160 Anniversary

Catholic Care | 160 Anniversary

In 1863 the Catholic community in Leeds opened an orphanage to care for the most needy children in Victorian society.

Much has changed over the last 160 years, but the Catholic community continues to reach out with love to those who are marginalised, of all faiths and none.

In 2023, our 160th anniversary year, we invite you to join us in thanking God for the charity’s past, and support its future.


01 November 11 am, Leeds Trinity University

Mass was celebrated by Bishop Marcus marking LTU’s All Saints feast day in their chapel and remembering Catholic Care’s deceased beneficiaries and benefactors over the last 160 years. See our news section for a write-up.

02 November 10 am-1 pm, Leeds Trinity University

Candles were lit in memory of a loved-one on All Souls Day in the chapel at Leeds Trinity University during a time of silent reflection between 10am and 1pm; optional Mass of All Souls at 1.05 pm. See our news section for a write-up.

08 December 6.30 pm, St. Winefride’s, Wibsey

Mass celebrated by Bishop Marcus to mark the 50th anniversary of the local parish and 160 years of Catholic Care. All welcome.

Attendance is free, but to help us plan please click here to register your attendance.

We rely on prayer to sustain our work. Using the form on the right, please pledge some time of prayer; tell us how many minutes/hours you will spend in prayer for Catholic Care. You can pray in any style you like, alone or with others.

Download a poster for ‘Pledge a Prayer for Catholic Care.

Individuals, parishes, and community groups are celebrating with special events and fundraising activities (as featured in our news section). What could you organise?

Download a sponsorship form.

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Over 160 years of delivering care and support to members of our community.