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 for the 27th Sunday in ordinary time

Fr Patrick. MSP is currently on vacation. Homilies will resume on his return

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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


27th Sunday

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

From Thursday 5th November, Churches will only be allowed to open for Funerals, (Max of 30 still applies) and for individual prayer.


St Peter's will be open Sunday's for private prayer only, from 9am to 10am. St Columba's will be open for private prayer only, from 9.30am to 10.30am.

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