“From Kathmandu to Covid” – an evening with Ian and Sally Smith, together with supper, will be held at Buckden Village Institute (pictured right) on Friday, October 20, at 6.15pm for 6.30pm. Ian became editor of the Link parish magazine in May 2020 and together with his wife, Sally, lived and worked in Nepal for 16 years. They now live in Arncliffe. Their talk about their life and experiences in Nepal and their work with the World Health Organisation during the Covid pandemic will be accompanied by a PowerPoint presentation. The evening includes a supper of Nepalese food of curried meat and vegetables with rice and lentils and tea/coffee. Please feel free to bring your own drinks. Admission is by ticket costing £10, which includes a donation to International Nepal Fellowship providing financial support for health and developmental projects in Nepal. Tickets are available from October 1 from Deirdre (01756 760296) or Alison (07342 655516). We are sure it will be a really enjoyable evening and hope you will be able to support us. Ring early to reserve your tickets which are limited by the size of the Institute so don’t be disappointed. Click on the button below to se a poster for the event.
The 2023 Annual Meeting of Parishioners and Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM) for the Parish of Upper Wharfedale and Littondale took place by Zoom on Wednesday, April 26. The meetings were chaired by the Vicar, the Rev Tom Lusty. Jane Way, Rebecca Ward-Dooley and Andrew Hitchon were re-elected as Church Wardens. Philip Butterfield has stood down as Senior Sidesperson at Conistone and Kathryn Butterfield has stood down as Safeguarding Officer for the Parish. Both have also stood down from the PCC. Pauline Thompson has become the new Safeguarding Officer, having previously supported Kathryn in the role. Judy Burgin has stood down from the PCC, having been a member for 40 years since she joined the former Kettlewell and Conistone PCC. Lay members of the PCC who were elected at the APCM were Keith Jeddere-Fisher, Josephine Foster, Sue Nelson, Caroline Johnstone, Sarah Paul and Jackie Yarrow. Sue, who is Senior Sidesperson at Kettlewell, gave notice at the meeting that she intends to step down in 12 months. Ex-officio members of the PCC are Pauline Thompson and Patsy Campbell (Licensed Lay Ministers), Nick Davies (Treasurer) and the Rev Di Blakey Williams (Retired Clergy). There are 106 people on the Electoral Roll for the Parish as a whole, of whom 87 are residents and 19 are non-residents. Of these, the breakdown per Church is 40 at Hubberholme, 23 at Kettlewell, 16 at Conistone and 27 at Arncliffe.
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