St Peter's Gildersome and St Paul's Drighlington to become a United Benefice

The PCCs of Drighlington St Paul’s and Gildersome St Peter’s churches have agreed to follow the advice given to them by Leeds Diocese and become a United Benefice.

The decision will see both churches retaining their individual parish status, their own PCCs and control of their own finances. “The two churches are in a good position to unite in this way,” said St Peter’s vicar Felicity Lawson, who is also Priest in Charge of St Paul’s. “The two churches have been working together for the last four years and have developed a close relationship and trust. I see this as a really positive step, going forward.”


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