ST GILES Church in Bramhope will celebrate its 140th anniversary with an exhibition of its history this weekend.

The display will include antique documents, photographs and a history of the groups who have used the building over the years. Visitors will be able to look around the church and see the Glastonbury chair made from wood from the Darwin Estate in Derbyshire and the stained glass windows made by one the finest Victorian glass makers in the country. There will also be a special service this weekend and a candlelit dinner in the church next week.

James Rhodes of Bramhope Hall donated the site for the church and the people of Bramhope subscribed more than £2000 towards the cost of the building, constructed of millstone grit from local quarries on the Chevin. St Giles was completed in 1881 and dedicated on November 28. The ceremony began with the clergy, choir and building committee processing from the Puritan Chapel through the church’s portcullis entrance. Newspaper cuttings of the event will be on display. The exhibition runs from Friday, November 26 to Saturday, November 27 between 10am and 4pm and at 10.30 after the 9.30am service on Sunday, November 28. The dinner is on Friday, December 3 at 6.15 for 7pm. Tickets are £30 and available from the church's website on the ‘contact us’ page.