling children’s books of all time, “Wonka” tells the wondrous story of how the world’s greatest inventor, magician and chocolate‐maker became the beloved Willy Wonka we know today. This irresistibly vivid and inventive big screen spectacle will introduce audiences to a young Willy Wonka, chock‐full of ideas and determined to change the world one delectable bite at a time—proving that the best things in life begin with a dream, and if you’re lucky enough to meet Willy Wonka, anything is possible. Saturday, August 3, doors open 6pm, film starts 6.30pm. The Octagon Grassington. Tickets £5 are available from Grassington Hub, or on the door.

Daytime Activities – Monday, 2pm-4pm, Knit n Natter. Thursday, 1.30pm-3.30pm, Family History. At Grassington Hub. Drop in, no need to book. Events are free. Call The Hub on 01756 752222 for more information.


Police drop-in surgery: There will be a police surgery drop-in session today, from 10am-noon, in the Institute. Representatives from the North Yorkshire Police will be attending to answer any questions and discuss any matters relating to local policing issues.

Line dancing: In the Institute on Fridays, 1pm-3pm, in the Institute. Contact Jane on 07971 656461.

Craft group: Meet today in the Institute, 1pm-4pm.

Coffee morning: This Saturday’s coffee morning will be a fundraiser for the Church. From 10am.

Games session: Held in the Institute on Wednesdays in the Institute. Card and board games fun, 2pm-4pm.

Creative textiles: The creative textiles group, 9.30am-12.30pm, on Wednesday, June 12, in the Institute.

Beer festival: Hellifield Beer Festival will be held in the Institute on Friday, June 14, and Saturday, June 15. Open noon and 11pm both days. Entrance is £7 which includes programme, commemorative glass and your first two drink tokens. Cash and card payments are accepted for further drinks purchases. Food is available and all funds raised will be donated to local charities.

Wesley Centre: Drop-In lunch today from noon. The Community Pantry is open tomorrow, 2pm-3pm. Lego Church is from 10.30am on Sunday and the Sunday service is from 2pm. Strong and Steady Class is from 3.30pm on Monday, June 10. Kettlebells exercise class is held on Wednesdays, 6pm-8.30pm. The Wellbeing Café is open on Wednesday, June 12, 10.30am.

Messy Monkeys: Exercise class is held on Wednesdays in the Institute in term time from 10.30am. Contact Amanda Belt on 07398 284126 for details.

Hellifield House: House Bingo is held this Sunday from 6.30pm Slimming World is held on Mondays, 7pm-9pm.

Helisingers: The Helisingers Choir meet on Fridays in the Institute from 9.45am for practises. Contact Sue Alderson on 01729 554149.


D-Day: Today (Thursday) is the 80th anniversary of D-Day when church bells will be ringing out for peace. They bells at St Oswald’s church will ring at approximately 7pm and a beacon will be lit on the summit of Ingleborough.

There is no church service scheduled at St Oswald’s church on Sunday but in the afternoon from 2pm the church members will be serving refreshments (and selling jams) at Langcliffe institute to raise funds for St Oswald’s.

Long Preston

D-Day Celebrations: On June 6 Long Preston village will commemorate the 80th anniversary of D-Day with an act of remembrance at the memorial on Maypole Green, followed by a service at the Methodist chapel. Other events include a presentation by the Heritage Group and a lunch including cake and coffee in the village hall. St Mary’s Church bells will be rung at 6.30pm followed by the lighting of a Lamp of Peace and beacon at ‘The Edge’ at 9.15pm. There will also be a special 80th anniversary afternoon lunch in the village hall from 12.15pm with music from the era too. Usual raffle and any extra donations of prizes will be gratefully received.

Church News: Services at St Mary’s on Sunday, June 9, will be Morning Prayer with Rev James Ridley starting at 11am. The service at the Methodist Church will be with Rev Andrew Webb at 10.30am. Little Footsteps playgroup will be meeting again every Monday. We look forward to seeing you all from 10am-11.30am. Remember this is a free activity with refreshments provided. Strong and Steady (gentle exercises) continues at 1.30pm-2.30pm in the Methodist Church. This is followed by coffee and chocolate biscuits. Only £4 a session. Free transport provided by Age UK available door to door. Craft Therapy group meet in the Methodist Church every Friday, 10.30am-noon. Bring along the project you are working on and have a chat and a brew.

Over 70 Fashion Event: There will be a fashion event on Wednesday, June 26, in the village hall from 7.30pm. Tickets are £6 and includes a glass of wine/ no alcohol wine. Tickets are available from Long Preston Post Office.


Holy Trinity Church, Rathmell with Wigglesworth: Services - Family Worship, Sunday June 9 at 9.30am; Holy Communion, Sunday, June 23, at 9.30am; Songs of Praise, Sunday June 30 at 3pm.

Events: Summer barbecue on Sunday, June 16, at Raker Barn View, Wigglesworth, Gardens open from noon, barbecue from 1pm. Entertainment by Dales Voices choir. Adults £12.50, Children £5. For tickets Christine Booth 07711 265839. Proceeds to be split between Holy Trinity Church and Wigglesworth Community Hall.

Coffee morning: Saturday, June 22 , 10am-noon, at Rathmell Reading Room in aid of Holy Trinity Church.


Settle Parish Church: Last Saturday’s ‘Bacon Butties’ morning was a sell-out thanks to our “regulars” and visitors to Settle. There’s another chance to support the work of the church on Sunday, June 16, when we host the popular Langcliffe Teas, 1.30pm- 4.30pm. Also weather permitting, you can share some motoring memories with Jim beside his shiny, classic roadster. Offers of cakes or help on the day would be most welcome. Copies of Sarah Lister’s books on the Settle Graveyard Project will be on sale together with Mothers’ Union greeting cards and also do have a go on the ever popular Tombola. This evening, Thursday June 6, the 80th Anniversary of the D-Day Landings and also National Fish and Chips Day, you are invited to eat your fish & chip supper in church prior to a short Service of Remembrance at Settle’s War Memorial led by Rev Julie Clarkson. Church will be open from 7.30pm. Hot drinks will be available with your donations welcome in support of Dementia Forward, the PCC’s chosen charity this quarter of the year. The short service at the memorial begins at 9pm followed by lighting of the beacon at 9.15pm. You are invited to join Rev Julie, other church leaders and local councillors to take part in this national day of commemoration. Rev Julie Clarkson leads the service of Holy Communion at 11am on Sunday, June 9.

Christian Aid: The endeavours of volunteers and supporters were rewarded by a donations total of £3,778.13 (including Gift Aid). This year, the focus is on supporting local families in Burundi to work together to build a more sustainable future for their families. The money was raised by local events, including a coffee evening, afternoon tea, big brekkie, plant sale and street collections. also, volunteers delivered donation envelopes to nearly every home in Settle, Giggleswick, Langcliffe and Stainforth. These were returned to collecting bins, placed in the Co-op and Lambert’s News. we thank them for their kind co-operation.Thanks, too, to the generosity of our local community.


Silsden Town Hall: Indoor Garden Party/Afternoon Tea on Saturday, June 15, to raise funds for The Gambian Schools Trust charity. The charity began in 2001 and has since built nursery schools, primary schools, libraries and hand pump wells in rural parts of The Gambia as well as supporting secondary schools there. It is run by volunteers. The Indoor Garden Party is the first of its kind and will start at noon until 5pm. Free entry at (for catering purposes) then a donation on the day would be much appreciated with sandwiches, cakes and drinks available plus the bar will be open. There will be lots of tombola prizes to be won and a very generously donated raffle, plus information all about the charity by some of the trustees and how you can get involved or even visit The Gambia to see their wonderful work, all done by volunteers.


Parkinson’s Physical Activity & Exercise Class: An exercise class 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, June 10, 6pm -7.30pm, in the Dance Studio at Skipton Academy. Book online at or Anna Sherin on 07813 703585. £5 per session.

Christ Church: Sunday at 9.30am – Eucharist; Wednesday at 9.30am – Eucharist.

Raikes Road Burial Ground – Open day on Saturday, June 15. Friends of Raikes Road Burial Ground would be delighted to see you at the open day which will take place from 11am - 3pm. A guided tour will take place at 11.30am by Jean Robinson. Burial Records will also be available to view if you are researching family history.

Stout footwear recommended. Free event, but donations welcome to help our efforts in maintaining the burial ground. If anyone would like to join our team, they will be very welcome or any good person with a heavy duty motor mower to give the grass a good initial trim would be very so much appreciated. Our working parties are held on Mondays 10am to 3pm. Bring your own packed lunch, weather permitting. A guided tour will take place at 11.30am by Jean Robinson.

Upper Wharfedale Church services: Sunday, June 16: 9.30am St Wilfrid’s, Burnsall (Family Service). 11am St Michael’s, Linton (Holy Communion with Blessing and Dedication of the new toilet and kitchen facilities by the Rt Rev Anna Eltringham, Bishop of Ripon. Followed by light refreshments). 6pm St John’s, Appletreewick (Book of Common Prayer Holy Communion). Wednesday, June 19, 10am Church House, Grassington (Holy Communion). 6pm Fountaine’s Chapel, Linton (Candlelit music and reflection service).