The Catholic Church across Yorkshire's historic West Riding since 1878

The Catholic Church across Yorkshire's historic West Riding since 1878

Welcome from the Episcopal Vicar

As Episcopal Vicar for the Vicariate of Education, I welcome you to share in the mission of the Vicariate and explore our work.

It has never been more important for Catholics to be well-versed in an understanding of their faith both intellectually in terms of the mind and also spiritually in terms of the heart. In the Diocese of Leeds, Schools, Religious Education, Youth, Catechesis, Parenting Support, Lay Chaplaincy and Adult Formation staff work closely together as the Vicariate for Education team to ensure support for parishes, parishioners, young people, school staff and families across the 93 schools and colleges as well as the parishes in the Diocese. The Vicariate team are keen to support you as an individual or as parishes, schools or Catholic organisations.

Please take time to view our work and see what we offer you. If there is any information you require or if you wish to become more involved with this aspect within your parish, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Canon Timothy Swinglehurst

Message from Bishop Marcus to Year 6

As we approach the end of the academic year and those of you in Year 6 prepare to leave your primary schools to begin new adventures in September, you would normally be gathered together to celebrate including a Leavers Mass. Due to the current situation with Covid-19 this will not be possible for many of you as churches and schools are beginning to reopen with new systems. As this is the case, Bishop Marcus has recorded a special message for you all as you begin to say your goodbyes to the amazing staff at your school and begin the next exciting chapter of your life!