Where all find a welcome and are nurtured in their journey with Christ.

Welcome to our website. We are delighted that you are here. This website has information about life in our parish. However, if you do not find what you need then please contact us and we will be delighted to help.


Christmas Services at Whitkirk


Not heard of Compline? Check it out here – Compline

Pilgrim – a Christian basics course.

See The Hall Redevelopment Blog for the latest news


St Mary’s Church, Whitkirk is an attractive grade 1 listed building in East Leeds. It is a prominent landmark and is usually floodlit at night.

Vicars can be traced back to AD 1185, but there was probably a church before that.

The present building is predominantly from the 14th and 15th centuries, with later additions and alterations.

The engineer John Smeaton, who built the third Eddystone lighthouse in 1759, is buried just behind the main altar.

Today it is the home of a vibrant Church community and is well used by all sections of people from the locality. It is part of the Church of England Diocese of Leeds.

Please use the links on the left to navigate round this site.

— Matthew Peat, Priest in Charge