Church of St Thomas

This is the church of St Thomas in Stanningley on the edge of Leeds, which I visited earlier today.

I am not sure why I seem to have missed visiting this rather nice old church before, but I had passed it a couple of times over the last few weeks and so stopped off today for a quick look around. The church itself was locked and there was no one around.

St Thomas the church was built in 1841, or more likely completed in 1841 and consecrated that year in the presence of Dr Hook who was then Vicar of Leeds and the Vicar of Bramley in whose parish this then was.

The church itself was built in a Norman style with a tower and is today a listed building being Grade II.

The churchyard is rather overgrown but it does have some rather nice wildflowers, which in my view is no bad thing. It could perhaps do with some churchyard sheep or perhaps goats.

Sometime soon I will try to have a look inside this church.