Funeral Takes Place For Monsignor Ray

Funeral Takes Place For Monsignor Ray

The funeral of Monsignor Ray Charlton, who played a major role in running the Diocese of Middlesbrough for more than 25 years, will take place in Stokesley this week. The oldest priest in the diocese, Monsignor Ray died peacefully at James Cook University Hospital on...
Tributes Paid To Father Bill

Tributes Paid To Father Bill

Tributes have been paid to the former long-serving parish priest of St Joseph’s in Pickering Father Bill East, who died on Wednesday July 1 after a long illness.  Father Bill, who was 72, spent 11 years at St Luke’s Parish Church in Pallion, Sunderland, from 1983...
May’s Clergy Anniversaries

May’s Clergy Anniversaries

We pray for the following priests of our diocese whose anniversaries are during May… 1          1994               Rev John Eaves-Tinsley                                        Middlesbrough 1          2007               Rev Anthony J F Storey                   ...
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...

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