Dacre News

Dacre, Darley and Summerbridge

Graham Smith

01423 772832

Darley Community Library: will be closed from Sunday, December 23 and will re-open on Saturday, January 5.

Gardening Club: the next meeting of the Glasshouses & District Gardening Club will take place tonight, Thursday, December 20 in Dacre and Hartwith Village Hall. Eddie Harland will be the speaking about Developing the Garden at Littlethorpe Manor. He is the head gardener there. The meeting will begin at 7.45pm and there will be some seasonal mince pies with a cup of tea or coffee after the meeting.

Carols for Christmas: at Darley Methodist Church with Summerbridge and Dacre Silver Prize Band at 6.30pm on Sunday, December 23. To be followed by tea/coffee and mince pies.

Darley Christmas Dance: the annual Darley Christmas Dance will take place at Darley Memorial Hall on Saturday, December 22 from 7.45pm. There will be dancing to the music of Lyne Valley and a full buffet supper. Tickets for the evening cost £12.50 are available from 01423 780258.

Summerbridge WI: held their AGM this month after which they enjoyed supper and social time. The next meeting is on Monday, January 7 at 7pm at Dacre Top, when John Shackleton will talk about his trips to Eastern Europe delivering ambulances and fire engines - the title of his talk is Not for the Faint Hearted. The competition is my most attractive Christmas card. Visitors and new members are always very welcome.

Poppy Appeal Nidderdale: Chris Sexton and Peter Chadwick, the poppy collection organisers for Nidderdale, wish to thank on behalf of the Nidderdale Branch of the Royal British Legion everyone who contributed in any way to achieve the grand total of £4,870 for this year’s poppy appeal. Well done everyone and thank you all.

Family Nativity Service: at Birchfield farm (ice cream farm), Summerbridge in a barn with the animals on Friday, December 21 at 6pm.

Church services: Sunday, December 23. Providence United Reformed Church, Dacre Top – Church Elders at 9.30am. Summerbridge Methodist Church – No morning service. Christingle with the Rev Nigel Waterfield at 6pm. Darley Methodist Church – Mrs Cindy Beck at 10.30am. Carol Service with Deacon Rowland Wilkinson at 6.30pm. St Saviours Church, Thornthwaite – Nine Lessons with carols at 6.30pm. Holy Trinity Church, Dacre Banks – Holy Communion with Junior Church at 9.30am. Christmas Eve, Monday, December 24.

Summerbridge Methodist Church – Holy Communion for Christmas with the Rev Nigel Waterfield at 11.30pm. Holy Trinity Church, Dacre Banks – Crib Service at 2pm. St Judes Church, Hartwith – Midnight Holy Communion at 11.30pm. Christ Church, Darley – crib Service at 4pm. Midnight Holy Communion at 11.30pm. Christmas Day, Tuesday, December 25. Summerbridge Methodist Church at 10am Holy Trinity Church, Dacre Banks – Communion with Junior Church at 10.30am. St Saviours Church, Thornthwaite – Communion at 10.30am.

Christ Church, Darley – Crib Service at 4pm. Midnight Holy Communion at 11.30pm.

Diary Date: February 8, 2013 at Dacre & Hartwith Village Hall from 7.30pm. In memory of Pat Clarke a Fun Revue and Faith Supper evenings entertainment. If you feel like sharing your showman skills with a song, dance or recital please contact Ann 780495 or David 780784. Funds raised will go towards the up-grading of the pathway and lighting, and new choir robes at Holy Trinity Church.