Children’s Society Collection Boxes

An update from Peter Spencer

There are some thirty  boxholders in the parish of Guiseley with Esholt. The money – small and large change – that the holders put in the boxes each year is sent annually to the Children’s Society, and this usually takes place at this time of year.

I have been in touch with the Children’s Society for advice on box opening at this difficult  time. The advice is to do nothing for the moment-but it comes with an assurance that a detailed plan will be available soon. I will contact givers  when I have further information. In the meantime thankyou for your very much needed support.

Peter Spencer

Lunchtime recitals resuming at St Oswald’s Church

We are delighted to be able to resume our series of informal concerts, starting at 1230pm on Thursday 3rd September with an organ recital by David Turner from Bingley Parish Church.

Seating will be designated  to follow social-distancing requirements, homemade soup will be available from 1215 and will be served to audience members in the pews.

We do hope you will be able to join us.

Services resumed at St Oswald’s Church

The Rector, Associate Priest and PCC are pleased to announce that as of  Sunday, 16th August, we are resuming the 8am Book of Common Prayer Eucharistic Service as part of our increased offering.

All are welcome to attend this most beautiful of liturgical services. Please be reassured that the church will be sanitised before the service at 9.30am.

Choral Evensong is resuming  at 6pm on the 2nd and 4th Sundays in the month .  These services  will not be streamed but it would be lovely to see as many of you as possible in the congregation.

We have been back in church on a Sunday morning for the past 3 weeks and numbers in the congregation have been around 50. Social distancing is working well, and, following  directives from the government and CofE,  masks are required in all places of worship (with the exception of people involved in the service).

All are welcome at our services.


Christian Aid Week 10-16th May 2020

Like most charities, Christian Aid has had to adapt to the present
circumstances surrounding Covid-19.
However, Christian Aid will be particularly affected as much of its its
income is traditionally collected door-to-door during Christian Aid week

In response the charity has developed an e-envelope for giving. This is a digital way  for donations to help support our brothers and
sisters in less well-off communities.

You can find the e-envelope here:

If you would prefer to donate by cheque,  please make your cheque payable to “Christian Aid” and forward it to:

Colin Avison
35 Springfield Road
LS29 9AN

Thank you.