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  • Birkenshaw Music Festival 2018

    We will be holding our second Birkenshaw Music Festival throughout this October at St Paul's. Our first festival two years ago was a huge success and large audiences enjoyed top quality acts from across the musical spectrum.

    This year's festival promises to be even better featuring some old favourites and some exciting new additions. Once again we will be joined by singers from Opera North and other concerts planned include a Gilbert and Sullivan Evening and, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One, a concert featuring highlights from Oh What A Lovely War. For our final concert on Saturday 27th October we are delighted to be welcoming the Snake Davis Band. Snake Davis is one of the music world’s best kept secrets.  He is a saxophonist of almost unparalleled gifts who has played with the best in the business through a career spanning three decades. As well as touring with artists such as Lisa Stansfield and the Eurythmics Snake has recorded on more than 400 tracks for over 60 artists.

    Snake is joined on stage by his band; Paul Birchall, keys, composer and lifelong friend, Simon Goulding, bass player extraordinaire with an impressive biography as long as your arm and Ali Thynne on drums. All are consummate musicians and clearly enjoy performing together. There is a great on stage rapport.  This music doesn’t fit into any bracket. In truth, it’s real soul music. As Snake said “I believe that any music that moves you is soul music”  You can expect to hear an exciting combination of old favourites as well as new material.  This is not highbrow; it’s genuine, emotional, soulful, feel good music.

    For details of the Music Festival Programme as it takes shape please click here.

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    St Paul's and St Luke's are Anglican churches in the Diocese of Leeds We are a friendly parish and we can assure you of a warm welcome in either of our churches.

    There is always something going on at St Paul's and St Luke's. We try to make our worship accessible, understandable and relevant to life in the 21st Century.

    We are committed to being at the heart of our local community and throughout the week various groups meet in our buildings, our Church Life pages have full details.

    Families and young people are always welcome and well catered for at our services, see our Children and Young People pages for more information.

    We are also always happy to have a chat with you about Baptisms (Christenings), Confirmation, Weddings or Funerals.

    We look forward to welcoming you to our churches.

    Why not join us for worship this Sunday?

    Sunday 27th May

    9.00am - Holy Communion Service at St Luke's

    10.30am - Holy Communion Service at St Paul's 

    Click here for our May Prayer Diary

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