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

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

Young Writers Competition: Winners Announced!

At the end of the summer term the Diocesan Vicariate for Education invited Year 6 children in our diocesan primary schools to enter a short story competition. The stories were designed to be read by their fellow pupils in Year 3 and the writers were asked  to use The...

Congratulations and prayers for Deacon Henry Longbottom

Diocese of Leeds Seminarian, Henry Longbottom, was one of 11 men ordained Deacon by Archbishop Bernard Longley on Saturday 29 June, in a chapel packed with family, friends and supporters, including Vocations Director, Fr Michael Doody. A proud day for Blessed John...

Trinity Cup Debating Competition

Congratulations to Madison Farrar, Ben Fisher and Sophie O’Leary from St John Fisher School in Dewsbury, who represented the school with aplomb in the Trinity Cup – taking home two special prizes between them. The Trinity Cup is an ambitious youth debating...

A Yorkshire Catholic Gentleman of the Eighteenth Century

The life of Sir Thomas Gascoigne (1745-1810), who resided at Parlington Hall and who was instrumental in establishing the Benedictine mission at Aberford, is the subject of what promises to be a fascinating talk being given by his biographer, Dr Alexander Lock, at...

Support Stella Maris, Apostleship of the Sea

They are the invisible workers who make sure the shelves of our shops and supermarkets are full. They make sure that we can get to work, take the children to school, and find medicine when we need it. We’re talking about seafarers. The Church asks us to support Stella...