Welcome to St John Fisher & St Thomas More Roman Catholic Church

St John Fisher & St Thomas More Catholic Church is situated between the villages of Burley in Wharfedale and Menston, our friendly parish would very much like to welcome you to our church throughout the year.

You can find details of our parish life, how you can get involved and who to contact for further information, in our welcome pack that can be found here. Hard copies of the welcome pack are available in the church foyer.  If you think you would like to help in any role, please feel free to ask Fr Michael to pass your details to the organiser of your chosen ministries.

Please take a look through our website, we hope it will provide you with a brief insight into our church, its history and what’s going on. But if it doesn’t answer all your questions, please don’t hesitate to call us on: 01943 863179

Mass readings

Readings for daily Mass and prayers can be found at Universalis

Our parish prayer

God our loving Father,
You made us your children in baptism.
Pour out on us the gifts of your Holy Spirit.
Help us as a parish to know the paths we must follow so as to build up your kingdom.
Teach us to grow in faith, to encourage one another with words of hope, and to care for your family with love.
Let us bear witness to the Good News, and be faithful followers of your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit for ever and ever. Amen

Catholic Care
Catholic Care is one of the charities we support.  A link to a short video describing its work can be found here and further information is given on our charities webpage.


Parish Meetings

Dates for future parish meetings are below, all start at 7:30pm

2018  Thursday 11 October.
2019 Thursday 24 January, Thursday 9 May.

Knights of St Columba

You can find out more about the work and the history of the Knights of St Columba (KSC) here.  An application form to join our parish KSC can be downloaded here.


20th August 2018 12:00 mid-day (entrance free, if attending), Feast of St. Bernard.  Celebrant: Bishop Marcus.

CAFOD Free Will Writing Service

A gift to CAFOD in your will is a wonderful way to share your faith, hope and love with future generations. Find out about CAFOD’s free will-writing service for supporters by picking up a leaflet at the back of church or call Hannah on 020 7095 5367


Burley Praise in the Park with Churches Together at 10.00am, Sunday 19th August in Grange Park. All of the Churches in Burley are joining together for a “Songs of Praise” style service and we’d love you to join us. Please bring a chair or rug to sit on.

Sacred Heart School Ilkley

Sacred Heart Catholic Primary will be celebrating 50 years on Valley Drive in September, 2018. The school is looking for any photographs or memories to create a display to commemorate the occasion. Please email to the school via office@sacredheart.bradford.sch.uk or tel: 01943 609578