Magazine November 2020

The November Magazine is now ready!

Last month, I saved a good deal of time by simply adding a .pdf  copy of the magazine to the website, rather than reformatting each article as a web page.  I invited comments – there were no howls of protest (actually, there were no comments at all!) so I have continued with this process.  It saves about a day’s work!

The whole magazine can be downloaded here:

One of the popular pages in the magazine is the calendar of services.
This listing is available here.

If there are other parts of the magazine that you would like to see online, then please let us know.  I don’t want to remove anything unnecessarily – but it seems to be poor stewardship to spend several hours, working on pages that (in some cases) attract no readers at all.

With best wishes
Chris – Editor

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Gifts for Kenya

Gifts for KenyaThis amazing stash of beautifully sewn items has been created by Libba from St Andrew’s. It’s ready to be sent out to Kenya, where for many years Libba has supported an orphanage in a slum area of Nairobi. Libba says:

‘At the beginning it was small but has steadily grown over the years and there is a school there too, both primary and secondary. Amazingly some children get to university but often struggle between the choice to pay for books or to eat and eventually have to give up as they can’t cope with the hunger.Some do make it through however which is just fantastic. The school is also open to children within that slum area but of course they have to pay.
It is run under the umbrella of Kenya Kids in Need and the wonderful man who runs it is called Fanuel who has the deepest laugh and chuckle I have ever known…He always says that God told him that this is something he must do.’

You’re looking at: 20 quilts; 25 beanies; 8 ear warmers; and 35 hygiene packs for girls. Check out www.daysforgirls.org to find out more about their fantastic and underappreciated work.

Brilliant job, Libba – well done!

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The Weekly Newsletter

Julie’s weekly newsletter is available here

It contains the rota of services for September; a plea for new Team members and notice of two baptisms.

There is also news of Libba’s knitting/sewing/crochet activities during lockdown – but that’s the subject of a different post…

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The September Magazine

The September magazine has hit the streets…

The copies for those with no Internet access are printed and should get into the post later today, ready for collection tomorrow when the Post Office returns from its Bank Holiday.

Looking ahead, the October magazine will be a little early.  I’ll not be around right at the end of the month so, rather than publish things late, I hope that it will be sent out on September 24th.  If you have any material for publication, please get it to me in good time.

There really is lots going on around our villages; It’s more than just dry reports of meetings that have (or haven’t) been held.  Tell us about things that you have done – things that interest you – things you found funny.  If something interests you then, by definition, it’s interesting!

You can read it online in one of two ways:

You can download an e-version of the paper magazine from the St Andrew’s website.  This is where Peter Ford has been compiling an archive of magazines since September 2001.  This copy is taken straight from the print-ready files used for duplicating.  As I write, the September copy isn’t yet online.  Peter tells me it will go onto the site sometime on Tuesday.  If you can’t wait, there is a copy, temporarily stored here.

or

You can read the whole magazine on this site.  This is  is in a more online-friendly format.    For data protection reasons, I’ve omitted the Church Directory, but if you need to contact someone, use the contact form on the website and we’ll see that it gets to the right place.

Stay safe!

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Twelfth Sunday after Trinity

The KCB Weekly News for 30th Ausust is now out

Download the newsletter here

It contains:

Current plan for

The plan for Sunday worship for the remainder of August and September.  There’s a reminder to continue to observe COVID distancing rules.

The service plans for the rest of the year are still being thrashed out. We may have to maintain this kind of pattern for quite a while, and think about how to do special services such as at Remembrance, Advent and Christmas. As and when these plans become clearer, we’ll let you know.

Evening Prayer is livestreamed at 4pm on Sundays via the parish Facebook page.

Christine Anderton has written for financial support for Jigsaw’s mission.  Read more about this in the September Magazine (coming soon!)

Please pray!  … for:
The families and friends of Jean (whose funeral took place at Cononley on Wednesday) and Doreen (whose ashes were interred at Kildwick also on Wednesday.
Members of the PCC as we prepare for our next meeting via Zoom on Tuesday 8th

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From this week’s newsletter

From the KCB Weekly News for Sunday 23rd August
Eleventh Sunday after Trinity

  • The current plan for Sunday worship is based on a 3-week  rota for each church.  Details are here.  We are urged to remember to abide by social distancing rules.
  • Julie will be on holiday on the last Sunday in September – Revd. John Lancaster has kindly offered to deputise.
  • For those not yet able to attend a service in person, Evening Prayer at 4pm on Sundays will continue to be livestreamed via the parish Facebook page.
  • The “Team” structure for the parish is being revisited.  Details here.
  • Greetings from Sylvia Ackroyd.  Sylvia sends greetings from Warwickshire.  She’s happy, but has broken her arm.
  • Keighley Interfaith Group is holding a Zoom discussion on Monday 14th September 7pm-8pm. If you would like more details or are interested in attending, please contact Julie who will put you in touch.

The full newsletter is available here

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KCB Weekly News – Sunday 16th August 2020

Tenth Sunday after Trinity

Dear all – last Sunday I led a service of Holy Communion at Kildwick; as at Bradley the week before, it was both great to see people in person, and strange to have to do things differently to how we’re used to them. This week I will be at Cononley for the first time since March; see below for more information.

Remember that this is YOUR parish newsletter, so if you have any news to share or items of interest or encouragement, please contact me by TUESDAY each week.

Resuming Sunday worship – temporary service plan

Here’s a reminder of what’s happening across our churches for the rest of August:

  16.08.20 23.08.20 30.08.20
Kildwick Morning Prayer at 11am PP 2-4pm with Evening Prayer at 4pm Holy Communion 11am
Cononley Holy Communion 11am Private prayer 11 – 12 noon Lay-led service 11am
Bradley Morning Prayer 9.30am Holy Communion 9.30am Morning Prayer 9.30am

If you are planning on attending the service at Kildwick this Sunday, can you please let June Whitaker know via the contact page?

If you’re planning on coming to Cononley, please let me know (by phone or e-mail).

As this will be the first service at Cononley for over 4 months, I’m going to repeat the guidance from the last couple of weeks. Please don’t worry if you don’t feel able to come to a service yet. Particularly if you are in one of the ‘at risk’ categories, it is important that you make your own assessment about what you feel able to do. If you do come to a service, please be aware of the following:

  • You will need to wear a face covering, unless you are in an exempted category (generally for a medical reason). This is now officially required under Government regulations, and is primarily about protecting others rather than ourselves.
  • You will be asked to sanitise your hands on arrival at church, and again after receiving communion. I will give instructions on how communion will be distributed at the service, and I will wear some PPE whilst doing so.
  • You will be directed to a seat, and the route to take to it.
  • The service booklet will be on your seat – please use it during the service, and then leave it in place as you leave.
  • There will be no refreshments after the service, and you are asked to leave the building promptly.
  • Please be aware of maintaining correct physical distance of 2m from other households on arrival and departure – particularly around the door.

For those not yet able to attend a service in person, Evening Prayer at 4pm will be livestreamed via Facebook.

Kildwick and Farnhill Calendar 2021

A message from Graham Taylor. If you’d like a copy, he can be contacted via the contact page:

I’ve just taken delivery of the 2021 Kildwick and Farnhill Village calendar and I’m taking advance requests for copies before they go on general sale later this month.  The price will be £6.50 each (unchanged from last year).

Please let me know if you would like copies and, if so, how many.  All profit will go to funding the Kildwick and Farnhill Village Institute which, as you might imagine, has suffered financially as a result of being closed during the Coronavirus pandemic.  So any purchase you are able to make will be very much appreciated.

Please pray!
If you have any prayer requests that you would like to share, please let me know (if it’s for another person, please ensure they are happy for the request to be included). This week, please pray for:

  • Margaret Lund from St Andrew’s – Margaret has recently been looked after in Craven Nursing Home, but has been taken to Airedale hospital, and would appreciate our prayers.
  • Glyn Evans from St Andrew’s – has also recently been in Airedale.

With my love, and with every blessing
Julie

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The bells ring out

After a silence of 21 weeks (yes! I’ve been counting!), Kildwick’s bells will ring out again this Sunday.

We restored the clock chimes a few weeks ago, but this will be the first time that they have been rung properly for some five months.  The ringing won’t be “normal” though.

First, the ringers need to socially distance themselves (and wear a face mask).  The ropes fall well within the two metre distance – and so we can only ring alternate bells.  We’ll see how it goes.  This week we will ring bells 2, 4, 6 and 8 which at least sound musical.

Next, we are only permitted to ring for 15 minutes.  That’s where we may come unstuck as this isn’t a lot of time to raise the biggest bell into its ringing position, then ring a piece and then get it down again into its safe position.  We’ll see how it goes.

All being well, we will try to ring, now, for all of the morning services in church; that’s two out of three Sundays if the current rota remains in place.  If a band isn’t available, then we’ll probably announce the service on our Ellacombe Chimes – a system that allows one person to sound all eight bells.

They don’t sound so good, though…

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KCB Weekly News – Sunday 9th August 2020

Ninth Sunday after Trinity

Dear all – it was good (if somewhat strange) to be leading a service at Bradley last Sunday. It was both like and unlike the kind of services that we are used to. It was certainly good to see people in person, whilst maintaining our physical distance of course! See below for details about this Sunday, and the next few weeks.

Remember that this is YOUR parish newsletter, so if you have any news to share or items of interest or encouragement, please contact me by TUESDAY each week.

Resuming Sunday worship – temporary service plan

This Sunday 9th August  I will be leading a service of Holy Communion at Kildwick at 11am. The pattern for August is as follows:

  09.08.20 16.08.20 23.08.20 30.08.20
Kildwick HC 11am Morning Prayer 11am Private Prayer 2-4pm with EP at 4pm HC 11am
Cononley Private prayer 11 – 12 noon HC 11am Private prayer 11 – 12 noon Lay-led service 11am
Bradley MP 9.30am MP 9.30am HC 9.30am MP 9.30am

Can I remind you please to let me know (by phone or e-mail) if you’re planning to come to any of these services? It will help to have an idea of likely numbers.

Please don’t worry if you don’t feel able to come to a service yet. Particularly if you are in one of the ‘at risk’ categories, it is important that you make your own assessment about what you feel able to do. If you do come to a service, please be aware of the following:

  • You will need to wear a face covering, unless you are in an exempted category (generally for a medical reason). This is now officially required under Government regulations, and is primarily about protecting others rather than ourselves.
  • You will be asked to sanitise your hands on arrival at church, and again after receiving communion. I will give instructions on how communion will be distributed at the service, and expect to wear some PPE whilst doing so.
  • You will be directed to a seat, and the route to take to it.
  • The service booklet will be on your seat – please use it during the service, and then leave it in place as you leave.
  • There will be no refreshments after the service, and you are asked to leave the building promptly.
  • Please be aware of maintaining correct physical distance of 2m from other households on arrival and departure – particularly around the door.

For those not yet able to attend a service in person, Evening Prayer at 4pm will be livestreamed via Facebook.

Zoom coffee – Wednesday 12th August at 10.30am

If you’ve not experienced a Zoom coffee yet, why not give it a go this week? Make a cuppa and sit down at 10.30am on Wednesday for an opportunity to catch up with friends across the parish. Here are the details that you need: Meeting ID: 840 2273 8763 Passcode: 012183. For those of you on e-mail, I’ll also send a link that you can simply click on.

Kildwick church grounds – a message with love from Geraldine Sands

Geraldine has asked me to share this with you. I’ve edited it a bit for space – if you’d like the full message, I can forward it to you by e-mail.

It is nearly 2 years since my lovely mum passed away. She loved coming to church with me at Kildwick, and sometimes also at Bradley which was ‘far more comfortable’.

In the warmer weather one of her joys was to walk through the churchyard at Kildwick, carefully trying not to trip over any uneven stones on the path. She couldn’t walk very far, but as a former keen gardener she loved to look at anything growing in the flowerbeds and the beautiful trees.

In memory of her, and due to the joy that the church green and church grounds have given many villagers whilst taking daily exercise during lockdown, I have decided to pay a local gardener to take the weeds out of the flowerbed along the south side of the church, and make it look beautiful again, so that it frames the south side of our wonderful church building. This will be paid for by some of the legacy that my mum left me. This work will be carried out by Gareth Clarke, a local horticulturalist and landscape gardener, starting this month. The plan is to have a new planting scheme in the south flowerbed by October, including some of the existing shrubs and perennials, and a number of new ones. His brief was year-round interest in the bed and also a few things that will help keep the weeds at bay, such as ground coverers.

The first step will be to remove existing perennials, particularly the ones that have over run the bed, divide them and pot them up. He will replace some after the weeds have been removed, but he thought that people at church may like to take one or two pots for their own gardens where there is too much of a particular plant. He will then get rid of the weeds using a non-toxic weed killer, then enrich the soil and agree a planting plan. Interested members of the congregation are welcome to be involved in agreeing this.

I do hope no-one views this as interfering or ‘taking over’ in any way. It just breaks my heart to see that flower bed look so overgrown and messy and I hope by this time next year we will all get a huge amount of pleasure by seeing a colourful and well-ordered bed. My newly retired husband will help with maintenance, which will be much easier to maintain once it has been sorted out.

Kildwick news – death of Mrs Vicky

I’ve been contacted by Sophie Crowther, daughter of Mrs Zofia Wiktorczyk and known locally as Mrs Vicky. She was married to Dr Vicky, a Crosshills GP until his death in 1969, and lived in Crosshills and Glusburn until 2006. Mrs Vicky died on 19th June at the age of 92. If you would like any more information, let me know and I will forward Sophie’s e-mail to you.

Bible reading notes / Cornerstones Christian bookshop

A message from Jill Wright – The “New Daylight” bible reading notes have not yet arrived at Cornerstone.  As soon as they are, I’ll collect them.  If you haven’t let me know that you want a set, please can you do so quickly!

As mentioned in this newsletter a couple of weeks ago, very sadly Cornerstone will cease trading from its current premises at the end of September. If you are able to go and visit them before then, they would much appreciate it. Please pray for the trustees and staff as they try to discern what the future might hold for the staff and for the business.

Please pray!

If you have any prayer requests that you would like to share, please let me know (if it’s for another person, please ensure they are happy for the request to be included). This week, please pray for:

  • Mary Robinson from St Mary’s, who will be having an operation on skin cancer
  • Lendehl, chair of Jigsaw (Kildwick’s CMS mission partner) in the Philippines. He is in hospital as a result of COVID 19. Sue Hargreaves has passed this request on. She says that some people will remember him from a visit to Kildwick some years ago, and describes him as a wonderful servant of God.
  • The family and friends of Doug Whitaker from Cononley, whose funeral took place last Monday
  • Peter and Lesley Bannister from St Andrew’s, who are moving to Cheltenham this week
  • The PCC, meeting via Zoom on Tuesday evening.

With my love, and with every blessing

Julie

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KCB Weekly News – Sunday 2nd August 2020

Eighth Sunday after Trinity

Dear all – I enjoyed a Zoom coffee this week with Lorna from Kildwick! A couple of other people indicated that they would have liked to come but were busy elsewhere, so there’ll be another chance to join me on Wednesday 12th August at 10.30am. The meeting ID is 840 2273 8763 and pass code is 012183. I’ll send a link by e-mail nearer the time.

Remember that this is YOUR parish newsletter, so if you have any news to share or items of interest or encouragement, please contact me by TUESDAY each week.

 Re-opening church buildings for Sunday worship
A reminder that we are taking our first steps back into public worship, starting this Sunday. Over the next 3 weeks, the services (all Holy Communion) will be:

  • Sunday 2nd August 9.30am – Bradley
  • Sunday 9th August 11am – Kildwick
  • Sunday 16th August – Cononley

St John'sCan I remind you please to let me know (by phone or e-mail) if you’re planning to come to any of these services? It will help to have an idea of likely numbers.

Please don’t worry if you don’t feel able to come to a service yet. Particularly if you are in one of the ‘at risk’ categories, it is important that you make your own assessment about what you feel able to do. If you do come to a service, please be aware of the following:

  • You are strongly advised to wear a face covering, unless you are exempted for medical or similar reasons. This is primarily about protecting others rather than ourselves.
  • You will be asked to sanitise your hands on arrival at church, and again prior to receiving communion. I will give instructions on how communion will be distributed at the service, and expect to wear some PPE whilst doing so.
  • You will be directed to a seat, and the route to take to it.
  • The service booklet will be on your seat – please use it during the service, and then leave it in place as you leave.
  • There will be no refreshments after the service, and you are asked to leave the building promptly.
  • Please be aware of maintaining correct physical distance of 2m from other households on arrival and departure – particularly around the door.

At the moment, I expect there to be a Service of the Word at Bradley next Sunday at 9.30am – please see next week’s newsletter for confirmation.

For those not yet able to attend a service in person, for the time being I will continue to livestream via Facebook each Sunday. Instead of Morning Prayer at 10am, it will be Evening Prayer at 4pm. The liturgy is available from the website (hard copies posted to those who don’t have access). We are thinking about what we can continue to offer virtually in the future, and will keep you informed of any plans.

Sudan emergency appeal
The diocese of Sudan has been a link diocese (formerly with the historic diocese of Bradford) for about 40 years. The fragile country has been further hit hard by coronavirus, and food shortages are a reality. I include a letter from Bishop Nick which contains details about how to make a special financial donation if you’re able (PCC members have been asked to consider authorising a gift on behalf of each of the 3 churches too).

Private prayer in church buildings
This Sunday, St John’s will open for private prayer between 11am and 12 noon, and St Andrew’s between 2pm and 4pm.

Please pray!
If you have any prayer requests that you would like to share, please let me know (if it’s for another person, please ensure they are happy for the request to be included). Robert Holland from Cononley asks us to pray for pupils at South Craven (and other local schools) who will shortly be receiving their A level and GCSE results. Pray for those whose results are good, and those who are disappointed; for their families, and for their teachers. We continue to pray for those from Kildwick who’ve recently moved (Sylvia A and Edward), and for Peter and Lesley Bannister who are keeping their fingers crossed for their move in August.

With my love, and with every blessing
Julie

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