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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Our Priests

Mgr David Canon Smith

Mgr D Canon Smith became our Parish Priest in February 2016. He was previously at St Mary’s in Halifax where he was Parish Priest for 16 years. Before that he was Parish Priest in Knottingley and curate in Halifax and Brighouse. He trained for the priesthood at Valladolid in Spain and was ordained priest in year 1987. He is a native of Goole





Fr Sean Crawley

Fr Sean Crawley joined us from the Parish of St John Mary Vianney in North Leeds, in early September 2017, where had been Curate for the last two years. He trained for 7 years for the priesthood at the Venerable English College in Rome and before that at the Royal English College in Valladolid and was ordained to the sacred priesthood on 25 July 2015. He is a native of Leeds. He has already received a very warm welcome from parishioners of both churches and we all look forward to working with him for a very long time to come.