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
Cottingley

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Sacred Heart Church
Bingley

Parish Bulletin

Here are the current parish bulletin and the last bulletin as .pdf documents.

Ministers at Mass next weekend

Saturday 5pm, 29 Sep at Sacred Heart Church

Readers: Jeremy Charnock, Peter Taylor
Eucharist: Paul Gallagher, Diedre Moore, Margaret Abbott

Sunday 9.15am 30 Sep at St Mary & St Monica's Church

Readers: Anne Monaghan, Mark Brennan
Eucharist: Catherine Vincent, Anne Copley, Christine Kay

Sunday 11.15am, 30 Sep at Sacred Heart Church

Readers: Vivien Drake, Julie Martin
Eucharist: Michael Moran, Aileen Moran,

Ministers at Mass the following week

Saturday 5pm, 6 Oct at Sacred Heart Church

Readers: Patrick Abbott, Christina Smith
Eucharist: Diedre Moore, Margaret Abbott, Mark Startin

Sunday 9.15am 7 Oct at St Mary & St Monica's Church

Readers: Teresa Mills, Susan Holroyd
Eucharist: Helena Harrington, Paul Sullivan, Christine Acomb

Sunday 11.15am, 7 Oct at Sacred Heart Church

Readers: Barbara Hladowski, Ann Trotter
Eucharist: Peter Harrison, Michael Bradley, Jean Denman

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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