Graham Smith

01423 772832


50/50 auction: at Summerbridge Methodist Church School Room on Saturday, November 16 at 6pm. Goods donated to a 50/50 Auction Sale are sold under the hammer for the best possible price, and the proceeds are divided equally between the donor and the church. Please have a look round for something to sell and contact Mrs Helen Gill, Nidd View, Summerbridge 780365. Goods will either be accepted at the door or collected by us on the morning of the sale. Viewing will be 2-4pm in the afternoon when there will also be a cake stall. If you have nothing suitable for the auction but feel you could bake a cake for our stall, please deliver to the hall in the morning or phone the above number for collection. Admission to the auction will be by catalogue £1 (including refreshments). Lots must be removed from the hall on the Saturday evening after the sale. Please remember this is not a jumble sale and good quality goods, minimum value £1 will only be accepted.

Darley Christ Church Library Coffee morning: on Saturday, November 16, 10am-noon in support of Darley Pre school group.

Coffee morning: with cakes and produce at Darley Methodist Church on Saturday, November 23, 10.30am-noon. All welcome.

Dance: at Darley Memorial Hall Saturday, November 16, 8pm-midnight. Admission £8 to include supper, dancing to Denis Westmorland. For further details please contact Keith Hardcastle on 01423 780258.

Darley Murder Mystery: there will be a Murder Mystery evening at Darley Memorial Hall on Friday, November 22 from 7pm. The evening will involve a Murder at the Pyramids and features the Ripon Rowel Players. You will have a chance to witness the events, examine the evidence, question the suspects and try to solve the murder. Tickets cost £12.50 and include a hot 2-course meal. They are available from Dacre & Hartwith PFA, by calling 01423 780970 or email d&hpfa@sportnidderdale.org

Darley in Bloom: present the latest production by North Country Theatre - The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle. 7.30pm in Darley Memorial Hall tonight, Thursday, November 14. Tickets £10 (under 16s - £6) Tel 01423 781862 or 780673. Teas/coffees & biscuits available.

Summerbridge Players: rehearsals are going well for Comfort and Joy, a seasonal comedy by Mike Harding in Dacre Village Hall. Start the Christmas festivities with family, daft neighbours and general mayhem. Wednesday-Saturday, November 27-30 (four performances), earlier start at 7.30pm. Tickets (£5) from Summerbridge Post Office (01423 780248) Not suitable for younger children.

Felliscliffe Young Farmers - Christmas Dance: will be held on Saturday, December 7 at Hampsthwaite Memorial Hall, 7.30-12.30am. Band, buffet supper and homemade deserts. Tickets £20 to also include complimentary drinks on arrival. Licensed bar available. Tickets available from Nicola on 07939460843.

Autumn Thoughts from Holy Trinity: summer comes to an end with the parish garden party where everyone enjoys an informal get-together before the schools re-commence. Thanks are conveyed to Rev Matthew and his family for welcoming us into their home and garden, and everyone whom supported the afternoon, and our Parish charities. Holy Trinity commenced the parish harvest celebrations, the serving of scones/jam/cream with coffee was well received. We welcomed the return of Rev Tony who officiated at our service and undertook a busy day what with our Harvest, a Baptism at Thornthwaite and a wedding in the afternoon. Rev Matthew was officiating at his god- daughter’s wedding where his daughters were bridesmaids, another special day.

Nidderdale Show dawned bright and sunny, what a change from last year. Members took part in the parade, prepared and served refreshments in the C in the Dale marquee and thoroughly enjoyed the day’s atmosphere. In October many of our congregation members attended the second Parish Away Weekend. Everyone assists with the catering arrangements and participate in prayer, workshops, worship and entertainments. Another big thank you to everyone whom makes the weekend possible-including the attendees.

Regarding the churchyard extension, planning permission has been applied for, and we await the results.

We continue our fund-raising programme: November 22 Trinity supper club resumes in its new format at 2 Hessey’s Yard. Please reserve your place-781707 or 780495.

December 14: festive coffee morning hosted by D Craggs, at New House, Dacre Banks 10am-noon.

Check Link for our usual Advent+ crib service times. The parish festive services will also be advertised in Link.

2014 diary date: February 28 concert by the Yorkshire Decibellas at Holy Trinity. Light refreshments will be served at the interval.

Thank you to everyone who has participated and supported Holy Trinity Church, but especially all our volunteers.

Ann Kent and David Craggs churchwardens.

Gardening Club: the next meeting of The Glasshouses and District Gardening Club will be held in Dacre and Hartwith Village Hall on Thursday, November 21.The speaker will be Edward Clements who will be talking about Mediterranean Travels with a Camera. Our meetings are free to members, and non members are always welcome to join us, though in that case we ask for a contribution of £3. Queries to Anne Martin 01423 711175 or June Douse 01423 712124.

Church services: Sunday, November 17 Providence United Reformed Church, Dacre Top Mr Mrs C Morris at 9.30am. Summerbridge Methodist Church Mr Duckworth at 10.30am. Darley Methodist Church Mr Stephen Hesselden at 10.30am. St Judes Church, Hartwith Holy Baptism and Communion at 11am. Christ Church, Darley All-age Family Service at 9.30am. Holy Trinity Church, Dacre Banks Sung Evensong from the Book of Common Prayer at 6.30pm.