Historic church suspends boys choir after few turn up

Leeds Minster, a church dating back to the 7th century (last rebuilt 1841), has suspended a 200-year tradition of boys choral singing because it can’t find enough boys to attend.

‘There just aren’t the numbers of boys singing with us currently to make them deliver what’s expected of them,’ said, the Rev Canon Sam Corley, Rector of Leeds. ‘There used to be 30 boys and we were down to nowhere near that – as low as five at some services.’

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