Welcome to our website
The parish was formed in 2006 by merging the adjoining parishes of St Mary and St Monica (which served Cottingley) and Sacred Heart (which served Bingley). We now have two churches in the parish, one from each of the two previous parishes.
Ministers at Mass next weekend
Saturday 5pm, 30 Sep
Readers: Christina Smith, Patrick Abbott
Sunday 9.15am 1 Oct
Readers: Paul Sullivan, Kevin King
Sunday 11.15am, 1 Oct
Readers: George Hladowski, Maria Beckwith
Ministers at Mass the following week
Saturday 5pm, 7 Oct
Readers: Peter Taylor, Jim Barker
Sunday 9.15am 8 Oct
Readers: Anne M Bentley, Susan Holroyd
Sunday 11.15am, 8 Oct
Readers: Andrew Markham, Nick Foster
Inn Churches/Winter Shelter 2016
Each winter for the last few years, a number of Christian churches in the Bradford district have joined together to provide overnight shelter for about 12 homeless people overnight from December to March. This winter (2016 - 2017) SS Mary and Monica hosted the shelter from Monday 12th December to Monday 19th December. A very big thank you to all who helped in this and previous years, at any of the many locations.
The Knights of St Columba are holding the next Inter-Parish Quiz at 8.00pm on Monday 18th September at the Shipley Catholic Club, Bradford Road, Shipley (near the Ring O’Bells – behind St. Walburga’s Church). Teams of 5 maximum – but a parish may enter more than one team. 8 rounds of general knowledge questions with NO embarrassing individual questions. Supporters/cheerleaders are also very welcome. Pie and pea supper provided at no charge.
Renovation of Sacred Heart Church
Due to the breakdown of the heating system, please note that ALL Masses will be celebrated at COTTINGLEY. Please also take note of the revised Mass times. The planning application, plans and other supporting information can now be viewed on the Council's online planning system www.bradford.gov.uk/planning and click on "View planning applications" then enter the Application number 16/07579/FUL as keyword and click "Search". Drawings and plans of the existing and approved project are available HERE.
NEWS 15 December 2016: The Planning Application has been APPROVED!
Bishop's Pastoral letters
Bishop Marcus Stock has issued the following Pastoral Letters:
- The Sacraments and Religious Education we offer to our young people. (25 September 2016)
- Good Shepherd Sunday (17th April 2016)
There is also a copy of the Standing Order Mandate for the Priest's Training Fund available here
- Here is a letter sent to clergy with regard to Summer moves 2016.
Calais Action donation drop advice
For information about this, please go to calaid.co.uk.
Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults in the Diocese of Leeds
The old Vetting and Barring Scheme was halted by the government and, following the introduction of the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012, there have been several changes to what is now the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS - formerly CRB) Disclosure applications. For further details, please consult the Leeds diocesan website.