Serving the Catholics of Skipton, Craven and the Dales
Please text CHURCH SKIPTON to 70500 if you wish to contribute £5 to the Offertory of our Parish
If you would like to make a secure card donation to our Parish please click on the link below:
Register for Mass
It is possible to attend Mass in person at St Stephen's, Skipton and St Margaret Clitherow's Threshfield. Because of government guidelines on social distancing numbers are limited. Consequently, if you wish to attend you must obtain a ticket in advance using our online booking system.
Please register for Mass here
Sacred Heart Chapel at Broughton Hall remains closed for public worship and for the time being Mass is not being celebrated there.
From Saturday 8 August the wearing of face coverings in Church is to be mandatory.
At the moment, as the announcement is so recent, we don’t know how exactly this will apply to those doing the readings and prayers, to the reception of communion or to the priest. Further details will be posted here when it is available. There is no need to wait until 8 August 2020 to wear a covering during Mass if you feel more at ease or safer doing so now.
18th Sunday of the Year (A) 2020
Fr Andrew streams Mass live from St Stephen's every day.
Please consult the Weekly Newsletter for Mass times
The Mass Texts and Readings can be found here
Arrangements for Social Distancing
Please see the message about face coverings above.
St Stephen's and St Margaret's are open at the times advertised in the Weekly Newsletter.
Please click here for the social distancing arrangements for St Margaret Cltherow's
Please follow the directions of the stewards, sanitise your hands on arrival and maintain social distancing:
Please do not use the pews marked as 'closed':
Please light candles from others on the stand:
Please do not use the Lady Chapel:
Please exit the church as directed by the stewards and sanitise your hands as you leave.
Children and Young People
Sunday Morning Children's Liturgy Group
The Children’s Liturgy group will return in September.
Good luck to St Stephen's School Year 6 Leavers 2020
as you set out on the next stage of your education!
NEW - YEAR OF THE WORD 2020:
"St Mathew's Gospel Unlocked" and "Window on the Word".
Further details can be found here
Unite against coronavirus
A boy in Kenya washes his hands. CAFOD local experts are already in poor communities - improving access to clean water, sharing prevention advice and helping more people to survive the virus.
Out of love for our sisters and brothers overseas, please sign the CAFOD petition asking the Prime Minister to ensure that the most vulnerable people are the priority in the UK’s international efforts as well as at home.
St Stephen's School staying safe on VE Day
'God is wonderful and will look after us'
Wendy, a theatre sister at Bradford Royal Infirmary, with her team.
Please pray for Wendy and her colleagues in Bradford and Airedale.
Words of comfort and hope from Pope Francis at this difficult time:
Tonight before falling asleep
think about when we will return to the street.
When we hug again,
when all the shopping together will seem like a party.
Let’s think about when the coffees will return to the bar,
the small talk, the photos close to each other.
We think about when it will be all a memory
but normalcy will seem an unexpected and beautiful gift.
We will love everything that has so far seemed futile to us.
Every second will be precious.
Swims at the sea, the sun until late,
sunsets, toasts, laughter.
We will go back to laughing together.
Strength and courage.
See you soon!
Live Streaming of Daily Mass and Devotions from Leeds Cathedral
From Holy Mass is live-streamed EACH WEEKDAY at 10.30 am and on SUNDAYS at 11.00am
There is also a live-stream of the Angelus at 12.00 Noon each weekday, followed by praying the Rosary. Details of other devotions are available via the Leeds Cathedral website and Cathedral Bulletin.
To participate online, please access the Leeds Cathedral Live YouTube channel, where the words of Prayers, Devotions and Orders of Service may be viewed, or downloaded from the Diocesan and Cathedral websites:
Prayer and Liturgy Resources