Welcome to the Parishes of

St Columba’s & St Malachy’s Catholic Churches Halifax

Parish Priest:  Monsignor Michael McQuinn (Fr Michael)



Sacrament of Reconciliation

St Malachy’s 4.00pm – 4.45pm – First & third Saturday of each month (next on Saturday 3rd June)

St Columba’s 11.30am – 12 noon – First Saturday of each month (next on Saturday 3rd June)

Fr Michael is also available by personal arrangement.


“I Am With You” – Halifax Deanery Mission 2023


We’ve had a great week, and the team has been blessed.

Thank you to all our speakers, our priests who came to hear confessions, Bishop Marcus for celebrating Mass, ONE HOPE PROJECT for all the beautiful worship, and to the @squarechapel for the amazing venue on Tuesday evening.

But the biggest thank you goes to everyone who attended the Mission and chose to step out in faith. You responded to an invitation to go deeper in your faith by attending these events, and that is so life-giving to the team.

Stay tuned for details of the reunion Mass and social on 14 July.


Sr Anne Celebrates Sixty-Three Years In The Diocese

Sr Anne returned to St Malachy’s for the Saturday evening Mass on 29th April.  To her surprise Bishop Marcus celebrated the Mass at which he presented her with the Diocesan Gold Medal for her sixty-three years of service in the Diocese of Leeds.

After twenty-eight years teaching in St Anne’s Primary School, Keighley and St Joseph’s Primary School in Bradford she became the parish sister at St Malachy’s where she served for 32 years. During that time, she visited many families, sick and bereaved parishioners as well as looking after the Sacristy and preparing the church for the many Masses and celebrations that have taken place there.

In his homily on the Gospel of the Good Shepherd Bishop Marcus spoke about the quiet, solid witness of women in religious life and how the religious sisters at the English College in Rome had inspired him with their example during his years as a seminarian.

At the end of Mass parishioner Winnie Hargreaves presented Sr Anne with a souvenir “Portrait of Halifax” and a testimonial gift on behalf of all the parishioners.

(see photo gallery below)



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