Leeds Cathedral and the Church of the Holy Rosary
The Lord is truly risen as he said, alleluia, alleluia! With every blessing for a joyful Easter Season as we rejoice in the Lord’s Resurrection.
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
Loving God, we pray for the people of Ukraine, 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 Ukraine and for all the world. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
First Sacraments 2021-2022: please continue to pray for the parents and children in Year 3 (First Confession), Year 4 (First Holy Communion) and Year 5 & 6 (Confirmation).
Coffee and tea after Sunday Mass 10.30am Holy Rosary & 11.00am Cathedral. Volunteers to help are needed. Please speak to one of the Clergy after Sunday Mass.
Leeds Cathedral Building Fund: “Caring For Our Cathedral Today And Tomorrow” – Leeds Cathedral Building Fund aims to raise funds for specific projects, for example repairs to the baptismal font and the Sacred Heart Altar. There are Standing Order postcards to fill in at the back of the Cathedral where it is also possible to purchase a Cathedral Guidebook. It is possible to donate to this fund by a Just Giving page: www.justgiving.com/campaign/Cathedral There are details of the history of the building and projects. Thank you for your support in caring for our Cathedral today and tomorrow.
Holy Rosary Community Room Project: In October 2021 the Holy Rosary was awarded a grant of £10,000 towards upgrading the community room (new heating & toilets). Since then, much work has been done to seek further funding and develop plans (new kitchen, flooring decorating, etc). We launched the project and fundraising at the Holy Rosary Church in early April and the total to date stands at a little over £34,000. For more information about the project and to donate to the fund please visit the JustGiving page: https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/HRLeeds
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
The timetable for the celebration of Holy Mass and the other Sacraments
Please check the weekly bulletin (Downloads on Home Page) for the most up to date information. The following times may change at short notice.
Sunday Masses: Cathedral Saturday 6pm, Sunday 9.15am, 11am & 6pm; Holy Rosary 10.30am
Weekday Masses: Cathedral Monday – Friday 12.30pm & 5.30pm, Saturday 12noon; Holy Rosary Tuesday 10.00am
Confessions: Cathedral Monday to Friday 11.15am – 12.15pm & 4.30pm – 5.00pm; Saturday 11.00am – 11.45am & 5.00pm – 5.30pm
Angelus & Rosary: Cathedral Monday – Friday 12noon; Saturday 11.30am
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament: Monday – Friday 3.00pm – 5.00pm
Evening Prayer: Monday to Friday 5.10pm. Sung by the choirs on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in term time, except on certain Solemnities and Feasts
Live-streaming from Leeds Cathedral: Holy Mass on Sunday at 11.00am. To participate online, please access the following YouTube channel: www.leedscathedrallive.org.uk and it may also be accessed by clicking on the above image of the Cathedral. To watch live-streamed weekday Masses from different Parishes across the Diocese, visit: www.dioceseofleeds.org.uk/news
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) or if you wish to make a £5 offering you can text CHURCH LIVE to 70500. With very grateful thanks for your continuing generous donations to the parish and the Mother Church of the Diocese.
Online Parish Census In these days, we have become more aware than ever of the importance of keeping in touch with one another, especially as we are unable to gather together for Mass each Sunday. It has been a while since there was a 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.