A NEW Parish Centre has been opened in Guiseley after the conversion of disused buildings behind the New Inn.

The Centre, on Church Street, was officially opened by Pudsey, Horsforth and Aireborough MP Stuart Andrew at a ceremony enjoyed by parishioners and friends of St Oswald's Church.

The Rev David Pickett, Rector of Guiseley with Esholt, said: "This is a momentous day for our Parish. We have been in need of a Church Centre for many years and thanks to the commitment of our PCC we now have this fantastic facility. Brian Gill spotted the building last year and thanks to his vision we now have a modern Parish Centre which will be used for a whole range of functions."

The Centre, which was once attached to the New Inn and housed a dance floor, has been completely renovated and has a kitchen and two floors connected with a stair lift. Father Pickett said he hoped that the accessibility of the building and its central location in Guiseley would make a useful addition to the wider community.