Church of England Diocese of Leeds Woodside

St James' Woodside

St James' Woodside is a Church of England church located in Horsforth, NW Leeds. It is a vibrant and family friendly church with a congregation spanning all age groups. The church embraces both modern and traditional styles of worship. Visitors and new members can expect a warm welcome and an informal atmosphere.

Please explore the pages of our website which give information about St James' and what's going on.  

CORONAVIRUS:  We re-opened for public worship on 30 August.   Arrangements have been put in place to make Sunday gatherings Covid-safe, which include a strict limit on numbers attending.  If you plan to join us please read about the arrangements here.

There are opportunities for you to join us 'virtually' for worship and you can find out more here on the Services and Events page.

If you would like to download a reflection based on the readings for Sunday, you can find it here.  We're also starting to publish some pre-recorded material on-line which you can find here.

Please be assured of our prayers at this time of uncertainty.

A prayer in lockdown

The doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked. (John 20.19)

Ever present God,
be with us in our isolation,
be close to us in our distancing,
be healing in our sickness,
be joy in our sadness,
be light in our darkness,
be wisdom in our confusion,
be all that is familiar when all is unfamiliar,
that when the doors reopen
we may with the zeal of Pentecost
inhabit our communities
and speak of your goodness
to an emerging world.
For Jesus’ sake.

Get in touch

St James' Administrator

St James' Woodside Low Lane Horsforth LS18 5QW

Our website

Holy Communion

Every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. for 45m

Low Lane
Horsforth, Leeds

A service of Holy Communion will be held at St James' at 10.30. Each service will be complemented by traditional and contemporary music.

Arrangements are in place to ensure that our gathering is Covid-safe, including a restriction on the number of worshippers. The arrangements are set out on the attachment. Please read this carefully.

We remain unable to gather as a full community in the building but we remember each other as a community dispersed. We continue to pre-record a service that will premiere on our YouTube channel at 10.30. You can access the service from the St James' online page of this website.

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Recorded service Eucharist/Holy Communion

As one local charity celebrates its 90th year in 2020, our Harvest Appeal this year supports the work of St George's Crypt in Leeds.

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