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, 15 Dec at Sacred Heart Church

Readers: Jeremy Charnock, Jim Barker
Eucharist: Diedre Moore, Margaret Abbott, Mark Startin

Sunday 9.15am 16 Dec at St Mary & St Monica's Church

Readers: Helena Harrington, John McElroy
Eucharist: Christine Acomb, Christine Kay, Danuta Petrie

Sunday 11.15am, 16 Dec at Sacred Heart Church

Readers: Maria Beckwith, Paul Palathingal
Eucharist: Philomena McKenna, Andrew Markham,

Ministers at Mass the following week

Saturday 5pm, 22 Dec at Sacred Heart Church

Readers: Christina Smith, Peter Taylor
Eucharist: Margaret Abbott, Mark Startin, Teresa Mills

Sunday 9.15am 23 Dec at St Mary & St Monica's Church

Readers: Kevin King, Mark Vincent
Eucharist: Helena Harrington, Sue Wilkinson, Malcolm Gill

Sunday 11.15am, 23 Dec at Sacred Heart Church

Readers: Andrew Markham, Nick Foster
Eucharist: Michael Moran, Aileen Moran,

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 will be hosting the shelter at SS Mary and Monica's from Monday 10th December to Monday 17th December. If there is anyone else who would like to volunteer to help please contact Paddy Spiller 01274 566332 or
A very big thank you to all who helped in previous years, at any of the many locations.

There will be a meeting for new/first time volunteers on Tuesday 20th November from 19:00 to 20:00 at The Storehouse Cafe, 116 Caledonia Street, Bradford BD4 7BQ

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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