Our Lady and St Joseph Parish
Aire Valley

Serving Bingley and Cottingley in the Aire Valley

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.

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St Mary & St Monica's Church
Cottingley

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Sacred Heart Church
Bingley

Parish Bulletin

Here are the current parish bulletin and the last bulletin as .pdf documents.

Ministers at Mass next weekend

Saturday 5pm, 18 Nov

Readers: Jim Barker, Patrick Abbott
Eucharist: Paul Gallagher, Jayne Starr, Dierdre Moore

Sunday 9.15am 19 Nov

Readers: Helena Harrington, John McElroy
Eucharist: Catherine Vincent, Sandra McAndrew, Adrian Kennedy

Sunday 11.15am, 19 Nov

Readers: Nick Foster, Irene Stanford-Wood
Eucharist: Peter Harrison, Michael Bradley, Jean Denman

Ministers at Mass the following week

Saturday 5pm, 25 Nov

Readers: Peter Taylor, Mark Startin
Eucharist: Jayne Starr, Dierdre Moore, Margaret Abbott

Sunday 9.15am 26 Nov

Readers: Kevin King, Mark Vincent
Eucharist: Anne Copley, Paul Sullivan, Christine Kay

Sunday 11.15am, 26 Nov

Readers: Barbara Hladowski, Julie Martin
Eucharist: Christine Bradley, Mary McAndrew, Deirdre Naylor

Inn Churches/Winter Shelter 2017

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 coming winter (2017 - 2018) SS Mary and Monica parish will host the shelter from Monday 11th December to Monday 18th December. There will a meeting on Tuesday, 31st October at 7.45pm (after the All Saints Feast Vigil Mass) for all those who are interested in helping. We need welcomers each evening, cooks, over-nighters, breakfast team and mini-bus drivers plus accompaniers. If you have not taken part in this before but are interested please do come to the meeting. If there is anyone else who would like to volunteer to help please contact Paddy Spiller 01274 566332 or e-mail
A very big thank you to all who helped in previous years, at any of the many locations.

More details of the Inn Churches project can be found on our Winter Shelter page or at innchurches.co.uk

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 6 October 2017: Work has now started on site!

Bishop's Pastoral letters

Bishop Marcus Stock has issued the following Pastoral Letters:
- This letter was sent to clergy with regard to Summer moves 2017.

- Annual Appeal for Catholic Care (25th/26th March 2017)
- 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.

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