Religion and Place in Leeds
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        Paperback / softback

        Publication Date

        30 Nov 2007

        Summary

        Religious and cultural diversity within Leeds has led to the building of many fine places of worship. This book traces the architectural response to Leeds’ changing faith communities and looks at the history, uses and adaptation of religious buildings.
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        Main Summary

          Religious and cultural diversity has been a key feature of the city of Leeds for almost 200 years and has resulted in the building of many fine churches, chapels and synagogues; these are now joined by mosques, gurdwaras and a mandir. Tracing the architectural response to the changing conditions of the inner city and suburbs, this book examines the buildings associated with the groups of newcomers to Leeds, thus charting a great change in the city’s religious life. It is suggested that both the brand-new purpose-built places of worship and the way in which existing buildings have been adapted also reveal significant continuities with how Christian groups expanded in the 19th century. The alterations made to Leeds’ churches to adapt them to changing liturgical requirements and to the pastoral and social requirements of the present day are discussed.

           

          The context of the architectural expression of faith in Leeds in the 20th and early 21st centuries will also assist those concerned with the conservation of places of worship.

          Additional Information

          Series

          Informed Conservation

          Author

          Trevor Mitchell
          John Minnis

          Publishing Status

          Active

          Size

          210mm

          Number of Illustrations

          62

          Number of Pages

          88

          ISBN

          9781905624485

          Contents

            Acknowledgements
            Foreword
            1. Introduction
            2. The geographical setting
            3. A Methodist city?
            4. New century, new challenges
            5. The move to the suburbs
            6. Conservatism and practicality
            7. Coming full circle: 1960s to the present
            8. Faiths established in Leeds since 1945
            9. Places of worship in Leeds: the future
            References
            Further reading

            Reviews

              'Handsomely produced, beautifully illustrated and engagingly written. . . Provides food for thought to any serious-minded citizen.'