The Catholic Parish of
Blessed John Henry Newman

 Covering most of East Leeds

Groups and Activities

Parish Groups Diary

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Our Parish has good number of groups covering a wide range of activities. Find out more about them below.







Justice and Peace Group
The Justice and Peace Group aims to raise awareness of justice and peace issues in order to give our parish the opportunity to take part in simple and appropriate action.


APF - Mill Hill
The APF (The Association for the Propagation of Faith) is the official Mission-funding Society for the Catholic Church.


Flower Arranging
If you love flowers (who doesn't), then arranging flowers helps to enhance this!


Family & Youth Group
The Family and Youth Group meet on a regular basis in order to help support the further development of our parish family and youth ministry.


Children’s Masses
These masses are led by the children of the parish by welcoming, reading, processing, serving and singing. The priest focuses the mass and the homily towards children and families.


Marriage Preparation
Marriage and family life are the basis of our society and church community. The course aims to help couples prepare for the commitment of marriage, and to deepen their awareness of this commitment to each other and to God.




Leeds Citizens
On 11th February, the parish of Blessed John Henry Newman was officially recognised as a dues paying member of Leeds Citizens. This is a non-religious organisation whose aims and ethos correspond closely with Catholic Social Teaching.


The Divine Mercy Message and Devotion
The Divine Mercy is a Christian devotion to the endless merciful love of God towards all people. The devotion is due to the apparitions of Jesus received by Saint Faustina Kowalska.


Eucharistic Ministers
Eucharistic Ministers were first introduced into the parish in December 1981. Initially, they assisted the priest to distribute the sacred host. When the opportunity to receive the precious Blood was introduced some years later, more people were needed to assist the priest.


Blessed John Henry Newman Parish Social Group
 The Social Group

The present Social Group was originally formed in 2002 to organise the Golden Jubilee celebrations of the opening of St. Theresa’s Church. Now, we organise many social events across the Parish.





St. Gregory’s Altar Servers
 St Gregory

Some information about St. Gregory's band of merry servers.





Churches Together in East Leeds
Churches Together in East Leeds is an ecumenical organisation. It helps the different Churches to work together instead of separately, so that they can be more effective and credible.


Mothers' Prayers
Mothers' Prayers was launched in England in 1995, when two grandmothers felt led by the Lord to pray in a special way for their children.


Holy Ground
Holy Ground is a Parish Prayer Network which links our personal prayers to those of others, and offers us opportunities to explore and extend our loving relationship with the living God.


Children's Liturgy
Children's liturgies take place during school term time, every Sunday at the 10:15 am family Mass at St. Theresa's for primary school-aged children.


Sunday Coffee Mornings
A time for getting together with old friends and also making new ones. Held each week after the 09:15 am and 10:15 am Masses at St Theresa's, in the Newman Lounge, and every last Sunday of the month at Corpus Christi in the Chapel at the rear of the Sacristy.


St Theresa’s Friday Youth Group
We offer young people the opportunity to meet up and chill in the safe and friendly environment of the Newman Centre.


Journey in Faith
We are a small group of parishioners who come together to share our faith with:
  • Those who are not Catholics, but would like to know more about what Catholics believe or who might even be thinking of joining the Church
  • Catholics who wish to deepen their knowledge of the faith
  • Catholics who are returning to the practice of their faith


St. Theresa's Retirement Club
The St. Theresa's Retirement Club provides social recreation and activities for its retired members.


St. Vincent de Paul Society - Easter Letter to the Parish
 SVP Logo
The SVP would like to share with all the Parishioners of Blessed John Henry Newman, the wonderful events which have occurred most recently.



St. Vincent de Paul (St. Theresa's & St. Gregory's)
The SVP is an international Christian voluntary organisation dedicated in tackling poverty and the disadvantaged by providing direct practical assistance to anyone in need.


Youth SVP (Ages 16-33)
The Youth SVP is the largest youth organisation in the Catholic Church of England & Wales. Since 1999, over 10,000 young people have put their faith into action by becoming a member of the organisation.


Parent and Toddler Group (St. Gregory’s)
Information about this group will be available soon.


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