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St John the Evangelist
Church of Saint John the Evangelist
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Location Oulton, West Yorkshire
Country England
Denomination Church of England
Status Parish Church
Heritage designation Grade II* listed building
Groundbreaking 1827
Completed 1829
Materials Sandstone ashlar with slate roof
Parish Oulton and Woodlesford
Archdeaconry Leeds
Diocese Leeds
Province York

St John the Evangelist's Church, Oulton, West Yorkshire, England is an active Anglican parish church in the archdeaconry of Leeds and the Diocese of Leeds.


The church was built between 1827 and 1829 by Rickman and Hutchinson. The church was grade II* listed on 5 June 1964.

Architectural style


Built between 1827 and 1829 the church is of and Early English style and built of sandstone ashlar with a slate roof. The church has a west three stage tower with octagonal spire and flying buttresses. The nave and porch are to the north while the hexagonal vestry is to the South.


The church has two centred arches with three orders of moulding. The ceiling is groin-vaulted with carved bosses. The church organ is on the west end. There is a wall monument to the church's founder John Blayds who died the year ground broke.

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Interior showing green from water damage

Water damage

In November 2014, a large quantity of lead was stolen from the roof resulting in flooding that caused considerable damage and put the church out of use. However, funding is being sought to repair the damage.

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