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 on Good Friday

3pm 19 Apr at St Mary & St Monica's Church

Readers: R Mark Vincent, P Helena Harrington, N Kevin King, O Teresa Mills
Eucharist: Sandra McAndrew, Phil Lynch, Mary Lynch

Ministers at Mass next weekend

Saturday 5pm, 20 Apr at St Mary & St Monica's Church

Readers: Christina Smith, Mark Startin
Eucharist: H Michael Rewilak, L Mark Startin, R Teresa Mills

Sunday 9.15am 21 Apr at St Mary & St Monica's Church

Readers: R Paul Sullivan, P Anne McKerchar
Eucharist: Adrian Kennedy, Anne Copley, Catherine Vincent

Sunday 11.15am, 21 Apr at Sacred Heart Church

Readers: Paul Palathingal, Maria Beckwith
Eucharist: Peter Harrison, Michael Bradley, Jean Denman

Ministers at Mass the following week

Saturday 5pm, 27 Apr at Sacred Heart Church

Readers: Jeremy Charnock, Peter Taylor
Eucharist: H Mark Startin, L Teresa Mills, R Paul Gallagher

Sunday 9.15am 28 Apr at St Mary & St Monica's Church

Readers: R Anne M Bentley, P Susan Holroyd
Eucharist: Paul Sullivan, Christine Kay, Helena Harrington

Sunday 11.15am, 28 Apr at Sacred Heart Church

Readers: Vivien Drake, Julie Martin
Eucharist: Christine Bradley, Mary McAndrew, Deirdre Naylor

Inn Churches/Winter Shelter 2018

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 (2018 - 2019) Our Lady and St Joseph parish, Aire Valley hosted the shelter at SS Mary and Monica's from Monday 10th December to Monday 17th December.
A very big thank you to all who helped in this or the 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

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:
- Letter to the Clergy and Faithful of the Diocese (26th August 2018)
- 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

Letters from the Pope

Pope Francis issued this letter to all the faithful Letter to the People of God (20th August 2018)

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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