Richard Rolle: The Fellowship of Angels

The latest book to appear on the Repository at St Joseph’s Church in Pickering is something rather special. It is a translation into modern English of some of the work of the mediaeval mystic and writer Richard Rolle, born in the year 1300, in our diocese in...

The Last Dragon

Readers looking for a good read over the summer may like to pick up ‘The Last Dragon’ by Rosemary Brydon, a former editor of the Middlesbrough Catholic Voice. Though not a religious book it is firmly set in our diocese, and all the places are real; you...

The Story of Gilling Castle

Fr Anselm Cramer, the Monastic Archivist at Ampleforth Abbey has written a new book entitled ‘Gilling Castle, The Story of the House and its Families’. The book starts, as it should, with the first family the Ettons who started building Gilling Castle...

Jesus Christ the apple tree

by Anthea Dove I wonder how many readers are aware that the author of ‘Jesus Christ the apple tree’, Anthea Dove, lives in the north of our diocese and is already many times a published author. As soon as I picked up her new book, I knew I would love it....

Sister Wendy on Prayer

A down-to-earth book on prayer has been written by the ‘art nun’ Sr Wendy Beckett. In ‘Sister Wendy on Prayer’, she says people complain they lack time for prayer. But she suggests trying it in a 10 minute silence ‘in the lavatory or the...

‘Follow me!’

Preaching in the Year of Matthew by Bill East Fr Bill East brings a wealth of experience to this book of sermons for every Sunday of cycle A in the lectionary. Ministering as a Catholic priest in the diocese of Middlesbrough since 1996, he had previously served in the...

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