Welcome to the Parish of St Margaret Clitherow, Leeds

The present-day parish covers much of South Leeds and is an amalgamation of three former parishes whose origins go back to the mid-19th century. St Joseph’s Church, Hunslet opened in 1860. It was replaced by a new church in 1971; this closed in 1994 and was demolished in 2005. The site for St Peter’s, Belle Isle was acquired in 1937 but owing to the Second World War a church was not built until 1953, to a design by Charles Fox of Dewsbury. The church was extensively remodelled by Peter Langtry-Langton in 1984. A Mass centre was established at Middleton in the mid-1920s and a church, dedicated to St Philip, opened in 1933. In 1996 this was replaced by the present church, designed by Michael Bateson Associates.

Masses suspended and all Catholic churches closed across Britain

In compliance with government instructions as from 23rd March 2020, Bishop Marcus has, with sadness, asked that our church buildings be closed with immediate effect until further notice. Fr Nigel will continue to say Mass in private, praying particularly for the needs of the Parish and all affected by the situation we find ourselves in.

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Leeds Cathedral is live-streaming Mass and Devotions EVERY DAY via its new YouTube Channel, Leeds Cathedral Live: www.leedscathedrallive.org.uk

SUNDAY MASS is at 11am

WEEKDAY MASSES are usually at 10.30am and the Angelus and Rosary will be prayed at 12.00noon, Monday to Thursday and on Saturday. From Easter Monday 13 April, the anthem Regina Caeli will replace the Angelus at 12.00noon.

The Prayer to make a Spiritual Communion may be downloaded here.