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, 21 Jul at Sacred Heart Church

Readers: Mark Startin, Jeremy Charnock
Eucharist: Paul Gallagher, Diedre Moore, Margaret Abbott

Sunday 9.15am 22 Jul at St Mary & St Monica's church

Readers: Paul Sullivan, Anne Monaghan
Eucharist: Paul Sullivan, Christine Kay, Helena Harrington

Sunday 11.15am, 22 Jul at Sacred Heart Church

Readers: Maria Beckwith, Andrew Markham
Eucharist: Christine Bradley, Mary McAndrew, Deirdre Naylor

Ministers at Mass the following week

Saturday 5pm, 28 Jul at Sacred Heart Church

Readers: Jim Barker, Peter Taylor
Eucharist: Diedre Moore, Margaret Abbott, Mark Startin

Sunday 9.15am 29 Jul at St Mary & St Monica's church

Readers: Anne M Bentley,
Eucharist: Christine Acomb, Sue Wilkinson, Malcolm Gill

Sunday 11.15am, 29 Jul at Sacred Heart Church

Readers: Vivien Drake, Julie Martin
Eucharist: Philomena McKenna, Andrew Markham,

Renovation of Sacred Heart Church

News, May 2018:
Renovation is (almost!) complete! The Saturday evening and late Mass Sunday will normally now be held at Sacred Heart church again.

Bishop's Pastoral letters

Bishop Marcus Stock has issued the following Pastoral Letters:
- First World Day of the Poor (19th November 2017)
- Letter sent to clergy regarding 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
- Letter sent to clergy regarding 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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