Welcome to the website of The Parish Church of St James the Great, Manston, in Cross Gates.

We are a member of the Church of England, and are within The Diocese of Leeds. Our church building, as well access to the Church Hall and Parish Office, is situated on Church Lane, a five minute walk away from the hustle and bustle of Cross Gates shopping centre and just around the corner from Manston Park. See the map on  for our exact location.

Whether you are visiting this site to find out about getting married in a church, to have your child baptised, to get to know about the range of children’s activities and groups which take place in our Hall week by week, or to come to worship with others at one of the various services we offer, we hope that you find what you are looking for.

If not, please use the contact details to get in touch with us and we will be pleased to try and help. Even better, come and see us to find out more, and to receive a warm welcome!

Carolyn James, Vicar

Holy week day 3

“WALKING THE WAY OF THE CROSS” IN HOLY WEEK: WALKING THE WAY OF THE CROSS – 3 – (webpage etc)

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Walking the way of the cross day 2

I hope that you manage to appreciate some of this beautiful sunshine today – even if for most of it, that means throwing open your windows to feel the air, and to hear the birds…..CarolynWALKING THE WAY OF THE CROSS – 2 – (webpage etc)

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Holy Week

As we are now marking Holy Week in our homes, in different and new ways than we might have expected, we are inviting you to “Walk the Way of the Cross” by joining in the attached reflections which Lisa has prepared and which will initially offer us 3 Stations a day over Monday, Tuesday & […]

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From Carolyn

1. HELP FOR PEOPLE IN OUR MANSTON / CROSS GATES NEIGHBOURHOOD:- In terms of anyone in our locality / neighbourhood who is struggling because they have no family support, and are not able / not advised to go out themselves. Leeds City Council are working through the VOLUNTARY ACTION LEEDS Scheme – both to respond […]

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Response to the Coronavirus outbreak

In response to the Coronavirus outbreak, the Church of England has not only suspended all public gatherings for worship but, in line with the Government’s most recent regulations, our churches are now no longer open for private prayer and reflection. That means that our church doors are closed for the foreseeable future. There is no […]

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A SELECTION OF PRAYERS – AT THIS TIME OF UNCERTAINTY & ANXIETY

Keep us, good Lord, under the shadow of your mercy in this time of uncertainty and distress. Sustain and support the anxious and fearful, and lift up all who are brought low Help us to find strength in your comfort And to trust in your promise that nothing can separate us from your love in […]

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Twitter account

Twitter account Follow StJamesManstonChurch @StManston

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We are still looking for a new Organist / Church musician

The Parish Church of St James, Manston, in East Leeds, seeks an able and versatile organist and church musician for our Sung Eucharist (three Sunday mornings a month),  a monthly Evensong,and occasional non-Eucharistic and seasonal / Holy Day services throughout the year. Our two manual organ is a well maintained 28 rank Abbot and Smith […]

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