St Joseph’s Catholic Church, Pudsey, West Yorkshire LS28 7AZ
We are the Catholic parish for the Pudsey, Swinnow, Stanningley and Farsley parts of Leeds.
We belong to the Catholic Diocese of Leeds.
CHURCH REOPENING (Last update – 27th February, 2021)
On Monday 22nd February, the UK Government announced its “roadmap” out of the COVID pandemic lockdown. Phase 1 of the roadmap begins with the reopening of schools on Monday 8th March, and we will reopen our church for public Mass next Sunday (7th March) at 9.30am & 11.00am.
However, all other current restrictions (including the instruction for people to stay at home) continue until 29th March, and we must continue to protect ourselves & others from the more contagious variant of the virus. In view of this, the social-distancing in our church will be 2 metres, which means that just 11 benches will be available for Mass – a reduction from 16 benches which we opened over Christmas – and therefore fewer people will be able to attend Sunday Mass. Please accept that you may not be able to attend every Sunday.
Bookings for the Sunday Mass must be made from week to week – no ‘block’ bookings for several weeks can be accepted at this time. To book a place, please phone Janice on Mondays & Fridays 9am to 1pm on: 07305 431831 or email her on firstname.lastname@example.org
It is not necessary to book a place for any Masses that are open to attendance during the week.
All Masses continue to be livestreamed.
For more information about how the Government’s ‘roadmap’ out of the lockdown will affect us here at St Joseph’s, please read our newsletter.
Our parish hall remains closed, and meetings and social gatherings are not permitted until further notice.
At the moment, home & nursing home visits, weddings and baptisms are still not permitted except in danger of death and at the discretion of the parish priest.