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Leeds Minster

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Address: St Peters House, Kirkgate, Leeds LS2 7DJ, England (Formerly Leeds Parish Church)
Phone Number: 0113 245 2036
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9:00 am - 12:30 pm
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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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
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Welcome to the Leeds Minster - a place of worship and service for the...

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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Beautiful

Worth a detour, to go and have a look at this building, make sure you go inside, as the inside has some great stain glass windows.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Kettering, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Worth a detour, to go and have a look at this building, make sure you go inside, as the inside has some great stain glass windows.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have lucky to be there on recital of classic music played on church organs, and that is astonishing.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I only found out that there was a Minster in Leeds because where I was staying was literally just down the road. It's open to the public as most great churches are but it doesn't offer a lot of information about it. There are some interesting artifacts though and the architecture is as good as most Minsters. I'd only suggest... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Popped in here on my way to meet up with family and was surprised and delighted to find a man practising his singing with the organist - huge organ.

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Bedworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

Visited St.Peters on our last day. The cleric who spoke to us was lovely and told us all about the history of the church from Saxon right up-to-date. Little cafe for weary travellers. When the sun comes through the stain windowed it is breathtaking.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

Hauntingly beautiful. Much bigger than it looks on the outside. Well worth a visit to calm you down and take a few minutes out during the manic-ness of modern day living!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

We stumbled over the Minster as a search for shelter in the rain, but found so much more. I don't know if it is by coincidence, but there are many many children buried underneath the church and in the churchyard. So if you enter the minster pay attention to the tiny souls, God bless them. Inside you will find the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

The minster is rather austere to look at from the outside, and it is pretty dark inside too as the wood used is nearly black. However, the stained glass windows and mosaic panels are lovely, as is the carving and the organ. There are lots of interesting things to look at - the tenth century cross, various memorials and a... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

The Minster was the starting point of a Leeds Civic Trust tour of mediaeval Leeds. Its' history reaches back to Anglo Saxons times. There are many varied structures, items and brasses to examine. Most beautiful of all, in thought and deed, is the "Penny Window" which the poor of the Parish contributed to and is in the City of Leeds... More 

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Kinlochewe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

A lovely place at night with such a lovely feel with the lights and other buildings around it. Excellent picture taking ops

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