Welcome to St. William's, a suburban Catholic Parish in the Diocese of Hallam, situated in the south-west of Sheffield in South Yorkshire. In addition to providing information, we hope these pages give an impression of our church and parish: what makes us tick, what makes us unique, how we live our Christian lives. 

Weekday Mass Times
Monday                              No liturgy today Mass at St Francis at 10am.
Tuesday         10 am
Wednesday    10 am      
Thursday                          No liturgy today Mass at St Francis at 10am.
Friday             10 am     
Saturday         9.30 am       

Sunday Mass Times
Saturday      5.30pm
Sunday        9.30am                                                            
You will be most welcome.

Preparing for Sunday Mass
Here are two excellent resources to help reflect on the Sunday readings and prepare for Sunday Mass.  

Friday 2 - 8pm in the Garden Room

Saturdays 12.30 - 1pm - Check with the bulletin

Mass times at St Francis of Assisi can be found here.
Mass times at Mother of God can be found here  
Mass times at St Vincent's can be found here.
Check the bulletins.

Student in Sheffield? Click here 

Sheffield Deanery Mass Times Click here.m

Sheffield Deanery Prayer A
Heavenly Father,
we bring our diocese and deanery before you in prayer:
bless us all in this time of change;
fill us with good sense and generosity;
form us into the people you want us to be,
sharing the joy of the Gospel with those around us;
we ask this through Christ our Lord, Amen.

Our Lady of Perpetual Help        pray for us
St John Fisher                            pray for us
St Thomas More                        pray for us
To see the details of the recent deanery meeting about the arrangement of new cluster groups of parishes in Sheffield deanery click here 
St William of York and St Francis of Assisi parishes are gently beginning to come closer by finding out about each other and forming links.
If you would like to visit St Francis of Assisi website click here . 

ADOREMUS Eucharistic Congress

Recommended Highlight - Bishop Robert Barron's 2 Keynote Talks.

1 Bishop Barron on the Mystery of the Mass. Click here.
2 Bishop Barron on Sainthood, sanctity and what makes us holy. Click here.

More from Bishop Barron
Click here to subscribe on YouTube.
Click here for Word on Fire ministry.

Quick Links:
For this week's Mass Times - Parish Calendar
Usual Mass times
This week's Bulletin or 
here (if the bulletin is not current please email office@stwilliamofyorksheffield.org.uk and say so)
Funerals and Planning your own funeral
Mass elsewhere 
Today's scripture readings for Mass (and links to the Divine Office).

The Pope's Monthly Prayer Intention Video

Sculptures to West Front

A proposal to commission three deep relief carvings for the west front of the church which will proclaim something positive about our Christian faith, arouse interest and curiosity and contribute something of beauty to the street scene on Ecclesall Road.


Download our information booklet here

'The God Who Speaks'
celebrating, living and sharing God's word

Scripture is at the centre of everything the Church does. The word of God shapes our prayer and worship. The Bible shows us how to understand the world, how we are called to live and relate to each other.

In this  year of the 10th anniversary of Verbum Domini and the 1600th anniversary of the death of St Jerome, who translated the Bible into Latin, the Catholic Bishops invite us to listen afresh to the word of God, to encounter anew the presence of that word, and to proclaim it afresh in the Church and the World.

St Matthew's Gospel Day-by-day here

Living God,

you walk alongside us
and speak to us throughout the Scriptures.
Your Son, Jesus Christ, listens to our hopes and fears
and shows us how to live for one another.
Send us the Holy Spirit to open our hearts and minds
so that we may be your witnesses throughout the world.

On the Catholic Bishops' Conference website there are lots of articles to read here
Download the 'God Who Speaks' brochure here.

The Jesuits in Britain have several resources to help you to 'grow in religious and intimate familiarity with the sacred Scriptures', as Pope Francis wants us to do.
  • Links and resources here
  • A year with Matthew here
  • Pray as you go here

St William's Covenant with the Poor 
Annual Renewal Sat/Sun 16/17 November 2019

Click here to see our Covenant with the Poor.
Click here to see our Charitable Giving Guidelines
Click here to read about some of the charities we supported in 2018.
To read Pope Francis' message for World day of the Poor click here.

At the meeting on 30 June 2019 it was decided to support these charities:
  •   750 to Sheffield City of Sanctuary Welcome Centre
  •   750 to St Wilfrid’s Centre
  •   750 to Friends of the Holy Land
  •   750 to Sage Greenfingers
  •   750 to Kenya Children’s Centre
  •   600 to Soup Run
  •   300 to Snowdrop Project
  •   250 to Pax Christi
  •   200 to Aid to the Church in Need
  •      25 to StopGap Membership fee
  •      25 to Church Action on Poverty (Sheffield) Membership fee
  •    250 in reserve for needs arising later in the year


Join CAFOD's campaign to save 
Our Common Home.

  1. Pray for change here,  here here and here. 
  2. Sign CAFOD's net zero emissions petition in the church foyer or here .
  3. Read Pope Francis' encyclical Laudato Si
More Actions
  1. Reflect on Laudato Si here.
  2. Pray the Novena to St Francis  for the love of Creation.Start on 26 Sept.
  3. Use the CAFOD chart to think about some simple things our community could do. here 
  4. Talk to family and friends about the need for change.

Alpha at St William's
To register interest in join this course please email the parish office

DR19 Thurs - Fri 7-8 Feb
Fr John and six parishioners attended the two day Divine Renovation 19 conference. it was challenging, stimulating and, sometimes, noisy, with maybe 400 participants including at least sixty priests and four bishops.

The basic aim of the conference was to encourage parishes to have a stonger and much more explicit focus on bringing people to Jesus (on 'fishing', in the language of this Sunday's gospel). Curious?

Find out more here or for photos visit facebook 

Saint Oscar Romero canonised 14 October 18

From Cross to Resurrection
All-loving and ever-living God,
you gave your servant
Oscar Romero
the courage to witness
to the Gospel of Christ,
even to the point of giving his life
in the pursuit of justice.

Help us to love you,
to seek you with all our hearts,
and to rejoice in the resurrection victory,
over all oppression,
of your beloved Christ,
living and reining
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God for ever and ever. Amen.

The short animation below gives an overview of  Saint Oscar Romero.

"Each time we look upon the poor, on the farm workers who harvest the coffee, the sugarcane, or the cotton, the sugarcane, or the cotton, or the farmer who joins the caravan of workers looking to earn their savings for the year.....remember, there is the face of Christ........

The face of Christ is among the sacks and baskets of the farm worker; the face of Christ is among those who are tortured and mistreated in the prisons; the face of Christ is dying of hunger in the children who have nothing to eat; the face of Christ is in the poor who ask the church for their voice to be heard. How can the church deny this request when it is Christ who is telling us to speak for him?"
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