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

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Act of Worship

WEDNESDAY 9/9/2015

Action: Prayer

Let us say the Our Father together:

Our Father, Who art in heaven,
Hallowed be Thy Name:
Thy kingdom come:
Thy will be done
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread:
and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those
who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation:
but deliver us from evil.   Amen.


Try really hard this year.



Theme: New beginnings

“The chief beauty about time
is that you cannot waste it in advance. The next year, the next day, the next hour are lying ready for you, as perfect, as unspoiled, as if you had never wasted or misapplied a single moment in all your life. You can turn over a new leaf every hour if you choose.”

Arnold Bennett

The Word: A Reading from the Bible (Old

“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.”

Jeremiah 29:1


Green is used during Ordinary Time.