Preparing for the General Election – Training Webinar
May 4 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

CAFOD and the SVP have joined forces to help prepare the UK Catholic community for the upcoming General Election. Their introduction to this campaign is as follows:

The common good is reached when we work together to improve the lives of people both in our local community, and in the wider world.

The SVP’s and CAFOD’s campaign wants to help the Catholic voice be heard in the next General Election, and we want to make sure our politicians make tackling poverty a priority.

This online training session is an opportunity for parishioners across the country to be better prepared. Use the button to register and receive the link:

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Catholic Social Teaching: Revisiting the Basics @ Boarbank Hall
Jun 28 @ 6:00 pm – Jul 1 @ 2:00 pm
Catholic Social Teaching: Revisiting the Basics @ Boarbank Hall

This 3 day course if for anyone interested in discovering, refreshing or deepening their understanding of Catholic Social Teaching.

Why? Catholic Social Teaching has been described as ‘the Church’s best-kept secret’. It offers a fresh way of understanding moral and social questions, deeply rooted in the Gospel, but accessible to anyone. It has rich resources for renewing a tired and confused political world. Ideal reflection for election year!

 Who? The course will be taught by Sr Margaret Atkins, former lecturer at Trinity and All Saints, Leeds, and Oscott College seminary.

What? The weekend will offer lectures and discussions, shared meals and the option of joining the Community for Mass and Daily Office, along with some social time and space to explore our beautiful local area.

 How much? The basic Guest House fee is £90 per day with full board (£140 for twin/double), plus the option of a donation to cover the costs of the course. (Reductions offered if needed – please ask.)

To book, email

J&P Planning Meeting
Sep 28 @ 10:30 am – 2:00 pm

wordmap of social justice issuesEvery year we hold an extended Commission meeting to reflect on:

  • the activities that we have undertaken,
  • the current ‘signs of the times’
  • where we can most effectively use our scarce resources of time and money over the course of the coming couple of years
  • Do we need to adjust the way in which we work in the light of changing circumstances?

This year we will be including reflections from the Listening Events we have undertaken so far.

The venue is still to be confirmed.

Like all our Commission meetings, this meeting is open to anyone in the Diocese of Leeds to attend. If you would like to do so then please email  and we will send you any papers or details needed nearer to the date of the meeting.