Leeds Cathedral and the Church of the Holy Rosary
Please note that from Thursday 5th November 2020 until Wednesday 2nd December 2020 due to the current Government restrictions there will be no Public Worship (i.e. Holy Mass, Confessions, Baptisms etc) at the Cathedral and Holy Rosary.
The Cathedral will be open for individual private prayer on Monday – Friday 1.30pm – 4.00pm; Saturday and Sunday 1.00pm – 3.00pm
The Cathedral has been prepared to welcome you safely for individual private prayer. We must maintain physical distancing and good hand hygiene. It is obligatory to wear a face-covering/mask in Places of Worship. Please bring one with you and please put it on before you enter. There are some exemptions. There will be stewards who will greet you at the door. Please read the signs carefully as to which door to use. If there is a queue outside the church, please maintain good physical distancing. You will be asked to sanitise your hands as you enter and give your name and contact details, or scan the NHS QR code. This information will be kept for 21 days for track and trace. There will be a one way system in place and the available seating will be labelled. Those of the same household or in a social bubble may sit together. Please follow the directions of the stewards. You will be asked to sanitise your hands are you leave.
NHS Test and Trace: there is a QR code at the door to the Cathedral to scan using the NHS COVID-19 App.
Daily Live-streaming from Leeds Cathedral
Holy Mass on Monday – Friday at 12.30pm, Saturday at 12noon and on Sunday at 11.00am; the Angelus and Rosary at 12noon Monday to Friday, and at 11.30am on Saturday.
To participate online, please access the following new YouTube channel: www.leedscathedrallive.org.uk and it may also be accessed by clicking on the above image of the Cathedral.
Please consider texting CHURCH LIVE to 70500 to contribute £5 to the Offertory of our Mother Church.
First Reconciliation – The celebration for those children who completed the course in March will be re-arranged once current restrictions on Places of Worship permit communal worship.
Re-opening Volunteers I am very grateful to those who have responded to this appeal already; however, we need more volunteers; without your help will will not be able to open for Mass. If you wish to help, or wish to find out more, please contact the Cathedral Dean and Parish Priest, Canon Matthew Habron, at email@example.com
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.
Walks in Lockdown 2020: “During these last few months of lockdown I have had a daily walk near home. All these photographs were taken within two miles of my home in Leeds, Yorkshire. On these walks the 16th century Spanish mystic, St John of the Cross, became conscious in my thoughts and prayer. I invite the reader to pause, look, listen. Be unafraid of the silence and stillness this lockdown has afforded us; be prepared to take a walk into natural spaces around your home.” A thought provoking and prayerful meditation available in the Downloads section.
Covid-19 Updates from the Diocese and Bishop Marcus
For up to date information from the Diocese re COVID-19 please click on the following link:
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.
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