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 East, 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.

Events to mark the Centenary of the Dedication of the Cathedral
Novena of Thanksgiving – Tuesday 9th to Wednesday 17th July – Mondays to Fridays at 6.15pm – 7.00pm (or as close to this time once Mass has finished); Saturdays and Sundays at 5.00pm – 5.45pm.  All are welcome to attend.
Solemn Mass of Thanksgiving – Sunday 14th July at 11.00am celebrated by Bishop Marcus followed by a Celebratory Shared Lunch.  All are welcome to attend.
Solemn Mass on the Anniversary of the Dedication – Thursday 18th July at 11.30am celebrated by Bishop Marcus, visiting Bishops, Clergy, Religious and Lay Faithful.           All are welcome to attend.

Coffee and tea after Sunday Mass 11.00am Cathedral and after the 10.30am Mass at the Holy Rosary Church.  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.  

Weekly Monday Organ Recitals: The Leeds International Organ Festival begins on Mondays at 1.15pm until Monday 15th July.  The recitals are free with a box for donations.  There is step free access from Great George Street.  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 over £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.  The walk way round the sanctuary has been redecorated and new lighting fitted. 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: We are grateful to all those individuals, groups, and several grant funders who have made this project possible.  There is an update on the Funding page via the above tab with before and after photos. The Community re-opened over the weekend of 18th/19th May 2024.

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.


Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (Bulletin)

14th July 2024

Cathedral Centenary Celebrations

17th May 2024

Parish Retreat Day 2024

5th July 2024

Parish and Diocesan Events

5th July 2024

Current Vacancies in the Diocese

5th July 2024

Cathedral Sound System Appeal

1st July 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)