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

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

Harrogate Rides to Fr Leavy’s Rescue!

The New Year did not get off to a good start for Fr Jim Leavy, the former Parish Priest of St Aelred’s, Harrogate. Fr Jim still lives in the town and on Friday 7 January he went to visit an ex-parishioner and at the same time decided to do some shopping at a nearby...

An Old Tradition Revived at St Clare’s, Bradford

‘Chalking the Doors’ at St Clare’s Catholic Primary School, Bradford On the morning, of Thursday 23 January pupils at St Clare’s Catholic Primary School in Fagley, received some very special visitors. The three kings, led by the light of the...

A Strong Start for the Year of The Word

Year of the Word Speaker Series Begins: Psalms and Mental Health  Leeds University philosopher Dr Simon Hewitt spoke to a packed room at Hinsley Hall on the evening of  Thursday 9 January. He spoke on the theme of the Psalms and Mental Health. Using insight from his...

An American’s Take on the ‘New’ St Patrick’s

Fr Glenn Sudano, one of the founding members of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal, lives at St Joseph’s Friary in Manhattan, New York. In a recent edition of the Catholic Herald magazine he wrote an interesting reflection on his visit to Bradford last October for...

New Initiative Brings Welcome Support for Churches and Parishes

The provision and maintenance of our places of worship is one of the main objectives of the Diocese of Leeds in its role as a registered charity. It goes without saying that this can be a very expensive undertaking. While the majority of these costs are met from...

Icons in Memory of Parish Clergy

Parishioner and fundraiser Mark Wilson has presented his Parish of St Jeanne Jugan with two specially-commissioned icons of Our Lady of Unfailing Help. The Icons were given to the churches of St Urban’s and Our Lady of Lourdes in loving memory of all the clergy who...