Category Archives: Holy Cross, Cottingham

  • Honours for two Holy Cross parishioners

    It must be quite unusual for two parishioners to receive papal honours on the same day but two from Holy Cross parish, Cottingham, recently did so.

    Kathleen Burgan was presented with the Bene Merenti for services to the church, including playing the church organ over many years. Elizabeth Rodgers was presented with the Pro Ecclesia [...]

  • Tree-mendous!

    A group of refugees have met for Saturday lunch for the last four years with Fr Peter Keeling and some parishioners of St Francis, Middlesbrough. On 5th December, they gathered to plant trees in the church grounds for National Tree Week. Promoted by the BBC, this was part of a nationwide effort to set a [...]

  • Passover Meal for Christians

    Holy Cross Church, Cottingham celebrated its first Passover Meal for Christians on the evening of Spy Wednesday. It was attended by 80 parishioners and friends. With readings, prayers and music, we recalled the night when the Angel of Death passed over the houses of the Israelites (marked with the blood of the lamb) and slew [...]

  • Fr Tony and ‘his’ trees

    After Fr Anthony Storey died in May 2007, the Diocesan Justice and Peace Commission agreed to try and raise £1,000 for the Woodland Trust, in order to dedicate an acre of woodland in his memory. Thanks to the generosity of many of his friends, in the Diocese and beyond, we were able to reach this [...]

  • How do you fill a container?

    Members of Holy Cross Church, Cottingham, spent a whole day filling a 40 foot container with furniture and goods donated by Hallgate School, Cottingham, Wyke Sixth Form College, St John’s School, Beverley, St Mary’s College, Hull and others.

    Why? Well, a year ago, in conversation with Mrs Ann Hill, Head of Hallgate Infants School, she said [...]