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Settle News January 2017


The first walks of the new year will take place on the weekend of 14 & 15 January. The walk on Saturday 14 will be a 12 mile moderately strenuous walk from Hellifield to Cracoe leaving Hellified at 9.40 and making use of a service bus from Cracoe to Skipton.  On 15 January there will be a 12 mile moderately strenuous walk from Horton to Settle via the Ribble Way. This leaves Horton in Ribblesdale at 10.20am .All participants are reminded that it is their responsibility to make sure  that they are appropriately clothed, carry a packed lunch where required and have suitable footwear.  Details of all walks can  be found at


A reminder that the coffee lounge at Victoria Hall is open every Tuesday morning for coffee and refreshments. There is also a book stall and a bric a brac stall with all funds raised going to help maintain this valuable community resource. All welcome


The group’s first meeting of the new year  will take place on Monday 16 January at Townhead Court at 7.30pm when the theme will be “Night Photography”. This will take a look at working in the dark, including the practical aspects and some creative possibilities. The gallery will focus on the group’s exhibition at The Gallery on the Green, which opens on 15 January.


A reminder that St John’s Methodist Church welcome you to the Coffee Pot every Tuesday morning between 10 -noon and is open to everyone, including visitors to the town. There is home baking, fresh coffee and a warm welcome guaranteed. The first Tuesday in the month is a charity coffee pot with donations to a charity nominated by that month’s organiser.


There is still time to visit the The Christmas Exhibition at the Gallery on the Green. The exhibition has already been featured in the Yorkshire post as one of the best places to view Christmas Art and runs until 14 January. This year’s installation has been provided by Settle Flagmakers, under the guidance of Jeanne Carr and  features a winter wonderland with penguins sliding down a waterfall and generally having fun in a wintry landscape.  The display includes a small supply of chocolate money – this time at the bottom of the waterfall, with visitors invited to take a coin. And if previous years are anything to go by, generous adult visitors will add to the supply during the month that the exhibition is on display.


The next messy church will take place on 15 Jan at 3.30pm in St John’s Church Hall. This event is open to all and will include worship, activities, song and a time to share a hot meal together. There is no charge for the event although there will be an opportunity to donate towards the cost of craft materials.


Variety is certainly the spice of life at Victoria Hall in January with a programme which includes, music, poetry and wrestling!  On Saturday 14th January star of Country Music television Des Horsfall is back in Settle for a return visit.  On 20 January Megaslam Wrestling, a Professional Wrestling organisation presenting our family entertainment events, comes to Settle with a show unlike any other. Then on 21 January Bill Adair and Pandora’s Handbag return to entertain in A Celebration of Burns. Complete with a Piper, songs, poetry, and a super supper of haggis, neeps and tatties the Burns Supper is  an annual favourite. For details of all events and bookings contact 01729 825718 or contact






This year’s week of prayer for Christian Unity will run from Wed 18th – Wed 25th January and will include events in a number of different venues around the town. On Thursday19th there will be a Songs of Praise service at 6.30pm at Limestone View  . On Sunday 22nd all denominations will come to together for a Service of Unity at 3.00pm at St Peter’s, Stainforth . On Tuesday 24th there will be a Meeting for Worship, 12.15 – 12.45pm at Friends’ Meeting House with a simple meal being served between 11.30 – 2pm at Settle Parish, with proceeds to Christian Aid.


An eight week mindfulness course will commence in the new year at Hellifield. Sessions will take place at Goal Cottage between 10-12.30pm on Thursdays from 19 January onwards.  For details and bookings please contact 07803 721135.

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