The Parish of Seacroft serves the communities of Seacroft, Swarcliffe and Whinmoor. We are one Church organisationally, with three places of worship: St James’ Church, St Paul’s Church and St Richard’s Church. There are six congregations: three meet on a Sunday morning at 10.00am in each Church; there is a simple service of Prayer and Reflection at 10.30am on Tuesday mornings at St Richard’s; Little Angels for Under 5’s and their carers meets during term-time every Wednesday at 1.00pm at St James’; and ‘Praise, Prayer, Fellowship and Refreshment’ meets every Thursday at 2.00pm at Woodview Sheltered Housing Complex in Swarcliffe.
Children and young people are always welcome at any of our services, children’s groups are available during Sunday morning worship and Little Angels is aimed especially at under 5’s.
We are committed to serving our community in a variety of ways by working alongside others; Olive Branch Community Café and East Leeds Foodbank outlet, Community galas and fun days, Christmas toy distribution, community children’s and youth work, community leadership and development, Neighbourhood Planning, linking with local schools and much more.
Baptisms are available at all our churches and St James’ and St Richard’s are also available for weddings and funerals. We also have venues available for hire with kitchen facilities for parties, meetings etc. and all our churches have disabled access.
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