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Meaningful Lent Everyone!


HeadleySt John's member Headley Calvert died recently.

We give thanks for his life. A service of thanksgiving for his life will be held at St John's Church on Tue 27 Feb at 12.00 noon, followed by Cremation at Skipton Crematorium. 

JA (webeditor) writes: He worked hard in the planning committe for the new church building; We held some bible studies/fellowship group meetings at their house. But one of the best things about Headley - when I think of him is I feel a big smile coming on.

This picture was taken on the Church Walk for Environment Sunday and Pentecost Sunday - to Lower Winskill Farm on Wed 30 May 2012 (See the Cowslips, the Early Purple Orchids)




Read Feb edn here of Settle Methodist Circuit Newletter - items from Settle &
Bentham, Ingleton, Burton in Lonsdale, Hellifield and Newby

See our new Eco-group/Eco Church page

Download our Carbon-Fast Lent Calendar

carbon fat calendar

Warm space Film club poster

Events and Activities:-

21 Feb 2.30pm: Bible study Meeting in the lounge at Limestone View. Residents and non-residents welcome: Matthew 26. ‘The Beginning of the End.’ Wednesday 20th March at 2.30 pm: Matthew 27. ‘Condemned and Crucified.’

Sat 24 Feb 7pm at St John's: Illustrated talk by Bob Swallow "Leeds-Settle-Carlisle Folklore and Future"


LENT Meetings: We are meeting at Holy ascension on Wed Evenings: (CTISAD)

Five Wednesday evenings at Settle Parish Church 7.00-9.00pm

21 Feb: Health with speaker Dr Colin Renwick, local retired GP

28 Feb; Ageing with speaker Jonathan Kerr, chief officer for Age UK North Craven

6 Mar: Young People with speaker Gareth Whitaker, Headteacher at Settle College with a group of Sixth Formers

13 Mar: Wellbeing with speaker Leon Fijalkowski, Strategic Director at Pioneer Projects, Looking Well Studios, Bentham

20 March Plenary Session - how the Church and others in our communities support each other with all our previous weeks’ speakers; chaired by, and including an address by Rt Revd Anna Eltringham, Bishop of Ripon


Go and do likewise!
Daytime Lent course
Wednesday mornings at
Quaker Meeting House

10am for an hour
21st, 28th February, 6th, 13th March
All very welcome
Booklets provided

Led by Sally Waterson


Fri 1 March World Day of Prayer:- Settle Christian Fellowship, Duke Street,7.30pm . This year’s material has been prepared by Christian women in Palestine. The theme is "I beg you, bear with one another with love". Parking for this event is available on Ellis’ garage forecourt, by kind permission. All very welcome.

Wed 6 March 10.30-12: Coffee Morning for the Rainforest Fund

Wed 13 March Bible Book club 12 noon: Lamentations

Wed 20 March 2.30pm: Bible study Meeting in the lounge at Limestone View. Residents and non-residents welcome: Matthew 27. ‘Condemned and Crucified.’ Led by Wendy Holt

Th 28 March: 7pm Holy Communion for Maundy Thursday

Settle Hang-Out 7pm on Wednesday Evenings at St John's. : for people aged 11-17. Settle Youth Cafe is supported by local churches

Eco-Explorers: (for children aged 4-11 plus their families) Alternate Mondays - These will recommence in spring when there is daylight after 4pm. Please tell anyone you know with children aged 4-11 that they will be very welcome. Contact


Some past activities

Happy New Year to all from St John's
11 Dec at Soup-a-carol

Carol singing on the market on the 12 th Dec:


Churches Together first of the month walk: Fri 1 Dec 2023 Above Stainforth. We read prayers about COP28 and about Gaza/Palestine.
1 Nov: Hellifield Flash, Station, & Long Preston Deeps &
1 Oct: Scaleber Foss and Attermire

See St John's Eco-group's visit to Malham Chapel to see their floor, their new community Garden of Hope and take part in their 9.30am morning service


Malham Garden 2023




collecting for christian aid Churches Together collected £3000 for Christian Aid week 2023. Tues & Sat collection outside The Naked Man Cafe. Wed: coffee evening at St Johns. Final Sat: bacon butties lunch at Anglican Church & Afternoon tea at the Quakers.-----------------------------



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Sunday Services:

18th Feb 10:30am Revd. T Broughton
25th Feb 10:30am Revd. D Philo, HC

Welcome to

St John's

Settle, N Yorks
BD24 9JH

Download Settle Methodist Circuit Newsletter no 1: Jan 2024

St John's Facebook Page
Circuit Plan up till Feb 2024
Youtube (e.g: Earth Sunday 2021)

Our preachers in church: 10.30am


  • 10.30 morning service
  • 11am - Live Service on Facebook with Ingleton Church to be stored on Youtube every Sunday
  • Coffee Pot: Wed 10.30am

VISIT & Follow:
St John's Facebook Page

Churches Together in Settle Facebook Page

15 Dec: We are truy delighted to share that St John's has been awarded a "Gold" Eco Church Award by Arocha UK. We will share more news next year.



green  team

The Eco team at St John's

Above - In summer, come and sit in our "Eco-garden"

Winter: Blackbird feeding. Did I give it too much bread?

Coffee Pot - Coffee morning - now take place on WEDNESDAY mornings 10.30-12.

Could you help? Each week 2+ volunteers are needed: No 1 to serve in the kitchen and organise supplies; No 2 to serve. (No 3: bake an extra cake/No 4:welcome people for coffee.)

The 1st Wed of the month is in aid of a charity

Money raised at recent Coffee Pots for charity in 2023:
Dec & Feb: Dementia Forward: £495-15
7 June UK Med: £150
1 Feb: Bethany fund: £145
1 March: Fair Trade Foundation: ..........
8 March: St John's Eco-Garden
April: NSPCC:
May: Peer Talk
July 2023: Action for Children (Formerly NCH £183.
2 Aug: the Smile Train Charity, which supports care for children with cleft palates in over 70 countries: £139.
Sept: Settle Hangout Youth Club
Oct:Guide Dogs for the blind: £199.60 from coffee, £177.49 - Sale of goods & donations


Coffee Mornings

Settle Eco-Explorers had an excellent two days at Lower Winskill Farm on 15 and 16 August.


Eco-Explorers 17 May 2023 on bridge

On 17 May (above) we went to Malham Tarn and saw l the Goldilocks Buttercup, Globe flowers and Marsh Marigolds


Greetings to all the church hall users

Spare slots exist for use of the hall, including Mondays and Fridays: They won't stay spare for long.

Dementia Forward (A North Yorkshire charity) group organises “Time Together Tuesday”, a well-being café 2- 3.30p.m. Volunteers welcome. Watch the talk here -

On 5 Sept 2021 we held our Climate Sunday Service. - The St John's Eco-group then led similar services at Ingleton & Hellifield on 12th Sept. After the Settle Service, Judith took the train to Glasgow to attend the Nations' Climate Service at Glasgow Cathedral organised by CTBI ahead of GOP26. Read about the journey & service here

We now have a jar at the back of the church. You are invited to fill in an (anonymous) "ECOmmitt" slip each week showing one action (however tiny) you have undertaken this week or propose to take next week.

ecommit jar


Online services, led by Tim Broughton, posted on our Facebook page at 10.30 or 11 am a.m. every Sunday. These services have contributions from members of Ingleton and Settle congregations and others. Posted on YouTube later in the day.


Phone: +44 131 460 1196 (ask Tim Broughton if you have problems)

Blessing by our sister church in Ingleton

If you miss a Sunday morning and still want to join in with our worship then all of our services are now available online.
You may have to copy and paste  Alternatively, using the Soundcloud app for your smartphone (free), services can then be downloaded and listened to when Offline
and Twitter: @MethodistSettle

Messy Church: Interested? 01729 825285.

Please note: we are no longer collecting Blister Packs for recycling.

On the fifth Sunday of the month we have a church meal - all welcome.

See pictures of wildflowers (weeds) round our church in July 2021

Settle Methodist Church history incuded in Settle Historic Churches Tour in 2018

View of Church from the road

St Joh's from Castleberg


See Pictures from St John's Showcase on St John's Facebook

Tim and Pam Broughton

Revd Tim and Pam Broughton at the welcome service: Th 6 Sept 2018

Below: Queen's Jubilee celebrations

Queens Jubilee  Meal

See video of the favourite hymn "The Day thou gavest" sung at Friday 4 March 2pm: World Day of Prayer-

Walk for CreationWalks for Creation

Rainforest Fund Project

Inside church

New church on 6 Dec 2015: moving in day


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For more details about St John's Methodist Church, Settle, contact the minister Revd Tim Broughton 4 Pen y Ghent View, Settle BD24 9JJ . Tel: 01729 822554 or the web editor, J. Allinson


Environment Sunday Wild Flower Walk 6 June 2010

The Hunger SiteClick here for an easy and free way
to help feed those in need at The Hunger Site!

The Rainforest Site
Click here for an easy and free way to help protect endangered habitat at The Rainforest Site!
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Scouts in church HallSt John's Church Hall
BD24 9JH

is used by a whole variety of groups in Settle including

Spinning, bridge, line dancing, ballet, tap dancing, Scottish country dancing, Age Concern, UK, Pioneer Projects, Langcliffe Singers, Settle Orchestra, Yoga and much more. Click here for weekly times, booking arrangements and prices: phone: 01729 824661

Large Hall (and loop system).
Church Worship room
Large Meeting Room (5 to 35 people recommended) (and loop system)

Small Room ( up to 10 people recommended)
Access for wheelchairs;

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Future events.

See top of page, especially St John's Newsletter.


Links you may like

Churches Together in Settle and District - Details of other churches in and around Settle

Yorkshire West - Methodist District includes details of projects such as Touchstone.
The District came into being on 1st September 2017 and was formed from a joining together of the former West Yorkshire District and part of the previous Leeds District. The geographical area covered by the District stretches approximately 80 miles from Westhouse in the north to Penistone in the south, and 50 miles from Todmorden in the west to Knottingley in the east.

Methodist Churches in the Skipton and Grassington Circuit (to the south east of Settle)

Malham - A harvest festival made of three "farm walks"

Pictures of Settle Good Friday Pilgrimage - From River to Rock

Pictures of Easter Morning Service on Castleberg

The Methodist Church in Britain The official website. Find links to other Methodist churches in the UK

The Methodist Recorder - The world's leading Methodist newspaper

Church and Conservation - Green Christian The Site for Christians concerned about care of the environment, species extinctions, pollution, GMOs, etc.

Craven Speakers Club, Skipton . Have fun learning to improve your speaking skills, gain confidence, and thus be more useful to you work/organisation/school etc

St John's Church Hall List of Weekly Activities of Groups that use the Hall

Green events    cs   Hymns   Climate Change

The Circuit Newsletter has replaced St John's Newsletter.

No 1 Jan 2024 | No 2 Feb 2024

St John's newsletter: - No 46: Dec 2023
Archive: No 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24,
25, 26, 27
, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43 , 44, 45, 46

Pictures of Settle in the snow.

Our Calling

To increase awareness of God's presence and to celebrate God's love.
To help people to learn and grow as Christians, through mutual support and care.
To be a good neighbour to people in need and to challenge injustice.
To make more followers of Jesus Christ.

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