Welcome to the parish of St Mary St Michael

The church of St Mary & St Michael is situated in the market town of Settle in North Yorkshire. 

Our parish serves a most beautiful area of Yorkshire and includes much of the Southern Dales part of the National Park, and part of the Forest of Bowland, one of the country's designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.


The church of St Boniface in Bentham is also served from this parish. See St Boniface

Parish Priest:
Rev. Father Francis Smith, 
The Presbytery, Tillman Close, Craven Terrace, SETTLE, North Yorkshire, 
BD24 9RA

Settle     01729 822525
Bentham 015242 61315

Website: http://www.ssmaryandmichael.co.uk

Click here for the Parish Facebook page 

Please click here for the WEEKLY BULLETIN

Please click here for Pastoral Letter for Pentecost

Diocese of Leeds Registered Charity No. 249404

The Briery Retreat Centre

A Zoom Meditation is held every Thursday, 7.30pm – 8.15pm. This is free and open to everyone. Contact the Briery office on 01943 607287 and ask to be put on their list and an invitation is then sent each Thursday with the relevant Zoom ID number.

In July representatives from all the major UK faith groups –for the Catholics Bishop John Arnold - signed an open letter to the government urging it to ensure that its economic recovery strategy is centred on the urgent need to reduce the risk of catastrophic climate change. “We call on government to implement policies for sustainability in every sector of the economy and take its due share of responsibility for a global and just transition, including through its approach to trade, investment and overseas aid.”
Remarkably all the faiths committed to the goals of the Laudato Si encyclical including we “Undertake to Speak out urgently about the need for change; Promote the vision of the earth as our common home which must be shared equitably; Protect biodiversity and restore natural environments” and “Model what we teach.” Every sector of civil society should use this opportunity to work together to create a better world: LiveSimply!


CAFOD has joined forces with the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) to help millions of vulnerable people whose lives are at risk as the pandemic spreads into refugee camps and countries suffering conflict. Just enabling hand washing and providing PPE, health advice and food parcels can make a huge difference. You can donate directly through DEC or at cafod.org.uk/donations


Sadly abortion is currently available in the UK right up to birth for babies with cleft lip, cleft palate and club foot. All of these conditions can be corrected. 

A cross-party group of MPs from the three largest parties in the UK Parliament have come together to bring forward the Abortion (Cleft lip, cleft palate and club foot) Bill. The Bill will change the law to clarify that cleft palate, cleft lip, and club foot are not grounds for abortion in the UK. You can find out more about the Bill and the families supporting it at www.standupandsmile.org.uk

We are encouraging members of the public to write to their MP asking them to support this sensible piece of legislation.

Father Francis Smith.

Parish Priest

Irish TDs introduce Bill to ensure that unborn babies are given pain relief before late-term abortion procedures -  https://righttolife.org.uk/news

(Right to Life News 14th May 2021)


Coronavirus Update

Friday 23rd July 2021

Latest Guidance from the Diocese

                Mass Times 

 St Mary & St MichaelSt Boniface 
Saturday (Vigil) 5.30pm  
 Sunday 9.15am 
 Sunday 11.15am 
 Tuesday 10.00am 
 Wednesday 10.00am 
 Thursday 10.00am 
 Friday 10.00am 
 (all live streamed on Facebook page  RevFrank Smith.) 





Livestreaming’ mass in the16th century

At the height of the 16th century plague, the city of Milan imposed a quarantine and nobody could attend church. The archbishop of Milan, St Charles Borromeo, had altars set up in the streets so that people could see Mass celebrated from their windows.

WEEKLY OFFERTORY - If you have envelopes please save these each week and put them into the collection once church reopens, likewise, if you are a cash giver, OR, you could post your offerings through my door.
OTHER WAYS TO SUPPORT OUR PARISH - To contribute £5 to our parish Offertory, please text: Church Settle to 70500, you will then get a text thanking you for your donation to the Diocese of Leeds, which they will identify as our parish due to the code Settle.
OR, make a direct online payment, or set up a standing order. If you have offertory envelopes please quote your envelope number as a reference. Our bank details are: Name: Diocese of Leeds St Marys & St Michaels Settle Sort Code: 40-27-15 Account No. 61224972
Many thanks for your continued support and generosity. 




Weekend 13th / 14th March. Their work for those in need in the community is dependent on grants, donations, fundraising and volunteers. The long pandemic impacts their ability to fundraise so this year’s appeal is so important. Please give generously. Donations can be made online: www.catholic-care.org.uk