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.


faithbook? What is it? Click here to find out more.

Pilgrim – a Christian basics course.

For information regarding the redevelopment of St Mary’s Church Hall please click here.

Communion before Confirmation?


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.

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

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.

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