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Leeds Minster

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Address: St Peters House, Kirkgate, Leeds LS2 7DJ, England (Formerly Leeds Parish Church)
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+44 113 245 2036
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9:00 am - 3:00 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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Golden Oldie!

Lovely building! Rich in history- especially with all the add on collected from other churches. Beautiful nativity scene.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed January 5, 2017
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017

Lovely building! Rich in history- especially with all the add on collected from other churches. Beautiful nativity scene.

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016

We joined the congregation to sing carols and help Radio Leeds in their recording which was aired on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Lovely building, well loved and cared for inside and out.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2016

Came to the Minster for a Carol Concert by G4 and was amazed at how beautiful the interior was. The Christmas tree and nativity scene were lovely and the outside of the building is beautiful.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016

Its a shame that there are only short opening hours and no services during the weeks but the minster is a liberating building that stands out.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

Wow this church is amazing and looks huge a fantastic building just across a road from Leeds pedestrianised city centre I can only comment on the beautiful architecture of the exterior of this parish church now a Minster. I was only in Leeds a short while and it was too late to go inside but when I am next in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

I visited primarily for the Friday organ recital. On entering, I was immediately taken with the layout - a gallery all round, quite unusual I would have thought in churches of this type. I received a very warm welcome and was asked to sit anywhere, although a certain area was recommended as being best to hear the organ to advantage.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful building and a hidden gem in the bustling streets of Leeds. A lady came immediately to tell us the story of the Minster. She was very nice and we were absorbed for ages. Definitely worth a visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

Only a few minutes walk away from the centre and the first thing you notice is the gorgeous stain glass windows. Lots of flags linking with local regiments and a nice atmosphere.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

A beautiful church with very fine architecture and a must if you have never been. The former Leeds Parish Church dominates the skyline and easily visible from several points around the city. In recent years this has undergone some refurbishments and now houses a cafe which has been a welcome addition.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016 via mobile

We went for a walk to beautiful Leeds minster. I was taking pictures when a woman told me I would have to pay to take pictures, there are no notices to this effect and I had already taken pictures in another area where a man said nothing. She was extremely unfriendly and made it very clear we were not welcome... More 

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