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

We have all been somewhat forced to ‘live simply’ by the current pandemic haven’t we? On a day to day level we have only shopped locally for essentials. Leisure activities and socialising have become virtual, and holidays have all been cancelled. As we begin to move forward, and opportunities to do things open up again, it feels like the right time to think carefully about how we can apply our Live Simply values in our lives. Where and how will you shop? What will you buy? Will you pick up previous activities or take up new ones? How can we continue to help those in need in our community? What have we learned about what is important in our lives and what are really the essentials? Lots of questions but we have all been given time to think about them. Take care and stay safe.

Diocesan J&P Commission

Please click here for the April Newsletter


 Coronavirus Update

Cardinal thanks Catholics for their patience as churches prepare to re-open on 15 June for private, individual prayer.

St Mary & St Michael open for individual private prayer:

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11.00am to 1.00pm

Following the decree by the Catholic Bishops Conference of England and Wales, the public celebration of Mass has been suspended. I will be Live-Streaming Mass on the days shown below through my Facebook page RevFrank Smith.

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


      Live Streaming Mass Times                  

                    Sunday                         10.00am

Monday                         12.00pm
Tuesday                        10.00am 
Wednesday                    10.00am

Thursday                       10.00am

Friday                           10.00am

‘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.