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, 12 October at Sacred Heart Church

Readers: R Jeremy Charnock, P Peter Taylor
Eucharist: H Michael Rewilak, L Mark Startin, R Teresa Mills

Sunday 9.15am 13 October at St Mary & St Monica's Church

Readers: R Teresa Mills, P Mark Brennan
Eucharist: Mary Lynch, Phil Lynch, Paul Sullivan

Sunday 11.15am, 13 October at Sacred Heart Church

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

Ministers at Mass the following week

Saturday 5pm, 19 October at Sacred Heart Church

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

Sunday 9.15am 20 October at St Mary & St Monica's Church

Readers: R Helena Harrington, P Susan Holroyd
Eucharist: Anne Copley, Christine Acomb, Eugene Cotterill

Sunday 11.15am, 20 October at Sacred Heart Church

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

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 will host the shelter at SS Mary and Monica's from Monday 9th December to Monday 16th December. The latest version of the rota can be seen at documents/RotaWinterShelter2019.pdf If anyone would like to volunteer to help please contact Paddy Spiller 01274 566332 or
A very big thank you to all who helped in the previous years, at any of the many locations.

There will be a meeting for new/first time volunteers on Tuesday 24th October 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

Inter-Parish Quiz

The Knights of St Columba are holding the next Inter-Parish Quiz at 8.00pm on Monday 25th November 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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