St. Paul's Church, Ireland Wood, Ireland Wood

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

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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 High 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 ( which is open weekly on a Thursday morning 10.30 to 12.30. (Tel: 07519 706290)

Our clergy are:

Priest-in-Charge (of St Paul, Ireland Wood and also of St John, Adel): Rev Dr Ian White, Adel Rectory, 25 Church Lane, Adel, Leeds, LS16 8DQ. Tel: 0113 26736760113 26736760113 26736760113 2673676; e-mail: [email protected] //

Associate Priest: Rev Linda Ludkin, The Vicarage, Raynel Drive, Leeds, LS16 6BS. Tel: 0113 23015640113 23015640113 23015640113 2301564. e-mail: [email protected] //

All enquiries should be made to Rev Linda.

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Rev Linda Ludkin
Associate Priest,
St Paul's Vicarage, Raynel Drive, LEEDS, LS16 6BS
0113 2301564 (Rev Linda Ludkin)

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Holy Communion
A simple service of Holy Communion (said) using Common Worship.
Every Sunday at 8:00 AM for ½ hour
Common Worship
Family Communion
This is a service of Holy Communion for everyone. It lasts about 45 minutes and includes Prayer, Praise and teaching. The music is provided by the St Paul's First Sunday Band. Coffee, tea, fruit squash and biscuits are served in the adjoinging church hall after the service.
Every first Sunday at 10:00 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly creche Coffee
Sung Eucharist
Sung Eucharist using Common Worship. Usually lasts about 1 hour. Coffee, tea, fruit squash and biscuits are served in the adjoining church hall after the service.
Every second third fourth and fifth Sunday at 10:00 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly creche Coffee Common Worship


Beaver Scouts are the youngest section of the Scouting family, open to Boys and Girls age 6 to 8 years. Their activities are based around making things, outdoor activities, singing, playing games, going out on visits, investigating nature, listening to stories, learning how to be safe and most importantly, making new friends. For more information please contact Cheryl on 0113 2575811
School term time only.
Every Monday at 5:15 PM for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Parish Prayers
We meet to pray for the needs of the world, the parish and it's people. In particular we remember those for whom prayers have specifically been asked. Usually meet in the Church Vestry.
Every first and third Monday at 6:00 PM


St. Paul's Cubs
Weekly meeting of cub scout group. Held during school term time. Contact: Shasheen Stafford; 0113 2675504
Weekly in school term
Every Tuesday at 6:30 PM for 1½ hours


Art and Craft Group
Meeting of artists and crafters of all abilities. Open to all, beginners and those more advanced are equally welcome; tuition can given by members. Occasional guest speakers. Contact: Tony Willshaw; 0113 2675676
Every Wednesday at 9:30 AM for 2 hours


Leeds North and West Foodbank
St Paul's hosts the Ireland Wood outlet of the Leeds North and West Foodbank. It is open once per week on a Thursday morning from 10.30 until 12.30. For further information about the FoodBank please 'google' Leeds North and West FoodBank. Contact Tel: 07519 706 290
Every Thursday at 10:30 AM for 2 hours
Meeting of Rainbow Guide unit. Held during school term time. Contact: Kirsty: 0113 2955382
Weekly in school term
Every Thursday at 5:00 PM for 1 hour
Meeting of Brownie Guide unit. Contact: Sue: 0113 2613730
Weekly in school term
Every Thursday at 6:00 PM for 1½ hours
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Christmas Day Service
Celebrate the birth of Jesus on Christmas morning.
Sunday 25th December 2016 at 10:00 AM for 1 hour



Wheelchair accessible toilets

(Hymn Books / Orders of Service etc.)

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

Foodbank or foodbank collection point
Hall for Hire Mr Nigel Pearson Tel: 0113 2269327 Please contact for full details of available hall / rooms and costs.
Other information
Priest in charge: The Revd Ian Jeffrey WHITE
Priest in charge: The Revd Ian Jeffrey WHITE
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 3161
Built: 1965
Architect: G Davey
Style of worship: Central
Our Patron: Rector of Adel.
Archdeaconry: LEEDS (463)
Deanery: HEADINGLEY (46303)
Benefice: Ireland Wood (46/166)
Parish Legal Name: Ireland Wood (460245 )
CofE Church Info: (646337 30/251)
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The current editor is: Roger Lazenby

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This page was last updated on Saturday 17th September 2016
St. Paul's Church, Ireland Wood : Raynel Drive, off Otley Old Road, Church is easily seen from Otley Old Road at the junction of Raynel Approach. To access the church turn into Raynel Approach then first right into Raynel Drive. The entrance to the church is 100 yards along on the right and the car park is a further 50 yd, Ireland Wood, West Yorkshire, LS16 6BS

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