St Boniface

St. Boniface Catholic Church, Robin Lane, 

is served from 

St. Mary & St. Michael's, 
Parish Priest: 
Father Francis Smith, 
The Presbytery, 
Tillman Close, 
Craven Terrace, 
North Yorkshire, 
BD24 9RA

Telephone: 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')

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(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.)

Coronavirus Update

Friday 5th March 2021

Re-Opening of our Churches

From the 6/7th March I will be re-opening our Churches for weekend Mass initially. We shall begin with weekends only and see how things go from there. By Holy Week I would hope to be able to open both Churches fully. Full details for Holy Week and Easter Masses and services will be posted at a later date once directives have been received from the Bishops Conference.

If you wish to attend any weekend Mass you will need to book so either telephone or email me with your name, the Mass you would like to attend, and the number in your group. If I am not in just leave a message on the answer phone.

I look forward to seeing you all.

God bless you, Fr. Frank

                Mass Times 

 St Mary & St Michael St BonifaceMass Time 
Saturday (Vigil) 5.30pm 
Sunday* 11.15am 
Tuesday** 10.00am 
Wednesday**  10.00am 
Thursday** 10.00am 
 Friday** 10.00am 

 (* live streamed on Facebook page  RevFrank Smith.) 

 (** live streamed only)

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 Bentham 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 Bentham.
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 Boniface, High Bentham
Sort Code: 40-27-15 Account No. 61110403
Many thanks for your continued support and generosity. Fr. Frank