Welcome to the Parish of St Anthony of Padua, Bradford

A chapel-of-ease was established in Clayton village in 1940. In 1947 a site was purchased for the development of a primary school and a permanent church. The school opened in 1954 and Mass was said there until the present church was completed in 1961. This was designed by J H Langtry-Langton of Bradford. His son, Peter, carried out the re-ordering of the church in the early 1970s, which involved designing a new high altar and the conversion of the Lady Chapel into the present-day Blessed Sacrament Chapel. At the same time the baptismal font of black marble was relocated from under the west gallery to the right-hand side of the sanctuary.

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 Simon 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.