Frizinghall was originally in the Parish of Heaton.
In the 1870s a Church School and Mission Room were opened in Valley Road, Frizinghall and were known as 'St John's Mission Church'.
The senior Assistant Curate of Heaton (the Revd J W Hind) was chiefly responsible for the work in Frizinghall, and began his labours there in 1888.
Because of his fine leadership and the subsequent rapid growth in Anglicanism there, he became Frizinghall's first Vicar.
It was in St John's Mission Church in 1891, that the first meeting was held to consider the possibility of building a church in Frizinghall.
After much deliberation a site was found in Shipley Fields Road. This site was a tiny corner of grassland known as 'Shipley Fields' and later the new Church was often referred to as, 'the Church in the Meadow'.
The building of the Church began in spring 1895, and was designed by Messrs H & E Marten. It was opened in May 1896.
The foundation stone was laid by the Bishop of Ripon's wife in 1895 and recorded on a brass dedication plate on the Chancel arch column.
It was opened without the Sanctuary which took another nine years to build, mostly financed by the women of the congregation, who raised the money by 'sales of work'.
The Church was dedicated to St Margaret, and was granted full parish status in March 1909.
The history of St Margaret's since is one of independence but also a time of being linked to our neighbouring parish of St Paul's Shipley.
At St. Margaret's we worship God, our Father, who is
- a loving God who cares,
- a holy God who forgives,
- a living God of power.
We know that God's own Son, Jesus Christ, died on the cross so that we - and you - can receive the gift of eternal life and know the power of his Holy Spirit transforming our lives day by day.
Jesus is interested in our lives and cares about what happens to us - have you ever considered Jesus Christ as the way to a new life?
Will you come and worship God with us and find new life in Jesus?