Rachel Hewson

St Robert’s Church services over Christmas: Tuesday, December 24 there are two Crib services, one at 4pm and one at 5.15pm followed by the Midnight Mass at 11.30pm with Bishop John. Wednesday, December 25 8am Holy Communion, 9.30am Festival Eucharist.

Pannal Primary sports news: Pannal after school dance group had a great time performing at the Yorkshire dance Festival in November, they dazzled the audience wearing brightly coloured tutus! Our Year 4 swimming team competed in the recent gala at Harrogate High School with very impressive personal performances from Fin Hewson and Daniel Bulcock. Pannal Year 6 football team played at the International Futsal Arena in Leeds in the Leeds United tournament on Monday, December 2, they won three matches and lost two which wasn’t quite enough to go further this year, well done to all for a great team effort! 

Pannal column: you will no doubt have noticed the lack of column for the last few weeks. Unfortunately due to an increased workload and lack of time I am going to have to give up writing the column for now. It is a real shame but I do not feel I can do it justice and have several times missed things off that people have sent me due to rushing around! I hope someone else who perhaps has a little more time (and attention to detail!) may be able to take it on and do it justice. If you are interested in writing the column, please get in touch and I’ll pass your details on to the team at the Advertiser. Many thanks for reading in the past and I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas!