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. 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.


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

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

Gift Aid

You can Gift Aid donations you make in the future or have made in the past 4 years.  Please complete the GAD form which can be obtained here and return to Greg Jessop.

Water Aid

Howard Woods will give a talk on Water Aid in the church hall at 7:30pm on Thursday 19th July and will be followed by tea & biscuits. Howard gives these talks to organisations and schools throughout the area. Please come and learn about this great cause.

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.

CAFOD campaigns

This year CAFOD has celebrated seven campaign successes.  These include defending UK overseas aid that saves lives, asking the World Bank & UK government to invest in renewable energy spending to benefit the world’s poorest people, and calling on governments to respond to the climate challenge in a way that reflects the spirit of Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si’  More information on how we can support these initiatives can be found on CAFOD’s webpage.

Pope Francis calls on fossil fuel bosses to switch to renewable energy
Pope Francis has directly appealed to oil and gas companies to move from fossil fuels to renewable energy in order to prevent climate change pushing the world’s poorest people deeper into poverty. The Pope issued the call at a meeting held in the Vatican on Saturday 9 June attended by executives from many of the largest global energy companies, see our CAFOD webpage for more details.