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Monthly 1st Day of the month Walk and pray for the Climate: Mon 1 Aug
Details here


Book now for:

15-16 August: Eco-Explorers for families at

Lower Winskill Farm, BD24 9PZ - Off road above Langliffe
Day camp begins @10am & includes picnic lunch





Great big Hreen Week Poster


Thanks to all who helped and contributed at Christian Aid Week: 15-21 May 2022. We raised £2834!!

You can still donate to Churches Together in Settle's Christian Aid Collection here More information: contact 01729 822311




Peter, Caiaphas, the witnesses (Market place scene)



Friday 4 March 2pm: World Day of Prayer- this year it was held at St John's Methodist Church. - This year it was been written by the women of England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
God of the past, the present and the future,
Our thoughts and prayers are with our sisters and brothers in the Ukraine and the surrounding countries in their fear and distress

We pray that reconciliation will overcome hatred,
peace will conquer war,
hope will replace despair
and that your plans for the region will be fulfilled,
God, in your mercy
Hear our prayer.

See video of the favourite hymn "The Day thou gavest"



Christian Unity Week

THe Churches Together Week of Prayer for Christian Unity which was reported in the Craven Herald was recorded and can be watched here:-


Below: Churches Together Carol Singing on 14th December.


We would welcome NEW members on the Churches Together in Settle Committee. Each Church is entitled to up to three representatives plus the clergy leader. Even if your church already has three representatives (and most don't) we may be able to find a separate post for you. Do you have a bright idea? Tell us!!



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. contact


On 1 Aug we will revisit Malham Tarn Fen SSSI- so much has changed in a month! On 1 July we visited Malham Tarn Fen
On 1 June we visited sites near Colt Park near Ribblehead
On 1 May we had a short walk at Horton following the Lambing Service.
On 1 April we walked up the slopes of Penyghent and saw the purple saxifrage
On 1 March we walked from Helwith Bridge round the Moss, and below Foredale
On 1 Feb we walked from Gig to Close House near the bypass & back via the Ribble
On 1 Jan we went to Keasden Head
On 1 Dec we went to Rathmell
On 1 Nov we went to Austwick, Wharf and the Clapper Bridge
On 1 Oct we went to Thorns and Ribblehead
On On Sept 1st we went to Whelpstone Crag.
On 1 Aug we joined the congregation of St Oswald's Horton for their annual St Oswald's Day walk (pics below).
On 1 July we went for a walk on a nature reserve in Ribblesdale.
On 1 June we went to Selside
(23 May Pentecost Walk to Oxenber Woods)
On 1 May we walked throught the bluebells at Lord's Wood ) (7)
On 1 Feb we ( Just 2 of us ) - remember covid restrictions - litterpicked beside the Ribble at Stainforth
On 1 Jan there was not New Year's Day CTISAD walk but Judith went on a walk for the BSBI New Year Plant Hunt
On 1 Dec 2020 We (2) walked up Castleberg Crag and pciked litter
On 1 Nov 2020 We went on our first walk for the climate (in the rain) - (3 plus 3) beside the Ribble in Giggleswick and Settle


Walk by Ribble



Christian Aid Week 2021Collection

people . . plants

We invite you to place your Christian Aid Week envelope in the collecting receptacle at Lamberts Newsagents Settle,

or donate to our special Churches Together in Settle collection for Christian Aid online - CLICK HERE

I think there are still a few plants left in the Quaker Meeting House Garden - with a bucket for donations.

Christian Aid Week


Six of us went on a "Pray for the Environment" Walk (and look at flowers , lichens and pick up litter walk on 1 May 2021



COVID: For Info on AgeUK North Craven, Settle Community Response and
Village Community Responses to Covid see here lower down of this page


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


wildlife in a churchyard book


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!


Churches & Services

Download printable leaflet listing Times of Services


Links to this website Link to church websites

Anglican Settle   (
Catholic -Settle (
Christian Fellowship -Settle   ( )
Friends - Settle   (
Methodist - Settle   (

and District:-

Methodist - Rathmell
Methodist - Long Preston

Anglican Giggleswick village
Anglican Giggleswick School Chapel
Langcliffe (
Long Preston

Anglican Stainforth (www.achurchnearyou.

NISCU (Northern Inter-School Christian Union)
Abbeyfield Retirement Home
Limestone View Retirement Home

Tuesday Coffee Mornings (10am-12pm)

1. St John's Methodist Church
2. Holy Ascension: may be halted due ot coronavirus

 Messy Church/EcoExplorers: This used to be held once a quarter See pics below from November meeting.

 bug houses



Christian AidPresenting 50 year certificate at Christian Aid Coffee Evening May 2017- See report in Craven Herald


Home Page: Welcome

Last updated: 16 April 2022

Ordinary Service Times & church details (web)




Hustings organised by Churches Together were held at St John's on November 27 2019

See a video of the candidates at an Eco Hustings of the same people held on 16 November held at the Victoria Hall

Easy Carbon footprint measures at your fingertips & climate change in Settle.
(Sheet prepared by JA)

Carbon footprint

Prayer Meeting: To support the many on-going activities in our area; 01729 822311. First Mondays: 12.30pm midday Holy Ascension Church, Settle

Download CTISAD's updated:- Ponder as you Wander leaflet (A walk round Settle)

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

Thank you poster from Christian Aid

Qr Christian Aid Week

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)




A good video of people singing: The Lord Bless You - National video just released 3 May 2020:


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 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.

Note: Settle as a whole has a Community Response
01729 825493 --- communityresponse@settlevictoriahall ---

AGE UK - tel 01729 823 066 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

and give thanks for silver linings.

St. Mary and St. Michael Catholic Church, Settle

Society of Friends (Quakers), Settle
Settle Christian Fellowship

St. John’s Methodist Church, Settle

Rathmell (R) and Hellifield (H) Methodist Churches (H) (H)
Open on Sundays 2-3pm for personal prayer (H)

Langcliffe (L), Stainforth(S) and Horton in Ribblesdale (H) Anglican Churches (L) (H)

Long Preston St Mary’s Anglican Church
Church open each day

Settle Parish Church (S), St. Alkelda (G), Giggleswick, Holy Trinity (R), Rathmell (S) (S) (G) (R)



 Ribble Flooding on 9 Feb 2020 


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:-

Watershed Mill on late evening 21 Feb


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Heron watching salmon jumping at Stainforth Foss


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Times of Church Services and Masses in Settle and District

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