St Marys

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parish Centre

Parish Magazine - The Spire

St Mary’s Parish Centre

Church Lane, Garforth, Leeds, LS25 1NR

Welcome to St Mary’s Parish Centre, your local, friendly venue in the centre of Garforth for all kinds of functions including

  • meetings
  • classes and lectures
  • recordings, rehearsals and concerts
  • press conferences
  • auditions
  • exhibitions
  • receptions, parties, dances
  • community events.

Facilities include

  • ModernBuilding (built 1997)
  • Large Room Downstairs
  • Smaller Room Upstairs
  • Kitchen
  • Car Park
  • Disabled Access

The present parish church of St Mary at Garforth is the third to be built here, and evidence exists of a church on the present site from the 12th Century. The building's 150th anniversary was celebrated in 1995. Our Church is a rather striking building and is unusual in this district as the architecture is Early Gothic. The church has a tower and spire which is visible for miles around. The floodlighting of the spire for the millennium is a statement of our belief in God and our calling to be God's light in the world.


The Parish Centre was consecrated by the Bishop of Ripon at a special service on the 23rd November 1997. The architect was James Thorp of Woodlesford and the builder was Derek Kaye of Garforth..