A church seeking to glorify God

Christ Church Central Leeds is a new church meeting in the centre of Leeds. Our congregation is made up of people from across the city, of different ages and backgrounds – families, students, singles, couples and retired. We hope you'll find a warm welcome at our Sunday morning service whether you're a church regular or have never been to church in your life!

Christ Church Central Leeds is a Presbyterian church. Presbyterian is just an English word derived from the New Testament’s (Greek) word for elder. Christ Church is therefore led by a team of elders who together have responsibility for shepherding the flock. All elders are accountable to the presbytery: the group of other elders in the denomination.

Leadership

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Jonty Rhodes

Minister
Jonty is married to Georgina, and they have four girls and a boy. He trained for ministry at Oak Hill Theological College in London, and has served as Assistant Minister at St. Alkmund’s Church in Duffield, and Minister at Christ Church Derby.
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Peter Wood

Elder
Peter is married to Juliette. They have three grown-up children and seven grandchildren. Before his retirement and move back to Yorkshire, Peter worked in corporate communications for British Gas and subsequently as a member of the senior management team at Oak Hill Theological College.
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Matt Shortman

Elder
Matt is one of the elders at Christ Church Central. Married to Jen, they have three boys and a girl, and live on the east side of Leeds. Matt originally worked for a bank, then spent five years in ministry working for the Universities and Colleges Christian Fellowship and Christ Church Derby. He is now a civil servant, working on government policy.

Denomination

Christ Church Central Leeds is a congregation of the International Presbyterian Church, which was founded in 1954 through the ministry of Francis Schaeffer, and now has congregations across the UK, Europe and South Korea.