Aireborough Historical Society

The Society was founded in 1957 to record and preserve the history of Aireborough, which consists of:-

  • Yeadon
  • Guiseley
  • Rawdon
  • Carlton
  • Hawksworth and the area which was covered by Menston Hospital

Saturday 28th March  2020

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St. Andrews Church, Yeadon

St. Andrews Church, Yeadon

Initially Yeadon was part of Guiseley Parish with worshippers making their way down to St Oswald’s Church which was built between 1150 -1200, eventually St Johns, Henshaw, was erected as a Chapel of Ease, that is a church or similar built for the convenience of those who had to travel a distance to the parish church.

St Andrews served the needs of those who lived in the upper area of the town, designed by Thomas & Francis Healey in Arts & Crafts style it opened in 1890. Church and Chapel played a great part in the lives of people, providing for spiritual needs, entertainment and social life: choirs, Scouts, bible classes, concerts, pantomimes, sports, teas and trips, all ages were catered for.

The annual Whitsuntide processions are still remembered, in 1912 400 took part led by a band, trips by charabanc ranged from Edinburgh to Beachy Head! By 2015 congregations had dwindled, the Grade II listed C of E Church was renovated and became the New Life Community Church, the vicarage is now a private home.  Research & Text by Christine lovedale


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Whilst the AHS website contains a wealth of information it does not contain all the photos, documents and maps which we hold.

For further information or for questions on specific items please contact our archive team