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.
Ministers at Mass next weekend
Saturday 5pm, 22 February at Sacred Heart Church
Readers: R Patrick Abbott, P Jim Barker
Sunday 9.15am 23 Feb at St Mary & St Monica's Church
Readers: R Paul Sullivan, P Ann McKerchar
Sunday 11.15am, 23 February at Sacred Heart Church
Readers: R Nick Foster, P Andrew Markham
Ministers at Mass the following week
Saturday 5pm, 29 February at Sacred Heart Church
Readers: R Jeremy Charnock, P Christina Smith
Sunday 9.15am 1 Mar at St Mary & St Monica's Church
Readers: R John McElroy, P Phil Lynch
Sunday 11.15am, 1 March at Sacred Heart Church
Readers: R Viv Drake, P Aileen Moran
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.
The Knights of St Columba are holding the next Inter-Parish Quiz at 8.00pm on Monday 27th April 2020 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.
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.