St Mary and St Monica Church and parish hall

Our Lady and St Joseph Parish
Aire Valley

Parish Priests

Sacred Heart Church

Parish Priests who have served in Bingley

Rev. Edmund de Thury DD 1873 - 1878
Rev. Aloysius Puissant 1878 - 1881 Died at Ghent, 21 Dec 1910
He built Sacred Heart Church
Rev. Alfred Watson 1881 - 1889 Died at Ilkley, 10 Feb 1893, age 54
Rev. Thomas Parkin 1889 - 1896 Died 2 December 1917
Rev. Thomas Bradley 1896 - 1903 Died at Clifford, 1 July 1925
Rev. Honore Fove 1903 - 1910 Died 28 November 1939
Rev. Frances Creedon 1910 - 1915 Died 12 August 1961
Rev. Gustav Thonon 1915 - 1918 Died 24 January 1933
Rev. Michael O’Donnell 1918 - 1935 Died 25 February 1936
Rev. John Hawkswell 1935 - 1950 Died at Clifford, 1 March 1965
V. Rev. Anthony Hinninghan 1950 - 1951 Died 6 August 1972
Rev. Michael O’Sullivan 1951 - 1965 Died 11 October 1996
Rev. Frederick J. Mawson 1965 - 1971 Died 19 February 1971
Rev. Denis Rafferty 1971 - 1972 Died 6 September 1994
V. Rev. Mgr. Thomas Ronchetti 1972 - 1980 Died 11 October 1997
Rev. John A. Kelly 1980 - 1987 Died at Leeds, 13 March 2024
Rev. Ken Taylor 1987 - 1998 Died 21 January 2006
Rev. (later Canon) Joe Smith 1998 - 2006 Died at Lancaster, 25 January 2024

St Mary and St Monica, Cottingley (1971 to 2006)

Rev. (later Canon) Joseph Finan 1972 - 1978 Died 11 Feb 2021
Rev. Peter Johnson 1978 - 1986 Died 16 March 2021
Rev. Michael Sullivan 1986 - 1991 Died 21 Mav 2020
Rev. Anthony Fenton 1991 - 2006

Combined Parish of Bingley and Cottingley (2006 onwards)

Rev. Sean Molloy 2006 - 2021
Canon James Callaghan 2021 -

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