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|Sunday||Choral Eucharist 10.30, Evensong 18.30|
|Wednesday & Thursday||Evensong 17.30|
Organist & Master of the Music
Dr Simon Lindley (since 1975)
The choir, started by The Revd Walter Hook, takes boys from the local day schools to sing the daily services. Boy choristerships entitle boys to free instrumental and theory lessons as well as their choral training. The girls choir was formed in 1997, for girls aged 11-18, who sing a short Morning Worship on Saturdays. The choirs have made a number of CD recordings as well as regular concerts. Choral Scholarships are also available to undergraduate students.
The organ was first installed in 1713, enlarged in 1859 by Schultze and a complete reconstruction in 1914 by Harrison & Harrison who rebuilt it to its present specification in 1948. Wood & Wordsworth rebuilt the organ in 1965 and Andrew Carter of Wakefield restored it in 1995-97. They added a new jubilee trumpet in 2002 in memory of Dr Melville Cook. The organ fills the whole of the South Transept behind an elaborate wooden screen.
4 manuals 82 stops
Pedal 22 stops, Choir 16 stops, Great 19 stops, Swell 16 stops, Solo 9 stops
The Revd Canon Tony Bundock (since 2005)
The 14th century church was built after a fire but became very cluttered and ugly with so many extra seats for the town's growing population. In the mid 19th century, the new Vicar, the Revd Walter Hook commissioned a completely new church from the architect Robert Chantrell. It was consecrated in 1841, with 1600 seats, a fine Reredos, carved pulpit and Butterfield font.
FCM at Leeds
FCM Diocesan Representative
FCM National Gatherings
1977, 1993, 2001