St John & St Barnabas, Belle Isle :: Shared Description

When the Belle Isle council estate in South Leeds was being developed to replace slums in the inner city, the Church of England, at the instigation of Revd Charles Jenkinson of Holbeck, provided a new church building to serve the community.

The architects were Gribbon, Foggitt and Brown, not a noted ecclesiastical practice, and it shows in the severe industrial style of architecture. It was dedicated by the Bishop of Ripon on 14 July 1938 (it is now in the Diocese of Leeds).

The dual dedication acknowledges the two inner-city churches that it replaced: Little Holbeck St John the Evangelist, built c.1850 by George Gilbert Scott, and Holbeck St Barnabas, built 1855 by JT Fairbank. Both those buildings were demolished on completion of the new one.
by Stephen Craven
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SE3129 : St John & St Barnabas, Belle Isle: dedication stone by Stephen Craven
SE3129 : St John & St Barnabas, Belle Isle: church hall by Stephen Craven
SE3129 : St John & St Barnabas, Belle Isle: west end by Stephen Craven
SE3129 : St John & St Barnabas, Belle Isle: south side by Stephen Craven
SE3129 : St John & St Barnabas, Belle Isle: east end by Stephen Craven
SE3129 : St John & St Barnabas, Belle Isle: Cross memorial by Stephen Craven
SE3129 : St John & St Barnabas, Belle Isle: Filey Brigg memorial by Stephen Craven
SE3129 : St John & St Barnabas, Belle Isle: war memorial by Stephen Craven
SE3129 : St John & St Barnabas, Belle Isle: entrance by Stephen Craven
SE3129 : St John & St Barnabas, Belle Isle: plaque to Charles Jenkinson by Stephen Craven


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Created: Wed, 24 Feb 2021, Updated: Wed, 24 Feb 2021

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