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.

Dewsbury – Our Lady and St Paulinus

A handsome and dramatically-sited Gothic Revival church by E. W. Pugin, with some good furnishings.Mass was... Read More

Dewsbury – St Thomas More

The church has some architectural interest as a characteristic building of the mid-1950s by a well-known local... Read More

Earby – St Patrick

A modest and conservative stone-built church of the 1920s.Mass at Earby was celebrated from Broughton in 1901. In... Read More

Elland – St Patrick

A fairly typical post-war church in a modern idiom with aspects, such as the broad ‘slots’ of glazing reminiscent... Read More

Featherstone – St Gerard Majella

A small, simple brick church of the 1930s.The church was built in 1938, but the west narthex was clearly added later,... Read More

Goole – St Joseph and St Thomas

An interesting use of Free Style Gothic features and cast concrete for ‘stone’ details (including doors, windows... Read More

Halifax – Our Lady of Lourdes and St Malachy

A bold and distinctive 1960s church of considerable character by  an architect known for his Catholic churches in the... Read More

Halifax – St Bernard

A good example of the work of Edward Simpson who ran his practice from Bradford and was active during the period... Read More

Halifax – St Columba

One of the later churches by Charles Simpson (the practice closed down in 1939). Though not architecturally... Read More

Halifax – St Marie

A most curious and interesting church, with a complex and unclear building history. Although something of a mixture,... Read More

Halifax -St Alban

Built as a parish hall in 1954 and, unsurprisingly, of no architectural distinction.During the first half of the... Read More

Harrogate – Our Lady Immaculate and St Robert

A muscular red brick essay in French thirteenth century Gothic, typical of the work of Goldie & Child. The original... Read More

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