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

Ryedale Walsingham Association sets out on pilgrimage to Walsingham today, on the annual journey to visit the National Shrine of Our Lady in a tiny Norfolk village.  We can’t wait.

A pilgrimage is many things:  a journey, a Continue reading

Easter reading for the soul!  Fr Bill has published online all of his homilies for the current Holy Week and Easter.  Click on This Week’s Homily for the full set.  Also published, in reply to a number Continue reading

Barbara’s Funeral Mass will be Monday 10 April at 12 noon.  St Joseph’s will welcome people from all of the many groups and causes Barbara supported, as well as many friends and parishioners.

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From this Sunday,  2 April, the early Mass will begin at 8 am.  Please be sure to reset you alarm clock if you are an early Mass attender.  The 11 am Mass remains at the usual time.

On Sunday there will be posies of flowers for Mums:  come and bring your mother.  Fr Bill usually honours every Mum, whether or not she has one of her children present to pass on the posy.  Don’t Continue reading



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The Funeral Mass for Barbara Knight wil take place on Monday 10 April (Monday in Holy Week) at 12 noon in St Jospeh’s Church Pickering.  All are welcome to attend as we say farewell to a dear Continue reading

St Joseph’s school has begun its 2016/2017 session. The children all look very smart and have got straight down to work. The school is a most vital part of our outreach to the community. Many children who are not from Continue reading

September is SVP awareness month. There is a display at the back of the church, showing some of the many good works performed by the Saint Vincent de Paul Society. On Sunday 11th there will be an appeal at Mass Continue reading

Rita Rudd has recently celebrated her 90th birthday, and this was acknowledged at Mass on 21st August, when Fr Bill handed Rita a bouquet of flowers and performed his much-admired rendering of ‘You make me feel so young.’ Rita seemed Continue reading