Welcome to the Halifax Deanery

The following link is for ordinary time 2020 Weekend Masses in the Halifax Deanery

Reopening of Churches for Mass – please read all of the following;

As you may be aware, the government has given permission for places of worship to hold services from Saturday 4 July 2020. While we rejoice in the news that our public celebration of the sacraments is to be restored, there is a lot of preparation that needs to be done to ensure the safe use of our buildings. The parish priests of the deanery are in regular contact and we are working together to put in place a system that will allow as many of those who wish to attend Mass in the deanery to do so. It is likely that not all our churches will be open for Mass, not least because we will want to use larger churches, where possible, to enable the greatest number to attend. Given the amount that has to be done, we have decided that there will be no Masses next weekend, 4/5 July but Masses will commence the following week or as soon as possible. Further information will be given during the week on the parish and deanery websites and in next week’s bulletin. It is important to note that the Bishops of England and Wales will not be restoring the obligation to attend Sunday Mass at this stage.


 Sacred Heart (Sowerby Bridge) from Tuesday 23 June

  • Tuesday 10am – 12noon
  • Friday 10am – 12noon

Good Shepherd (Mytholmroyd) from Tuesday 23 June

  • Tuesday 1pm – 3pm
  • Saturday 9.30am – 11.30am

St Mary’s (Halifax) from Tuesday 16 June

  • Sunday 12noon – 4pm
  • Tuesday 10.30am – 1pm
  • Wednesday 6pm – 8pm
  • Thursday 10.30am – 1pm
  • Friday 10.30am – 1pm
  • Saturday 10.30am – 4pm

St Bernard’s (Halifax) from Saturday 20 June

Saturday 11am – 1pm

St Columba’s (Halifax) from Saturday 27 June

Saturday 10am – 12noon

St Malachy’s (Halifax) from Saturday 27 June

Saturday 10am – 12noon

In the Halifax deanery we will do all we can to keep you safe when you visit church to pray.

More information will be made available soon …

The Holydays of Obligation for England and Wales are therefore:
Every Sunday
Nativity of the Lord (25 December)
Epiphany of the Lord (6 January*)
Ascension of the Lord (Thursday after 6th Sunday of Easter)
St Peter & St Paul (Friday 29 June*)
Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (15 August*)
All Saints (1 November*)