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

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Sacred Heart Church

Parish Bulletin

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

Ministers at Mass next weekend

Saturday 5pm, 30 Sep

Readers: Christina Smith, Patrick Abbott
Eucharist: Teresa Mills, Paul Gallagher, Jayne Starr

Sunday 9.15am 1 Oct

Readers: Paul Sullivan, Kevin King
Eucharist: Eugene Cotterill, Phil Lynch, Mary Lynch

Sunday 11.15am, 1 Oct

Readers: George Hladowski, Maria Beckwith
Eucharist: Philomena McKenna, Andrew Markham,

Ministers at Mass the following week

Saturday 5pm, 7 Oct

Readers: Peter Taylor, Jim Barker
Eucharist: Paul Gallagher, Jayne Starr, Dierdre Moore

Sunday 9.15am 8 Oct

Readers: Anne M Bentley, Susan Holroyd
Eucharist: Teresa Mills, Alison Barker, Sandra McAndrew

Sunday 11.15am, 8 Oct

Readers: Andrew Markham, Nick Foster
Eucharist: Peter Harrison, Michael Bradley, Jean Denman

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.

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

Inter-Parish Quiz

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:
- 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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