St Stephen's Church, Kirkstall

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St. Stephen's Church, Kirkstall
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St. Stephen's Church, Kirkstall
53°49′05″N 1°35′54″W / 53.8180°N 1.5984°W / 53.8180; -1.5984Coordinates: 53°49′05″N 1°35′54″W / 53.8180°N 1.5984°W / 53.8180; -1.5984
Denomination Church of England
Churchmanship Broad Church
Website St Stephen's, Kirkstall
Dedication St. Stephen
Parish Kirkstall, Leeds
Diocese Leeds
Province York

St. Stephen's Church is a Church of England church in Kirkstall, Leeds. The church has been Grade II listed since 5 August 1976.


The church is located on Morris Lane in Kirkstall. The church sits on high ground overlooking Kirkstall Abbey.


The church prior to 1914.
Interior prior to 1914.

Construction started in 1828 and the church opened in 1829 having been built by architect RD Chantrell. The church was restored and extended between 1863 and 1864 by architects Perkins and Bulmer with further alterations made in 1874 by Henry Walker.[1]

Architectural style[edit]


The church is built to a gothic revival style of hammer-dresses gritstone ashlar and has a slate roof. The nave has five lancet windows. The church has a west tower of three stages with a spire and clock.[2]


There is a six-bay nave. The original chancel had two bays; this has been extended to three. There is a wooden reredos depicting saints and a carved square wooden pumpit. The east window is Christ in Glory flanked by St Stephen and St Paul.[3] Carvings are by Burtsall and Taylor of Leeds.

Church hall[edit]

St. Stephen's Church Hall.

The church has a separate church hall of mid-twentieth century construction with a barreled roof, this is not listed.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Church of St Stephen, Kirkstall". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 2016-04-29. 
  2. ^ "Church of St Stephen, Kirkstall". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 2017-11-13. 
  3. ^ "Church of St Stephen, Kirkstall". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 2016-04-29.