St Mary's Church - why demolished?

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Can anyone tell me why the above church was demolished?http://www.leodis.org/display.aspx?reso ... SPLAY=FULL

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St Mary's Church Mabgate is the subject of this thread.http://www.secretleeds.co.uk/forum/Mess ... ight=1Hope that helps.
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pablo leeds wrote: Can anyone tell me why the above church was demolished?http://www.leodis.org/display.aspx?reso ... SPLAY=FULL I was in the boy scout troop based atSt.Mary's in the late 1950's.I suspect it was due either to falling attendances orthe fabric of the building needing a ot of money spending on it.Services were then held in the former church hall which was converted to flats several years ago,the church land is occupied by the diocese offices.I know a lady locally who was connected with the church,at 90 years old she may know the reason for demolition.
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dogduke wrote: pablo leeds wrote: Can anyone tell me why the above church was demolished?http://www.leodis.org/display.aspx?reso ... SPLAY=FULL I was in the boy scout troop based atSt.Mary's in the late 1950's.I suspect it was due either to falling attendances orthe fabric of the building needing a ot of money spending on it.Services were then held in the former church hall which was converted to flats several years ago,the church land is occupied by the diocese offices.I know a lady locally who was connected with the church,at 90 years old she may know the reason for demolition. They was a fire and then in a bad state, so it was demolition time.
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thanks guys. so what became of St Patrick's Church?

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pablo leeds wrote: thanks guys. so what became of St Patrick's Church? St Patrick's I can help you with (I was christened there).It fell victim to a falling congregation, plus the costs of upkeep / running such a large building, so it was closed and a new smaller church built on Torre Road next to the school.St Patrick's is now used by West Yorkshire Playhouse as a scenery workshop / store for sets. Apparently it's ideal for such things due to the cavernous interior.
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ah ok so why were their 2 churches right next to each other?

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St Patricks was RC - wasn't St Mary's an Anglican church? To expand, the area around there when the churches were built was also vastly different to what you see today - the whole area was densely packed with housing, in addition some industry, so there was a plentiful congregation for both churches to cater to. Plus in those days almost everybody went to church - religiously you might say... I'm sure there are other posters who can give more details on this than I can.
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St Marys was St Peters "sister church" and was used for all the events ,such as Baptisms,marriages and burial services whilst the current St Peters church was being built 1838 and 1841.
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Does West Yorkshire Playhouse rent St Pat's from the Catholic Church does anyone know? Or has the building been bought?
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