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.

Birstall – St Patrick

A typical  church of the late 1960s, the exterior given interest by  the variety of wall-planes and coloured facing... Read More

Bishop Thornton – St Joseph

The oldest surviving purpose-built church still in use in the Diocese of Leeds. The presbytery was built first, about... Read More

Bradford – First Martyrs

Of outstanding significance for its central liturgical planning; the first such example in the country. Externally, the... Read More

Bradford – Immaculate Conception

A simple building with a calm devotional atmosphere inside but of no great architectural or townscape importance.In... Read More

Bradford – Our Lady and St Peter

A bold and individual example of the popular Early Christian/Byzantine style of Catholic church building popularised by... Read More

Bradford – Sacred Heart

A modest example of a village church, designed in traditional style by Charles Simpson, and with a little-altered... Read More

Bradford – St Anthony of Padua

An interesting post-war design, compromised by the removal of the original steel ‘tower’ and by window... Read More

Bradford – St Clare

A good post-war church in Byzantine-influenced style. Well-proportioned exterior and well-detailed interior, marred by... Read More

Bradford – St Columba

An architecturally unexceptional design of the 1950s by Jack Langtry-Langton.In the 1920s the Bierley estate was... Read More

Bradford – St Cuthbert

A good example of a Victorian suburban church, which contributes positively to the street scene and is notable for its... Read More

Bradford – St Francis of Assisi

An interesting church of some architectural and artistic merit. Interesting as a conversion (although the Simpson work... Read More

Bradford – St John the Evangelist

A modest building of the 1950s, well cared for and fit-for-purpose. Buttershaw is situated at the southwestern edge of... Read More

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