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.

Church to Re-Open

We re-opened for mass from Saturday 18th July

Our planned mass times are as follows but please note further change may be made at short notice:

Saturday 6.30pm
Sunday 9.30 & 11.15
Tuesday & Thursday 10.00

In order to maintain social distancing there will be a limited number of places available with a maximum of 28 people at each mass.

Please note that there is still no obligation to attend mass so you should consider your health and that of those around you before deciding to attend

You will need to book in advance online (use the button below)

Please use the online system wherever possible – or call Fr Galvin on 0113 253 4881

If you would like to be added to the Parish email Newsletter or to obtain details for sending gifts by standing order please contact the Parish Office by email at office.stwilliam.morley@dioceseofleeds.org.uk

Download our latest Parish News here

Download our latest Pause for Thought


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.