Working Towards a World Class Catholic Education


Headteacher’s Welcome

At St. Mary's Menston Catholic Voluntary Academy we provide an outstanding education for pupils aged 11–18, rooted in Christian values. We serve the parish churches of Addingham, Burley-in-Wharfedale, Horsforth, Ilkley, Otley, Pudsey and Yeadon.

St. Mary’s Menston has a successful past and is highly successful at the present. Our aim is to develop even further to be a world class school giving the best care, support and outcomes to our students. Please contact us for more information. 


Headteacher: Mr Darren Beardsley


Daily Act of Worship

FRIDAY 12/2/2016

Action: Reflection

Let us think about our friends today and say a silent prayer for them.





Look after your friends.




Theme: Friendship

In all of the Gospel stories we hear that Jesus travelled around villages and towns telling everyone the good news about God’s love and forgiveness. We also know that he preached this message with his friends. He did this as he knew he needed support. We are complete when we have our friends with us.


The Word: A reading from the Gospel of St. Luke (NT)

“Soon afterward Jesus began a tour of the nearby towns and villages, preaching and announcing the Good News about the Kingdom of God. He took his twelve disciples with him.”

Luke 8.1-2


Purple or Violet vestments are worn during Advent and Lent and for Funerals. In some places purple, seen more as symbolic of hope and joy, is worn in Advent and for funerals whilst violet is kept for the penitential time of Lent.