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.

Threshfield – St Margaret Clitherow

A clever design for a small rural church in a sensitive countryside location. Its bold modern forms are expressed with... Read More

Uppermill – Sacred Heart and St William

A Nonconformist chapel converted to Catholic use in 1967, the building has a well-preserved exterior and galleried... Read More

Wakefield – English Martyrs

A neat solution that makes the most of an awkward site to create two large spaces for worship and social use in one... Read More

Wakefield – St Austin

A notable pre-Emancipation church designed by Joseph Ireland, now substantially a later-nineteenth century building but... Read More

Wetherby – St Joseph

A fine modern church of 1986, with furnishings designed by the architect Vincente Stienlet and the sculptor Fenwick... Read More

Yeadon – St Peter and St Paul

A light, bright moderne design of 1956, with Art Deco touches, by the busiest post-war practice in the diocese.Until... Read More

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