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Christ Church
Christ Church Upper Armley 26 June 2017.jpg
View from North-East
53°47′57″N 1°35′53″W / 53.7992°N 1.5981°W / 53.7992; -1.5981
Location Armley, Leeds
Country England
Denomination Church of England
History
Status Parish Church
Architecture
Architect(s) Richard L. Adams
Style Gothic revival architecture
Groundbreaking 1869
Completed 1872
Specifications
Materials Coursed square gritstone
Administration
Parish Armley
Archdeaconry Leeds
Diocese Leeds
Province York

Christ Church in Armley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, England is an active Anglican parish church in the archdeaconry of Leeds and the Diocese of Leeds. The church is one of two Church of England churches in Armley; the other being the larger St. Batholomew's Church. It is a Grade II listed building.

History

A number of parishoners had been seriously questioning the future of the church, but it was the present vicar who put forward the ideas which were eventually acted upon. To cut the high costs of heating, the ceiling was lowered and the nave was divided so that 250 to 350 seats can still be used.

BBC Domesday Project, 1986

The church broke ground in 1869 before being completed in 1872, having been built to a design by architect Richard L. Adams. The church was listed in 1976 and modernised internally in 1984. In 1986 the church was included in the BBC's Domesday Project having its particulars recorded for posterity. The question of the future viability of the church was recorded in the project.

Location

The church is located in Upper Armley on the junctions of Theaker Lane, Moorfield Road and Armley Ridge Road. It is the closest of the Anglican churches to the centre of Armley.

Architectural style

Christ Church Upper Armley Altar 16 June 2017
Altar and chancel windows

The church is built of coursed square gritstone and has a pitched slate roof. The church is built to a Gothic Revival style. The church has a tall imposing nave with tripartite clerestory windows.

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