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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Holy Week Services

Holy Week Services:

Palm Sunday: Masses at normal times.  Blessing of palms at all Masses with procession at the 11.00 am Mass.

Holy Monday: Mass at 9.30 am at St Austin’s followed by Mgr Smith’s final talk.  7.00 pm Ecumenical Stations of the Cross at English Martyrs.

Holy Tuesday – Mass at English Martyrs at 12 noon and St Austin’s at 6.30 pm

Holy Wednesday – Mass at 9.00 am in St Austin’s.  Stations of the Cross and Benediction at 7.00 pm St Austin’s.

Maundy Thursday – at St Austin’s 7.30 pm Mass of the Lord’s Supper with the rite of the Washing of the Feet ending with the procession to the Altar of Repose and watching until Midnight.  Confessions’ after Mass for as long as there is demand.

Good Friday – 3.00 pm at St Austin’s, Solemn Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion with Veneration of the Cross and Holy Communion.  Confessions after the liturgy for as long as there is demand.  7.00 pm at English Martyrs, Stations of the Cross and Veneration of the Cross.

Holy Saturday – 8.00 pm at St Austin’s Solemn Easter Vigil and first Mass of Easter with the renewal of baptismal promises and blessing of holy water.  No Confessions today.


Easter Sunday Morning – Masses as normal – NO EVENING MASS.