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.
COVID-19 Coronavirus precautions- UPDATE 18 March
In view of the present Coronavirus outbreak, Bishop Marcus has issued a second decree to reduce the
risks of COVID-19 Coronavirus transmission to worshippers in the Diocese of Leeds.
Live-stream the Mass via the Internet
I've made a brief list of places where you can watch the celebration of the Mass live over the internet. Click HERE to see my list.
This is another casualty due to Coronavirus. The Reconciliation meetings and Reconciliation itself have been postponed.
Parish information by email
There is now an email account used occasionally for sending urgent information to our parishioners. If you would like to be included in this list, please to send me an email and I will include you in future mailings.
Bingley Food bank
While our churches are closed, there is obviously no accessible collection point for the Food Bank. Your donations are still much wanted! Donations can be made at Bingley Little Theatre (Bingley Arts Centre) on Tuesdays and Fridays between 10.30am and 11.45am. Or there is also a donation box in Santander Bank on Main Street in Bingley.
For the list of items needed now, please see the Foodbank page
Inn Churches/Winter Shelter 2019
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 (2019 - 2020) Our Lady and St Joseph parish, Aire Valley
hosted the shelter at SS Mary and Monica's from
Monday 9th December to Monday 16th December.
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 at Hinsley Hall
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.