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 is the current parish bulletin. Previous bulletins can be found at the bulletin page as .pdf documents.

Ministers at Mass next weekend

Saturday 5pm, 20 Jul at Sacred Heart Church

Readers: R Jeremy Charnock, P Mark Startin
Eucharist: H Paul Gallagher, L Diedre Moore, R Michael Rewilak

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

Readers: R Helena Harrington, P Angela Asquith
Eucharist: Sandra Walton, Mary Lynch, Phil Lynch

Sunday 11.15am, 21 Jul at Sacred Heart Church

Readers: R Barbara Hladowski, P Michael Moran
Eucharist: Philomena McKenna, Andrew Markham,

Ministers at Mass the following week

Saturday 5pm, 27 Jul at Sacred Heart Church

Readers: R Patrick Abbott, P Christina Smith
Eucharist: H Diedre Moore, L Michael Rewilak, R Mark Startin

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

Readers: R Anne Monaghan, P Phil Lynch
Eucharist: Paul Sullivan, Anne Copley, Catherine Vincent

Sunday 11.15am, 28 Jul at Sacred Heart Church

Readers: R Maria Beckwith, P Anne Trotter
Eucharist: Peter Harrison, Michael Moran, Jean Denman

Inter-Parish Quiz

The Knights of St Columba are holding the next Inter-Parish Quiz at 8.00pm on Monday 16th 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

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)
- 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

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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