Children for First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion

Both preparation courses begin in 2017 (First Reconciliation in January 2017, First Holy Communion in March 2017).  This is being offered to children in school year 3 and above.

Parents who would like their children to be enrolled are invited to a meeting at church with parish priest and catechists at 1100am on Sunday 11 December 2016.

Please contact me by 30 November if you would like your children to be enrolled.  You can view more information on this parish website under SACRAMENTS. 

Welcome to St Mary's Catholic Church, Knaresborough

Welcome to St Mary's Knaresborough. It is the town's Roman Catholic Church, situated on Bond End on the main A59 on the edge of the town centre.  The parish comprises all of Knaresborough town and many of the surrounding villages including Scriven, Scotton, Lingerfield, Farnham, Copgrove, Staveley, Arkendale, Coneythorpe, Flaxby, Goldsborough, Hay-a-Park, Harrogate Road up to the golf club house, and Forest Moor Road towards Harrogate up to and including White House Farm.  For a map of the parish boundary click here.  For directions to church see the Contact page.

Front of Chruch

St Mary's front entrance from the A59 (Bond End)


Whether you are looking to join our parish community on a regular basis, or are enquiring about becoming part of the church for a special event, such as a wedding or a baptism, or simply visiting the area and looking for a place to worship, these pages should give you all that you need to know.


Church Entrance

St Mary's rear entrance from Church Lane and the church car park


If you would like to get in touch we would be pleased to hear from you. In the meantime we hope you´ll enjoy your visit to our website.



Parish Bulletin

The latest Parish Bulletin is here.



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Sunday Mass Times

Weekday Mass Times

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