Welcome to the Parish of St Joseph’s, Batley Carr

St Joseph’s was opened as a school-chapel in 1881 to serve an area that was originally part of the parish of St Paulinus, Dewsbury, It was enlarged in 1914 to a design by the architect Edward Simpson, which enhanced the Gothic-style appearance of the stone-built church. The Lady Altar and the Altar of St Joseph were erected between 1918-21 and the stained-glass East Window was installed in 1931. The Victorian baptismal font originally came from St Paulinus’ Church while the pulpit is more recent, dating from the 1990s. It incorporates a memorial to Gwen Cockrem (1910-1993) who was a significant benefactor of St Joseph’s.

Masses suspended and all Catholic churches closed across Britain

In compliance with government instructions as from 23rd March 2020, Bishop Marcus has, with sadness, asked that our church buildings be closed with immediate effect until further notice. Fr Jonathan will continue to say Mass in private, praying particularly for the needs of the Parish and all affected by the situation we find ourselves in.

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Leeds Cathedral is live-streaming Mass and Devotions EVERY DAY via its new YouTube Channel, Leeds Cathedral Live: www.leedscathedrallive.org.uk

SUNDAY MASS is at 11am

WEEKDAY MASSES are usually at 10.30am and the Angelus and Rosary will be prayed at 12.00noon, Monday to Thursday and on Saturday. From Easter Monday 13 April, the anthem Regina Caeli will replace the Angelus at 12.00noon.

The Prayer to make a Spiritual Communion may be downloaded here.