St Chad's Church, Far Headingley

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location =Otley Road, Far Headingley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS16 5JT, England
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latitude =53.8281
longitude =-1.5860
religious_affiliation =Anglican
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province = York
district =Diocese of Ripon and Leeds
consecration_year =1868
status =parish church
leadership =Rev. Barry Overend
website =http://www.stchads.co.uk/
architect =Edmund Beckett Denison and W H Crossland
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materials =stone, tiled roof

St Chad's Church, Far Headingley is the parish church of Far Headingley in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. The dedication is to Chad of Mercia, who was bishop of York and died in AD 672.

The church was built in 1868, on land given by the Beckett family of Kirkstall Grange who paid £10,000 towards it. The architects were Edmund Beckett Denison and W H Crossland. [cite book | last = Wrathmell| first = Susan| coauthors = John Minnis| title = Leeds| series = Pevsner architectural guides| date = 2005| publisher = Yale U.P.|isbn = 0300107366| pages =260-262| chapter = | quote = | ref = ] The church is Grade II* listed. It is set back from the busy Otley Road, with a cricket field and the parish war memorial (Grade II listed) nearer the road.

The organ was built in 1911 by Harrison & Harrison of Durham.

Church life

There are two or three services every Sunday and a midweek communion service. For up to date information the church website should be consulted.

The church has a branch of the Mothers' Union, Scout groups for various ages, a drama group, lunch club and other social activities.

The church works with St Michael's, the parish church of the adjacent parish of Headingley, for example by holding early Sunday communion services alternately. Through "Churches Together in Headingley" the church has links with Christians of many other denominations locally.

St Chad's has won an "Eco-congregation" award, [cite web|url=http://www.ecocongregation.org/| title=Ecocongregation|accessdate=2008-01-18] and in November 2007 the church won the Church Times national award for biodiversity in recognition of its wildlife-friendly churchyard. [cite news|publisher=Church Times|title=The greenest of them all|url=http://www.churchtimes.co.uk/content.asp?id=47858|date=2007-11-23|accessdate=2008-01-18]

References

External links

* [http://freespace.virgin.net/st.chads/ Church website]
*IoE|466196|- Grade II* listed
*IoE|466197|- war memorial, Grade II listed


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