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

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

YOU could be a CAFOD schools volunteer!

Sharon Matthews is CAFOD’s new Education Coordinator for the Diocese of Leeds. Working alongside Angela Powell and Carol Cross who are parish-focused, part of Sharon’s role is recruiting and supporting volunteers making visits to schools in the Diocese. As...

Trustees’ Environmental Statement of Intent

The Bishop and Trustees of the Diocese of Leeds have issued the following Statement of Intent which was conveyed to the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales at its Spring Plenary Meeting in April 2023. Statement - Living Laudato Si in the Diocese of Leeds...

Boring is the New Interesting!

Holy Helpers including a 3rd century saint and one of our priests have blessed a remote-controlled tunneling machine which has begun boring under the A65 as part of Yorkshire Water’s scheme to reduce sewage discharges into the River Wharfe during periods of bad...

St Wilfrid Leads the ‘Way’!

St Wilfrid’s Way, the Annual Diocesan ‘Camino’ between Leeds Cathedral and St Wilfrid’s, Ripon via Knaresborough’s Shrine of Our Lady of the Crag is the inspiration and model for similar new walking pilgrimages across all the 22 dioceses...

Seventh Annual St Wilfrid’s Way Pilgrimage

The seventh annual two-day-long St Wilfrid’s Way Camino returns on Friday 14 and Saturday 15 October! The pilgrimage route, which stretches from Leeds to Ripon has a distinct Laudato Si’ focus, going through some of the most beautiful natural environment as well...

‘Living Simply’ in Burley in Wharfedale

The Burley in Wharfedale Parish of SS John Fisher and Thomas More has been presented with CAFOD’s Live Simply Award! In 2021, the parish answered Diocesan Communications’ call to respond to a national request to showcase ‘green’ initiatives...