Canon Thomas Nugent R.I.P.

The death has occurred in Ireland of Canon Thomas Nugent. As a young priest, Fr Nugent served in our Diocese at St Mary’s, Grangetown and St Peter’s, Scarborough 1954-1956. He then returned to his native Diocese of Waterford and Lismore. He died in Lismore...

Father Sean O’Donnell R.I.P.

Fr Sean O’Donnell died in Ireland in the evening of Wednesday 9th February after suffering an illness that began soon after he retired in the autumn of 2010. The Bishop of Middlesbrough, The Rt Rev Terence Patrick Drainey, travelled to Ireland for the reception...

Sr Catherine Purvis RIP

Sr Catherine died peacefully on 29th October 2010 at Ladywell Convent, Godalming, Surrey. Sr Catherine (known to her many friends in the Diocese as Tess) was born and brought up in Thornaby and attended St Patrick’s Primary School and Newlands Convent,...

Sr Mary Austin Thompson RSM

Sr Mary Austin Thompson died peacefully at the age of 81, in the Convent of Mercy, Eastgate, Hornsea, on 27th August 2010, the day before the feast of her patron, St Augustine. Her body was received into Sacred Heart Church, Hornsea, on Sunday 12th September by Fr...