PRAY & PLAY: ADORATION AND FUN ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN On 13 October, the children at Pray and Play heard the story of Noah and his ark. They thanked Jesus for their safe places, like Noah did with his safe ark. They made some arks and rainbow buns! 
Next session 10am to 11.30am on Saturday 10 November 2018 for children aged 0-7 years – must be accompanied by an adult. New members welcome.

Anne & James Seegoolam completed their 500 mile Pilgrimage/sponsored walk to St James’ Shrine at Santiago Cathedral in 39 days. Funds raised will go to St Peter’s Restoration & Conservation Fund

CONGRATULATIONS to Winnifred King on her 102nd birthday, and who still attends Mass regularly at St Edward’s Church.

PRAY & PLAY resumed on Saturday 8 September, birthday of Our Lady with a birthday party for Our Lady.

QUEEN STREET CONVENT GIRLS REUNION on Saturday 15 September held at St Augustine’s School was a fantastic evening attended by over 120 people.

WALKING PILGRIMAGE on the Camino de Compostela Spain: Parishioners Ann Seegoolam and husband, James, have completed approximately half of their journey of  the 800 kilometre 40 day trek along the Camino Francés from St Jean Pied de Port in the French Pyrenees to St James’ shrine in the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostella in NW Spain. Their journey is part pilgrimage, and part sponsored walk to raise funds for St Peter’s Church Restoration Fund. Sponsor forms are available at our churches.

VISIT TO TEESIDE DOCKS Following Deacon Peter Barrigan’s visit to our parishes, a group of parishioners visited Teeside docks on Monday 10 September, to find out more about the work of the Apostleship of the Sea to aid seafarers in need. They were welcomed on board the Bore Song Freight Ferry. This ship offered workers much better conditions that most that the AoS deal with. Many seafarers work long contracts and are treated poorly, and many are ill equipped for the very cold weather conditions they encounter. Scarborough parishes will be supporting the work of the AoS on an ongoing basis. Boxes for donations are at back of churches. Items urgently needed are as follows:
• men’s clothing (especially sizes 28 to 32).
• T-shirts especially needed.
• men’s underwear & warm socks (new only)
• warm hats & scarves (especially snoods)
• Shorts & flip-flops (some areas of the ship are hot)
• confectionery/snack items (long date)

• small devotional items, eg. Rosaries, medals, crucifixes, picture prayer cards, religious wall images and small nativity scenes

FAREWELL PARTY for Aaron Gilson (altar server at St Edward’s) was on Saturday 1 September. Aaron has left for college in Oregon. We wish him well in his future studies. Photos of the leaving party are available courtesy of Aiden Clarke, parishioner and local award winning Scarborough portrait photographer  These can be accessed by clicking the following link to Aiden’s website: and scrolling to the bottom of the homepage, clicking on ‘client login’ and entering the code:  aaron-1-19-18
We thank Aiden for his generosity.

The photographs are available to download for free from the online shop within the gallery and in return you are encouraged to make a donation to the church if you are able to do so. Alternatively a range of goods are available from within the online shop with all proceeds going to the church. 

NOTE: The images can never be offered for sale or altered without the permission of Aiden Clarke.

AMPLEFORTH SUMMERTIME Some of our young people enjoyed a week of fun and prayer at Ampleforth Abbey last July 2018

PILGRIMAGE/SPONSORED WALK TO SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA Ann Seegoolam embarks upon her walking pilgrimage along the Camino de Santiago in not so Spanish weather. She is walking the Camino Francés, the longest of the pilgrim routes which begins in the French Pyrenees and ends at the shrine of St James in the Cathedral of Satiago de Compostela in NW Spain. The trek will take her and her husband around 40 days to complete. In doing this, Ann hopes to raise funds for the renovation and restoration work at St Peter’s Church.

PARISH BBQ on Friday 24 August in St Peter’s Rectory garden. A bright and sunny evening with beautiful views of the castle, South Bay and as far as Filey Brigg. It was a most enjoyable evening, with quiz and raffle, but the highlight of the evening was a grand tour of the Rectory and Crypt led by Fr Gubbins… interesting to learn that part of the old Scarborough town  wall underlies the back wall of St Peter’s crypt. Proceeds from the evening go towards St Peter’s Restoration Fund. 

PILGRIMS FROM GERMANY A group of young adults led by Maria Braun, visited our parish on Wednesday 25 July as part of their pilgrimage along the Cleveland Way to The Old Hall, Othmotherly, former Franciscan Friary and Franciscan place of pilgrimage. Their intended leader, Brother Johannes Küpper OFM from the Franciscan friary of Hülfensberg in Germany was sadly unable to make it due to a last minute family crisis. Their aim was to walk in the footsteps of St Francis: without money, but only with trust in God. Photos taken at Mount Grace Priory and at the Youth Hostel owned by one of our parishioners.


ST PETER’S SCHOOL LEAVERS Mass of Thanksgiving and Going Forth. 31 pupils of St Peters school Year 6. Wednesday 18 July 2018 at St Joseph’s Church.

CELEBRATION OF ANOINTING on Sunday 22 July 2018 for parents who are wanting their children baptised. The children were anointed by Fr Gubbins. They also came for a Celebration of Welcome on 8 July, when the children and families were formally introduced to the parish – their church family

PARISH SUMMER FAYRE on Sunday 15 July 2018. A glorious sunny day.

PARISH DINNER 49 attended the parish dinner & singalong at South Cliff Golf Club on Friday 6 July 2018, in celebration of 160 years of St Peter’s Church (1858-2018)… a most enjoyable evening.

BLESSED NICHOLAS POSTGATE RALLY AND MASS Parishioners from Scarborough joined others from across the diocese for outdoor Mass on this gloriously sunny day at Ugthorpe on 1 July 2018

WALK FOR VOCATIONS on 1 July 2018. Blessed with a glorious sunny day, parishioners from Scarborough joined others from across the diocese to walk from Egton Bridge to Ugthorpe in time for the Blessed Nicholas Postgate Rally and Mass.

PARENT & TODDLER GROUP Beautiful weather and great fun at the last session of the summer term – enjoyed by parents and toddlers alike. 

PRAY & PLAY GROUP photos from the summer term sessions at St Edward’s Hall. Fun activities in a Faith environment with Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament for young children.

UCM ANNUAL VISIT TO MADONNA HOUSE on Tuesday 19 June 2018, with Mass, short talk and shared supper.

CORPUS CHRISTI PROCESSION Sunday 17 June 2018 from outside St Mary’s Church, Castle Road, to St Peter’s Church.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION MASS 32 children received their First Holy Communion at St Peter’s Church, on Sunday 10 June 2018. It was a beautiful occasion and a packed out church.


LOURDES DIOCESAN YOUTH PILGRIMAGE 2018 During the May half term holiday, fourteen pupils and five staff shared a coach with a party from All Saints’ School, York to join the 65th Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes in the South of France. Around 200 pupils from our Diocesan Catholic Secondary schools came together with the Hospitalité Team from Middlesbrough and assisted the Supported Pilgrims during their week-long stay in Lourdes. It was a great week! The group worked very hard, shared many special moments together and returned tired but happy. Click HERE to read some comments from our young people.

ROSARY GROUP FAMILY DAY at Madonna House Saturday 9 June from Scarborough parishes.

DIAMOND WEDDING CONGRATULATIONS to Cyril and Sheila Swales 8 June 2918. Renewal of vows and cutting of cake afterwards in St Peter’s Parish Centre.

CONFIRMATION MASS at St Peter’s 7pm on 10 May (Feast of the Ascension) celebrated by our Bishop, Terence Patrick Drainey. A light buffet celebration was held afterwards in St Mary’s Hall (there may be a few more photos to follow soon)

PRAY & PLAY (ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT): This is a new parish group for children aged 0-7 in St Edwards Hall on Saturday mornings during the Summer term. Next session 7 July.

CONFIRMATION RETREAT to the Thick Carmelite Priory near York on 5 May 2018.  It was a wonderful and spiritually fruitful day, with faith activities, prayer, time and space for silence. The topic of focus was the Gifts that we have received from God. A talk was given by the Carmelite nuns on their order, their contemplative charism and their day-to-day life. As an ice-breaker the nuns initiated a jamming session, which saw a performance by two of the nuns on the electric guitar and saxophone, with accompaniment by the group on percussion instruments… followed by impromptu performances by some of our youngsters – a great display of some of the gifts of our young people. A day that will remain in all our minds for a long time. 

ROSARY ON THE COAST 29 APRIL 2018: BY THE LIFEBOAT STATION IN SCARBOROUGH on the North Yorkshire coast was attended by 124 people, including pilgrims from Leeds, Doncaster, Huddersfield, Ampleforth, and York, with their York Oratory priest Fr Richard Duffield. From Scarborough, Parish priest, Canon Eddie Gubbins and Fr Albert Schembri and many parishioners from the three Scarborough Parishes attended, and visiting priest Fr John Cullen from the Columban Missionaries. Around 30 attended St Peter’s Church, where the same prayers were said by those unable to get to the beach. We prayed in co-ordination with the whole nation for Peace, Renewal of Faith, and for Life to be respected from conception until natural death. There were over 340 locations around the coast (and some inland) from the Orkneys right down to the Chanel Islands, praying for our nation, and for Europe and the rest of the world. A blustery day and the encroaching tide didn’t dampen such a glorious Grace-filled day. At the end, Canon Gubbins symbolically buried a miraculous meddle in the sand. (Photos supplied by Simon Crouch from York, H Davey and E White from Scarborough)

ROSARY ON THE COAST 29 April 2018: Around 30 parishioners from St Mary’s Church, Filey and St George’s Church, Eastfield gathered at Filey Bandstand just down from St Mary’s, after Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Benediction in church.

CONFIRMATION SPONSORED WALK 28 April 2018. The walk began at St Peter’s Church and they walked along the sea front – both bays – and back to St Peter’s Church. Proceeds shared 50:50 between CAFOD (our Catholic overseas Aid Agency) and the Medaille Trust (charity working to prevent human trafficking). CAFOD has publicised our Share the Journey Walk as part of the Pope Francis’ campaign to walk in solidarity with refugees and migrants. See their post at:

BAPTISM of Faris Eli Tuliao Maddara on 28 April 2018 at St Peter’s Church

BAPTISM of Joseph, Oliver and Joshua Miller at St Peter’s Church on 22 April 2018

EASTER DISPLAYS at the churches of St Peter, St Joseph & St Edward the Confessor

EASTER VIGIL 2018 at St Joseph’s 
EASTER VIGIL 2018 at St Peter’s
WALK OF WITNESS  on Good Friday 2018 (a little belated) – ecumenical act of Witness in Scarborough of Christ’s Passion, Death & Resurrection – acted out in a drama, beginning in Alma Square and processing through town up to the Castle, where there was a short service and prayers.
PALM SUNDAY 2018 the colourful Polish Mass
BAPTISM GROUP Celebration of Anointing at St Peter’s Church on 11 March.
LATE SNOW this year at St Peter’s Church 
ST PATRICK’S NIGHT & HOOLEY Friday 16 March 2018. beginning with Mass at St Peter’s, when shamrock was dished out afterwards, and followed by a Hooley at St Mary’s Hall, music  by Tony Forde Band.
FEAST OUR LADY OF LOURDES  Sunday 11 February 2018: The Legion of Mary and the children led a Lourdes Procession around the inside of St Peter’s Church at the end the 11.30am Mass. Also held on this day is the World Day of Prayer for the Sick and the Sacrament of Anointing was distributed at all Masses this weekend.
BENE MERENTI MEDAL (meaning well merited): This Papal award was presented to Mr Hugh Davey this Sunday 11 February 2018 at the 11.30am Mass at St Peter’s. This is in recognition of his loyalty as an altar server for over 70 years, his service/involvement in the church & his courageous defence of The Unborn. Congrats and well merited Hugh, and not forgetting Josie his loving and devoted wife of 52 years and family, who also received a flower bouquet.