||1: Newspaper cutting with a picture of Canon Howson, the text reads
" Archdeacon Howson, for 25 years Rector of Guiseley, who states that the thought of retiring has recently occupied his mind, though he has reached no definite conclusion. An exclusive Yorkshire Evening Post photograph of the Archdeacon at work in his study at the fine old Tudor Rectory. The Archdeacon is famous, through, among other things, his monthly letter to parishioners, which frequently contains delightful humorous anecdotes and reflections on life."
2: Canon James Francis Howson, Rector of Guiseley is in the centre of the group, the other two clergymen were his curates.
3: Canon James Francis Howson, Rector of St Oswalds Church, Guiseley seen here in his capacity as Chaplain to the Forces at Catterick.
The photo was taken in Richmond.
4: Sitting outside the old Rectory s Canon Howson Rector of St Oswalds Church.
He is in the middle with a curate on each side.
5: Reverend James Francis Howson, Rector of St Oswalds Guiseley Parish Church from 1906-1933.
6: The Reverend James Francis Howson MA, Rector of Guiseley from 1906 to 1933.
He was educated at Cambridge and a wealthy man, both his father and brother were senior clergymen.
His sister Mary came to Guiseley with him to assist with his Parish duties.
He restored St Oswalds rectory paying £3,000 himself towards the cost and also instigated improvements to the church.
He was responsible for the reinstatement of the cross in Towngate facing opposition from some local Councillors who would have preferred a public toilet!
He revived the Festival of St Oswald with open-air services, visiting dignitaries and pageants, he was given the honour of Arch Deacon and became a Justice of the Peace.
In February 1934 he visited Bath in the hope of alleviating rheumatism and died there suddenly.
His wish to be cremated was honoured and his ashes were buried in the church he had served.
7: The Rev. (Canon) James Francis Howson was Rector of Guiseley 1906 - 1934,
he is seen here with Curates, Church Wardens and sides men outside the old
Comment form our facebook page:
photo. Merely as points of interest and in no way as criticism it is
certain that by this point JFH is styled Venerable and not Reverend
Canon. Custom and practise tends to refer to the Assistant Curates
simply as Curates whereas in fact the Curate
in this picture is JFH himself. Finally the lay offices, peculiar to
the CofE are of one word names, churchwarden and sidesman. Again, only
mentioned as interesting points hopefully. Keep the pics coming