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Leeds Parish Church

Address: Kirkgate | Leeds, Leeds LS2 7DJ, England (The Calls)
Phone Number: 0113 245 2036
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Ranked #36 of 67 Attractions in Leeds
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
Owner description: Welcome to the Leeds Minster - a place of worship and service for the fast-moving modern city of...
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Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Tue 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wed - Thu 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Wed - Fri 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Fri 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Owner description: Welcome to the Leeds Minster - a place of worship and service for the fast-moving modern city of Leeds. Leeds Minster is one of England's best-loved Parish Churches and at our heart is a sacred choral tradition. Our origins date back to the greatest of the Victorian Vicars of Leeds, Dr Hook. It was during his 22-year incumbency that today's Minster Church of St Peter at Leeds was built - an astonishing building consecrated with great ceremony on 2 September 1841 in the presence of a vast congregation including the celebrated Florence Nightingale. In 2012 we were granted Minster status. Today you can visit the Minster for worship - whether for a few minutes of calm contemplation at a mid-week Choral Evensong or for the richness of a Sunday Choral Eucharist. We invite all to walk around and soak up the atmosphere of a building rich in history and heritage, light a votive candle, listen to the famous organ and round it all off with an enjoyable light lunch in our Refectory. If you do have not the time for an extended personal visit, but happen to pass the Minster on foot, by train, by bus, or in your car, do listen out for the Bells and do pray for us as we pray for you.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014 via mobile

Well, this now re-named Leeds Minster was a challenge to find but worth the hunt. A breathtaking window and wonderful architecture. The staff were informative about the history and design of the building. In particularly liked the ancient cross installed within the building. Worth half an hour (plus) of anyone's time. A little piece of solitude and reflection.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Went for a look around with my grandchildren.Very nice inside and plenty to see.I will go again when they have a service on a Sunday.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

Pleased that the importance of this Church has now been recognised by promoting it to a 'Minster' Church. It is a must to view from the inside and the cafe is a delight with lovely food at a more than reasonable price. Do look out for details of the dinners held in the Minster. What a wonderful experience

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Leeds Minster, as it's now called, was my "Alma Mater." I was a chorister there from 1960 to 1967. A recent visit to this beautiful church - not huge like many other cathedrals and minsters - but full of character and ambiance actually brought tears to my eyes and a huge lump in my throat. While standing at the back... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

Went for the annual xmas concert. Brilliant atmosphere - lovely church - bit difficult to find parking though

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Leeds
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

It's a really grand Victorian building - gothic in style, but industrial revolution in technology, making good use of cast iron. Anglo-saxon crosses too, and the services performed at near-cathedral quality.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

Really good building and the Atmosphere is amazing. The choir sang wonderfully well although they were all ready for Christmas.

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Newcastle
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012

A beautiful church with fabulous stained glass windows. On my visit the church had been dressed ahead of the Sunday Christmas Carol Service (which I was sadly unable to attend). Staff were happy for me to take photographs however the balcony was not accessible at the time of my visit (although this can be arranged if requested in advance). There... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

My wife and I went to a Christmas Carol Service conducted by the eminent leader Simon Lindley at the Minster (with around 300 others) that was being recorded for Radio Leeds. Lovely building,decorated for the advent season simply but very effective. Our first ever visit to this location (despite only living in Bradford), we felt privileged to be able to... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

A beautiful old church a perfect place to have your wedding, have lovely services and just beautiful to listen to the christmas service a beautiful christening service for my nephew so warm and friendly

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