Welcome to the Parish of St Stephen, Skipton with Masses at St Stephen's Church, St Margaret Clitherow in Threshfield and Sacred Heart Chapel, Broughton Hall

TheYear of the Word 2020


The God Who Speaks

"We declare to you what was from the beginning, what we have heard, what we have seen with our eyes, what we have looked at and touched with our hands, concerning the word of life." 1 John 1:1

The Year of the Word is being kept in our country from the beginning of Advent this year, until January 2021. The theme is God Speaks and there will be various initiatives and opportunities to reflect more on the Word of God. 

Please click on the link below for the CBCEW parent site:

The God Who Speaks



 St Matthew's Gospel Unlocked

A great project has been completed, to assemble many voices in the diocese to read and record St Matthew's Gospel from start to finish.

Of the 150 contributors, eight are from St Stephen’s Parish, each reflecting a different aspect of our community’s diversity and richness.

The result is 11 beautifully produced podcasts of roughly equal length, ready for listening here

You can follow the text here



Window on the Word

Anyone in the Diocese is welcome to take a photo (or, a photo of a drawing) of something which they can see from their window which reminds them of a verse of Scripture.

Those already submitted can be found here



 Lenten Course - "Opening the Scriptures"

Six sessions, each exploring one key biblical passage, chosen for its 'heart-burning' nature and its importance as part of the biblical story.


A History of the Word in 12 Objects from the Diocese of Leeds

A series of 12 podcasts to mark the Year of the Word

Episode 1. St Stephen's Saintly Stone


For further information about the podcast series please click on the link below:

Diocese of Leeds Year of the Word Speaker Series

Scripture Promoting Flourishing

Please click here for the lecture programme


Slides and audio recordings:

9 January: The Psalms & Mental Health - Dr Simon Hewitt