St Boniface

St. Boniface Catholic Church, Robin Lane, Bentham, LA2 7AB
is served from St. Mary & St. Michael's, Settle, by:
Parish Priest: 
Father Francis Smith, The Presbytery, Tillman Close, Craven Terrace, SETTLE, North Yorkshire, BD24 9RA
Settle     01729 822525


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The parish has its origins in nearby Robert Hall, Tatham, where a priest resided from 1559 all through penal times until a new mission was established at Hornby, in Lancashire. Catholic families in the area were served from there for about 50 years until the first church at Bentham was built in 1866 and the first resident priest appointed in the following year. The present church dates from 1959 and was consecrated by Bishop Konstant on the Feast of St. Boniface, 5th June 1999.

St Boniface interior (from 'Taking Stock')

St Boniface exterior (from 'Taking Stock')

(The 'Taking Stock' initiative began in 2005 and aims to assess the historical and architectural importance of every Catholic church and chapel within a diocese. The project is a partnership between the Patrimony Committee of the Bishops’ Conference, English Heritage and individual dioceses. It is part-funded by English Heritage.)

Bentham Beer & Carols Christmas 2016

           Coronavirus Update

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

St Boniface Church open for individual private prayer:

Wednesdays and Fridays 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



A very enjoyable evening in the company of Jimmy Cricket and supporting acts May Marion and John Stokes of the Bachelors, was held at Bentham Town Hall on Saturday 10th November. The event was a sell out and raised funds for St Boniface Catholic Church.