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

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

Heavy Woollen War Cemeteries Pilgrimage

Local Catholics departed at first light on August Bank Holiday Monday from Holy Spirit Church at Heckmondwike to begin a five day pilgrimage to Normandy and some of the sites associated with the D-Day landings in 1944. Under the guidance of military historian and...

Our Fathers of Faith: our history comes to life

In 2008 Fr Nicholas Hird, Parish Priest of Cleckheaton and Heckmondwike, published the first two volumes of his monumental biographical dictionary of the priests of the Diocese of Leeds. This work covered the years from 1878, when the Diocese was founded, up to 1914....