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


In-beweenies was a great success with the 25 children learning about the colours ofthe different parts of the churches year.  They were really attentive and a joy to be with.

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Stainer’s Crucifixion

Sunday 14th April – 6.00pm – Stainer’s Crucifixion will sung by the Heritage Singers, to mark the beginning of Holy Week.

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Electoral Roll Renewal

During February and early March – Renewal of Electoral Roll Yes, this is the year (it occurs every 6) when everyone has to re-register to be on /remain on the Church’s Electoral Roll. Paperwork will soon be available to enable you to complete the required forms. Come to church and collect one so you don’t […]

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We are 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 instrument, […]

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