The Diocese of Leeds

After two long years the Cathedral Church of St Anne at last had a Bishop of its own to gather around and celebrate the Birth of Jesus.


Most people were there early and in their places for the Carols Service that proceeded the main celebration and soon the Church was full with a range of people of all ages and just about most  Nationalities.  By the time Mass was due to start it was ‘standing room only' - this point the Bishop noticed and apologised at the start that people had to stand in their Cathedral - inconvenient as it was it did not seem to be any trouble to the people who were left standing. The celebration started with the singing of the introit...Dominus dixit. More >>

December 27th,2014- Pastoral Letter – Feast of the Holy Family

At all Masses celebrated this weekend in the churches and chapels of the Diocese of Leeds, a Pastoral Letter from Bishop Marcus has  been  read for the Feast of the Holy Family.At the same time, all the Catholic Bishops of England and Wales are inviting the faithful in the year ahead to more >>

December 24th,2014- World Cup Legend Sir Geoff Hurst visits St. Mary’s, Menston

World Cup winning hero of 1966 Sir Geoff Hurst, the only player ever to score a hat trickin a World Cup final, visited St. Mary's last Saturday.  Sir Geoff was visiting the school to present sports equipment to Guiseley Juniors FC Girls teams who work in partnership with St. Mary's. Sir Geoff more >>

December 24th,2014- Primary Schools Go Wild for Athletics

This autumn, primary schools across Leeds have gone wild for indoor athletics competitions organised through School Sport Partnerships, with over a hundred schools taking part across Leeds.  The events engage teams of up to thirty children per school, who all participate in a number of field more >>

December 8th,2014- GOD LOVES THE POOR

Bishop Marcus could be forgiven for thinking that every time he celebrates an evening service at the Cathedral - the city puts on a Fair - because so far it has happened each time and Friday, 5th December - was no exception. The celebration was a Mass of thanksgiving to mark the more >>

December 8th,2014- CATHOLIC AT HEART

Monday, 8th December was chosen to  celebrate the Mass of Thanksgiving for Notre Dame College. This year it was a celebration of note being 25  years since its coming in to being.  The Cathedral was full with invited guests as well as past and present students - the more >>

December 4th,2014- Bishop Marcus Stock drops in to say good bye to Little Brother.

It was a bright sunny morning and there was a fuller than usual church as it was the First Sunday of Advent,. the Enrolment Mass for the First Holy Communion candidates and their families as well as the visit of our new Bishop. It was also the last Sunday Mass for Brother Xavier of The more >>

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