Muker Show 2016

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Every year on the first Wednesday of September a traditional agricultural show attracts thousands to the village of Muker. The show begins with a procession of the judges from the Farmer’s Arms to the showground to the rousing music of the Muker Silver Band. The showground hosts tents and stands from local organisations and farming businesses; other tents host all… Read more »

Hodder Valley Show at Newton in Bowland

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The churches of Tosside and Slaidburn had a presence at the Hodder Valley Show at Newton in Bowland near Clitheroe in the far west of the diocese with “The Church about the Dale” trailer. The Wensleydale Deanery and Wensleydale Methodists kindly loaned out their trailer to the Bowland-Ewecross Deanery to enable a visible Christian presence at the show. Booking the… Read more »

Bless You

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[God said,] ‘I will surely bless you.’ GENESIS 22:17 (NIV) People say ‘Bless you!’ when you sneeze. ‘Bless’ has turned into a bit of a feeble word. But in the Bible it’s much stronger. (And it’s nothing to do with sneezing!) When God promises to bless you, he is saying, ‘I’m going to make you into everything I ever meant for you… Read more »

And we are off.

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Ripon Cathedral was the starting point for the pilgrimage.              A band of happy pilgrims trundled to the Cathedral for the opening service of this week-long pilgrimage. The Service was one of Blessing to the local communities  whetherr that be of Churches and Chapels or Farmers and Crops.     Canon Ruth Hind, read a passage of… Read more »

Unveiling of the Trailer

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Last week was a very exciting time for all those involved in The Church About the Dale project.   After months of hard work deciding on artwork and tweaking plans, the trailer emerged from the designers like a butterfly from a chrysalis.       The artwork represents a view of Penhill, This hill which stands majestically over the whole… Read more »