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 Calton Lane. Worship lasts for an hour. All are welcome. Refreshments in the Barn follow each meeting. Drop-in art and craft session on July 25,10am to 2pm, everyone is welcome, whatever their level of creative ability, to come and learn, create, connect with others, and try out something new. 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, email or call 01729 900018.


Church news: Sunday, July 14, 9.30am, Holy Communion at Austwick; 11am at Keasden. Events and meetings – Friday July 12, Summer Fun Evening, in aid of Austwick School, 6pm-9pm. Full details can be found on the village website.

Exhibition of photographs will be in our church in Austwick until Wednesday, July 30. Please come along and see it. It will be open every day, 2pm-4.30pm. There may even be a cuppa. It is a free exhibition but donations will be accepted which will go to the Clapham Cave Rescue and the Yorkshire Air Ambulance equally.

Austwick Village Show: Date for your diary - Saturday, August 3, 2pm-4pm. Information to follow Local Rotarians: If you are or you know of a local cause that would like to apply for some funding please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us here at The Rotary Club of Settle. We stipulate that the application is for a local cause and we will of course consider them all. We can’t 100 per cent guarantee that you will be successful however, please do email your request (giving as much detail about your organisation as you can and also about how you would use the donation if successful) to our secretary for Austwick Parish Newsletter: May-August 2024 has now been published on the village website and circulated to residents. Please note information for the next edition should be submitted by August 15.


Church news: Sunday, July 14, Holy Trinity Parish Church Holy Communion 9.30am. St Mary Le Ghyll Morning Prayer 11.30am. St Michael’s Bracewell 11.30am. Coach House at Ghyll Church open for tea, coffee, and cakes, Saturday and Sunday, 10.30am-3.30pm.

Bolton Abbey

Rector’s Message: On this seventh Sunday after Trinity our Bible readings remind us about God providing for others. First, we hear first of Elijah being fed by a widow and then Jesus feeding the four thousand. The widow had little food to go around yet all she required was provided for by God’s grace. Similarly with the feeding of the four thousand where seven loaves and few small fishes manage to feed everyone. The readings remind us that God can and will provide for us, in so many ways. His bounties abound and his providence increases our wealth, both in people and resources. As the feeding of the four thousand reminds us, there is more than enough to go around. No one should go hungry because of our selfishness and greed.

Church office: Open on Mondays and Fridays until 3pm and Wednesdays until noon. Wedding couples, please always give your wedding date when contacting the office.

Bradleys Both

WI: Monday, July 15. We are delighted to invite you to the Bradleys Both WI 2024 Olympic Games. Come along and join in with fun activities and enjoy French-themed sweet and savoury refreshments, plus a little French wine too. Guests and visitors are very welcome – we’d love to meet you. Bradleys Both WI meet every third Monday of the month in the village hall. Doors open from 7pm. Meetings start at 7.30pm. £4 for non-members, including refreshments. We’re a very friendly bunch at BBWI.

Events: Thursday, 9am-10am, gentle exercise, Thursday, 10am-noon, crafts, Knit and natter, in the schoolroom. Saturday, July 13, at 2.30pm.

Melody and Mirth: A concert given by The Wesley Singers. Adults £10, over 5s £5. Families £20. Tickets available at the Village Shop or at the door. All at Bradley Methodist Church.


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

St Peter’s Church Coniston Cold: On Sunday, July 14, we have a service of BCP Holy Communion with hymns at 9.30am led by Rev Andrew Steer 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

Farnhill and Kildwick

St Andrew’s closure: St Andrew’s church and the car park are closed to allow essential maintenance work to be carried out. The church will reopen in the second week of September.

Pilates classes at the Institute: Pilates classes for both beginners and Improvers will take place at Farnhill Institute on Monday (15) – with classes at 5pm, 6.15pm and 7.30pm. Numbers are limited, so please contact or ring 07549 199670 for details and enrolment.


Open gardens: Many thanks to those green-fingered residents who opened their gardens on Sunday, July 7, and to all those who purchased tickets for the event. In total, 17 gardens were open, and refreshments and a plant stall were also provided.

Village fete: The annual village fete takes place at Kirk Lane Fields on Saturday, July 13, noon-7pm: admission £2 adults, children free. There is a fantastic line-up of musical acts and many competitions, including an egg-throwing competition, tug-of-war and children’s races. Refreshments are also available during the day. The event also incorporates the New Embsay Fell Race at 4pm, with entry on the day (£4 FRA members and £5 others). The race is for adults only and is graded AS (2.5 miles and 640ft). Please note that parking in the area is extremely limited and there is no parking at the field. There is some street parking around the village but please park considerately.

Community library: The library at the Village Institute is open Thursdays, 2pm-6pm, Fridays, 2pm-5pm and Saturdays, 10am-12.30pm.


Picnic supper dance: Will be held on Friday evening in the village hall. The live music for the modern sequence dancing will be provided by Brian Griffin who makes the long journey from north of the border. Please bring along your own picnic supper. Tea and coffee will be provided in the interval. Admission is £6 per person on the door, cash only please. A raffle will aid funds for the village hall. The music commences at 7.30pm until 11pm.

Reading challenge: School holidays are coming up and North Yorkshire Council’s Summer reading challenge for children aged four to 16 years is to encourage them to read six books over the holiday period. This year the theme is Marvellous Makers. To launch this year’s scheme the library has invited some members of the local arts and crafts community,together with the Gargrave Guides, to come along to the village hall on Saturday to demonstrate their crafting skills to the children. There will be some free workshops to take part in and spaces may be limited so please contact the library for more details or call in at the library on Friday afternoon to find out more. There will also be the opportunity on Saturday to sign up for the summer reading challenge, to compliment the challenge the library wishes to encourage imagination in written work and prizes will be awarded to children who complete the challenge and produce a piece of written work. Pre school pupils will be able to produce a picture story. The event will also incorporate a regular coffee morning organised jointly between members of Gargrave Village Hall Management Committee and Gargrave Library. There will be bacon sandwiches, toasted teacakes and homemade cakes on the menu. The event opens at 9.30am until 12.30pm.

St Andrew’s Church: Services Sunday, July 14: 8am Matins; 11am Sung Eucharist. Everyone is very welcome to either of our services or if you prefer, join us for coffee and a chat or prayer at 12. The church is open every day during daylight hours and there is a cafe with home-made scones from 10.30am-noon, every Monday. Upcoming Events at St Andrew’s: Alpha Café- a lighter, more relaxed way to learn about the Christian faith. Coffee, cake, a film and a chat. Started on Tuesday, July 9, at 7.30pm in church for eight weeks you can still join in for the next couple of weeks. Email to put your name down or to learn more. Saturday, July 20, Praise – a time of relaxed praise and worship 6.45pm-8pm. Everyone welcome.


Grassington in Bloom: Judging day for the Yorkshire in Bloom competition is today. The judges will be walking around the village taking into consideration all aspects of gardening as well as the general tidiness of the area.

Hub: Friday Hub, join us for a friendly cuppa or a few. Friendly and fun, with arts activities, information, and support. Friday, July 12, 1pm -4pm, Church House.

The Yorkshire Geological Society. Present, The Legacy of Arthur Raistrick, Dalesman, Scientist, Author and Visionary. Public talks and discussion. Saturday, July 20, 9am to 5pm. Pre-bookable guided walks on Sunday, July 21, 10am onwards. For more information contact the Yorkshire Geological Society.

Summer in Song. Steeton Male Voice Choir with special guests Driffield Male Voice Choir. Saturday, July 27, 2pm, Town Hall. Tickets available from Grassington Hub,, or at the door. Adults £12, under 18s £8. 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. Phone 01756 752222 for more.


200 Club: The winners of the July 200 Club Draw are: 3rd No 58 Mike Taylor; 2nd No 23 Andrew Wilkinson; 1st No 182 Ray Spencer.

Coffee morning: This Saturday’s Coffee will be an Institute event. From 10am with raffle. All welcome.

Wesley centre: There will be a Drop-In lunch today from noon. Community Pantry will be open tomorrow, 2pm-3pm. Lego Church will be held this Sunday from 10.30am. All welcome at the Gospel Praise evening this Sunday from 6pm. An event to celebrate the anniversary of the Methodist Church. Refreshments will be served after the event. Welcome Mat group will meet on Monday 15th from 2.30pm. Kettlebells meets on Wednesdays between 6pm and 8.30pm.

Family fun day: Hellifield Primary School is holding a Family Fun Day at Hellifield House this Saturday, noon-4pm. Event includes face painting, nail glitter, free bouncy castle, games, tombola and raffle. Refreshments include barbecue burgers, cakes and ice cream. Entrance fee is £2 for adults and £1 for children.

Book group: Will meet at 7.30pm tonight in the Institute.

Flower club: North Craven Flower Club will meet today in the Institute from 2pm. Guest demonstrator will be Susan Maddocks with a demonstration entitled ‘At This Time of Year’. Visitors are always welcome to visit the flower club. There is no meeting in August. The next meeting would be in September.

Police drop-in: At the Institute this morning, 10am-noon. Come along and speak to the representatives attending, if you would like to discuss any matters concerning local policing issues.

Line dancing: Held on Fridays, 1pm-3pm, in the Institute. Phone Jane on 07971 656461 for details.

Heliscribes: Meet at the Institute on Wednesday, July 17, 2pm-4pm.

Games: Games session are held on Wednesdays at the Institute on Wednesdays,1pm-4pm.

Women’s Institute: Will meet on Thursday, July 18. Helen Bower will be the speaker. The subject will be working with Stained Glass. From 7.15 pm. Visitors welcome for a £4 entrance fee. Refreshments to follow.


Church news: Thanks are extended to everyone who provided jams and cakes for the strawberry teas at St Oswald’s church last Sunday and to those who took part in the painting of the bird boxes. A service of Holy Communion will be held this Sunday in St Oswald’s church at 9am.


Buckden Singers: “The Voice of the Dale” as featured on BBC One, ITV and Radio 3 are repeating their very popular “Strawberries and Song”. A varied programme of song interspersed with tea and cake, strawberries and cream at Kettlewell Village Hall on Sunday, July 21, at 3pm. Tickets £8 email or 01756 760882.

Kirkby Malham

Church news: On Sunday, July 14, we have a service of Holy Communion at 10am to which all are welcome. We follow the ‘Common Worship’ liturgy and everyone is welcome to receive communion, whatever denomination they are and whether they are confirmed or not. 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. There are resources for prayer in the Lady Chapel which visitors are welcome to use. We welcome enquiries about weddings, baptisms (christenings), and funerals; for more information please see our website or contact Rev Sue on Malhamdale Local History Group: Thursday, July 18, 2pm, visit to Settle Victoria Hall, which was opened on October 11, 1853, and has been at the heart of Settle’s social and cultural life ever since. Visitors are welcome to join us for Josie Guthrie’s talk about the hall’s fascinating history (fee £4). Please contact Linda on with any enquiries.

Long Preston

Village hall: Update for Long Preston Village Hall email address. General enquiries -; Bookings -

Church news: The church services at St Mary’s on Sunday, July 14, will be Morning Prayer with Rev James Rodley starting at 11am. The service at the Methodist Church will be with Rachel Coombes at 10.30am. Little Footsteps Playgroup on Monday, July 15, will be the last one before the summer break. We will be having a teddy bears’ picnic, so come along with your favourite bear to the Methodist Church. 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 from 1.30pm-2.30pm in the Methodist Church. This is followed by coffee and chocolate biscuits. Only £4 a session. Everyone welcome. 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.


Settle Parish Church: It’s only four weeks to go to “Teddy’s Olympic Family Fun Day” at Holy Ascension on Saturday, August 3, 10am to 4pm. Chris Clarkson will be busy cooking burgers and hot dogs on the barbecue. Our Big Ted will be joining us too. Each Thursday he shares in the fun with the toddlers at ‘Stepping Stones’ and last Saturday he enjoyed his marmalade and toast whilst Chris tucked in to his well earned ‘full English’ after a busy morning in the kitchen at our popular “first Saturday Bacon Butties Fest”. There’ll be something for everyone at the Family Fun Day – children’s games, craft stalls, ice creams, a child-friendly graveyard trail prepared by Sarah Lister, live music and even a zip wire ride from the church tower for brave teddy bears. Do come along to this community event. Please look out for posters around the town or check the local media.

‘Hope for Tomorrow’ - Mobile Cancer Care is the charity which our Church Council has chosen to support this quarter. The ‘Hope for Tomorrow’ bus is regularly seen in Booths car park where cancer patients receive their treatment without the long trek into Airedale Hospital. We launch this appeal with a Mega Coffee Morning on Saturday, July 20, at 10am and a ‘Spuds, Puds and Poems’ event on Friday, August 30. Many local folk have benefited from and value the professional care received via ‘Hope for Tomorrow’. The NHS funds the nursing care and drivers whilst the charity fits out the buses. Airedale NHS Trust has two buses covering our area. So we are hoping to provide a goodly amount of financial support for the charity over the next three months. On Sunday, July 14. we invite you to join us for a service of Holy Communion at 11am led by Rev Julie Clarkson. Everyone is most welcome and do stay for refreshments and a chat afterwards.

Settle Eco Explorers: Families with children aged four-11 are invited to join a walk on Wednesday, July 17, 4pm to 5.30pm. Leader, local botanist Judith Allinson says: “We will discover wonderful wildflowers growing near the river; fossils, insects - all on our doorstep in Settle.” Meet at St John’s Church, ready for local walk. This will be the last event this summer term. But look out for details of the Daycamp, August 28-29. Visit


Poppy Appeal: In Skipton in 2023, the appeal raised £35,000. This year there is no Poppy Appeal organiser and as it stands there will be no collection in and around Skipton. You do not have to be an RBL member to take on this role. If anyone wants to volunteer or wants more information, please contact Lisa who is the acting Poppy Appeal Manager for the Skipton area. You can make contact via email Christ Church: Sunday at 9.30am – Eucharist; Wednesday at 9.30am – Eucharist.

Skipton & District Parkinson’s Support Group Hub Club: A support, information and socialising opportunity for people living with Parkinson’s, their family and friends, in an informal environment. Join us on Thursday, July 18, 2pm-3.30pm, at The Hub, Skipton Town Hall. Hot drinks and biscuits included for only £2 per person, and a warm welcome awaits. If you’d like to find out more, please contact Sara Allen on 01756 701449, or just come along.

KVU Singers’ Summer Concert: July 14 at 2.30pm at Skipton Town Hall. Mainly light-hearted music, including the Bradford and Airedale Youth Choir. Tickets should be booked through Adults £10, 1st child £5 and additional children free.