Leeds Cathedral 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
Updated Covid-19 Guidance: please see the Parish Bulletin for updated guidance for the Cathedral and Holy Rosary.
Bell Tower Open Day: On Sunday 1st August after the 11am and 6pm Masses, the Cathedral bell tower will be open to visitors. Perhaps you are interested in ringing the bells or simply curious? If you would like to visit, please gather after the Mass by the Memorial Chapel and the bell ringers will escort you up the tower. Please note there are two spiral staircases to climb and anyone under 18 years old needs to be accompanied by a parent.
August 2021 Timetable: please see the revised timetable from Monday 2nd August to Monday 30th August. Please note the changes to the afternoon and evening programme.
Letter from the Bishops of England and Wales entitled, ‘Sunday-It is Our Day‘ is available to read in the Downloads section. It speaks about the importance and centrality of Sunday and the return of Sunday Obligation later in the year.
First Sacraments 2021-2022: for those children in Years 3 (First Confession), Year 4 (First Holy Communion) and Year 5 & 6 (Confirmation) from September 2021 details of the catechetical programme (beginning in the autumn) will be published soon.
Registering to Attend Holy Mass: Please remember to register your intention to attend Holy Mass (Saturday Vigil and Sunday Masses only) by clicking above ‘REGISTER FOR MASS’ or via the Parish telephone 0113 2454545 (press 1 and follow the instructions).
Year of Saint Joseph (8th December 2020 to 8th December 2021): Pope Francis has declared a special year of Saint Joseph. His Holiness is encouraging us to pray to Saint Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Patron of the Universal Church: “My beloved father, all my trust is in you. Let it not be said that I invoked you in vain, and since you can do everything with Jesus and Mary, show me that your goodness is as great as your power.”
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. Please note the revised timetable for August 2021 in the Downloads.
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 Friday 10.00am
Confessions: Cathedral Monday to Friday 11.30am – 12.15pm & 4.45pm – 5.15pm; Saturday 5.00pm – 5.30pm
Rosary: Cathedral Monday – Friday 12noon; Saturday 11.30am
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament: Monday – Friday 3.15pm – 5.15pm
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
Online Giving: Please consider texting CHURCH LIVE to 70500 to contribute £5 to the Offertory of our Mother Church.
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.
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: