Altar Servers

Our Church has a large team of dedicated servers who regularly serve at Masses throughout the week. For more information on or about becoming an Altar Server, please contact the parish priest.


Being an Altar Server

Being an altar server is a great privilege. It is one that requires the right frame of mind and the self confidence to serve to the best of your ability. As an altar server you will be expected to be able to carry out any task given, to a high standard and in such away that people look and see a person serving God. Being an altar server requires respect, not only to the church, but to the other altar servers, the priest, and the equipment that you use. You should all feel so proud of being the responsibility and opportunity of the serving God, Jesus and his church.

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St John the Baptist

Catholic Church

Children's Liturgy

Children's Liturgy classes are held during our Sunday Morning Mass.


The Sessions are led by a dedicated team of committed helpers who provide the children of our parish with their own Liturgy of the Word aimed at their level of understanding.


We are always looking for new volunteers. If you think you would like to help, please get in touch with the parish priest.

Readers of the Word

Our parish has a large team of Readers who read the Liturgy of the Word and Prayers of the Faithful during the Saturday Vigil and Sunday masses.


For deatails or to join contact the parish priest.


Readers are remainded that they are to:

  • Meet in sacristy 5 minutes before mass time

  • If you are unable to read, please arrange for your own substitute

  • Would all teams alternate duties to cover readings and prayers (Taking turns to read first reading, second reading and prayers).


Child Protection has been known as Safeguarding since January 2008.


The Safeguarding representative in the parish is:

Matthew Harris (tel: 01924-893170)


Their role includes:

1.  Administering the Criminal Records Bureau Disclosures for all those in the parish

who are involved with children or vulnerable adults.

2.  Advising members of the parish on the Safeguarding policies of the Catholic Church in England & Wales and of the Diocese of Leeds.


Futher information on Safeguarding in our Diocese is available from the booklet below and the Diocese of Leeds Safeguarding Website




If you have any concerns in this area:

1. Contact one of the  parish representatives - phone numbers above


2. Contact the parish priest - tel 01924-892172


3. Contact the Leeds Diocese Safeguarding Office - tel 0113 2618 046


However - if you consider that a child or vulnerable adult is at risk of harm do not hesitate to contact the police or Social Services.

Diocese of Leeds Safeguarding Booklet