Our Broadcasts

Live-streaming in our churches:

Since March 2020, at Leeds Cathedral and in some of our parishes, we have been ‘live-streaming’ Masses and devotions via YouTube, parish websites and Facebook pages.

This Guide to Live-Streaming Mass from Scratch (approved by the CBCEW’s Digital Manager as the ‘best by some way’ of lockdown live-streaming guides!) has been produced and circulated for clergy and parishioners with an interest in livestreaming.

Additionally, videographer Sammie Shears provides technical advice and support to priests and parishioners considering live-streaming: media@dioceseofleedsmusic.org.uk


BBC broadcasts:

2022 BBC R4 Midnight Mass LIVE from Leeds Cathedral

(4 Dec) 2022 BBC R4 Sunday Worship LIVE from St Joseph’s, Bradford

(2 Nov) 2022 BBC R3 Choral Vespers LIVE from Leeds Cathedral

2022 BBC One Songs of Praise from Leeds Cathedral

2021 BBC Local Radio Stations across England Act of Worship for the Feast of the Assumption pre-recorded at Leeds Cathedral

2020 BBC R4 Sunday Worship (pre-recorded in lockdown) about the Year of the Word in our Diocese

2019 BBC One Christmas Morning Eucharist LIVE from St Joseph’s, Bradford

2019 BBC R4 Sunday Worship LIVE from Holy Redeemer Parish, Huddersfield

2019 BBC R3 Choral Vespers LIVE from Leeds Cathedral

2018 BBC R4 Midnight Mass LIVE from Leeds Cathedral

2017 BBC One hour-long documentary Bronx to Bradford: Friars on a Mission aired at prime-time during Holy Week

2017 BBC One Midnight Mass LIVE from Leeds Cathedral

2017-2020 BBC One’s Songs of Praise has run features on the Diocesan Schools Singing Programme, on preparations for Lent in one of our primary schools, and on the Chapel of Our Lady of the Crag

2016-2018  BBC R4 Sunday Worship Eucharists LIVE from Leeds Cathedral, the Chapel of Leeds Trinity University, St Joseph’s, Bradford.

2015  Bishop Marcus presented BBC R4 Prayer for the Day throughout Holy Week

The Diocesan Choirs regularly provide the music for live BBC R4 Daily Service programmes; Bishop Marcus presented two pre-recorded Daily Services from Lourdes in 2016, with music taken from the Diocesan Choirs’ CD of Catholic Hymns; and since 2017 Fr Michael Hall has been on the rota as a regular presenter of this strand.