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.

Mirfield – St Aidan

The building is an interwar warehouse structure converted to a church in 1955. It is of little architectural or... Read More

Moorthorpe – St Joseph

A large and impressive design in early Christian basilican style, which is of major townscape importance, especially... Read More

Morley – St Francis

A fairly modest stone-built early twentieth-century Gothic church by Edward Simpson, with elaborate sanctuary... Read More

Normanton – St John the Baptist

A large church with an impressive interior. The architect Edward Simpson has created some unusual features (such as the... Read More

Ossett – St Ignatius

A seemly and well-proportioned cruciform church decorated with simple elements within its external brickwork. In... Read More

Otley – Our Lady and All Saints

A Puginian Gothic design by Charles Hansom, built on the site of the medieval manor house of the Archbishop of York.... Read More

Pateley Bridge – Our Lady Immaculate

A small stone-built Gothic chapel, built to serve a mainly immigrant Irish population in the early twentieth... Read More

Pontefract – Holy Family

An impressive church of 1961-4 by Derek Walker, designed to reflect and anticipate contemporary liturgical trends. It... Read More

Pontefract – St Joseph

An important and relatively unaltered example of an urban pre- Emancipation public Catholic church. Although there are... Read More

Pudsey – St Joseph

A simple but pleasing design in the stripped-down Romanesque style so popular between the wars.By the mid-nineteenth... Read More

Queensbury – St Theresa of the Child Jesus

A curious chapel-like church in a hybrid round-arched style, compact in its use of a sloping site, with ancillary... Read More

Ripon – St Wilfrid

A cleverly designed church of 1860-2 by J. A. Hansom in the early French Gothic style, which manages to both dominate... Read More

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