Picture figure in the church of St John in Leeds city centre.
I walked by the now redundant St John the Evangelist’s Church a few days back and was surprised to see that it was now open to visitors again.
This rather beautiful old church has been closed for some time but apparently it was re-opened this week by Loyd Grossman who aside from his sauces and TV work is the chairman of The Churches Conservation Trust who now maintain the church. I only found about the event the day after though I later discovered that two people I know knew that it was taking place.
Looking around the church I took some photographs of the inside but especially the stained glass windows. I also noticed the carved corbels high at the top of the walls, these being described as being angels and musicians. The carved corbel in the above picture looks to me much more like a ships mascot than an angel.
The church of St John the evangelist on New Briggate, Leeds is now open Tuesdays – Saturdays, 11.00am – 3.00pm.
Just across from the church in a building that was presumably formerly something connected with the church but with rather a nice modern extension is the recently opened The Arch Cafe run by Age UK Leeds. I will post about that sometime in the near future.
By chance a few days after visiting this church of St John here in Leeds I discovered that there was another one of that name that I did not know of so I visited that a couple of days back. That is another post that will hopefully appear soon.