Monsignor Bickerstaffe Passes Away In Hull

Monsignor Bickerstaffe Passes Away In Hull

It is with sadness that we announce that Monsignor Tony Bickerstaffe, who served in churches throughout the diocese for many years, sadly died in his sleep in Hull during the night.  He would have celebrated his 95th birthday on September 10. We will have more...
Deacon John Dies After Long Illness

Deacon John Dies After Long Illness

Deacon John Steel, who served in several parishes in our diocese as well as working as diocesan safeguarding coordinator, has died at the age of 73 after a long illness. Born in Easington Colliery, County Durham, on March 14 1943, John had a variety of managerial jobs...
Three Decades Of Service

Three Decades Of Service

A much-loved priest who spent 32 years at St Paulinus in York from its foundation as a parish has died in Ireland at the age of 94. Father Pat Grant was born in Thurles, Co Tipperary, on November 14 1923 and attended St Patrick’s Seminary in his hometown. He was...

Funeral Takes Place For Father Michael

A priest who served for half a century in two parishes in the Diocese of Middlesbrough will be buried in his native Ireland after a funeral service in Hull. Father Michael White died at the age of 82 in Castle Hill Hospital in Cottingham at 5.10am on Friday October...

Tributes Paid To Father Pat

Tributes have been paid to a Hull-born priest who served at the Ministry of Justice in London as the Roman Catholic Church’s senior advisor on prisons. Father Pat Cope, who was 59, passed away at his home in Tyburn Convent just a few weeks after being diagnosed with a...

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