St Mary the Virgin, Elland

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The historic mother church of Elland has served the people of this community for over 800 years. You will be assured of a warm welcome to our various events and services. We are working towards a vision of a living Church, growing on a foundation of stones steeped in prayer.

The heart of our Christian Life is the Holy Eucharist, as we celebrate the presence of our Risen Lord.

This Grade 1 Listed building has a Community Room under the tower, with Kitchen and Accessible Toilet facilities. 
The tower has a ring of 8 bells, well known as one of the best in the area. We regularly welcome visiting ringers from all over the country.

Our work with children and young people includes a Sunday School, Playgroup, Out of School Club, Parents and Toddlers and Uniformed Organisations. Appropriate Child Protection procedures are followed.

If you would like to know more about arrangements for Baptisms, Weddings or Funerals, for special services to mark an Anniversary, a House Blessing, or the use of our Buildings and Community Space,then please contact us.

We are a Fairtrade Church, committed to using Fairtrade Tea and Coffee at all meetings for which we have responsibility, and exploring and encouraging the use of other products.

S.Mary's is one of two Parish Churches within the United Benefice of Elland, belonging to the Church of England, and to the Anglican/Episcopal Communion. A new arrangement, forming the Parishes of St Mary's, Elland, and All Saints, Elland, together forming a United Benefice, came into being on September 1st 2012. You can find out about our sister Church of All Saints, by following the links on this page.

Our Parish is linked with the Parish of Nyasura, in the Diocese of Mara in Tanzania. There is a link to Mara on this page.

The S.Mary's Prayer:

Lord, help us to build your Church in Elland,
not of stones but of people,
with faith and love, hope and unity;
to increase your Kingdom on earth,
and to do your will today and always.
Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

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The Rev'd Canon David Burrows
The Rectory
Charles Street
West Yorkshire

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(01422) 373184 (Rector)

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Holy Communion
A Eucharist following Order One, (Traditional), with a brief address
Every Sunday at 8:00 AM for 35 minutes
Parish Eucharist
Order One with Hymns and Sermon, and Sunday School.
Every Sunday at 11:00 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Creche Refreshments
Evening Prayer
Evensong from the Book of Common Prayer, with Hymns, Sung Canticles and an Address or Reflection.
Every first Sunday at 6:00 PM for 40 minutes
Book of Common Prayer


Holy Communion
A Eucharist using the Book of Common Prayer
Every Wednesday at 9:30 AM for ½ hour
Book of Common Prayer


Coffee Morning
Coffee Morning with Bring and Buy sale and stalls. The Church is also open, a chance to light a candle, and pause for a moment.
Every first Saturday at 10:00 AM for 2 hours
Family Friendly Refreshments



Wheelchair accessible toilets

Public telephone accessible to wheelchair users

(Hymn Books / Orders of Service etc.)

Assistance dogs (eg guide dogs, hearing dogs, dogs for the disabled) welcome
Stained Glass Wall Paintings


Emmaus, Bible Study and Prayer Groups operate at certain times of the year.
Church Open Open Door: Friday Mornings 10am-12noon Hall for Hire Contact Fr.David Burrows for information on hiring the Community Room
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Incumbent: The Revd Canon David BURROWS
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 9988
Built: 1180
Architect: Kirkstall Abbey Stone-Masons
Style of worship: Central/moderate Catholic (on the side of the Angels!)
Our Patron: Bishop of Wakefield, Archdeacon of Halifax, Vicar of Halifax
Archdeaconry: HALIFAX (462)
Deanery: BRIGHOUSE & ELLAND (46203)
Parish Legal Name: Saint Mary the Virgin, Elland (460151 )
CofE Church Info: (646217 40/37)
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The current editor is: Burrows David

This page was last updated on Thursday 9th March 2017
St Mary the Virgin : The Cross, Church Street, Elland, West Yorkshire, HX5 0RU


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