Guiseley Parish Church.
On Sunday last three sermons were preached in behalf of
the funds for the restoration of this church.
The ancient edifice, erected in
the 14th century, has through the indefatigable exertions of the Rev. Geo.
Pindar, the esteemed curate, undergone a complete and thorough repair, the Rev.
gentleman having used unceasing and untiring efforts to obtain subscriptions
for this laudable purpose.
The whole of
the north side has been entirely rebuilt, the massive pillars re-cut and the
capitals remoulded, the traceries of the windows and roof remodelled and
various figures of the Apostles cut in high relief under the Gothic arches of
A novel plan
has been adopted with the reading desk which turns on a pivot, presenting
either side or end to the congregation at the will of the reader.
On the whole
the highest credit is due to the architect and committee of management.
on the occasion of re-opening the church were preached by the Rev. J Bell MA in
the morning, the Rev. J H Walton in the afternoon and the Hon, and Rev. P Y
Savile in the evening.
Appropriate anthems were sung by a full and efficient
choir, Mr Clayton presiding at the organ. The collections amounted to £14. 5s. 3d.
Missions- On Sunday two sermons were preached at St Johns Church by the Rev. A
O Wellstead on behalf of the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in
Foreign Parts, but in consequence of the re-opening of Guiseley Church
occurring the same day the congregation was unusually small ; the collections
amounted to £3. 14s. 6d"