Memorial Mass For Father Colman Ryan

Memorial Mass For Father Colman Ryan

Bishop Terry will be the main celebrant at a Memorial Requiem Mass for Father Colman Ryan, who died on November 12 last year. Father Colman, who was 77, served in parishes in Whitby, Middlesbrough, Hull, Scarborough and Thirsk. He had been in ill health for several...
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...

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