Pannal News

Rachel Hewson

Church Services: for Sunday, June 23: St Robert’s Pannal: 8am Holy Communion, 10.30am Mayoral Civic Service, 6pm Evensong. St Michael and All Angels’ Beckwithshaw: 11am Communion.

Joint Benefice Evensong: please note that on Sunday, June 30 there will be no service at St Michael and all Angels’ in Beckwithshaw but you are invited to attend the Joint Benefice Evensong at St Robert’s in Pannal.

Pedal for Pannal: a reminder that every donation helps for the brave cyclists who will be tackling the Tour Yorkshire route, 125 miles to raise funds for both Pannal PTA and for Candlelighters. 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

Pannal WI: meeting is on July 9 at Pannal Village Hall, when Simon Duffin will telling be telling Pannal WI ladies about Fancy a Cuppa – US style. His fascinating talk will be as much about the people he met as it is about the tea and coffee he sampled in a variety of coffee shops and tea rooms across 27 states east of the Mississippi. Visitors are very welcome to attend, for a small fee of £3, including refreshments. After hearing Simon’s talk about all this tea-drinking, we will be ready for a  good cuppa - Pannal style of course - with scrummy biscuits. You never know, you might decide to join us in Pannal WI!

Stray FM Teacher of the Year: Pannal Primary’s very own Mrs Smith was a runner up in the Teacher of the Year 2013 awards! Mrs Smith works tirelessly on everything sports at Pannal, running after school clubs and never ceasing to amaze everyone with her energy and enthusiasm. She’s the winner in our eyes!

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

Pannal Silver Surfers Club: will be on June 26. We meet every fortnight on Wednesday mornings from 10am-noon. Come along to learn new skills or share your knowledge with others. People of all skill levels are welcome, either to help others or to get help with your own needs, or both! From novices to experts we all give and we all take but most of all we enjoy ourselves! Contact Pat Fitzgerald 523493 for more information.

A Community Tea: at Pannal Methodist Church on Spring Lane, Burn Bridge is to be held on June 25 between 2.30 and 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 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 be 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.