Mount St. Mary's Irish Famine Catholic Church, Leeds

Next on the list was St. Mary's Church, which was built in 1852, devoted to the suffering experienced by those affected by the Irish potato famine. One of the roofs has collapsed and has been temporarily fixed with some scaffolding. The inside has been taken over by security pigeons.


After the reformation it was not until the early part of the nineteenth century that there became a renewed interest in the Catholic faith. In 1829 the Catholic Emancipation Act was passed, and in 1850 the Catholic hierarchy was restored in England with the country being divided into dioceses, each with a Bishop.There followed the construction of many fine churches and cathedrals.Mount St Mary's is one of the architectural treasures of the city of Leeds. It is a grade two (starred) listed building dating from 1852.


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