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 at Mass next weekend

Saturday 5pm, 25 May at Sacred Heart Church

Readers: Mark Startin, Jim Barker
Eucharist: H Michael Rewilak, L Mark Startin, R Teresa Mills

Sunday 9.15am 26 May at St Mary & St Monica's Church

Readers: R Anne-Marie Bentley, P Anne Monaghan
Eucharist: Catherine Vincent, Paul Sullivan, Sandra Walton

Sunday 11.15am, 26 May at Sacred Heart Church

Readers: George Hladowski, Vivien Drake
Eucharist: Christine Bradley, Mary McAndrew, Deirdre Naylor

Ministers at Mass the following week

Saturday 5pm, 1 Jun at Sacred Heart Church

Readers: Christina Smith, Mark Startin
Eucharist: H Mark Startin, L Teresa Mills, R Paul Gallagher

Sunday 9.15am 2 Jun at St Mary & St Monica's Church

Readers: R John McElroy, P Ann McKerchar
Eucharist: Helena Harrington, Christine Acomb, Sue Wilkinson

Sunday 11.15am, 2 Jun at Sacred Heart Church

Readers: Julie Martin, Barbara Hladowski
Eucharist: Philomena McKenna, Andrew Markham,

Inter-Parish Quiz

The Knights of St Columba are holding the next Inter-Parish Quiz at 8.00pm on Monday 6th May (Early May Bank Holiday) 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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