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

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Bulletins & News


We have received guidance and regulations from both Bishop Marcus and from the government regarding the resumption of public Masses. Over the next week measures will be put into place to enable Mass to be said again in public in

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Archbishops’ Letter on Resumption of Collective Worship

A Message from the Metropolitan Archbishops of the Catholic Church in England regarding the resumption of collective worship (Mass and services) in England may be accessed here

The Sunday obligation remains suspended for the

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St Austin's Church re-opening update

Churches in England can re-open for private prayer from Monday 15th June 2020. However strict measures need to be put in place in order to meet the goverment's guidelines. There is a good deal of work to be undertaken before

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Make a donation to the parish

In these hard times everyone is struggling through loss of income. Parishes too are experiencing a dramatic drop in income owing to the loss of the Sunday collection. Thank you to those that have already made donations since

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Re dedication of England as the Dowry of Mary

2020 Re-dedication of England as the Dowry of Mary: In 1381, King Richard II dedicated England as the “Dowry of Mary”, offering our nation and its people as a gift or a dowry, for Our Lady to keep under her protection and

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Refugee support

REFUGEE SUPPORT - Community Sponsorship: Pope Francis has challenged us that “Every parish, every religious community, every monastery, every sanctuary of Europe take in one refugee family”. Do you want to take up his challenge

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Pilgrimage to Rome in 2020-find out more

30August to 6 September 2020:

Mgr Smith will lead this Pilgrimage as spiritual director. The cost is £1,395 per person (sharing in Rome and a single room at the villa) with a £100 supplement for a single room throughout. The

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Mass times New Year and this week

Please click here for are all the events in and around the parish from 13th December to 1st January 2020


Please note that Mass on Monday 39th decmebr is NOT at 9.30p.m. but will be a Requiem Mass at 12 noon for Michael

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Parish Dinner on Monday 25th November 2019

The Parish Dinner (In order to raise funds for parish expenses) will be held on the evening of Monday 25 November at 6.30 pm at Felice’s Bella Roma Restaurant, Northgate, Wakefield. Menus are available at all weekend Masses.

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Important information about Baptism and Confirmation preparation

Baptism:  Anyone wishing to have their children baptised should see the Priest as soon as possible after Sunday Mass to enrol them in the Baptism Preparation Course.  We DO NOT accept any booking over the telephone or by.. Read more

A week of guided prayer at St Peter and Paul

Open to all there will be a week of guided prayer at St Peter and Paul's in Sandal. For more information click here

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The Eucharistic Miracles of the World

An intersting exhibition has been created showing the many mirascles concerning the eucharist. To find out more please click here

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Parish forum June 2019

Parish Forum Meeting on


Thursday 27 June 2019 at 7 30 pm in the

English Martyrs Centre




1          Opening prayer led by Fr Smith


2          In attendance – Brian Hamill, Barbara

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Former Parish Priest becomes Archbishop

Many congratulations go to Bishop John Wilson who has been made Archbishop of Southwark in London. Bishop John was only in the parish for a short while in 2015 but made a great impact. More details  here

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Fund raising show in the theatre! UPDATE

From this week's bulletin:

Chopin, Shows and Shanties Concert in St Austin’s Theatre on Saturday 16 February was a hugely successful event for the social life of our parish. Our talented musicians and singers played to a full

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Important information about Confirmations and First Holy Communion

Confirmation for children in years 6 & 7.  St Austin’s church Thursday 28th February.   If you wish your child to be Confirmed in 2019, forms are still available for you to complete and return until the deadline for enrolment on

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