• Mon: 9.00 am St Nicholas'
  • Tue: 9.00 am Our Lady of Good Counsel
  • Wed: 9.00 am St Nicholas'
  • Thu: 9.00 am St Nicholas' and 7 pm Our Lady of Good Counsel
  • Fri: 9.00 am St Nicholas'
  • Sat: Vigil Mass 6.00pm St. Nicholas'
  • Sun: 9.30am St. Nicholas' and 11am Our Lady of Good Counsel

    Please check this week's bulletin as Mass times may differ


Histories of the churches 

On 15th August, 2010, the parishes of St. Nicholas’ and Our Lady of Good Counsel were amalgamated to become the Parish of Bl. Edmund Sykes, under one Parish Priest, following the prerogatives of Bishop Arthur Roche of Leeds.  

Both churches serve geographically neighbouring communities and their histories have much in common.  Both former Parishes owe their existence to the Providence of God Who sent “missionary” Priests to the respective areas.  They came to find the Catholics living there and to offer Holy Mass, often in makeshift facilities that were made as dignified as possible. 

Both communities saved and made sacrifices to build the churches that we see today, and have kept the Faith alive in Gipton and Seacroft through the offering of the Mass, by raising devout Catholic families, nourishing Priestly and religious vocations, and by growing in personal holiness and in witness and service to others.


More history

For histories of the individual churches, please click on the links below.

History of the church of Our Lady of Good Counsel written by a seminarian of the Parish

History of the church of St. Nicholas

Special Feature: the past Parish Priests of St. Nicholas'



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