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St Patrick's Church
Current building
53°47′57″N 1°31′43″W / 53.7991°N 1.5285°W / 53.7991; -1.5285Coordinates: 53°47′57″N 1°31′43″W / 53.7991°N 1.5285°W / 53.7991; -1.5285
Location Torre Road, Leeds
Country England
Denomination Roman Catholic
Website DioceseofLeeds.org.uk
History
Status Parish church
Founded 1889 (1889)
Dedication Saint Patrick
Events Moved April 2001
Architecture
Functional status Active
Heritage designation Grade II listed
Designated 2 September 1998
Architect(s) John Kelly
Completed April 2001
Administration
Deanery Leeds East
Diocese Leeds
Province Liverpool

St Patrick's Church is the name of two Roman Catholic Parish Churches in Leeds, West Yorkshire. The original church was built from 1889 to 1891, designed by John Kelly and is a Grade II listed building. It is situated on Rider Street, next to the New York Road and East Street Arts. In April 2001, St Patrick's Church moved to Torre Road. The original one closed and the new church opened the next day. The new St Patrick's Church is located on Torre Road in the east end of the city.

History

St Patrick's Rider Street 2009
St Patrick's Church from 1891 to 2001.

Construction

In 1889, building work started on St Patrick's Church on Rider Street. It was designed by John Kelly, who also designed All Saints' Church, Petersham, London, Sacred Heart Church, Teddington and St Patrick's Church, Soho Square. It was opened in 1891.

Move

Leading up to April 2001, construction work began on a new St Patrick's Church on Torre Road in Leeds. When it was finished, the old one closed and the new one opened the next day. The original church was shut for asbestos yet remains and is now occupied by the West Yorkshire Playhouse and has East Street Arts located next to it.

Parish

St Patrick's Church has two Sunday Masses: Saturday 6:00pm and 10:00am on Sunday morning.

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