Church of England Diocese of Leeds Garforth

Facilities and features

Click on the tags below to learn more about each.

Accessibility

There are both ladies and men's facilities and a disabled toilet with Baby changing facilities

These are in the Disabled toilet

The large car park is open whenever the Church is and is adjacent to the Municipal Cemetery.

The disabled toilet is in the Parish centre with level access

Disabled badge users can park near the Parish centre.

There is both level access to the Church and a ramp inside to the Sanctuary and Vestry

Hearing (induction) Loop

Large print service books are always available for most services.

Are very welcome


Our Building

Listed Building

Music and Worship

There is a peal of 4 bells which are rung before the 10am service and for Weddings (by prior arrangement)

The Church is accessible for concerts and has removable furniture on the dais to create more space.

Full pipe organ

The adult choir sing for the 10am service and is robed. There are usually sung responses and an anthem.
The Junior Choir sings for Special Family services, eg. Harvest, Christingle, Crib service, Mothering Sunday and joins the Adult choir for larger services.


Groups, Courses and Activities

There are regular Bible Study meetings and a Prayer group.
During Advent and Lent there are usually 2 study groups.

Held regularly in members homes

Pop in for Coffee is held on Fridays from 9.30 to 11.30am every Friday. It is regularly attended by people with learning difficulties.

This is a joint venture with Churches Together in Garforth and meets every month = in a different church each month. It is held at 3pm on the 2nd Sunday of the month.
Activities include worship, crafts, stories, singing & Food!!

There are both afternoon and evening meetings.
Afternoon - 1st Tuesday in month at 1.30pm
Evening - 4th Tuesday in month at 7.30pm

Neighbourhood Elders Team hold an exercise class in the Parish centre on Thursday mornings from 10.30am to Noon.

Play and Pray for young children and their carers meet fortnightly for a short service in Church and then Play and drinks in the Parish centre


Help for Visitors

There is a welcome to St Mary's leaflet both in Church and in the Parish centre and copies of a guide book are available on request.

The Church is usually open Mon - Thursday from 9am - 4pm and on Fridays from 9am - Noon.
During the Interregnum it may be closed in bad weather.


Other Features

Whenever possible we use Fair trade goods in our kitchen

We are a collecting point for the East Leeds Food Bank. Food can be left in a box at the back of Church, near the main door.

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The Parish centre is available for hire. There is a large hall with kitchen off it and a smaller meeting room upstairs. For bookings please contact Alyson Hampshire (Churchwarden) on 0113 2860584