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Church of St Mary, Elland
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53°41′13″N 1°50′16″W / 53.68685°N 1.83790°W / 53.68685; -1.83790
Location Church Street, Elland, West Yorkshire, HX5 0RU
Country England
Denomination Church of England
Churchmanship Central/Modern Catholic
Status Active
Dedication Saint Mary the Virgin
Functional status Parish church
Heritage designation Grade I listed
Years built 13th century
Parish Saint Mary the Virgin, Elland
Archdeaconry Archdeaconry of Halifax
Episcopal area Huddersfield Episcopal Area
Diocese Diocese of Leeds
Rector The Revd Canon David Burrows

The Church of St Mary is a Church of England parish church in Elland, West Yorkshire. The church is a grade I listed building.


Stones in the chancel arch have been dated to approximately 1170 to 1180. Most of the present church dates from the 13th and 14th centuries. It was restored in 1856 by W. H. Crossland. The stained glass in the east window dates from the 15th century and depicts 21 scenes from the life of St Mary the Virgin. The church has a west tower, and a Sanctus bellcote on the gable of the nave.

On 24 January 1968, the church was designated a grade I listed building.

Present day

The Church of St Mary is part of the Benefice of "Saint Mary the Virgin, Elland and All Saints, Elland" in the Archdeaconry of Halifax and the Huddersfield Episcopal Area of the Diocese of Leeds.

The parish stands in the Central to modern Catholic traditions of the Church of England.

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