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


All Masses are now open to the public. However, numbers for the Sunday Mass will be limited. So, if you wish to attend this Mass or the ones in Settle, 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. This will apply for all weekend Masses until further notice.

Once all seats are taken I am unable to allow anyone else to enter. 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.

Strict requirements are in place so please follow the stewards instructions designed to keep you and others safe. 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.

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 Boniface

                        Sunday                  9.15am

                        Wednesday           10.00am

                        Friday                   10.00am

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