Church News: Austwick, Clapham and Eldroth Churches are open though the day on Sundays and Wednesdays for individual prayer. There are also services each Wednesday at 10.30am and alternate Sundays. Please see the noticeboards or visit:, for up to date information.

At these websites access to a weekly church newsletter with devotional material, community information are available. If you would like to subscribe to a weekly email from the Revd John Davies with links to the current material available from the churches and other news, please sign up at: With love and prayers for you and yours during this conovavirus season. The Revd John Davies, Priest in Charge 015242 805928 email:

Forthcoming events: Sunday September 6 9.30am Eldroth Harvest Festival 11.00am Clapham Holy Communion. Sunday September 13 11.00am in Keasden Holy Communion. At 6.30pm in Austwick, induction of the Rev John Davies as Benefice Vicar, this service includes Holy Communion Sunday September 20 11.00 at Clapham Harvest Festival. At 6.30pm in Eldroth - evening prayer. Sunday September 27 9.30am Austwick Harvest Festival. At 7pm Keasden Harvest Festival.

During our current reduced programme please take the opportunity to attend services in churches across the benefice, as well as your usual “home” church.

Cuckoo Festival: This long-running community event is an essen_al fundraiser for our parish hall, playing fields and community groups. As no street market took place in 2020, we need to come together to make 2021 the best event yet.

We’re looking for new committee members, a coordinator, a secretary and a treasurer, plus volunteers on the day. Come along to an informal informtion session and AGM on Monday September 28at 7.30pm, Austwick Parish Hall. Due to limited space in the hall, please register in advance via and if you have any ques_ons please call 07768 925174

Website: While the village activities return regular updates are available on the website of interest to residents and visitors


Church: We plan to open for worship in church from Wednesday, September 2. Services will be on Wednesdays and Sundays,10am at Holy Trinity only. 11.30am each Sunday on ZOOM -to continue. If you are aware that you are vulnerable please consider whether coming on a Wednesday might be better for you. The service will be the same as on a Sunday but there are likely to be smaller numbers. If you plan to come on a Sunday, it would help us know how many to expect – could you please ring the vicarage and leave a message if intend to come. 812028.

Bolton Abbey

Church: Bookings can be made for Sunday 10.30 am Priory Church services at 01756 710587 or Face coverings must be worn by all those attending a place of worship except for whoever is taking the service.

Each Sunday there will be a recorded church service on the Bolton Priory website. The service will include the music, readings and hymns for the week and a short sermon. For the Priory Church services on the website, the Weekly Pew Sheet and Parish Magazine please look at:

The Tower of the Priory Church is open daily for private prayer. Everyone is welcome to come and say a prayer and light a candle. The graveyard is open.

For the Church Sunday audio services, the weekly sheet and magazine please look at our website To book for the Sunday 10.30 am service please ring 01756 710587.

Cross Hills

Challenge: A woman has completed a gruelling trio of challenges to support a disabled girl’s specialist treatment overseas.

Tracy Bailey – a physiotherapist and Body Wellness pilates teacher – ran the Yorkshire Three Peaks, cycled to Scarborough and back and swam three-and-a-half miles in Coniston Water in Cumbria. An online fundraising page – – has been set up.

Her effort is to help 13-year-old Charlotte Wormald, who has cerebral palsy and twice a year visits the Klimkovice sanatorium in the Czech Republic to undergo life-enhancing treatments.

“The intensive therapy is hugely beneficial but costs £3,500 each time,” says Charlotte’s grandma, June Wormald.

Farnhill and Kildwick

St Andrew’s: Regular services at the churches of the Kildwick-Cononley-Bradley parish have been restarted. This Sunday (6th) there will be an informal, lay-led, service at St Andrew’s church at 11am. Social distancing will be in force and you will be required to wear a mask. it is likely that a maximum of 30 people will be allowed. If you would like to attend the service, please email the Vicar at or call 01274 405170.

For those not yet able to attend a service in person, Evening Prayer will be live-streamed each Sunday at 4pm, via the KCB Facebook page ( If you would like to be kept in touch via regular e-mails, or if you would like the churches to pray for you specifically, please contact or

White Lion: The White Lion at Kildwick is now open but are advising tables be booked in advance. Please consult the pub’s Facebook page for further details.


Coffee morning: Members of Gargrave Village Hall Management Committee are planning a Welcome back Coffee morning on Saturday September 12 from 10am until 1pm. The arrangements will be slightly different to pre corona days but the bacon sandwiches, cakes and warm welcome will be just as good! There will be hand sanitisers available on entry, tables and chairs will be spaced according to distance regulations, a waitress service will be provided and even the change given will have been isolated. A one entry, one exit will be in place and contact details will be taken on arrival for track and trace. A fun raffle and book stall will help to raise funds for the village hall whilst a charity stall will aid funds for Manorlands.


St.Alkelda’s: On Sunday 6th there will be no service of Holy Communion at 8am, but Holy Communion at and Evensong at 6pm.


Chapel: The Methodist Chapel on Haw Grove has now re-opened for services on a Sunday. Safety precautions are in place and seating is 2 metres apart. Please remember to bring a face mask. Services are at 2pm and last 30 - 40 minutes.

Coffee morning: There will be a trial coffee morning this Saturday morning in the Institute/Village Hall. From 10 am to 12 noon. This is the first coffee morning to be held since the coronavirus situation meant that all coffee mornings and events had to be cancelled. There will be the usual refreshments, raffle etc. Please remember your face mask.

Deliveries: For anyone unable to leave the house, or self isolating etc, H’s Village Stores, butchers, and the Black Horse, are available for food deliveries. Contact the shop on 01729 851103; butchers on 01729 851406. and Black Horse on 01729 851402.


Cake Cafe: Unfortunately the planned Bank Holiday Cake Cafes in aid of church funds at both Stainforth and Horton had to be postponed after many mobile phone users in the parish received text messages from the NHS suggesting that large gatherings should be avoided.

Church: A service of evening prayer will be held in St. Oswalds church on Sunday at 6.30.p.m. The craft table will hopefully be busy making mummy sarcophagi and Egyptian collar mosaics . There were some fantastic bee hives and ladybird boxes made recently ready for Creation Time.

Grants: The Governors of Horton-in-Ribblesdale Primary School Exhibition Foundation are prepared to consider applications for grants towards full time continuous courses of advanced study. Applicants must be currently resident in Horton-in-Ribblesdale and to have lived there and attended a local school for not less than two years. Application forms are available from Mrs. P.Swainson, Little Barn, Studfold, Horton-in-Ribblesdale, Settle. BD24 0ER . Completed applications must be returned no later than 25th September 2020.

North Craven Heritage Trust

After having had to cancel some events this spring and summer because of Covid-19 the North Craven Heritage Trust is now able to start their new season with a talk, via Zoom, on ‘Malhamdale: Journeys Through Time’ to be given by Robin Bundy at 7.30pm on Monday, 7th September. Details on how to join the meeting are available from


Churches: Despite an unpromising weather forecast, last Thursday morning, our Mothers’ Union led group, ‘Stepping Stones’ for families, met in Giggleswick’s Harrison Field for a ‘bear hunt’ with a difference. Toddlers and their siblings had to find packets of “pombear” snacks hidden around the playground by group leaders, Catie and Edith.

Weather permitting ‘Stepping Stones’ families will meet outdoors again today, September 3, at Harrison Field at 10.30am.

The informal food banks in the porches at St Alkelda’s and Holy Ascension continue to be a necessity in these days after lockdown.

Donations of non perishable food items are always useful and obviously fulfilling a need in our local community. Sunday morning services are regularly being live streamed from Holy Ascension, Settle. They are also available to watch on YouTube.

On Sunday 6 Sept Revd Julie Clarkson leads both the 8am Holy Communion (BCP) service and the 11am Family Worship at Holy Ascension.