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The Parish of
Swaledale with  Arkengarthdale
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Key:   Holy Communion BCP  is a service from the Book of Common Prayer        
Eucharist is a Common Worship service (modern language)
Services in the Parish
September
Sunday 21 September
14th after Trinity (St Matthew)
9.15am Muker Holy Communion BCP
11.00am Low Row Eucharist
6.30pm Arkengarthdale Evening Prayer BCP

Wednesday 24 September
10.00am Grinton Holy Communion BCP

Sunday 28 September 15th after Trinity - Harvest
9.30am Grinton Harvest Eucharist
11.15am Arkengarthdale Harvest Festival Service with the children from Arkengarthdale School
6.30pm Low Row Harvest Festival and Supper
Although most of the small Dales farms no longer produce milk, on those that still do the black-and-white Friesian cow is now the predominant breed.
Prior to the middle of the last century, however,
Dairy Shorthorns were almost the only dairy cattle to be seen on these traditionally-farmed holdings where the regular main income might come from just 12-15 cows.

The
Dairy Shorthorn
and its “kin” breed, the Beef Shorthorn,
go back hundreds of years and are the only breed of cattle native to the Dales.
They are all coloured red, white or roan
(a mixture of both - see above)
and are ideally suited to the harder conditions of the Dales.
They are docile, hardy,  will happily out-winter and produce high quality milk mainly from grass.
In the latter half of the 20th century, the Friesian cow with its milk yield of up to twice that of the Shorthorn gradually replaced almost all these gentle animals, not only in the Dales but nation-wide. The result was that in 1978, the Dairy Shorthorn was put on the critical list of the
Rare Breeds Survival Trust.
Today, with the increased demand for local and sustainable products, it looks as though the Shorthorn breed may yet have a revival .
Dairy Shorthorn (Roan)
Fresh milk...
October
Wednesday 1 October
10.00am Grinton Holy Communion BCP
This service is in the lounge at Quaker Close Flats, and everyone is welcome.

Sunday 5 October      Trinity 16
9.15am Muker Eucharist
11.00am Low Row Eucharist
6.00pm Grinton Evening Prayer BCP

Wednesday 8 October
10.00am Grinton Holy Communion BCP

Sunday 12 October   Trinity 17
9.30am Grinton Eucharist
11.15am Arkengarthdale Holy Communion BCP
6.30pm Muker Harvest Festival Service (with Muker Silver Band)

Wednesday 15 October
10.00am Grinton Holy Communion BCP

Sunday 19 October   Trinity 18
9.15am Muker Holy Communion BCP
11.00am Low Row Eucharist
6.30pm Arkengarthdale Evening Prayer BCP

Wednesday 22 October
10.00am Grinton Holy Communion BCP

Sunday 26 October   Trinity 19
8.00am Low Row Holy Communion BCP
9.30am Grinton Eucharist
11.15am Arkengarthdale Holy Communion BCP

Wednesday 29 October
10.00am Grinton Holy Communion BCP
Thwaite,
towards the head of Swaledale, was the birthplace of two giants of photography -

Richard
and
Cherry Kearton

who became internationally renowned as wildlife observers  They began in 1892 and three years later they compiled
British Bird’s Nests”,
the first natural history textbook to be illustrated with authentic wildlife  photographs.

The Keartons also developed a type of “hide” that is still in regular use.

Richard went on to become a renowned lecturer whilst  Cherry, who was smitten with wanderlust, traveled the world and entertained millions with the wildlife films that he had shot in Africa.

The Kearton’s work popularised nature and contributed significantly to its preservation.
“Smile,
      please....”