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“Even our soul itself becomes more beautiful when beauty meets us, takes hold of us, and fires us with enthusiasm.” From Aesthetics

Dietrich von Hildebrand (1889-1977)

Angel of God, my Guardian dear, to whom God's love commits me here, ever this day (or night) be at my side, to light and guard, to rule and guide. Amen.

Guardian Angel Prayer

Hail Mary, full of grace. The Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

Hail Mary

All Biblical

Welcome to the Parish of St Patrick's


  • The booking in system - The last Sunday to book for Vigil and Sunday Mass will be the 23/24 October
  • Face Coverings a good idea in indoor settings.
  • Hand Sanitiser available for people to use.
  • Congregational Singing to be kept under review.
  • The Communion Rite Sign of Peace remains suspended.
  • REMEMBER if your health is not good and you are vulnerable, if you have any of the above symptoms you should stay at home. Thank you for your continuing support

    A prayer card with a prayer to the Holy Spirit is to be said during this time. Please take a copy of it and pray that together we will listen to the Holy Spirit as we look to our life together as Christians in the coming years. I have been in contact with Fr Kelly (St Mary’s Halifax) and Jessica Wilkinson who jointly lead the Diocesan Synodal Team. I have submitted dates for the parish meeting they will get back to me in soon. The listening exercise is based around the principle of Appreciative Inquiry (AI). AI focuses on what works already and on what people really care about, and is followed by the collective design of a desired future state that is compelling and has people’s commitment. The overall aim of AI therefore is to identify and develop what already works, rather than trying to fix what does not. The meeting is open to everyone in the parish.

    Typically, AI uses four consecutive steps:
  • 1. Discover - identification of what already works well / what is important to people.
  • 2. Dream - The envisioning of what could/would/will work well in the future.
  • 3. Design - Planning and prioritising how to move forward with which ideas.
  • 4. Deliver - The implementation of the new ideas.
  • Our listening exercises will start with Steps 1 and 2
  • The Listening sessions will last 1hr 30min starting at 7.00pm. .

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    “Every day is like Sunday.”

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    The history of St Patrick's

    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.

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    Many thanks to everyone who is so generously continuing to give much needed support to the Parish at the moment. Thank you for choosing to make a donation. Please click on our Parish button below.

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