Fri 13 Oct: Workshop on Money
Facilitator: Lyndsay Burtonshaw (campaigner with the Faith in Action team at Friends House London.) Held at Settle Catholic Church.
6pm: Simple meal.
Eco-Explorers: (for children aged 4-11 plus their families) Alternate Mondays. On Oct 9: Meet at the sharp bend at the top of Langcliffe Brow at 4pm for a walk SD82976529. Bring strong shoes. - Fungus foray, -Waxcap watch. Please phone 07950469545 or email if you plan to come. return by 5.30pm. I can offer a lift from Settle for up to 3 people.
We had two successful Eco-Explorers Day Camps up at Lower Winskill Farm on 15 and 16 Aug.
Eco-Explorers meet on alternate Mondays for the first half of this term Sept 11 25, Oct 9 & 23 4pm-5.30pm. Please tell anyone you know with children aged 4-11 that they will be very welcome.
On 25th Sept we meet at St John's Methodist Church Hall.
Wed 20 Sept: Meeting of Settle Hangout - Youth Club at Settle Methodist Church Hall
14-20 May 2023 - Christian Aid Week
Christian Aid Week 2023 raised £3019.12 A big thank you to all who collectd, organised events and donated. The events were:
Plant sale in the Friends Meeting House Garden all week
Wed 17 May: Christian Aid Coffee Evening 6-7.30pm at St John's Methodist Church
Sat 20 May 10-1pm: Christian Aid: Big Brekkie & Brunch Butties Holy Ascension Church, Church St, Settle BD24 9JA
Sat 20 May:Christian Aid Afternoon Tea Quaker Meeting House Kirkgate, Settle BD24 9DZ 3 – 4.30pm Saturday 20 May
Rev Keith Hunter - Bishop Keith - formely of Zion Church Settle died recently. His funeral is on 10 July at 10.50am at Waltonwrays Crematorium, Skipton followed by refreshments at the Conistone Hotel.
Rev Diane Hunter was the minister Zion Chapel community before it closed a few years ago [after 199 years!] along with Rev Keith. They were big supporters of CTISAD, hosting our Sunrise Service on Easter morning, and providing breakfast afterwards. They also led a time of remembrance at the cenotaph on 11 November for many years. Keith would play his accordion at many outdoor events.
Lots of people were so sorry not to be able to say goodbye to Rev. Diane nearly three years ago, when she passed on during lock down. Please make this information known to your church community: there are those who would like to know, even if they can't accept the invitation to attend the funeral.
This week we remember Phyllis Walker who died 13th January 2023.. Her funeral is at the Cremetorium on Monday 30 January. She organised the Christan Aid Coffee evenings for many years. Back in 2017 we presented her with a 50 years certificate
. Gender-based violence is one of the most widespread violations of human rights. Spanning many societies, it can affect anyone at any time and takes many forms. It can be part of a damaging cultural ‘norm’, or hidden behind closed doors. It can be very difficult to ask for help.
Thanks to all who helped and contributed at Christian Aid Week: 15-21 May 2022. We raised £2834!!
4 March 2022
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"
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
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. There are only a few left.
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!
We remember with affection and respect Father Tony Boylan - former Chair of Churches Together
who died recently at the age of 80. A funeral servicetook place at 11am on Wed 11 Dec at The Roman Catholic Church, Robin Lane, High Bentham.
When we had meetings about "Fair Trade goods" (see picture and account of 2013 Fair Trade Fortnight event here..
he used to say it is much much, much, more important to change our trade systems
, than just to satisfy our consciences by buying Fair Trade Goods and he encouraged us to support Global Justice Now.
The Christian Aid Coffee evening on 18 May 2016 raised 390 pounds for Christian Aid. The stalls were cards, cakes, plants, bricabrac, with extra donations for refreshments, door and quiz sales and other donations.
Money raised for Christian Aid in May 2015: Thanks to all who helped: £2853.90 made of:-
Coffee Evening + quiz sheets......... £574.61 supplemented by additional plant sales!
Talk and lunch at the Friends..........£150.00
Street collection outside Naked Man.£126.65
Door to door envelopes................£2002.64 supplemented by extra donations at shops
Churches Together Christian Aid Coffee Eveing on 13 May raised £500.03. thanks to all who came and who contributed.
Election Hustings- Panel of prospective parliamentary candidates 17 April
Carol singing December 2011 - here at Booths. Afterswards we went to the Coop.
Bishop Nick the new Bishop of Bradford ascends Pen y Ghent on the longest day 21 June 2011
Ascending the steep face
CTISAD web editor says: "There were 17 of us. We saw Yorkshire Fog - both the meteorological sort and the grass sort - and Red Clover.. and more..
For more pictures of the Settle Easter 2011 passion play
Click on A and B and C . Join us again in 2013!
The Series of Five Evenings in Lent 2011 arranged and sponsored by -CHURCHES TOGETHER IN SETTLE AND DISTRICT- For the people of Settle and District - FACING-UP TO END OF LIFE ISSUES - (Practicalities) - was held at : St John's Methodist Church Hall, Church Street , Settle BD24 9JH - 7.30 – 9.00pm each evening
( Please enquire about the video and more pictures of the event. )
Fri 10 April
Picture above: Barabas
Pic on right - Jesus arrested and taken to the High Priest.
Left above: Pilate
Left below: The Roman Centurion
Route followed: 10.15 Meet in front of the Catholic Church, Kirkgate, Settle
10.20 Jesus washes the disciples' feet Beside Catholic Church
10.40 Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane Millennium Gardens
11.00 The trial of Jesus Market Place
11.30 Reflections from the cross Grass slope above Greenfoot Car Park
Above: Jesus washes disciples feet.
Below: Dress rehearsal
The last supper:
Right: 6.45 am Easter Morning
Churches Together service followed by breakfast at Zion.
A sum of £1215-38p was raised in this year's Christian Aid Week, as a result of all the events including the Coffee Morning and the House to House collections. Thank you to all who took part and to all who gave.
A German family on holiday in Settle came round with us - sad to miss an ecumenical service in their home town 100km north of Frankfurt, they were delighted to join our event.
On the Square Don Secretan read a good poem about there being no remains of the wooden cross left, but that Jesus words are left and words can give us vision.
Wendy Holt told us movingly about the pain that people suffer in a crucifixion - but that Jesus had words of kindness for his mother and for the thief crucified beside him. Jesus' words of forgiveness, encouragement and comfort show the depth of God's love for us all, for his love has no bounds. This led into the final hymn which finished:
"Were the whole realm of nature mine, that were an offering far too small. Love so amazing, so divine, demands my soul, my life, my all"
Over 40 people from right across Yorkshire to Lancashire came to the Churchyard Management Seminar held at St Mary's Church, Long Preston on Saturday 21 May 2005. Three staff and three volunteers from the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust ran the seminar.
Revd. Mark Russell-Smith (the vicar) and Revd. Rachel Wilson (the curate) welcomed people to the meeting. The seminar was supported by the Bowland Deanery of the Bradford Diocese. ...
The event was timed to link in with the Environment Sunday on June 5 th
A Baptist from Leeds in 2004 walked from Land's end to John O Groats to raise awareness about Climate Change. (and giving talks at churches en route.)
A group of people from different local churches (Methodist, Catholic, Quaker and Anglican) and conservation organisations gave him a breakfast sendoff at Stainforth on 22 October 2004, whilst on the Pennine Way
Messy Church Third Sunday of the month 3.30pm-5.30pm (Except sometimes if there is a holiday club in the month)
Held at St John's Church Hall, Church Street. Settle. Fun church for families of all ages - celebration, Craft Activities and Meal. (Individuals welcome too)
NISCU (Northern Inter-School Christian Union) clubs: email
Niscu Craven is part of a larger charitable organisation working in Cumbria, North Lancashire and the Craven area of North Yorkshire. The work involves visiting local schools and delivering assemblies, running lunch clubs and taking lessons. Running alongside this is a residential programme and one off youth events and activities. Niscu Craven is funded by local churches and individuals in the area.
For further information, email or telephone 07919 694167
Sundays 9.30 am: Parish Communion
except 2nd Sunday 9.30am: Family Worship;
Tue 9.30 am Holy Communion ( 1/2 hour)
Tue 10am-midday Coffee; Lunches in Summer.
Mon-Sat 8.30am Morning Prayer
(If - (occasionally) priest/leader not there because they are away from Settle, use prayer sheet))
Every Sunday 8 am except 2nd Sun
BCP Holy Communion
1st Sun 11a.m All Age Communion (CW)
2nd.3rd.5th Sun11am Parish Communion CW
4th Sun 11am Morning Prayer
Every Sun 4.30pm Informal Worship
4th Sun 6pm Sung Evensong
Wed 9.30am Communion
Mon-Sat 5.15pm Evening Prayer (If - (occasionally) priest/leader not there because they are away from Settle, use prayer sheet))
KEY - BCP = Book of Common Prayer 1662; CW = Common Worship
Anley Hall Nursing Home Skipton Road
Last Sunday of month 3pm - Praise Service - organised by Zion- (01524 242011)
First Monday of month 2.30pm - Holy Communion (organised by Settle Parish church staff) 01729 824191