Songwriter performs to boost church refurbishment project

Christian singer/songwriter Stuart Townend
Christian singer/songwriter Stuart Townend
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A project to refurbish a Leeds church received a fundraising boost through a musical performance in Otley.

About 400 people packed into Wesley Hall at Otley Methodist Church to watch Christian songwriter Stuart Townend play, supported by his son Joseph on the drums and keyboards.

The event was organised by Bramhope Methodist Church as part of their fundraising for its planned redevelopment.

Members of the audience had travelled from Liversedge, Wetherby and Fleetwood in Lancashire to watch the performance.

Stuart, who grew up in Sowerby Bridge, is considered one of the leading worship songwriters of his generations, with his songs sung in churches and events around the world,.

Stuart was brought up in West Yorkshire, at Sowerby Bridge

The next event at Otley Methodist Church will raise money for the memorial fund to Ann Maguire, the teacher who was stabbed to death at Corpus Christi school in Leeds in April.

It takes place on Friday June 20 when Australian Christian songwriter John Burland will take to the stage.

There will be no charge for the event but a collection for the memorial fund will be taken at the end of the evening.


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