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

Once again Fr Bill is taking a gift from St Joseph’s to St Anthony’s, Rethymnon. €uros come in every day, but at present the gift amounts to €393.75. St Anthony’s has very little income, and this gift really does make Continue reading

We held our parish annual general meeting on Tuesday 18th July. This meeting usually takes place during the fifth week of Lent, but it was delayed this year by the death of our treasurer, Barbara Knight. The minutes of the Continue reading

Larry Weaver was a great worker for St Joseph’s Church, and also for our school. He had been ill for some years, and died on 2nd July. His funeral Mass was held in church on 14th July. The church was Continue reading

On Wednesday 12th July we celebrated the Leavers’ Mass in school. The thirteen children leaving school at the end of term were presented with the Children’s Bibles from Aid to the Church in Need. These are real Bibles, but not Continue reading

Fr Bill is making his annual retreat this week.  With a number of other priests from the diocese, he will be at Ampleforth from Monday July 3, to Friday July 7.  Please see the Weekly Bulletin for changes to weekday Masses.

Blessed Nicholas Postgate, Priest of the Moors, spent time in Pickering before his trial and execution in York in the seventeenth century.  His crime?  He was a Catholic Priest.

In July each year, priests and people  from Continue reading

We usually hold a parish meeting during the fifth week of Lent, to present the parish accounts and to report on the various activities of the parish. This year our treasurer, Barbara Knight, died a few weeks before the intended Continue reading

Seven young people made their First Holy Communions at St Joseph’s yesterday.  It was a very happy time, with families, greadparents, friends and parishioners joining in the celebrations.  There was a cake, a party after the Mass, and Continue reading

When he isn’t busy running the parish, Fr Bill does a lot a translating for ICEL, the International Commission for English in the Liturgy. He was part of a team that worked for ten years on the new translation of Continue reading

The time is drawing near when seven young people from St Joseph’s will be making their first Holy Communion. They will receive the Sacrament for the first time on Sunday 25th June. Fr Bill, together with our catechist, Una Stewart, Continue reading