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Pudsey Parish Church Records

St Lawrence

St Lawrence Church, Pudsey

The Parish Church for Pudsey is dedicated to St. Lawrence. It was erected in 1821 at a cost of £13,360, obtained from the sum granted by Parliament under the "Million Act". Mr Taylor of Leeds was the builder. The church opened in 1824, replacing the All Saints Chapel of Ease. There is no record of when the chapel was first erected, but the first date where a reference is made is 1535, in the 26th year of the reign of Henry VIII. During the time of Edward I, John de Pudesheye was named as clerk.
The chapel was not used after 1824, when St Lawrence Church opened, and now the War Memorial is on that site.
Baptismal records from the chapel are included with St Lawrence's. Memorial inscriptions may be duplicated between the chapel and the church as many memorial stones were moved to the churchyard when the chapel was demolished.