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

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

Remembrance: 1945-2020

Seventy-five years ago, in November 1945, the nation gathered in Remembrance for the first time since the end of the Second World War and on the first occasion that the dead of two world wars were remembered in peacetime. This year’s Remembrance Sunday on 8...

More Fathers in Faith!

Biographical sketches of more than two hundred priests ordained between 1915 and 1939, who served within the West Riding of Yorkshire, are now available in Volumes 3 and 4 of Our Fathers in Faith, compiled by Father Nicholas Hird. The volumes comprise over six hundred...

A Book to Mark 50 Years of the Leeds Irish Centre

Catholics of Irish descent in Leeds and throughout the Diocese will know that the UK’s first purpose-built Irish Centre is celebrating its Fiftieth Anniversary this year.  Leeds Irish Centre was due to host a number of celebrations and commemorations in June 2020 to...

From Venerable to Vulnerable – a 60 Year Journey

From Venerable to Vulnerable – a 60 Year Journey In a few weeks’ time (on 29 October) Fr Gerald Creasey embarks on his sixtieth year of priesthood. He was ordained in Rome on that day in 1961, one of the last priests in the Diocese to be ordained before the Second...

VJ Day 75

The 75th anniversary of VJ Day (Victory over Japan) will be recognised on Saturday 15 August 2020 commemorating the end of the Second World War. The end of hostilities came a matter of days after the bombing of the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. On the...

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...