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

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

Golden Jubilee Event in the Dales Diary!

The Golden Jubilee of St Margaret Clitherow in Threshfield, near Grassington was celebrated on the actual date of the church’s 50th Anniversary: Friday 6 October 2023. It is one of only a few churches dedicated to North Yorkshire Catholic convert, wife and...

Bishop Marcus: a Pastoral Letter on the XVI Synod of Bishops

Bishop Marcus is one of two Bishops of England and Wales who will be attending the Synod in Rome throughout the month of October (the other is Archbishop John Wilson, also originally from our diocese). In a Pastoral Letter to the clergy and laity of the Diocese of...

Annual Mass for Our School Leaders

The Annual Diocesan Mass for Head Teachers was celebrated on 21 September – the Feast of St Matthew the Apostle and Evangelist – by Bishop Marcus, together with the new Episcopal Vicar for Education Mgr Paul Grogan. The Mass of Thanksgiving for the...

Prisoners’ Sunday: 8 October 2023

Jesus answered him, ‘Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise.’ (Luke 23:43) This year, Prisoners’ Sunday will be on 8 October 2023. Pact (Prison Advice and Care Trust) has produced and sent to all parishes, packs with information...

Preparing for a Jubilee Year as Pilgrims of Hope 

On 17 September 2023, Evangelii Gaudium Sunday calls us to be joyous in proclaiming our faith as we look towards the forthcoming Jubilee Year of 2025 and the preceding Year of Prayer in preparation for that Jubilee. In Latin, the language of the Catholic...