The Catholic Church across Yorkshire's historic West Riding since 1878

The Catholic Church across Yorkshire's historic West Riding since 1878

More of Our History from the Pen of Fr Nicholas

Our Fathers of Faith Often wishing that we’d asked more questions of a generation no longer with us to glimpse an insight into how lives were lived in a different time, a wonderful insight has been given into the lives of a one-time familiar presence within most of...

A Sesquicentennial in Tadcaster

On 31 August 1869 the then Bishop of Beverley, Robert Cornthwaite, visited Tadcaster to open the new St Joseph’s Church. In 1878 he became the first Bishop of Leeds and on Saturday 31 August 2019 his successor and tenth Bishop of Leeds, Bishop Marcus, went to St...

A Yorkshire Catholic Gentleman of the Eighteenth Century

The life of Sir Thomas Gascoigne (1745-1810), who resided at Parlington Hall and who was instrumental in establishing the Benedictine mission at Aberford, is the subject of what promises to be a fascinating talk being given by his biographer, Dr Alexander Lock, at...

Architectural Adviser Wins Top Awards

An architect long associated with the Diocese of Leeds has recently received prestigious awards from the Royal Institute of British Architects and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. Sebastian Rowe, from the Pearce Bottomley practice, based in Aberford near...

Catholic History Day

The annual York Catholic History Day takes place this year on Saturday 1 June at the Bar Convent Living Heritage Centre in York. As always, it is a great opportunity to discover more about Catholic history and to meet others from across Yorkshire and the North who...

Our Bishops Remembered

When Leeds Cathedral was refurbished in 2006 one significant aspect of the scheme was the creation of a burial vault beneath the floor of the nave, which would be the final resting place of the Bishops of Leeds in the years to come. It was here that Bishop David...