Date for your diary – on 1st July there will be no 9.30am service of Holy Communion at St Oswald’s Guiseley, and no Sunday School in Guiseley. Instead, please join us at St Paul’s Church in Esholt at 10am for the Patronal Festival of St Paul.
Everyone is very welcome!
Calling all pets! Join us in Church this Sunday for our special Pet Service.
(Well-behaved owners also welcome!)
Ever wanted to find out more about our famous BELLS? Join us on 10th June – lots to see and do. Everyone welcome!
Fr David Pickett announced today that Morning Prayer will take place in St Aidan’s Chapel in St Oswald’s Church on Mondays and Fridays. The prayers will be led by either Fr David or by Rev John Richardson and anyone who would like to join them at 9am would be very welcome.
St Oswald’s Church, a Grade 1 listed building, has two stained glass windows which are World War 1 memorials.
One is on the North side of church and the other on the South side. The Lych gate is also a World War 1 memorial. Close inspection of the window on the South side will reveal the wear and tear from 99 years of sun, wind and rain. This window has become bowed and cracked, and is in need of restoration. A project to renovate and protect the window together with the Lych gate is now underway.
The plan is to complete the work by September 2018 so that the anniversary of the end of World War 1 hostilities can be marked with a service of rededication at St Oswald’s. As this is a significant event in our community’s history, the aim is to mark the 100th anniversary with projects, concerts and exhibitions involving our schools, community organisations and other churches.
Sponsorship being encouraged from local businesses and organisations to
supplement a bid being submitted to the Heritage Lottery Fund.
The names of the 151 men who lost their lives in World War 1 were read out at our Remembrance Service this year: our aim is to ensure that their contribution during World War 1 is marked in next year’s centenary so that the town that they helped establish and preserve is appropriately marked by us all.
The Centre, on Church Street, is the result of a conversion of disused buildings behind the New Inn in Guiseley. MP Stuart Andrew cut the ribbon at the official ceremony on Sunday and declared it officially open, watched by many parishioners and friends of the Church.
Fr David Pickett commented that “This is a momentous day for our Parish. We have been in need of a Church Centre for many years and thanks to the commitment of our PCC we now have this fantastic facility. Brian Gill spotted the building last year and thanks to his vision we now have a modern Parish Centre which will be used for a whole range of functions.”
The Centre, which was once attached to the New Inn and housed a dance floor, has been completely renovated and fitted and with a kitchen, and now has two floors connected with a stair lift.
Father David Pickett hopes that the accessibility of the building and its central location in Guiseley will make a useful addition to the wider community.
Sunday’s Gospel reading was Matthew 5:1-12, the Sermon on the Mount, and we hope that this Centre will act as a force for good within our community, particularly for those on the margins of society.
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Shoeboxes have started arriving at Church for our 2017 Shoebox Appeal. We are supporting Shipley-based charity Jubilee Outreach Yorkshire.
Jubilee Outreach Yorkshire is an Ecumenical Christian Charity which is voluntarily run by a small dedicated staff in Windhill, Shipley. They provide aid and funds, primarily to Romania, but also to other 3rd world situations, including:
If you would like to donate a shoebox to support the appeal, please download the Christmas Box form, and drop it into Church on or before Sunday 5th November