The Catholic Church across Yorkshire’s historic West Riding since 1878.

Leeds Cathedral

Cathedral Church of St Anne and the
Church of the Holy Rosary

A Welcome from the Dean of the Cathedral

Leeds Cathedral is one of the finest Catholic Cathedrals in England.

Dedicated to Saint Anne, the mother of Our Lady, the Cathedral is situated in the heart of Leeds city centre and contrasts with the surrounding new hotels and office blocks, The Light shopping centre, and the Victorian Town Hall.

The Cathedral is a place of silence and prayer which provides a refuge from the activity of one of Britain’s busiest cities. This atmosphere of peace has grown through the daily celebration of the Liturgy, and every afternoon there is silent Adoration before the Blessed Sacrament. This sense of God’s peaceful presence is the Cathedral’s chief glory.

The Cathedral is part of the Parish of Mother of Unfailing Help which incorporates the Church of the Holy Rosary, Chapeltown.

I hope all visitors to Leeds will discover this great treasure of the Diocese and City of Leeds.

The Very Rev Canon Matthew Habron Cathedral Dean

Prayer for Peace in Ukraine and the Middle East

Loving God, we pray for the people of Ukraine and the Middle Easter, for all those suffering or afraid, that you will be close to them and protect them. We pray for world leaders, for compassion, strength and wisdom to guide their choices. We pray for the world that in this moment of crisis, we may reach out in solidarity to our brothers and sisters in need. May we walk in your ways so that peace and justice become a reality for the people of the world. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

A blessed and peaceful Easter Season to you all. 
Turin Shroud Presentation: Sunday 28th April after the 11am Mass in Wheeler Hall (c. 12.30pm) – Mike Pietrzyk, from Virginia, USA, will give a presentation on the Turin Shroud. All are welcome to attend.  This is a free event.

Coffee and tea after Sunday Mass 11.00am Cathedral.  More volunteers are needed to help on a rota basis.  Please speak to one of the Clergy after Sunday Mass. Contactless payment is available in both places.  Coffee and tea at the Holy Rosary Church will resume once the ongoing refurbishment works are completed in late April 2024.  

Weekly Monday Organ Recitals: There will be a recital on Monday 8th April which will begin at 1.30pm.  The recitals are free with a box for donations.  There is step free access from Great George Street.  The Leeds International Organ Festival begins on Monday 13th May (1.15pm) until Monday 15th July.  Please note that there are no organ recitals on Bank Holiday Mondays. 

Leeds Cathedral is very grateful for a grant of £99,944 from the National Lottery Heritage Fund. The grant will help mark the centenary of the Cathedral’s consecration in 2024, by enabling stonework repairs, the development of resources for school visits, training opportunities for volunteers, a study of how to improve access and toilet facilities and much more.

Leeds Cathedral Building Fund: “Caring For Our Cathedral Today And Tomorrow” – Leeds Cathedral Building Fund has raised £144,000 towards a number of specific projects. Work on the new lighting has already begun which aims to convert all the light fittings to LED bulbs; the repairs to the external stonework, the boundary wall, the South Steps and the Crucifix have been completed. A new CCTV system has installed to enhance the safety and security of all who visit.  Thank you to all who have donated to this fund.

 It is possible to donate to this fund by clicking on Building Fund above, or by a Just Giving page: There are details of the history of the building and projects. Thank you for your support in caring for our Cathedral today and tomorrow.  For more information visit the Funding page via the above tab.

Holy Rosary Community Room Project: The work on the refurbishment of the Community Room began on 4th December 2023 and will continue until late April 2024.  We are grateful to all those individuals, groups, and several grant funders who have made this project possible.  There is an update on progress in the New Section.

For more information visit the Funding page via the above tab. 

Cathedral Opening Times: Sunday 8.45am – 12.30pm & 5pm – 7pm; Saturday 10.30am – 7pm; Monday 11am – 6.15pm; Tuesday – Fridays 7.45am – 6.15pm; Bank Holidays 11.45am – 1.15pm.  

Live-streaming from Leeds Cathedral: Holy Mass on Sunday at 11.00am.  To participate online, please access the following YouTube channel:  and it may also be accessed by clicking on the above image of the Cathedral.  

YOUR WEEKLY OFFERING TO THE PARISH: you may wish to consider setting up a Standing Order (see the Funding page of this website). The Parish bank details are: HSBC Bank PLC, Sort Code: 40-27-15, Account no: 31165453, Account name: Diocese of Leeds Mother of Unfailing Help. This is also the name for cheques. It is possible to donate directly via the Parish website (see top of the Home Page). There are contactless giving machines at the Cathedral and Holy Rosary Church. 

With very grateful thanks for your continuing generous donations to the Parish of Mother of Unfailing Help and the Mother Church of the Diocese of Leeds.


The Diocesan Safeguarding webpage, full of information and resources, can be found at and National policies can be at at CSSA Policies. The Diocesan Safeguarding team can be contacted at

Online Parish Census 
A census enables us to keep up to date with parishioners and also to build up a database of those who wish to be kept informed about parish life by email. Please do take the time to complete the census. An online version is available here.

Live-streaming from Leeds Cathedral
Holy Mass on Sunday at 11.00am. To participate online, please click on the video above.

If you wish to donate to our Parish Offertory Collection please click the ‘Donate’ button.


Third Sunday of Easter

14th April 2024

Parish and Diocesan Events

14th April 2024

Current Vacancies in the Diocese

14th April 2024

Second Sunday of Easter (or Of Divine Mercy) (Bulletin)

7th April 2024

Parish and Diocesan Events

7th April 2024

Current Vacancies in the Diocese

7th April 2024

Times of Holy Mass and Devotions

Please check the weekly bulletin for the most up to date information. The following times may change at short notice.

Sunday Masses
Cathedral Saturday 6pm, Sunday 9.15am, 11.00am & 6.00pm

Holy Rosary 10.30am

Weekday Masses
Cathedral Monday – Friday 12.30pm & 5.30pm, Saturday 12noon; Bank Holidays 12.30pm only

Holy Rosary Tuesday 10.00am

Cathedral Monday to Friday 11.15am – 12.15pm & 4.30pm – 5.00pm;  Saturday 11.00am – 11.45am & 5.00pm – 5.30pm Bank Holidays 12noon – 12.15pm

Holy Rosary Sunday 10.00am – 10.15am

Angelus & Rosary
Cathedral Monday – Friday 12noon; Saturday 11.30am

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
Cathedral Monday – Friday 3.00pm – 5.00pm 

Evening Prayer

Cathedral Monday – Friday 5.10pm (Sung Tues & Weds when the choir is in session)