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

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

Bishops Respond to Government’s COVID-19 Lockdown Easing Plans

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales has responded to the government’s document released today, 11 May, titled ‘Our plan to rebuild: The UK Government’s COVID-19 recovery strategy’. Statement The timing and the manner of the opening of churches...

Rev Fr David Drake-Brockman RIP

With great sadness the Diocese of Leeds announces the death of Fr David Drake-Brockman who died on Saturday 9th May. Please pray for the repose of Fr David’s soul and remember him, his wife Anni, their children and grandchildren and their family and friends in your...

Marking VE Day Anniversary 1945-2020

Cardinal Vincent Nichols preached this homily at a special Thanksgiving Mass, live-streamed from Westminster Cathedral, to mark the 75th Anniversary of Victory in Europe Day (VE Day) and the end of World War Two in Europe. Homily I am not old enough to remember VE...

Your Parish Needs Your Help

The present crisis is causing real financial hardship to many families and individuals. They cannot – and are not expected to – give to their Parish Offertory at this time. Our Patroness is Our Lady of Unfailing Help – and taking her as our model, we would...

A People who Hope in Christ

A Message from the Metropolitan Archbishops of the Catholic Church in England and Wales Writing on behalf of the Catholic Bishops of England and Wales, the five Metropolitan Archbishops have addressed the COVID-19 pandemic and, specifically, the measures taken and...

Rev Fr Anthony Pearson RIP

It is with great sadness that the Diocese of Leeds announces the death yesterday evening, Wednesday 29 April, of Fr Anthony Pearson, aged 88, Please remember his sister, Barbara, and his family and friends in your prayers at this time. Fr Pearson’s funeral will...