Churches Together in Settle Walk and Prayers for the Ecological and Climate Emergency on the 1st Day of Each Month.
1st Day of the month: Walk and Prayers for the Ecological and Climate Emergency organised by Churches Together in Settle and District. - Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details if you are interested, as the location and time of the walk varies from month to month. This Month (1 July) we are meeting at Settle Swimmiing Pool Carpark at 2 pm then sharing transport to drive further up Ribblesdale and walk from there.
I leave up the normal times of our church services and events. Some of these services (after 2 Dec) are now back to almost normal (but no congregational singing, and you have to wear a mask and be well spaced out). Others are not.
Note: Doris Cairns' book "Wildlife in a Churchyard" - 112pp, A3 landscape - a beautiful coffee table book with her paintings, photos and interesting facts about wildlife - from flowers and fungi, birds and bees to moths and mosses - has now been printed. You can get a copy at St Alkelda's. It follows the trees through the year - so now is a good time to get it.
These cost £10-00 (generously subsidised by the Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust) and make an excellent Christmas Present. They can also be bought from the YDMT £12-50 inluding postage .. (If you send it direct as a present it solves the postage hassel!). If you live in Giggleswick/Settle contact David Fox to buy a copy direct 01729 823493 for £10-00
The map of the tree species in the churchyard -
enables you to teach yourself how to identify trees.
The book is worth it for the map alone!
Last year 2019 The final Grand Total for our area is £3309.07
This year 2020 the toal rasied, mostly by donation online, just over £1235. Several people had already donated directly to Christian Aid beforehand. You can still donate by clicking on the QR code square below or scan it with your phone or login to www.bit.ly/SETTLECHRISTIANAID
Churches Together in Settle and District AGM Minutes (and reports):
What are churches nationally and locally around Settle doing about climate change? Find out by Downloading the paper that Judith Allinson wrote in Feb 2020 on this topic .. But shouldn't we be doing a lot more? .
The UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres says the fight against climate change is far more important that the pandemic and yet global fossil fuel companies are still subsidised with 300bn pound each year. Guterres said - "I call on everyone - from government, civil society and business leaders to individual citizens - to heed these facts and take urgent action to halt the worst effects of climate change." (See pictures at end pf this page)
Although we cannot meet physically this month - see videos of Churches together Songs of Praise 8 August 2015 at Holy Ascension
One Church One Faith One Lord
How great though art
Lift High the Cross
Contact email@example.com with specific questions. As Bishop Nick says the worship of the church continues. It is being done differently. Through the prayers of clergy and laity, through prayer in homes and families and social media we still meet, pray, care and worship.
AGE UK - tel 01729 823 066 firstname.lastname@example.org has taken over much of the worrk of Settle Community Response - but the latter, and the village response teams are still there should the situation get worse.
Contact these if you need help (groceries delivering, advice etc), or are able to help, or have enquiries.
Ask Settle about Individual Village Response Teams (e.g. Langcliffe, Gargrave, Horton.)
We offer prayers for all who are caused distress in the current situation: whether due to not being able to visit relatives in palliative care, or who are seeing their jobs and incomes vanish, or have extra work and responsiblilites
Then it flooded a week later on 16th.
Then it made the national news on the evening of 21st Feb, when it flooded the road at Horton.. Next picture of Watershed Mill car park flooded from Settle Chat late on 21 Feb:-