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

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

Blessings for Batley, Birstall and Beyond!

During this Year of Prayer in preparation for the 2025 Jubilee of Hope across the Universal Church, we are encouraged to spend as much time as we can in Adoration before the Blessed Sacrament. At St Mary of the Angels in Batley, a congregation of around 150 from St...

Back on the BBC: Cathedral crops up again on Songs of Praise!

Sharp-eyed viewers of BBC One’s Songs of Praise have noticed two recent programmes (still available via BBC iPlayer) containing hymns recorded at Leeds Cathedral back in 2022. For anyone who missed the transmissions, here are some ‘screen grabs’,...

World famous composer visits St Benedict’s School!

Popular and prolific composer and choral conductor, John Rutter CBE, is in demand across the world – and has paid a visit to a Leeds primary school to listen to the children’s progress on a most unusual musical instrument! Whole classes of pupils at St Benedict’s...

Schools Singing Programme Praised in Parliament!

The National Schools Singing Programme (NSSP), developed here in the Diocese of Leeds and now rolled out to most of the UK’s Catholic dioceses and some Church of England Cathedrals, has been given high praise in the House of Lords! Last Thursday’s debate was...

BBC Radio 3 Choral Vespers – LIVE from Leeds Cathedral!

On Wednesday 31 January at 4pm (repeated at 3pm on Sunday 4 February), the Senior Boys, Senior Girls, Schools Scholars and Choral Scholars of Leeds Cathedral Choir join forces in a broadcast of Choral Vespers live from Leeds Cathedral on BBC Radio 3...