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

Parish/Ukraine: Lent Campaign


Total raised:  £8,375.45

Thank you to all those who contributed to this total. Donations can continue to be made to Aid to the Church in Need  or CAFOD


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Holy Week



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.  (Note these maybe subject to change-especially at holiday times like Easter and Christmas. Please check with this week's bulletin)

St Austin’s Church                                                                                           

Saturday Vigil Mass:                        6.15pm

Sundays:                                            8.00a.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,                                      6.30 pm

                                                        Wednesday, Friday                      12.00 p.m

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

                                                         Saturday 9.30a.m.


 English Martyrs

Sunday:                                             9.30a.m.

Tuesday:                                            12.99 pm


May Devotions: There will be Rosary and Benediction at 5.00 pm on Sundays in St Austin’s Church, beginning this Sunday. The Rosary will be recited before all weekday Masses during the month of May.


First Saturdays Devotion, Act of Reparation to the Immaculate Heart of Blessed Virgin Mary. Every First Saturday, the Rosary will be recited after the 10.00 am Mass, the beginning of the Hour of Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. Some materials for mediation on the mysteries of the Rosary can be found on the offertory table, please return to table after use. Please see the folder in the Narthex for further information regarding the full requirements and promises attached to the Devotion.
Mass of the day will be offered for this devotion.