Monday 24 April, 7.30pm – Christians Together in Swaledale meeting at Gunnerside
Tuesday 25 April, 7.30pm - Annual Parochial Church Meeting at Fremington Sunday School.
This is for PCC members, everyone on the Parish Electoral Roll, and all regular worshippers.
Please make the effort to be there as we look ahead together. Please bring a plate
of finger food to share. Our speaker will be Ray Wright, who will show a DVD of the
recent parish visit to Poland.
Saturday 29 April, 10.00am -4.00pm – Woolly Day at St. Andrew’s, Grinton – demonstrations
of weaving, knitting, crochet, rug making, and other wool based crafts. Refreshments
will be available. Drop in any time.
Bank Holiday Monday 1 May:
10.00am-12 noon – Coffee morning at Muker Public Hall
2.00pm – Arkengarthdale Duck Race from Langthwaite Bridge. Duck numbers are available
to buy from members of the congregation and in local shops.
Friday 5 May, 7.00pm - Archdeacon’s Visitation at Ripon Cathedral, with Bishop Nick
– This is the annual re-licensing of Churchwardens. Everyone is welcome to come and
Thursday 11 May, 7.30pm – Annual Christian Aid Service at St. Mary’s, Muker. All
Tuesday 23 May, 7.00pm – Low Row DCC meeting in church
Bank Holiday Monday 29 May, - Car Boot Sale for St. Andrew’s Church, held on the
Parks Field, Grinton by kind permission of the Brown family. Boots: £8, Admission:
50p. Open to buyers from 9.00am
(Please note that no professional traders will be allowed on the field) Contact Susan
Allison on 884366 for further details.
Saturday 21 October, 7.00-9.00pm - Muker Band Charity Concert in St Mary's Church.
This is in aid of Cancer Research, in memory of Dustin Mirrick and to celebrate 120
years of the band. Tickets, which will be limited to 100, are £6, with all money
will be going to Cancer Research.
The Yorkshire dialect can be traced back to invaders who crossed the North Sea in the Fifth Century and who left behind a rich language full of words that had Norse and Danish origins. Dales people had a particularly dialect-filled speech that included both verbs and nouns peculiar to the district in which they lived. Here are just a few examples: Skep basket Tup male sheep Laithe barn Gripe muck-fork Dowly sad Nithered cold, shivery Twined to be upset Thoil to begrudge Wick lively Sneck Door-catch; Slape slippery and....... T’ardest wark is doin’ nowt.
Tha’s nithered and twined...
Forthcoming Parish Events
Christian Aid Week House to House Collection
Sunday 14th to Saturday 20th May
Jesus calls us to love our neighbours. Nejebar and her family fled violence in Afghanistan,
risking everything to reach Europe. But now they’ve arrived in Greece all they have
is a tent. There is no school for their children. They thought they would stay in
Greece for 10 days, but it has already been many months and there is no end in sight.
Supporting refugees like Nejebar is the focus of this year’s Christian Aid Week.
£285 could buy fridges for a community kitchen in a refugee camp. Please give generously
and consider signing the Gift Aid declaration which is attached to the red envelope.
Please join us for
An Ecumenical Service on Thursday 11th May at 7.30pm at Low Row URC
Cake Stall on Reeth Green - Friday 19th May
We look forward to seeing you and receiving your support. Donations of cakes and
produce are especially welcome. Please telephone Pauline or Susan if you would like
a lift to the service, if you need cakes/produce collecting or if you would like
to help in the House to House Collection: Pauline 886790 or Susan 884366.
Very many thanks in anticipation
Secretary – Upper Swaledale & Arkengarthdale Christian Aid Committee
What’s in a name...?
The two main types of place-names are habitation-names (farms, villages) and nature-names (woods, hills). The earliest record of many names is in the Domesday Book but nearly all Dales place-names were given long before that by the Viking or Anglo-Saxon settlers. Swaledale means, very appropriately, “The valley of the rushing river” Arkengarthdale probably means “The valley of Arkle’s enclosure” Both Dales have a number of interesting-sounding hamlets, amongst which are: Reeth “The stream” Gunnerside“Gunner’s high pasture” Keld “The spring” Muker “The small field” Smarber “The butter hill” Grinton “The green enclosure” Melbecks “The stream by the sandbank” Booze “The house on the bend” Whaw “The enclosure near the sheepfold”