Parish of St. Mary-Bradford

One Parish - Two Churches


Welcome to this website for the Parish of St. Mary. We are situated in Bradford, West Yorkshire as part of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Leeds. Our parish incorporates St. Peter's Church, Laisterdyke and St. Columba's Church, Tong Street. We have a vibrant parish community, always looking to welcome the stranger or newcomer. You are most welcome to visit our Churches, Mass or Services.


Please see the weekly Bulletin for Mass Times and the events page for information on all that is happening in our parish.


Fr. Patrick Akekpe, MSP

Parish Priest


Homily - Baptism of the Lord


St Peter's Bradford Faceboook

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Daily Reading Mass

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In order to attend Mass you will need to book online using the links above. There is one link for St Peter's and one link for St Columba's. The reason for this is to follow the Government guidelines on COVID-19 and social distancing . Please read the guidelines (if you haven't done so already) about the Re-Opening of Churches. The registration system - Event brite will ask your permission for the parish to receive information - Any information provided will be used in accordance with the Diocese Privacy Policy


Baptism of the Lord

St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church, 651 Leeds Rd, Laisterdyke, Bradford. BD3 8EL

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St. Columba's Roman Catholic Church, 229 Tong St, Dudley Hill, Bradford, BD4 9PY

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Please be aware that at this time, you and your parish are vulnerable to many dishonest financial schemes being set up by opportunistic companies and ‘crowd-funding’. In increasingly financially-straitened circumstances the question is still being asked: ‘How do I support my Parish during this time?’


Online Parish Offertory allows you to make a secure online donation to your Parish Offertory at any time.


St. Peter's St. Columba's

Year of St. Joseph 2020 -2021


With the Apostolic Letter “Patris corde” (“With a Father’s Heart”), Pope Francis recalls the 150th anniversary

of the declaration of Saint Joseph as

Patron of the Universal Church.

To mark the occasion, the Holy

Father has proclaimed a

“Year of Saint Joseph” from 8 December

2020, to 8 December 2021.


For more information on this wonderful

"Year of Saint Joseph", please click

the link.  

Key information and updates from 4th January 2021 Our Lady of the Crag Year of St. Joseph St Joseph