Parish of St. Mary-Bradford

One Parish - Two Churches


Parish History

In 2006, the then Bishop of Leeds instigated a re-organisation of the Bradford Deanery which led to the closure of a number of Catholic churches and amalgamation of parishes. Among them was St. Peter's Laisterdyke and St. Columba's Tong Street, with Fr. Frank Smith becoming the first Parish Priest.


Our Parish now covers a wide area, and includes districts such as Barkerend, Bradford Moor, Bierley, East Bierley, Bowling, Dudley Hill, Holmewood, Laisterdyke, Leeds Road, Thornbury, Tyersal and Wakefield Road.


Place your cursor over the History Tab to see the History of Old St Mary's Church, St. Peter's Church and St. Columba's Church.