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, 17 Aug at Sacred Heart Church

Readers: R Mark Startin, P Jim Barker
Eucharist: H Teresa Mills, L Paul Gallagher, R Diedre Moore

Sunday 9.15am 18 Aug at St Mary & St Monica's Church

Readers: R Susan Holroyd, P Teresa Mills
Eucharist: Eugene Cotterill, Malcolm Gill, Sandra Walton

Sunday 11.15am, 18 Aug at Sacred Heart Church

Readers: R George Hladowski, P Viv Drake
Eucharist: Peter Harrison, Michael Moran, Jean Denman

Ministers at Mass the following week

Saturday 5pm, 24 Aug at Sacred Heart Church

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

Sunday 9.15am 25 Aug at St Mary & St Monica's Church

Readers: R Angela Asquith, P Paul Sullivan
Eucharist: Christine Acomb, Sue Wilkinson, Malcolm Gill

Sunday 11.15am, 25 Aug at Sacred Heart Church

Readers: R Julie Martin, P Barbara Hladowski
Eucharist: Aileen Moran, Mary McAndrew, Deirdre Naylor

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.

Diocese of Leeds - Annual Report 2018 - 2019

The Diocese’s Report and Consolidated Financial Statements for the year ended 31 March 2019 has been filed with the Charity Commission and is now available on the Diocese’s web site. To access the Report, click on the following link: www.dioceseofleeds.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/ANNUAL-REPORT-2019.pdf Copies of the Annual Report can be obtained by contacting Louise Ward in the Finance Department

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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