The Catholic Parish of St John Vianney, Leeds

The churches of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (Moortown) & St Paul the Apostle (Alwoodley)

Parish Priest – Fr Dennis Cassidy   Assistant Priest – Fr Henry Longbottom

Retired Priest in the Parish – Fr John Carter

Parish Office –  0113 268 1373

To book the Queen’s Hall or St Paul’s Hall please call Nicola on 07752186317 or email

Please check this for Mass times. 
Click Here for Fr Henry’s talk to celebrate the Feast of St Joseph – 19th March 2021


 Click Here for guided Stations of the Cross.
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It is no longer necessary to book a place to attend Mass. There will be some benches in both Churches that maintain social distancing for those who desire this, otherwise seating is as normal, and there will no longer be stewarding or restricted movement in church. Please, however, try to respect everyone’s space. You are strongly encouraged to continue to wear a face covering in church, use hand-sanitiser when you enter & leave, windows and doors will continue to be left open. Please scan the QR code in the church porch with the NHS Covid app on your phone, though you will no longer be required to leave your contact details.

Communal singing & hymn books will be gradually reintroduced, but there will still be no physical Sign of Peace.

Holy Communion will continue to be offered only with the Sacred Host. If you would like to receive Communion directly on the tongue then please wait until the end of the queue.

The obligation to attend Sunday Mass remains suspended. If you are uncomfortable about the ending of social-distancing in church, please consider attending Mass during the week when it is much quieter.


For initial enquiries, or if you are seeking to discuss arrangements cancelled or postponed due to the Pandemic, please speak to one of the priests after Mass (having registered your places as per the instructions above). Please do this rather than phoning or emailing the parish office in the first instance.


Online Parish Offertory  allows you to make a secure online donation to your Parish Offertory at any time.  donate

Standing Order (SO)  is still the best and most cost-effective way to ensure your Parish benefits from whatever regular giving you can afford. This may be done by completion of a simple form available here or contact the office if you would like a form posting out. Completed (SO) forms can be posted to  St John Vianney Parish Office, 294 Harrogate Road,  LS17 6LE.  Alternatively they can be emailed to us at

If you have not already completed a  Gift Aid Declaration  form for your parish, you can do so online.

TEXT GIVING You can also contribute £5 by texting CHURCH VIANNEY to 70500. The parish receives 96% of your £5 donation. The money will come from your mobile network account. You only pay a donation if you receive a reply message back. Some mobile phone accounts have text donations blocked on them because they are business phones or they are pre-pay phones with insufficient credit. You may (depending on network) have to pay to send a “standard rate” message which should cost about 10p. Always get the bill payers permission! If you have questions about this service call 03306600425 to speak to someone from the service provider Vir2. Any money donated to CHURCH VIANNEY will be allocated to the parish.

Data Protection: We store your personal details securely and they are only used by the Leeds Diocese and HMRC. We will never give your information to other organisations, but by providing your details you agree to be added to our list of donors. To cancel at any time contact; or call: 0113 261 8023. More information is available here.

Thank you for your continued support.