Happy New Year

As we begin 2018, the Rector and PCC of the Parish of Guiseley with Esholt would like to wish everyone a very happy and peaceful New Year.

From pilgrimages and parades to a new parish centre, from Messy Church to Movember, we’ve been busy in 2017,  and we hope you enjoy just a few highlights:



Music For Remembrance

This week’s Music for Remembrance Concert was very well attended, especially for a mid-week event, and the choir were superb. The programme, which  included music by Farrant, Stanford, Aston and Sumsion, was ambitious but executed with musicality and enthusiasm.

The Allegri Miserere is a particularly treacherous piece to pull off, but went very well. Our chorister Maddy, who is only 13, sang the high first soprano part in the semi-chorus with ease and poise.  Tina, Gill and Peter who, as always, sang with musicality and assurance joined Maddy in the semi-chorus. Maddy and Peter also sang the solo sections in Gabriel  Faure’s Requiem, which we sang after the interval.

Our thanks to Jonathan Kingston who once again came to play the organ.

With Advent Sunday only 3 weeks away and our first Christmas engagement next week, we have a very busy time ahead. The choir continues to show a high  level of commitment and dedication.


Martin Baker