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‘My love of living in a converted Armley church’

Community reporter Maria Lee interviews Armley resident Michelle Corns about living in a converted Armley church…

Some of the details on the building. Photo: Maria Lee

It was once a Methodist Church on Hall Lane, Armley – a hive of activity for the community, turned derelict, saved by developers and transformed into beautiful homes.

Michelle Corns moved to Armley 11 years ago when she fell in love with the style of this converted church. 

It has views over Leeds, and the “quiet residents” of a peaceful graveyard, where the wildlife is flourishing and often visits the gardens. 

The former Methodist Church off Hall Lane. Photo: Maria Lee

Michelle invited me to her home to see why she loves living there. 

Inside is a very spacious open-plan living. With original features of beams and columns that once held up this lovely romanesque style church. 

Outside you can still see some of the stained glass windows that would have adorned this church. It opened in 1898 and was built by Methodist New Connexions.

Here’s what the church looked like when it opened.


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