13th Leeds Templars St James’ Seacroft Scouting Unit Important Parents’ Letter We run: Beavers for boys and girls 6 and 7 years old every Monday during term time 6pm – 7pm at St James’ Church, Seacroft Green. Cubs for boys and girls 8 – 10 years old every Thursday during term time 5.45 – 7pm at […]

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The ecclesiastical parish of Seacroft was created in the 1840’s. Until that time Seacroft formed part of the parish of Whitkirk. It was John Wilson of Seacroft Hall and the Revd Arthur Martineau, Vicar of Whitkirk, who promoted the plan to build a church at Seacroft and they were major contributors to the cost of […]

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We are indebted to the local historian Mr. John Gillenghan of the Skyrack Express for his invaluable assistance in composing this brief history of the Seacroft community. The earliest historical account of Seacroft occurs as a result of the battle of Winwaed (Whinmoor) in 655 AD, which is recorded by the Veberable Bede, historian and […]

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As residents began to move into new housing in North Seacroft in the 1950’s a small group of people began to worship in the homes of several different people. When the group became larger, Grange Farm School was hired for two hours each Sunday. This meant a lot of hard work was necessary before and […]

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St Paul’s Church is unique within the Parish as it does not have a building in its own right, but shares happily with Whinmoor St Paul’s Church of England (Aided) Primary School.  Since 1967 the Church has enjoyed an excellent relationship with the school and with the wider community who use the premises for a […]

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There has been a Church at the heart of Seacroft since 1845, St James on the Seacroft Village Green.  After the post-war expansion of the area and the resulting population growth other churches were built to serve the new estates. The team ministry in Seacroft was created by a pastoral scheme on 9th July 1970. […]

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As the Church of England in Seacroft, Swarcliffe and Whinmoor, we believe we are called: to worship God together to love and support one another to pray for our neighbours and for the wider world to learn and grow together to offer an unconditional welcome to all who come to us We share God’s love […]

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Please download the required documents about the Garden of Remembrance: Application for interment of cremated remains Churchyard regulations Fees for interment of cremated remains 2014-15 Garden of remembrance at St James If you have any questions please contact the Rector of Seacroft: Revd Mike Benwell St Luke’s Vicarage Stanks Lane North LEEDS LS14 5AS Tel. […]

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You need to book a Baptism, preferably two months in advance – remembering that the summer period, and Bank Holiday weekends tend to be very popular. Only one family will have a service at the given time. If, as an adult or older child, you wanted to be baptised, we would expect that you would […]

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Parents and godparents have a very important part to play in baptism. New parents often need all the help they can get, and this applies to the Christian life too.  As your child grows, he or she will need supporters on the journey of faith. It is usual to have up to four godparents of either gender. […]

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