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.

Rothwell – St Mary

A small interwar church by Charles Fox, in his trademark round-arched style, in an attractive suburban setting... Read More

Scarthingwell – Immaculate Conception and St John of Beverley

An interesting essay in mixed architectural styles that essentially attempts to recreate an Italian Romanesque private... Read More

Selby – St Mary

A well-composed church with much external carved detail that takes full advantage of its site, with the steeple over... Read More

Settle – St Mary and St Michael

An unusual linear complex of church hall, church and presbytery, the church itself possibly the least architecturally... Read More

Sherburn-in-Elmet – St Joseph the Worker

Built in 1984 to serve as both church and parish centre, using good contemporary materials that are shared with the... Read More

Shipley – St Walburga

A pleasing post-war design making a positive contribution to the street scene in a leafy part of Shipley, with a... Read More

Sicklinghall – Immaculate Conception

A Gothic Revival church built for the recusant Middleton family from designs by Charles Hansom, with later additions... Read More

Silsden – Our Lady of Mount Carmel

Built as a Methodist chapel, this is a fairly typical product of Nonconformist chapel design of the 1870s, when the... Read More

Skipton – St Stephen

A good example of an early Gothic Revival Catholic church in archaeologically correct Early English style. Fine... Read More

Slaithwaite – Holy Family

A very modest Gothic design of 1914. The first Mass centre opened in Slaithwaite in 1907. The present church was... Read More

Sowerby Bridge – Sacred Heart and St Patrick

A church of some architectural character and interest, although relatively plain beyond the architectural display of... Read More

Tadcaster – St Joseph

A church of some character and recognisable as the work of George Goldie of York, who concentrated architectural... Read More

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