Welcome to the Parish of St William of York, Morley

The parish today combines the former parishes of St Francis, Morley and St Brigid, Churwell. A church was built at Churwell in 1929 and the area became a separate parish in 1954. The church closed in 2010 with the reorganisation of parishes in Leeds. A Mass centre was first established in Morley in 1889, served from St Mary’s, Batley. The parish came into being in 1898 and the present Church of St Francis of Assisi opened in 1905, designed by Edward Simpson of Bradford.

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 John 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.