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

Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser

– Jenny Leccardi Tel: 0113 3530259 or 07872 005189.

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Morning Prayer for Eastertide

To access the sheet and readings click the link below: MORNING PRAYER READINGS (10.5f)) MORNING PRAYER READINGS (03.5f)) MORNING PRAYER READINGS (26.4f)) MORNING PRAYER READINGS (19.4f)) MORNING PRAYER READINGS (12.4f)) Morning Prayer -Eastertide 2021

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Giving in Lent

Throughout this season we have encouraged our church family and friends to financially support the needs of the hungry and homeless by supporting – our local FoodBank and the newly-formed LEDAS (Leeds Destitute Asylum-Seekers Support), by setting your own ‘Lent Box / Jar’ at home and collecting in it over the weeks (perhaps using ‘actual […]

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Make an Easter pom pom

We are inviting you to make an Eastertide Pom-Pom to decorate our Cross – the Cross we make each year from stripping our Christmas Tree, creating a rough and stark wooden cross before transforming it on Easter Sunday. Last year this was a feature of Holy Week and Easter in our Churchyard meaning that more […]

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The RSCM in Holy Week

Did you know that St James’ Church is a member of the RSCM? The Royal Society of Church music. Well it is an affiliated church and has been for many years. You may wonder what a church gets from being a member.  This is what it says on the RSCM website: ‘If you are actively […]

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Coronavirus update March/April 2021

Keep an eye out on social media for changing messages…. From Palm Sunday the church will again be open for worship. Services are bookable (see other posts about Easter Services) If you do book please take into account the following: In order to keep everyone as safe as possible we ask you:- To arrive in […]

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Twitter account

Twitter account Follow StJamesManstonChurch @StManston

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