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

Diocese of Leeds Registered Charity No. 249404

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!

Diocesan J&P Commission

Please click here for the April Newsletter

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


 Coronavirus Update


All Masses are now open to the public. However,numbers will be limited, and if you wish to attend either of the weekend Masses you will need to either telephone the parish office and leave a message on the ansaphone stating your name, telephone number, the Mass you wish to attend and the number of people in your group (who are to sit together), OR email the parish with exactly the same details. 

Once all seats are taken I am unable to allow anyone else to enter. Strict requirements are in place so please follow the stewards instructions designed to keep you and others safe. 

There is no Sunday obligation at this time so if you are retired or not working during the week, please consider attending Mass during the week leaving space for workers to attend at the weekend.

If no stewards are available, Masses will be live-streamed only and not open to the public.

If you would like to add your name to the stewards list please let me know asap.

I will continue to Live-Stream all Masses through my Facebook page RevFrank Smith.

Please note: The 11.15am Sunday Mass and each mid-week Mass will be recorded and placed onto our Facebook page for viewing by those at home shielding etc. The camera is situated at Our Lady’s Altar where none of the congregation can be seen except for the Sunday reader. 

Confessions are available upon request, just give me a ring.

Please keep checking the parish website for updates, spiritual and other information.

If you should need anything at all which I can help with please call me on the parish telephone number above.

Take care of yourselves, pray for each other and may God bless you and your families.

Fr. Frank             

    Mass Times at St Mary & St Michael                  

        Saturday                                  5.30pm

        Sunday                                   11.15am

        Tuesday                                  10.00am

        Thursday                                 10.00am

(for Mass times at St Boniface, please see St Boniface)

‘Livestreaming’ mass in the 16th 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.