Your parish church serving the communities of Halton & Halton Moor
St Wilfrid's Church offers vibrant colourful Anglo-Catholic family-friendly worship with Communion every Sunday. We are part of the Diocese of Leeds in the Church of England. We have a thriving Sunday School, which meets every week apart from the first Sunday of each month, when we worship together in our All-Age Eucharist.
All are welcome to join us at our services, particularly if you have never been to church before.
As the Coronavirus pandemic continues to affect us, our usual pattern of services and opening has been suspended.
For Sunday worship we are currently alternating between St Wilfrid's and our sister church in the benefice, St Philip's Osmondthorpe. We meet at 10:30.
We will be at St Philip's on...
May 30th, June 13th and 27th, July 11th and 25th, August 8th and 22nd.
We will be at St Wilfrid's on...
June 6th and 20th, July 4th and 18th, August 1st, 15th and 29th.
We will be continuing to offer a Faith Online slot on our Facebook pages too. One of a variety of things will appear early each week.
Corona Virus Update
St Wilfrid's Church is a generous community, and your generosity funds our ministry and mission. The simplest way to give to our work is through the Parish Giving Scheme.
Signing up is very straightforward. Through your prayerful commitment, we get a regular, tax-efficient source of income which has the capacity to increase with the cost of living, yet involves virtually no administration for us. The system is secure, confidential and easy to use, and free to you and us, supporting our church today and for the future.
If you are interested in finding out more, please don’t hesitate to contact our curate Rob. If you would like to sign up, click on THIS LINK or call the PGS team on 0333 002 1271, quoting Halton St Wilfrid’s parish code of 460 646 276
Another great and simple way to support our work is EASYFUNDRAISING! Over 4,000 shops and sites will donate for FREE when you use #easyfundraising to shop with them. Help us raise more by signing up HERE.
Our Services (see note above about Coronavirus changes)
Join us in Worship
Sunday Eucharist with Sunday School
Sundays, starting at 9:15 am
Our Sunday 9:15am service is Anglo-Catholic with colour, music and ritual. Feel free to join in with as much as you feel comfortable and ask about the symbolism.
Our Sunday School meets ay 9:15 in the church hall.
Family and Youth Mass
9:15am, First Sunday of the Month
On the first Sunday of every month there is no Sunday school. All ages gather to worship God together.
Tuesdays at 10:00 am
A quieter simpler more contemplative spoken service of communion. We gather afterwards for tea, coffee and conversation.
Our historic building
St Wilfrid’s has the only original entirely wooden spire in the UK, which retains its original wooden shingles & frame.
Our striking and beautiful church building, bridging the gap between Arts & Crafts style and Modernism, was completed in 1939, was designed by Arts & Crafts architect, Albert Randall Wells and features sculptures by Eric Gill and others.
The stone church is impressive in structure, with many large windows giving a beautiful, bright and spacious interior.
We are usually open for visitors on the first Saturday of every month from 10am – 2pm, after our Sunday 9:15am Communion service until 12:30, and from 11am – 12:30pm on Tuesdays. We hope this pattern will resume after Cornonvirus.
As a parish in the Diocese of Leeds we take our commitment to safeguarding, and the responsibilities that come with it, very seriously.
We work in accordance with the national Church of England policy. Our safeguarding statement is reviewed and agreed by our PCC every year. You can find the latest update at the bottom of this page.
If you believe a child or vulnerable adult is in immediate danger please call the police on 101.
If you have any concerns about safeguarding please contact Kirsty Seget on 07703 792207 or at
You can also talk to the Vicar, Hannah Smith on 0113 2609154 or at .
Our diocesan safeguarding adviser is Jenny Leccardi who can be contacted on 0113 3530259.
St Wilfrid's Church, Selby Road, Leeds LS15 7NP
One Benefice, Two Churches
We are part of a joint benefice with St Philip's, Osmondthorpe. Follow this link to learn more about them.
We worship together every third Sunday of the month at a joint evening service which alternates venues, and whenever there is a 5th Sunday in the month.