Leeds Mercury - Saturday 02 November 1901 - Reopening of methley church


The interior of the ancient and beautiful church at Methley has been thoroughly renovated at a cost of £3,000, towards which there has been received or promised £1,700.

A new heating apparatus has been fixed, and the incandescent gaslight introduced. There was crowded congregation on Saturday at the reopening of the church by the Bishop of Ripon.

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The Leeds Mercury was established by John Hirst in 1718 as a weekly newspaper in the rapidly growing West Yorkshire woollen textile town. The Mercury was one of the foremost provincial newspapers, publishing articles by many distinguished writers and gaining a reputation as a leading reporter of Liberal politics.

Founded: 1718
Last issue: November 25, 1939