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Diocesan moves

Bishop Marcus has issued a memo to the Diocese outlining the moves that are going to take place over the summer months amongst the Clergy.

The following priests are retiring from the responsibilities of parish ministry: 

Rev Fr Neville Atkinson
Rev Fr Frank McGrath
Rev Fr Peter Smith

The Bishop thanked them most sincerely for their long years of dedicated priestly ministry and for all that they have contributed to the life of the Church and to our diocese in particular. He offered our best wishes to them for the coming years, together with an assurance of our prayers. More >>


The first visit to Holy Family, Slaithwaite by Bishop Marcus was twofold. Firstly, to consecrate and dedicate the Church built 100 years ago, through the generosity of Sir Joseph and Lady Radcliffe who both donated the land and defrayed all the building costs.Secondly, to meet many current and more >>

June 22nd,2015- 150 YEARS OF SERVICE

Thursday June18th saw St Patrick's school in Huddersfield play host to a special visit by the Bishop. The school was celebrating 150 years of education - the Bishop was there to help them to do it. It was obvious from the start that lots of hard work had gone into making sure everything was right. more >>

June 25th,2015- Fr. McGrath celebrates his Golden Jubilee of the Priesthood

Sunday, 21st June 2015, Father's Day, was chosen by the  Parish of St. Gianna Beretta Molla in Leeds to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of Priesthood for Fr. Francis McGrath.  Fr. McGrath had been ordained at All Hallows in Dublin on the 20th June 1965 for the Diocese of Leeds and Mass was more >>

June 22nd,2015- A DRAMATIC NIGHT

On Friday 22nd May, Theatre Studies students delighted a packed housewhen they performed two plays by Kneehigh Theatre Company. Students at St Wilfrids, Featherstone Wakefield,  presented The Wooden Frock, adapted from the Cinderella family of stories, and The Bacchae, a dark re-telling of the more >>


The second Leeds Trinity University alumnus in as many years was ordained a Catholicpriest this weekend and a third alumnus is to be ordained deacon later this month. Such a sequence is unprecedented in the university's 49-year history and isespecially remarkable at a time of fewer vocations more >>

June 22nd,2015- Welcome the Next Generation

St Bede's & St Joseph's Catholic College, Bradford were thrilled when  theycame away with 1st place for their entry ‘Next Generation'. The boys were one of twenty one teams from schools across Yorkshire who competed in two regional semi-finals. Secondary school pupils from nine more >>

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