St William's Catholic Primary School

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St William's Catholic Primary School

Christ at Our Heart

Our Church

 Our Lady of Lourdes & St. Williams

Ingleby Road
BD8 9BH Bradford
West Yorkshire
01274 542534
Parish Priest - Fr. Michael Hughes


Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone in these difficult times - please keep yourselves safe and only go out when necessary.

The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be available by request or appointment with Fr. Michael - please ring 01274 547234

The Diocese has created a new You Tube channel so that we can all watch a live-streamed Mass at 11am each Sunday from Leeds Cathedral. Please click below to access it (it can also be accessed via a link embedded on the Leeds Cathedral home page:

Live streaming in our diocese will take place in the parish of St Mary’s, Halifax and the parish of St Edward's, Clifford
Live streaming of Holy Mass is also available from The National Shrine of Our Lady at Walsingham

This inner city church is an important local landmark, built in a stripped Gothic style. The interior retains its spatial quality with some good fittings.
The Brownroyd area of Bradford grew rapidly during the second half of the 19th century due to the influx of mill workers, many of them Catholics. In response, the parishes of St Patrick’s and St Cuthbert’s jointly built a school chapel on Bingley Street, dedicated to St William of York. Mass was first celebrated here in 1882. After a period of closure, the chapel re-opened in 1902 and Fr Patrick MacMahon became the first parish priest in 1909. He developed the present large church and presbytery, built to designs from Edward Simpson & Son, and dedicated to Our Lady of Lourdes and St William.
Bishop Cowgill laid the foundation stone in 1924.  The church was finally consecrated in 1952 by Bishop Heenan. The sanctuary was re-ordered in 1971 to designs by D. Chambers, replacing the 1930 fittings. 
In 2014, major renovation of the church was undertaken by Overton Architects, which saw the installation of the altar and reredos from the recently closed church of The Sacred Heart, Thornton.  At the same time, the statue of St. William, which had been placed in the school hall for many years, was returned to the church.
The church fronts onto the busy inner ring road and is surrounded by industrial and business premises; it is the only building of note in the area. 

First Confession/Reconciliation, First Holy Communion and Confirmation

If your child is a baptised Catholic and they are in Years 3, 4, 5 or 6, please complete the form below and return to school as soon as possible to confirm if you intend to enrol your child/children in the preparation programmes for First Confession/Reconciliation, First Holy Communion and Confirmation. Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 situation some pupils enrolled last year but did not have the opportunity to complete the programmes, please complete the form again.

First Sacrement Enrolement Form 2020.doc

This is a significant step in your child’s faith journey and we would not want any of our young people to miss out!