St Chad's Church, Far Headingley
|St Chad's Church, Far Headingley|
View of church from the east
|Location||Otley Road, Far Headingley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS165JT|
|Denomination||Church of England|
|Functional status||Parish church|
|Heritage designation||Grade II* listed|
|Architect(s)||Edmund Beckett Denison and W H Crossland|
|Completed||1868, reordered 2011|
|Spire height||186 feet (57 m)|
|Diocese||Diocese of Leeds|
|Province||Province of York|
|Rector||The Revd Tony Whatmough|
|Vicar(s)||The Revd Tom Lusty|
|Reader(s)||Gill Griggs, Abbie Palmer, and Bryan Turnbull|
|Churchwarden(s)||Helen Steele and Nigel Greenwood|
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. The spire is 186 feet high. 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. The Creation window above the altar was designed and made by M. E. Aldrich Rope, her first large commission and one of her greatest works.
There are two or three services every Sunday and a midweek communion service.
The church works with St Michael's, the parish church of the adjacent parish of Headingley, including holding early Sunday communion services alternately. Through Churches Together in Headingley the church has links with Christians of other denominations locally.
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