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.)

Churches Together in Bentham

Dear All,

Following our Mass on Sunday, I put some points to you for consideration. Just as a reminder, here are those points again.

Churches Together in Bentham needs a new Chairperson and Vice Chairperson, a Treasurer and possible a Co-Ordinator for certain events throughout the year.

Should Churches Together take on responsibility for the Pop Up Pantry?

What do we want from Churches Together in Bentham?

What do we want to continue doing together?

Please consider these points and have your responses ready for the weekend.

Have a lovely week all.

Father Francis Smith.

Parish Priest


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 MichaelSt Boniface 
Saturday (Vigil) 5.30pm  
 Sunday 9.15am 
 Sunday 11.15am 
 Tuesday 10.00am 
 Wednesday 10.00am 
 Thursday 10.00am 
 Friday 10.00am 

 (all live streamed on Facebook page  RevFrank Smith.) 


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                    




Weekend 13th / 14th March. Their work for those in need in the community is dependent on grants, donations, fundraising and volunteers. The long pandemic impacts their ability to fundraise so this year’s appeal is so important. Please give generously. Donations can be made online: