Welcome to the Parish of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Silsden

Mass has been celebrated in Silsden since 1916 when a room in a local Council School was used on Sundays as a Mass centre. A chapel-of-ease from St Anne’s, Keighley was established in 1918 when the former Oddfellows’ Hall was purchased. Silsden became a parish in 1920 and in 1957 a former Wesleyan Methodist chapel was acquired and converted into the present church. Post-Vatican II re-ordering was designed by J. H. Langtry-Langton and completed in 1970. On this occasion a new altar was consecrated to mark the golden jubilee of the parish. The church was originally built about 1870 and is a Grade II Listed Building within the Silsden Conservation Area. In 1982, the former Council Offices next to Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church were purchased and converted into both a new Presbytery and a Parish Centre.

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 Michael 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.