On Tuesday, 24 November 2015, Pope Francis announced that he had chosen a Leeds priest, Mgr John Wilson, to become one of two new Auxiliary Bishops in the Diocese of Westminster.
Mgr John is currently Parish Priest of St Martin de Porres Parish in Wakefield and served as Diocesan Administrator for two and a half years during the period of Vacant See between Archbishop Arthur Roche and Bishop Marcus Stock. Mgr John has also served as Episcopal Vicar for Evangelisation leading the five year Come and See programme as well as served in parishes in Pontefract and Bradford. Additionally he also served for a number of years on the staff of Ushaw College seminary.
Mgr John will take up his new appointment in the new year and be ordained Bishop by Cardinal Nichols on 25 January 2016.
St. Mary's thank him for his distinguished service in the Diocese of Leeds and assure him of our prayers and best wishes for his new ministry.
Year 7 students have been working extremely hard making Jesse Tree Decorations for Advent
A Stewardship Faith Morning was held in school on Tuesday 11 December for all students in Year 7 and 8.
Sixth Form students at St. Mary’s again turned pink for a day to support Breast Cancer Research.
St. Mary's Menston take part in the 80th Diocese of Leeds Pilgrimage to Lourdes
The ten schools in The Bishop Wheeler Catholic Academy Trust participated in the Bishop’s annual Good Shepherd Celebration at St. Anne’s Cathedral on Friday 11 May 2018.
Year 12 students recently took part in the annual Holy Island Retreat.
On Monday, 11 December, St. Mary’s hosted their annual Carol Concert in the Chapel at Leeds Trinity University
Sixth Form students and staff turned pink for a day at the end of last term to support Breast Cancer Research.
The Leeds Diocesan Pilgrimage to Walsingham took place on Saturday 30 September
The Year 7 students thoroughly enjoyed their day