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:  Our building may be closed but the church is alive and active.

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

Service for Pentecost

31 May 2020, 10:30 a.m. for 45m

The Feast of Pentecost is the day when the Church celebrates God's gift of the Holy Spirit.
We remain unable to gather as a community in the building but we remember each other as a community dispersed and will celebrate this important Feast with a pre-recorded service. The service includes contributions from a number of different St James' folk and you will be able to access the premiere, which will screen at 10.30, on our YouTube channel or from the St James' online page of this website.
Holy Communion has not been celebrated in St James' since the 22 March, and the Vicar has shared a 'Eucharistic-fast' with others. Jonathan will break that fast, and celebrate Holy Communion in St James' on 31 May - a tentative first sign of us being able to gather for worship again.
Click below where it says MORE ABOUT THIS EVEVT to join us for coffee on ZOOM at 11.30.

Recorded service Pentecost

This year we'll have to do Thy Kingdom Come a little differently, but the call to prayer remains the same.

18 May 2020, noon