The Diocese of Leeds
Farwell In Dewsbury
Farwell In Dewsbury

On Thursday 19th March, St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Dewsbury, celebrated the Feast of St Joseph with a special Mass and presentation to Head Teacher, Maureen Fletcher, who will retire at the end of the Spring Term. 

Mass was concelebrated by Mgr Paul Fisher, former Parish Priest of St Joseph's who was assisted by Fr Mark Naughton.  Family and special guests were invited to make the occasion a memorable one for Maureen. 

After Mass, Mgr Paul made a wonderful tribute which highlighted Maureen's achievements and commitment over her 7 years as Headteacher of St Joseph's, with a total of 40 years in teaching altogether.  His speech was both touching and injected with his sense of humour was most entertaining. More >>

March 24th,2015- A First Permanent Deacon ordained at St Mary’s Halifax

It was with great pleasure that Bishop Marcus ordained John Walsh to the Permanent Diaconate on Saturday 21st March. Thanking Bishop Marcus, Monsignor David Smith, the Parish priest at St Mary's, said that St Mary's had witnessed many ordinations to the priesthood but as far as he knew this was the more >>

March 25th,2015- ‘The Accordion Shop’

As part of the National Theatres Youth Theatre Festival, St Bede's and St Joseph's CatholicCollege, Bradford  Flame Theatre Company performed ‘The Accordion Shop' by Cush Jumbo. Mister Ellody has quietly kept his accordion shop going on his local high street forgenerations.  One more >>

March 25th,2015- Teddy For Baby

March 19th, St Joseph's Day, was marked in a very special way by the community of St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Dewsbury.  The first baby born on the day at 2.15am was a little baby boy named Thomas who weighed 7lb 11oz.  Thomas waspresented more >>


Thursday March 19th gave Bishop Marcus the opportunity to not only visit the Little Sisters of the Poor's Home, Mount St Joseph's, in Headingley, Leeds but also to celebrate with them their Feast Day.All the retired clergy that live at the Home and those that live in the bungalows in Hinsley Hall more >>

March 24th,2015- ‘Maths Week in Bishop Thornton'

Children, staff and the wider school community came together for a week long celebration of all things Mathematical at St Joseph's Catholic Primary School in Bishop Thornton, North Yorkshire. The aim of the week was raise the profile of Maths across the school, whilst at the same time giving more >>

March 19th,2015- High Sherriff Calls to say Hello

On a very full day - Thursday, 19th March - Bishop Marcus made time to welcome the incoming New High Sherriff of West Yorkshire - Mr Ed Anderson KSG. Mr Anderson is known in the Diocese for the work he has already done as a former Chair of the Board of Governors of Leeds Trinity University. more >>

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