Welcome to St Mary's Church online.

Where all find a welcome and are nurtured in their journey with Christ.

For Information regarding the Redevelopment of St Mary's Church Hall please click here.

Welcome to our website.  We are delighted that you are here.  This website has information about life in our parish. However, if you do not find what you need then please do email or telephone and we will be delighted to help - see the How to Reach Us page for contact details.

St Mary's Church, Whitkirk is an attractive grade 1 listed building in East Leeds.  It is a prominent landmark and is usually floodlit at night.  


The engineer John Smeaton, who built the third Eddystone lighthouse in 1759 is buried just behind the main altar


Vicars can be traced back to AD 1185, but there was probably a church before that.


The present building is predominantly from the 14th and 15th centuries, with later additions and alterations.


Today it is the home of a vibrant church community and is well used by all sections of people from the locality.  It is part of the Church of England Diocese of West Yorkshire and the Dales.


Please use the links on the left to navigate round this site.

– Matthew Peat, Priest in Charge

What's Happening

  • Family Fun on St George's Day
    Posted 22 May 2016, 07:59 by whitkirk church
  • Memorial Service at 4pm
    Posted 6 Apr 2016, 09:14 by whitkirk church
  • The Wesley Singers Saturday 9th April, 2:30pm Conducted by Barry Jordan • Accompanied by Pat Jordan Followed by Afternoon Tea Advance Tickets £8 Available after Sunday morning Service or phone Ann on ...
    Posted 31 Mar 2016, 02:13 by Nick Jackson
  • Sung Compline during Lent                         Sung Compline                by Candlelight                                          Tuesdays in Lent  8.40pm 16th, 23rd February and 1st, 8th, 15th March                              All Welcome  
    Posted 10 Feb 2016, 02:19 by whitkirk church
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