A warm welcome always awaits all who come to our churches.

    We are a Church of England Benefice in the Anglican Diocese of Leeds.

    There are three Parishes in the Benefice: St Mary the Less Allerton Bywater, St Mary’s Kippax and St Mary's Swillington. They serve the communities of Allerton Bywater, Kippax, Great Preston, Little Preston and Swillington.



    During April

    St Mary's the Less, Allerton Bywater will be open
    for Parish Eucharist on Sundays at 9.00am
    ​​​St Mary's Church, Kippax will be open
    for Parish Eucharist on Sundaysat 10.30am
    St Mary’s Church, Swillington will not be open
    for public worship.
    The Online Worship as well as the daily prayers
    will continue :
    Sunday Worship 
    10.30am on St Mary's Church Swillington Facebook
    Morning Prayer 
    9.30 Monday, Wednesday and Thursday on St Mary's Swillington Feacebook
    9.30am Tuesday on St Mary's Church Kippax Facebook
    Mid Day Prayer: 12.15 Monday to Thursday on St Mary's Swillington Feacebook
    Evening Prayer: 5pm Monday to Thursday on St Mary's Swillington Feacebook
    6.30pm Wednesdays on St Mary the Less Facebook Page

    Funerals can still take place but within the guidelines.


    There are some exemptions to the wearing of masks. Please click on the link to the full guidance from the church
    which contains useful information about exemptions and how to wear and store a mask safely.
    Please keep looking here for updates or on our Facebook Pages as listed at the bottom of this page
     For queries please speak to the Church Wardens:
    Allerton Bywater
    Mrs Lisa Fawcett - 20 St Aidan's Road, Great Preston, Leeds 
    LS26 8AZ; Telephone: 0113-286 2730 
    Mrs Lynne Tomlinson - 39 Leeds Road, Allerton Bywater 
    WF10 2ES  Telephone: 01977-554285 
    Mrs Janet Holland - 23 Whitehouse Crescent, Great Preston,
    Leeds LS26 8BL; Telephone: 0113-286 4768
    Mr John Speller - Fiora, 4 Weetlands Close, Kippax,
    Leeds LS25 7PH Telephone: 0113-286 7846
    Mrs Dawn Marshall - 22 Neville Grove, Swillington, Leeds
     LS26 8QN Telephone: 0113-286 2314
    Mrs Diana Puxty - 21 Lowther Drive, Swillington Leeds
    LS26 8QG Phone: 0113 2864465


    You can also follow us on Facebook:

    St Mary the Less - Allerton Bywater 
    St Mary's Church - Kippax 
    St Mary's Church - Swillington  


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