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

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

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...

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...