Diocesan Events


OUR FATHERS OF FAITH (Volumes 3 & 4). A collection of biographical sketches of over 200 priests who served the Diocese of Leeds (c.1915 – 1939) is now available. The two volumes (totalling over 600 pages are available from Fr. Nicholas Hird at the cost price of £25 (for the 2 volumes) on 01274 – 872984 or nicholas.hird@dioceseofleeds.org.uk 

AT SEA: AWAITING ORDERS: A book by Fr.  Colum Kelly. Fr Colum draws us into the lives of those seafarers, details how freight ships are the lifeblood of industry, and illustrates the hugely important role played by the priests, chaplains and lay visitors of Stella Maris. His humour and kindness – and his keen sense of the whimsical – will keep you reading, and will leave you with a smile on your face. Learn more about the hidden world of shipping today! With foreword by Rose George, author of Ninety Percent of Everything. Available on Amazon.

FROM VENERABLE TO VULNERABLE: Thoughts, memories and reflections written by Fr Gerald Creasey during first months of the Covid-19 pandemic. This is available to read or download via the Diocesan website at https://www.dioceseofleeds.org.uk/fromvenerable-to-vulnerable-a-60-year-journey/

CATHOLIC CARE VACANCIES: There are vacancies across the Diocese. For further information visit www.catholic-care.org.uk or call 0113 388 5400.

 Support Worker – outreach for Adult care (including Mental Health, Older people and learning disability services) (Care Bank workers also required £12.22 inclusive). Salary: Spinal Point 3 – 7 Salary £22,029 – £23,369 pro rata (dependent on qualifications and experience) Post: Flexible working hours. Shift patterns to include weekends and bank holidays. Sleep in allowance payable. Location: Skipton. Closing Date: Until position filled. Interview Date: To be arranged with applicant. 

To apply for these positions please download the application form, complete and submit online: http://www.catholic care.org.uk/recruit…/latest vacancies/ or telephone 0113 3885400 to request an application pack.


Teaching Assistant, St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, Harrogate. Start: September 2023. Closing date: Friday 1st September 2023. Further info: https://www.bishopwheelercatholicacademytrust.org/trust-vacancies 


VACANCY: PART TIME GRANTS & FUNDRAISING OFFICER: The Diocese of Leeds, based at Hinsley Hall, Leeds is looking to recruit a Grants & Fundraising Officer for twenty-one hours per week. Please apply by downloading an application form from our website www.dioceseofleeds.org.uk. Completed applications should be sent to recruitment@dioceseofleeds.org.uk by Friday, 25th August 2023.  Further information, and a preliminary discussion, can also be requested through this e-mail address.

THE UNIVERSE CATHOLIC WEEKLY is now back in print as well as online.  To subscribe for the paper to be sent direct to your home or for copies at the back of church, please contact michelle.jones@universecatholicweekly.co.uk or 07436 617650.

FOUNTAINS ABBEY MASS: Mass for the Feast of St Bernard, Monday 21st August, 12 noon. 

MOUNT ST JOSEPH’S IRISH NIGHT: Saturday 23rd September, 7:30pm, Little Sisters of the Poor, Headingley. Ceilidh, Irish Stew, Bar, Raffle. Tickets £15 from reception (0113 2784101).

MOUNT ST JOSEPH’S A number of independent living flats are available at Mount St Joseph’s (Little Sisters of the Poor) in Headingley, Leeds. If you are
interested, please contact Sister Caroline, or her secretary Sandra Stitch on the following number: 0113 2784101 or email ms.lspleeds@lsplondon.co.uk

WELCOMING UKRAINIAN REFUGEE FAMILIES: (As an acknowledged Principle Sponsor by the Home Office, Catholic Care have the expertise to support the Welcome of Ukranian Refugees and are working hard to do so.  This is a very fast moving situation) please keep up to date through our website www.catholic-care.org.uk .  If you are interested in welcoming refugees please contact sue.parsons@catholic-care.org.uk to register you interest and for further information. 

REVELATION: The Youth Service’s monthly youth event for young people in Years 8-13 take at Hinsley Hall from 5:30 – 7:30pm. These include an evening of prayer, music, games, fellowship and more. For further information, email youth@dioceseofleeds.org.uk .

HOW TO READ THE GOSPELS: This short course prepared by the Vicariate for Education is an introduction to the gospel texts, their origins, and their shared and distinctive qualities. For use by individuals or parish groups, it can be found at: https://www.dioceseofleeds.org.uk/education/our-faith/learning-about-our-faith/resources-2/how-to-read-the-gospels/                  The full range of Resources can be found at: https://www.dioceseofleeds.org.uk/education/our-faith/learning-about-our-faith/resources-2/

YORKSHIRE LAY DOMINICANS: Lay Dominicans are lay people, married and single, who commit themselves to lives based around prayer, study, community and preaching. For more details see http://laydominicans.org.uk/about-us/  If you are interested in being part of a Lay Dominican group in Yorkshire, please contact Simon Hewitt at s.hewitt@leeds.ac.uk.


Margaret Silf – Harvest Home – A day to reflect on the harvest of our lives, guided by scripture and story, on Wednesday 20 th September.

For further information on either of these days please contact the Administrators on 01943 607287 or email: briery@btconnect.com

BRIERY ONLINE ZOOM MEDITATIONS on Thursdays from 7.30pm to 8.15pm.  We open at 7.15 pm for a chat and start promptly at 7.30pm.  It is a simple format of praying with the Sunday Mass Readings and sharing in small groups.  To register, please email the Briery: briery@btconnect.com

HINSLEY HALL is available for meetings, conferences, function, receptions and overnight stays. Please see website for more details: www.hinsley-hall.co.uk.

The Basilica of Our Lady of Walsingham (Catholic National Shrine of Our Lady – England’s Nazareth).
Parish Groups, Families & Individuals may all arrange their pilgrimage to Walsingham through the shrine’s Travel Bureau who will:
Work with you to arrange your entire pilgrimage, book transport, meals & accommodation & spare you the headache of handling the finances for groups. Organise excursions to local places of religious or historical significance, or arrange a trip to enjoy the many attractions along the beautiful Norfolk coast
Please contact The Catholic National Shrine, Pilgrim Bureau, Friday Market Place, Walsingham, Norfolk NR22 6EG or Telephone 01328 – 820217 or visit: www.walsingham.org.uk

ST PAUL’S BOOKSHOP, HINSLEY HALL:  If you wish to discuss your requirements, do contact us on 0113 275 4043 or by email at hinsleyhall@stpauls.org.uk

The Catholic Truth Society (CTS): The Catholic Truth Society have made hundreds of their new and classic CTS books available on Kindle, Kobo and iBooks. Further details of all of their publications are available from their website: www.ctsbooks.org