Welcome to the parish of St Austin's and The English Martyrs

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

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Keep up to date! Click on the bulletin links below to view and/or download information on our schedule (including all of our service times, events and more).

Special Notice

The First Communion PARENT MEETING is on Tuesday 25th January at St Austin's at 6:30pm. 

Any parent or carers with children in year4 or above who wish to do their First Holy Communion need to attend this. 

A catch up RECONCILIATION course for any children who have missed the November course is to be run. This will be during February half term 9-10am (venue to be decided) This is for any child who is in Year 3 or above who has not done their first Confession - they need to complete this before they do their First Holy Communion. 

Latest News

First Communion and Reconcilliation


Christmas Mass Times



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". The 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


The numbers at each Mass have to be limited because of COVID-19 guidelines.


There is no longer any requirement need to book a place at Mass though we do ask you to check in with the NHS app when you attend. 

Mass Times. 

St Austin’s Church                                                                                           

Saturday Vigil Mass:                        6.15pm

Sundays:                                            8.00a.m  9.30a.m.  11.00a.m.(Sung Mass)    6.00p.m.                                              

Weekdays:                                         Monday     9.30a.m.

                                                       1st and 3rd Mondays of month-Novena and Night Prayer 7.30p.m.

                                                        Tuesday, Thursday, Friday           12.00 noon

                                                        Friday (Traditional Latin Mass in EF)           7.30p.m.

                                                         Saturday 9.30a.m.


 English Martyrs

Sunday:                                             9.30a.m.