Welcome to the Leeds District
Here you will find some basic information about our people, places and activities. This website is a work in progress and additional detail will be added over the coming weeks.
Please feel free to use the contact details to obtain further information.
The Leeds District is centred on the city of Leeds and extends northwards into the Yorkshire Dales as far as Lofthouse, westward to include Ilkley, south to the conurbations of Wakefleld/Castleford/Pontefract, and east beyond the A1 to Kirk Hammerton near York. The bulk of the population is urban, but there are significant rural communities, particularly in the north of the District which accounts for about one third of the total area. The towns of Harrogate, Knaresborough, Otley and Knottingley also fall within the Leeds District.
The District is led by our Chair, Revd Dr Liz Smith, who carries overall responsibility for the work of the District. She is supported by a team of paid and volunteer officers, details of whom can be found on the District Officers page. Churches within the Leeds District are organised into 6 Circuits, each led by a Superintendent Minister, with a team of ordained and lay staff. Details of the churches and their staff can be found on our Circuits page.