Leeds

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.

Bradford – St Joseph

A good mainstream Gothic Revival church of the late Victorian period by a noted local architect and with an overlay of... Read More

Bradford – St Matthew

A single-storey church of system-built construction clad in pebbledashed or boarded panels, under a shallow-pitched... Read More

Bradford – St Patrick

The second Catholic church to be built in Bradford. With the associated convent and schools it forms part of a dense... Read More

Bradford – St Theresa and St Winefride

A striking 1970s church with impressive interior special qualities and many furnishings designed for the... Read More

Bradford – St William

This inner city church is an important local landmark, built in a stripped Gothic style. The interior retains its... Read More

Brighouse – St Joseph

A now rare example of a once-common building type, a combined church and school. Originally designed by Edward Simpson... Read More

Burley-in-Wharfedale – St John Fisher and St Thomas More

A modest interwar church in the Early Christian style, with a light, Arts and Crafts-influenced interior. The church... Read More

Carlton – St Mary

A well-executed early work of the prominent Yorkshire architect M. E. Hadfield, containing good quality later... Read More

Castleford – St Joseph

A rather old-fashioned building for 1890, with a traditional aisled plan and little embellishment. The post-Vatican II... Read More

Cleckheaton – St Paul

A modest red brick church by J. H. Langtry-Langton in a simplified version of the Romanesque style. The parish was... Read More

Clifford – St Edward King and Confessor

An outstanding church of striking neo-Norman design. Inspired in some respects by Durham Cathedral, designed by Joseph... Read More

Cross Hills, Silsden – St Joseph

A very modest brick church of the 1920s. Fr (later Canon) Joseph Russell was priest of St Anne’s Keighley from 1905... Read More

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