Garforth Churches

Here I have gathered together the photos of the churches as these are quite numerous.

St. Mary’s Church

St. Mary’s was built in 1844 and was mostly funded by the Gascoigne family. This is probably the third church to be built on this site [2]. Every postcard series seems to have photos of the church so there are many different images to enjoy.

From Church Lane

It's not possible to take quite the same image of the front of the church now as there are houses in the way so I have taken the best view that I can as a general comparison.

date
c.1930s
copyright
Milton
resolution
2000x1254px · 1.1M
postcard
Milton NN06
Garforth St Marys Church
date
30th March 2019
copyright
Ian Atkinson
resolution
2000x1459px · 1.6M
 
 
Garforth St Marys Church
date
c.1904
copyright
Parkinson & Roy
resolution
2000x1367px · 1.5M
postcard
Parkinson & Roy NN15
date
1914
copyright
Laycocks
resolution
2000x1245px · 1.1M
postcard
Laycocks 492
date
Unknown
copyright
Richards
resolution
810x1300px · 446.4K
postcard
Richards 17
date
c.1909
copyright
Phototype Co.
resolution
806x1300px · 390.8K
postcard
Phototype NN07

From the Graveyard

date
c.1908
copyright
Bramley
resolution
836x1300px · 566.6K
postcard
Bramley NN11
Garforth St Marys Church
date
19th April 2019
copyright
Ian Atkinson
resolution
750x1300px · 809.5K
 
 
Garforth St Marys Church
date
1908
copyright
Bramley
resolution
826x1300px · 958.0K
postcard
Bramley NN11-TINT
date
Unknown
copyright
Parkinson & Roy
resolution
2000x1254px · 1.3M
postcard
Parkinson & Roy NN11
date
Unknown
copyright
Lilywhite
resolution
2000x1258px · 1.1M
postcard
Lilywhite GFH04

Interior

date
c.1920
copyright
Lilywhite
resolution
2000x1251px · 1.1M
postcard
Lilywhite GFH01
date
c.1907
copyright
Bramley
resolution
2000x1232px · 1.0M
postcard
Bramley B2alt
date
c.1910
copyright
Phototype Co.
resolution
8179x5168px · 16.4M
postcard
Phototype 1883

The Rectory of St. Mary’s

The Rectory was demolished in 1972 and in 1974 flats were built on what is now Croft Foulds Court.

date
Unknown
copyright
Phototype Co.
resolution
1115x693px · 481.2K
postcard
Phototype 1879
date
c.1912
copyright
Laycocks
resolution
8061x5025px · 12.9M
postcard
Laycocks NN05
date
c.1907
copyright
Bramley
resolution
2000x1247px · 1.2M
postcard
Bramley NN23

Wesleyan Chapel (Methodist Church)

The Wesleyan Chapel in Church Lane was built in 1872 and is now the Methodist Church.

date
c.1909
copyright
Phototype Co.
resolution
500x307px · 52.7K
postcard
Phototype 1876
Garforth Wesleyan Chapel
date
29th March 2019
copyright
Ian Atkinson
resolution
2000x1235px · 1.6M
 
 
Garforth Wesleyan Chapel
date
Unknown
copyright
Laycocks
resolution
788x497px · 214.7K
postcard
Laycocks 484
Garforth Wesleyan Chapel
date
25th August 2007
copyright
Ian Atkinson
resolution
2000x1395px · 2.1M
 
 
Garforth Wesleyan Chapel
date
1920s
copyright
Unknown
resolution
2000x1247px · 1.2M
postcard
Unknown NN03
date
1950s
copyright
Albert G. Thompson
resolution
1952x1419px · 1.6M

Primitive Methodist Chapel

The Primitive Methodist Chapel in Chapel Lane near the top of Main St. was built in 1876, as can be seen from the date engraved into the front of the building. Today it is the home of SLP College which is a musical theatre school.

date
c.1909
copyright
Phototype Co.
resolution
2000x1190px · 788.9K
postcard
Phototype NN04
Garforth Primitive Methodist Chapel
date
3rd April 2020
copyright
Ian Atkinson
resolution
2000x1298px · 1.8M
 
 
Garforth Primitive Methodist Chapel
date
c.1910
copyright
Bramley
resolution
2000x1224px · 1.1M
postcard
Bramley NN21
Garforth Primitive Methodist Chapel
date
13th April 2020
copyright
Ian Atkinson
resolution
2000x1222px · 1.5M
 
 
Garforth Primitive Methodist Chapel

United Methodist Free Church

The United Methodist Free Church at the top of Wakefield Road is now Garforth Evangelical Church.

date
c.1909
copyright
Phototype Co.
resolution
2000x1481px · 906.3K
postcard
Phototype NN08
Garforth United Methodist Free Church
date
25th April 2021
copyright
Ian Atkinson
resolution
2000x1477px · 1.6M - reshoot
 
 
Garforth United Methodist Free Church