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


Mass Times

            Sunday              9.30am       
      Wednesday       10.00am

       Thursday            6.30pm

       Holy Days         10.00am


            Thursday       6.00-6.25pm 
                                & on request
            Baptisms & Weddings

            By appointment



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.