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

Sunday Morning liturgy Trinity 15


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Morning/night prayer – September


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Church open…..

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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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Coronavirus update September 2020

Keep an eye out on social media for changing messages…. At the moment, despite life for all of us feeling a little ‘dis-connected, here are St James’ we are seeking to make provision for our spiritual, prayer and pastoral needs in the following ways:- KEEPING CONNECTED TO GOD THROUGH PUBLIC WORSHIP & PRIVATE PRAYER We […]

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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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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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