Monthly 1st Day of the month Walk and pray for the Climate: Friday 1 July- Malham Tarn Fen. 1 1/2 hour walk (possibly followed by a 1 hour walk up the hill nearby for a view) Prayers for the climate - . Meet at the Quarry Car Park at 3pm (SD88286717) on the Malham-Arncliffe Road, Just south of the entrance to Malham Tarn. Or BYprior arrangement for lift sharing meet at Settle Methodist Church Car Park at 2.30pm.
Malham Tarn Fen is an SSSI and National Nature Reserve - Judith will point out some of the special and rare plants that grow on it that can be seen from the board walk.
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"
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Christian Aid Week 2021Collection
We invite you to place your Christian Aid Week envelope in the collecting receptacle at Lamberts Newsagents Settle,
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)
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:-