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.

Advent and Christmas 2023 – Information and timetable about Advent and Christmas 2023 is available in the News Section.  This includes the times of Confessions and the times for Masses on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Leeds Cathedral Carol Service: Sunday 10th December at 4pm.  All welcome to attend!  The doors open at 3.35pm.
Pastoral Letter from Bishop Marcus for the Solemnity of Christ the King ‘Prayer and Preparation for the Jubilee Year of 2025’ – available in the New Section
The Turin Shroud Replica Exhibition: there is an article about the exhibition which was at the Cathedral in November in the News Section.  
Forthcoming Concerts at the Cathedral
Vivaldi’s Four Seasons at Christmas, Wednesday 6th December, 7.30pm, Piccadilly Sinfonietta, Tickets at: or call 0333 666 3366
Handel’s Messiah (Highlights), Wednesday 20th December, 7.30pm, Piccadilly Sinfonietta, Tickets at: or call 0333 666 3366

Visitor Events Survey (for those who have attended the Piccadilly Sinfonietta Concerts and Cathedral Carol Service):

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. Contactless payment is available in both places.  

Weekly Monday Organ Recitals: Mondays at 1.15pm resume 8th January.  The recitals are free with a box for donations.  There is step free access from Great George Street.  

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 almost £140,000 towards a number of specific projects, for example repairs to the Crucifix on the West front, the south steps and new lighting.   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 will begin in January 2024.  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 mid-March 2024.  We are grateful to all those individuals, groups, and several grant funders who have made this project possible.

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 Leed


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.

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.


First Sunday of Advent

3rd December 2023

Advent and Christmas 2023 Timetable

25th November 2023

Parish & Diocesan Events

3rd December 2023

Vacancies in the Diocese

3rd December 2023

Article about the replica Shroud of Turin Exhibition

26th November 2023

Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe (Bulletin)

26th November 2023

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, 11am & 6pm;

Holy Rosary 10.30am

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

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

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)