Mists of forget-me-nots
Seas of bluebells
Sharing the woodland
Where the wild garlic smells
White clouds racing
To a far distant shore
The cry of the curlew
Floating over the moor
Sounds and scenes to treasure
As I pass along my way
There’s nowhere quite like Yorkshire
On a glorious spring time day
By June Aileen Burnett
Tony Burnett of St John’s Methodist Church died recently. This lovely poem by his wife Jane who predeceased him was read at the thanksgiving service for his life on 19 June 2017
Our church looks up to the hills.
Want to see what our church looks like from the hills? - View looking down from Settle Hells Race June 2017
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If you, or someone you know has items we can record and photograph please contact Philip or Web editor
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Christian Aid 8 May 2016
Breeze-block laying ceremony 24 Jul 2015
Singing our moving hymn, the day we moved
This photo was taken 5 months ago. Now the new buiding is complete ALL Welcome
Messy Church-3rd Sunday of Month:
3.30-5.30pmFor families from all churches and none in Settle: Includes craft activities, worship and hot meal. 3rd Sunday of the month: at the Church Hall One World Week special.
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September 2014: Welcome Service for Deacon Maggie Patchett, the new Rural Outreach person for the Settle, Skipton and Grassington and Airedale Circuits, held at St Andrew's Skipton.
Right: with the Bishop for Ripon: Bishop James and Revd Roger Walton, Chairman of the West Yorkshire District
David and Goliath - part of Settle Plant Pot Festival
Hall prepared for Holiday Club August 2014- Cops and Robbers - and Joseph
2011 A visitor admires the wild-
flower display in the Church Foyer... including grasses such as Yorkshire Fog (right) and flowers such as .. I'll give
you a clue- first letter R, second letter C
Genesis ch 1 v 11:- And God said "Let the earth bring forth grass,
the herb yielding seed after its kind, and the tree yielding fruit. ..and God saw that it was good. Interesting fact: 3/4of humankinds food energy and protein comes from grasses
- maize, wheat ,barley,rye, sorghum..
and from animals which eat the grasses. 2/3 our energy comes from just three:- wheat,
rice and maize - Above:-Yorkshire Fog
Christmas Crib Exhibition December 2005. Over 200 people came through the door. £246.11 was raised for the earthquake appeal and £95 for St John's.
Thanks to the two Anne's for all their work and to all who lent crib scenes.
-On August 7th 2005 we were joined by a group from Germany (Some of whom are shown here). They were staying at Stainforth Youth Hostel.
Pastor Thomas Acker organises holidays for Germans between 20 and 35. Last year was Provence, this year is Stainforth. They have been on day trips to the Lake District, York, Ripon and Fountains Abbey. Wednesday is the Settle Carlisle Line.They sang for us in the service. - in German and English. Although the participants were initially all from the Free Evangelical Church in Germany , there are now people from several different
denominations so the event is becoming very ecumenical.
World Environment Day and Environment Sunday2005 World Environment Day and Environment Sunday fell on the same day this year - June 5. To celebrate this, on 6 June some members of St John's Church went on an environment walk. - Here seen above Winskill, with Ingleborough in the background
West Yorkshire Synod met at St John's Church on
6th May 2000. This was for representatives from the whole of West
Yorkshire. Ron Fenner,
Thomas Fawcett, Joan Corbett, Carol Blacow, Peter MacCabe, Liz Whitfield and the
ministers attended on behalf of us in the Settle and Bentham Circuit.
There about 200 people came from 19 circuits. We are pleased that Settle
Anglican church agreed to make tea for some of the delegates to spread the
load from the Church Hall.
Cornerstone Bookshop, Skipton (on Newmarket Street, east of Woolworth's) Christian books, gifts, cards, music, Traidcraft goods. Open: 9.00 to 17.00 Mon - Sat
(10.00 to 15.00 Tue) Drinks: Available anytime
Home-made Refreshments: 10.30 to 16.30 Open for Prayers: on Tuesdays 8.30 to 9.30
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.
I look to the hills. - View above spire of St John's
Above: display on Church Hall wall in 2010- click for larger version
(our flooded River Ribble 22 June 2012)
On 29 July 2012 the Sunday Service theme was God with on the Journey through life - the journey can be as important as the destination.
The map shows the wanderings of the children of Israel. We learn that some people God called to act and to follow him were of great age - e.g. Abraham and Moses. The doughnuts symbolise the manna that God gives us for our needs