For wisdom is a defence, and money is a defence, but the excellency of knowledge is, that wisdom giveth life to them that have it
If you wish to be perfect, sell what you have and give to poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.
Take wives and have sons and daughters; take wives for your sons, and give your daughters in marriage, that they may bear sons and daughters; multiply there, and do not decrease
My refuge and fortress, my God in whom I trust.
Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth1 Corinthians 13:4-6
Welcome to the Parish of St Patrick's
The Catholic Parish church of Sowerby Bridge is nestled in the idyllic setting of West Yorkshire on the edge of the Pennines. The Parish Priest is Father K Firth and the Deacon Rev David Marshall.
Keep an eye out on our event feed for our future events which will soon include the Parish holiday/ pilgrimage to Krakow,Poland in June 2014. Costs £575 - 6 days, 5 nights, dinner b+b + sightseeing including Czestochowa Our Lady's shrine. Sign up at church if you are interested.
God has given you many gifts, like peace and hope and joy. But the greatest gift, is Jesus the Lord. You will be receiving God’s greatest gift in the sacrament of the Eucharistyour First Holy Communion. You’ll find out more about yourself, the world around you and the people in it. And most importantly you’ll learn how to become a special friend of Jesus.
Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School is part of the family of catholic schools in the Diocese of Leeds and has the example of Jesus Christ at the heart of all our endeavours. “It’s a great Primary School with lots of activities…” Sacred Heart is a highly successful Primary School. The pupil progress data and SAT results are outstanding.
Originally a small hamlet, Sowerby Bridge in Saxon times, had a little church called St Peters (at the top of the hill), which was, of course, before the Reformation, Roman Catholic. Just before this, in 1526, during the reign of Henry VIII, a new church was built on the banks of the River Calder, but ten years later, when Henry split from Rome, this church became Anglican.