The Diocese of Leeds was founded in 1878 out of the former Diocese of Beverley. It consists of the whole of West Yorkshire (with the exception of the parish of Todmorden), together with some parishes in the East Riding, North Yorkshire, Greater Manchester and Lancashire. It is a suffragan diocese in the Province of Liverpool, and is subject to the Archdiocese of Liverpool. The cathedral is in Leeds, and is dedicated to St Anne. 114 churches were visited for Taking Stock (2008); those built after 1980 were largely excluded from the review.

+Leeds – Cathedral Church of St Anne

St Anne’s is unique in England as a cathedral built in the Arts and Crafts Gothic style. Almost square on plan, it... Read More

Ackworth – Our Lady of Lourdes

A cruciform, simple brick building given external interest by the use of cast stone modern tracery to the windows. The... Read More

Addingham – (Our Lady and) English Martyrs

A modest  stone-built Arts and Crafts church in an attractive village setting. The dedication evokes the memory of... Read More

Airedale – St Edmund

A  representative  example  of  post-war design, built just before the Second Vatican Council. A portal frame... Read More

Allerton Bywater – St John the Evangelist

A  simple small brick church of 1915 with a straightforward interior much enriched recently by the current... Read More

Baildon – St Aidan

A late Gothic Revival design of the 1930s by the Bradford architect Charles Simpson, who built widely in the diocese.... Read More

Bardsey – The Blessed Sacrament

An attractive small interwar chapel-of-ease built in a simple Arts and Crafts style, the interior appearance marred by... Read More

Barnoldswick – St Joseph

A very late example of the Gothic Revival, perhaps more comparable to contemporary Nonconformist churches than Anglican... Read More

Batley – St Mary of the Angels

A medium-sized mid-Victorian Gothic Revival church of conventional form, whose interior is given additional interest by... Read More

Batley Carr – St Joseph

A simple stone-built school-chapel by Edward Simpson of Leeds.Dewsbury prospered from about 1870 with the arrival of... Read More

Bentham – St Boniface

A simple building which serves its purpose but is not of any architectural distinction.Founded in 1867, when the... Read More

Bingley – Sacred Heart

Attractive group of church, former school and presbytery that fits well into the Victorian street scene; the buildings... Read More

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