Holy Rosary

A large interwar church in a stripped modern Early Christian style.

Leeds, Yorkshire

Opening times

Please contact Leeds Cathedral for more information about access outside of times of services and organised activities.


Chapeltown Road

The church was built to a design in a stripped modern Early Christian style by WHH Marten FRIBA in collaboration with G Alan Burnett ARIBA, and opened in 1937. The site is the former garden of Ashbourne House in Chapeltown Road, Leeds (which became the presbytery). The church was originally designed to seat 500 people in the nave and transepts. By the 1980s demographic shifts in the Chapeltown area had led to a decrease in the Catholic population in the parish, and the church was reordered accordingly. In 1987 the nave was subdivided, leaving a smaller worship area accommodating 3-400 people, and new community facilities were installed at the west end of the former nave with the creation of a Community Room.

  • Accessible toilets in church

  • Bus stop within 100m

  • Car park at church

  • Level access throughout

  • Level access to the main areas

  • Non-accessible toilets in church

  • On street parking at church

  • Parking within 250m

  • Ramp or level access available on request

  • Catholic Church

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