The February Magazine is here!

The February magazine is here…February Pinnacle

Amid a welter of snowdrops, we have news of our search for a new vicar. Alongside, is a piece about a very present priest who has been helping us out during the vacancy – and a past vicar who oversaw a very significant and major rebuilding of one of our churches.

There’s a bare minimum of bad jokes from the editor, two separate focuses for your prayers and news of some of the things that have been happening in our parish over the past few months.

Collect your magazine from here

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Search for our new vicar

Last week, interviews were held for the post of Vicar of Kildwick, Cononley and Bradley.

Sadly, it was felt that none of the candidates were a good match for this post and so the search goes on.  We will reconvene and re-advertise the post early in the New Year.

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Cononley’s Christingle service

We are sorry but we are having to cancel the Crib and Christingle Celebration which was to be held at St John’s Cononley next Sunday (12th December).

However, we will be giving out Christingle bags at the church on Sunday 12th December between 4pm and 4-30pm if you would like to come along.

As things stand, the plan is that the Carol Service at St Andrews on 19th December will continue as planned.  All current Covid regulations will be observed.

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The Winter magazine

Download the Winter Magazine!

The combined December/January edition is now available online – though, I am afraid, printed copies are delayed due to technical problems at Pinnacle Towers.

A full edition – a pen portrait of the new Methodist Superintendent Minister and a “Vicartorial” from John Lancaster make a good start.

Apart from the cartoon on the back, I can also promise No Dreadful Jokes!

Download the magazine here.
(The web logs showed that no one collected the print-ready version last month.  This is a significantly large file, so that’s not on the site this time.  If you would value it in this form, please let me know and I’ll make it available.)

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November Magazine

The November magazine is ready for you to read!
You can download it here.

The paper copies will be posted out later today, along with Jill’s letter (that many think is the best bit, anyway!)

We try to keep costs down – and do our bit to avoid wasting resources by publishing almost entirely online.  However, if you want a paper copy, you can always ask for one.  For those who have an Internet connection, though, we would be grateful for a contribution to cover the costs of delivering a physical copy.  That amounts to around £1.50 each month for the 10 copies we do each year.  Contact us here.

This month, we are all red!  Both the cover and the Prayer Page feature the “PoppyFall” that decorated St Andrew’s for the 100th anniversary of the Armistice in 2018.

This month’s “vicartorial” comes from the pen of John Lancaster – and there’s news of a new vicarage, stories from Cononley and, of course, some Editorial Burble!  You know how to limit that… Write something yourself!

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Desperately sad news

We heard today (Monday 25th October) that a body has been found in the Coverhead area, above Kettlewell.  While not yet identified, it is believed to be that of David, husband of Churchwarden Joan McCartney.

The discovery brings to a close a week of desperate hoping, fearing longing and praying.

We join our thanks with those already expressed to the hundreds of people who have spent all week searching this difficult ground.  And we join our prayers to all those that are being offered up to Joan, her family and all who are supporting her.

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What’s Wrong?

… with the photo, I mean.

a hint: What time of year does the sun shine at that angle at 5:20 in the morning or the afternoon?
The answer is, of course, that the clock is stopped. It appears that there’s something amiss with the chiming mechanism and, like the Sorcerer’s Apprentice, we can’t stop it from chiming!

We have stopped the clock and called the Cumbria Clock Company who will come and have a look as soon as possible but, sadly, till then there is no clock and no chimes.


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A Modern Miracle!

… so said one of the helpers on Saturday when we set to to clear the leaves from the car park.

We expected to have a bit of a blow with our leaf blower and to add to our collection of builders’ bags.

Instead the Tremendous Ten gathered and with leaf blowers (I think I counted four or five), spades, forks, an ATV and trailer as well as some unidentifiable tools swept the premises clear of leaves, bagged them and removed them.  Spades scraped the car park clear of accumulated soil, re-creating two lost parking spaces – and by lunchtime the place looked near-immaculate!

Many thanks to Theresa, who provided the refreshments (and Coffee and Crumbs who made them!) and to Paul, Chris, Louise, Ellie, Jill, Sam, Alice, John and Dave.

Of course, we’ve still got a lot of leaves on the trees…  See you next Saturday?

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Found! One lost vicarage

Months – years – of searching have, we hope, come to a very satisfactory ending with the discovery of what we think will be a very satisfactory new vicarage for the parish of Kildwick, Cononley and Bradley.

Situated in Cross Hills, with the largest population in the parish, it has space to create the essential “office” element of a vicarage without being so large as to be impossible to heat.  The Diocesan property people have made an offer for the house which has been accepted and so we now hope and pray that the well-known traumas of house purchase will proceed as smoothly as possible.

The details of the new post of “Vicar of Kildwick, Cononley and Badley” are now published on the Church of England’s “Pathways” website and we expect them to appear in this week’s Church Times.  Applicants have until 21st November to put their paperwork in.

We wait with bated breath…

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Harvest at St Andrew’s

Harvest 2021

A cornucopia of Harvest gifts.

Well done, Kildwick CE Primary School!

The school held their Harvest Collective Worship in church on Friday – in front of a packed church.  It was SO nice to see the place full again!

They brought non-perishable gifs of food that were stacked on, under and around the altar table.  They were still on display for the Sunday service and are now packed into the car  all ready to be delivered to Skipton Food Bank.
Thank you for carrying all that, Year 6!

This was a truly magnificent display that will travel on to give joy to families in need.

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