The Parish Priest is Fr Larkin and can be contacted on 01422 832085 and his postal address is Sacred Heart and St. Patrick
The Presbytery, Bolton Brow, Sowerby Bridge, HX6 2BA.
Fr John Gott is retired and living in the parish district.
If you are visiting the area and would like to attend Mass please enter the following postcode in your satnav HX7 5EA. Our lovely parish is nestling in the South Pennines, in the Upper Calder Valley, the Good Shepherd Parish covers some 98 sq. miles – mainly sheep grazing hillsides, farms and moor land.
The main settlements within the Parish are to be found in Heptonstall, the ancient township since Viking times, Hebden Bridge, a bustling town of small shops, Mytholmroyd, the largest residential centre of the valley, and to the East, Midgley, Luddenden village, and Luddenden Foot old mill townships.
The Parish is an ideal residential area for people working in Leeds, Bradford, Halifax, Huddersfield, Rochdale, Manchester, with easy commuting distances through access to the M62, and a regular railway service to York, Preston and Manchester, and all places in between.
The interior of the Church The stained glass and etched windows, designed and executed by parishioners; the altar, presidential chair and altar furnishing designed by a young arts graduate, the woollen sanctuary hanging designed by a local girl and hand made by a local manufacturer are only some of the delights to be found within.
We place a strong emphasis in presenting the seasonal liturgical themes artistically, and through dramatic flower arranging, with carefully chosen hymns, and using the musical talents of our people young and old to enhance the Liturgy.
Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist ensure that each of our housebound parishioners can receive Holy Communion weekly, if desired, and are regularly kept in touch with the community.
The task, of course, is unfinished. There is always more to be done.