Welcome to the parish of St Austin's & English Martyrs


The Churches of St Austin's, Wakefield, Est. 1828 & English Martyrs, Wakefield, Est. 1932

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Welcome to our Parish

Our parish is one of the oldest parishes in the Catholic Diocese of Leeds.  It serves the centre of the City of Wakefield and its surrounding areas.  It is a large and very active parish with 500 people or more attending Mass every Sunday.  The Parish includes two churches.  St Austin's in the City Centre was built in 1828 and is one of the oldest churches in our Diocese.  It was the first Catholic church built in the area since the Reformation and is Wakefield's "mother church".  English Martyrs' Church was built in 1957 to serve the western suburbs of the City.  Beneath and to the sides of St Austin's is a range of parish rooms and a parish hall built in 1931.  There is also a social centre below English Martyrs' Church in Lupset.  We try to keep the churches open during the day for private prayer and reflection. 

On this web site you will find a description of many of the activities taking place in the parish on a regular basis.  All of these activities would warmly welcome your involvement.  Please take time to look through the web site.  Hopefully you may want to help in some way.  ‚Äč

Worship 

The churches will be open for Mass but closed at all other times. The numbers at each Mass have to be limited because of COVID-19 guidelines.

FROM SATURDAY 8th AUGUST IT WILL BE COMPULSORYTO WEAR A FACE COVERING AT ALL SERVICES IN THE CHURCHES (unless you are exempt).

Places can be booked through this website by clicking on the church name below

Mass Times. 

St Austin’s Church

Saturday Vigil Mass:                        6.15pm

Sundays:                                            8.00a.m   9.00a.m.   10.00a.m     11.00a.m.  6.00p.m.

Weekdays:                                         Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday           12.00 noon

NOTE: TUESDAY 11th AUGUST -Mass will be at 6.30p.m.

English Martyrs Church                   Saturday 12.00 noon