Church of England Diocese of Leeds Ireland Wood

About Us

 

"We aim to be a welcoming, Christian community worshipping God and sharing, through words and actions, the Good News of Jesus Christ."

St. Paul's Mission Statement


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CHURCH OF ENGLAND

PARISH OF ST. PAUL, IRELAND WOOD

DIOCESE OF LEEDS

HEADINGLEY DEANERY

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New pattern of services at St. Paul’s

From Sunday, 14th January, we will be starting a new pattern of services.

9:30am - Holy Communion - this will be a formal liturgical service with Holy Communion each week (also known as Eucharist). Components of the liturgy may be sung, there will be hymns led by the organ or a music group, a short sermon based on the bible readings and times of prayer and reflection.

11am - Morning Worship - this will be an informal service that is accessible for all ages. It will be interactive with singing led by a band, a short talk based on bible readings, and activities to help us pray and reflect on Jesus and our lives.

Between the two services refreshments will be served from 10:30am to 11am in the church hall with everyone welcome to spend some time together.

 

 

Our Priest-in-Charge is Rev. Mark Harlow, who was licensed by Bishop Paul at a great service of celebration on 5th November 2017. His wife, Rev. Kathryn Harlow, was licensed as Associate Priest.

Autumn 2017 marks the start of an exciting new initiative in the Parish and diocese. Read more about it on the Leeds Diocese website at http://ow.ly/6pN130g761l .

St. Paul's is a relatively modern and distinctive church building. Built in 1965 it is eight-sided with a crowning cupola containing the bell. It stands just below the highest point of the City of Leeds. Internally it has a large unobstructed worship area with seating for over 300 people.  There is an adjoining church hall and meeting room (Jubilee Room) which are used by the church and local community.

The church serves a large parish (population c12,000) comprising mostly post-war housing both social and private. There are two primary and one high school in the parish, also the Holt Park Centre comprising supermarket, shops, OPAL centre, Ralph Thoresby School, Holt Park Library and the new Holt Park Active leisure and wellbeing centre.

The church hosts an outlet for the Leeds North and West FoodBank.(http://leedsnorthandwest.foodbank.org.uk) which is open weekly on a Thursday morning 10.30 to 12.30. (Tel: 07519 706290)

Contacts for further information are our Priest-in-Charge and Churchwardens:

Rev. Mark Harlow, tel: 07725 625900
Barry Ackroyd, tel: 0113 2619618
David McClare, tel: 0113 2677842

 

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