Rachel Hewson

Church Services: for Sunday, June 16 St Robert’s Pannal 8am Holy Communion, 9.30am Parish Communion, 6pm Evensong. St Michael and All Angels’ Beckwithshaw: 6pm Evensong.

Pedal for Pannal: Pannal Primary School PTA has a fabulous new fundraising initiative. A team of parents and teachers from the school will be cycling the Tour Yorkshire route, 125 miles to raise funds for both the PTA and for Candlelighters. The brave souls will be tackling the route on July 20 and 21this year. Funds for the PTA are to be used for musical instruments for the pupils and for the creation of a market garden which will enable the children to plant, grow and harvest vegetables as part of their education into the food cycle. Candlelighters was chosen as it is the chosen charity of a Pannal pupil’s family who is currently being treated for leukaemia. The aim is to raise £3,000 and if you would like to help out this worthy cause and give the whole team a boost, please do so by visiting

Sports results from Pannal School: the Year 5/6 rugby team won the Harrogate final and are now through to a competition called Tag to Twickenham in Pontefract on June 21 and our Year 4 cricket team won the Drax Tournament at Harrogate Cricket Club so are now through to the next round at Dunnington Cricket Club in York on June 26, a great performances by both teams, well done Pannal!

Mayoral Civic Service: this service takes place on Sunday, June 23 at St Robert’s at 10.30am, to welcome Michael Newby, the new Mayor and a longstanding member of our congregation. All are welcome.

A Community Tea: at Pannal Methodist Church on Spring Lane, Burn Bridge is to be held on June 25 between 2.30-4pm. There have already been two of these in April and May There will be a strawberry tea and scones. Everyone is welcome.

Beckwithshaw annual walk and supper: on Thursday, June 20 Beckwithshaw is holding it’s annual walk and supper which sets off from the village hall at 6pm. There is a walk around the local area which finishes at the village hall where meat pie, potatoes and peas or a salad will e served. Tickets cost £6 for an adult and £3 for a child (under 12). There will also be a raffle and all funds raised are going to the upkeep of the village hall. Even if it rains the meal will still take place so buy your tickets now! All are welcome, for further information and queries please contact Josie on 01423 503752.

News and events: please let me know if you would like to publicise your news or an event in Pannal and Burn Bridge. I need to know eight days in advance of publication so that I can include the details.