St William's Catholic Primary School

Christ at Our Heart

Young Street, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD8 9RG

01274 545743

office@stwilliams.bradford.sch.uk

Our Church

 Our Lady of Lourdes & St. Williams

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

As Bishop Marcus has directed, all public Masses are suspended for the time being due to the Coronovirus Outbreak.

Updated information from Monday 23 March 2020 states our Churches must remain closed.

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: https://www.dioceseofleeds.org.uk/cathedral

Live streaming in our diocese will take place in the parish of St Mary’s, Halifax https://bit.ly/2J3ljO4 and the parish of St Edward's, Clifford https://bit.ly/2J4tSrU.
Live streaming of Holy Mass is also available from The National Shrine of Our Lady at Walsingham 
https://bit.ly/2xaotgj.


 
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 Sacraments programme for 2020 has been cancelled until further notice due to the current church closures.