The church has been in existence since 1886 being started by a local man called Alfred Place.
He became a Christian at Hunslet Carr Methodist Church but later left there to begin his own cottage meetings. The congregation grew until it became imperative that a larger meeting place was found and eventually a new hall at Moorside, which had originally been a stable, was opened.
After some time the church moved, this time they crossed Dewsbury Road and began meeting in a room above a bakery in Selbourne Place. Selbourne Place was one of a number of streets containing back-to-back houses, which were built around the area now occupied by our present church. The church was known as the House of Prayer or Place’s Mission.
Although he could neither read nor write Alfred preached every Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday and when he was not preaching he continued making shoes.
Around the turn of the century, Place`s Mission linked up with a church in Hull and they held an Annual Conference at Easter time when all the issues relating to the church and worship were discussed. The earliest church records now in existence relate to this time. The church moved to Dewsbury Road in 1909.
Due to lack of space, and the prayers and giving of the congregation, a new purpose built church was opened in June 1991 in Hunslet Hall Road a few hundred yards away from the old building.
In 2002 the car park was extended and in 2007 the building was extended to include a much larger kitchen, another office and larger hall space. God is so good!