Priest: Fr Bill East, 41 Potter Hill,
Pickering, North Yorkshire YO18 8AD
Tel. 01751 472727 -

Fr Bill will be leaving Pickering on Saturday 26 May, just a few months short of an eighteen year stint in St Joseph’s.  Watch  the newsletters for details of a chance to say good bye to Fr Bill Continue reading

With great regret, Fr Bill announces his immediate retirement. He had intended to stay on until September, but in view of a downturn in his health, the Diocesan Welfare Officer has advised him to step down now. He thanks all Continue reading

Fr Bill has been encouraged to rest, and will not be saying Mass or keeping other appointments tomorrow, 20 April.  We have learned that his back problems are unrelated to other health issues, and he fully expects to be Continue reading

Fr Bill is not able to say Mass today, Thursday, 19 April.  He has woken with a bad back.  Thanks in advance for your prayers.  Further news here each day.

Fr Bill returns after a short break, following a very difficult Holy Week and Easter.  He is feeling better, and hopes not to find himself in hospital again too soon.

Thanks to Fr William Massie for stepping in at Continue reading


7.30 pm  MASS OF THE LORD’S SUPPER and Procession to the Altar of Repose

10.00 pm  Night Prayer



10.30 am  Sacred drama re-enacting the events of Good Continue reading

Fr Bill is home from hospital and is felling better.  But he will not be saying a Saturday Mass or hearing confessions.

Sunday 4 March:  Masses will be at 8.30 and 11 am as usual, and back to Continue reading

Fr Bill is under the weather and unable to say Mass or fulfil other engagements for a few days.

There will be no Mass or Adoration tonight (Tuesday 27 Feb) or on the following days, and no Stations on Friday. Continue reading