MAY PROCESSION 2019 and crowning of Our Lady at St Peter’s Church

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER (formerly Womens’ World Day of Prayer) Friday 1 March at St Peter’s Church. Each year’s theme is put together by a different group of people. This year it was written by women of Slovenia, who told the story of the political and economic upheavals in Slovenia from the time it was a socialist-communist state to the present day. At the heart of the service was prayer for justice, freedom and peace, an open invitation to come to God’s table – “Come, Everything is Ready”.

BAPTISM CONGRATULATIONS to Lucas Wilkins, baptised during the 11.30am Mass at St Peter’s on Sunday 24 February.

FIRST WEDDING OF THE YEAR Congratulations to Hayley Clarkson and Lewis Garnett of North Street, Scalby, married at St Peter’s Church on Saturday 9 February.

BAPTISM CONGRATULATIONS to Elliott Joseph Haire of Green Lane, baptised at St Joseph’s Church on Saturday 16 February 2019.

GUILD OF ST STEPHEN Enrolment of Altar Servers Liam Doody and Neil Mapranathukaran at St Peter’s 5pm Mass on Sunday 20 January.

PHOTOS OF A MOMENT IN TIME IN 2018 at each of our churches. St Peter’s marks the 160th anniversary of the Church. Two photos at each Mass in the order: St Peter’s 11.30am Mass, St Peter’s 5pm Mass, St Joseph’s 10am Mass, St Edward’s Saturday Vigil Mass, and finally, the Sunday Polish Mass at St Peter’s.

FIRST COMMUNION WELCOME MASS All the children who are preparing to receive their First Confession and First Holy Communion in 2019 were welcomed at St Peter’s 11.30 Mass on 27 January 2019

RENEWAL OF BAPTISM PROMISES On  Sunday 13 January at St Peter’s 11.30am Mass we welcomed back the families of all children who had been baptised in 2018.

CONGRATULATIONS to Chris and Sue Stubbings on receiving the papal Bene merenti (well merited) award on Sunday 20 January 2019.

CONGRATULATIONS to baby Henrietta May Blurton who was baptised at St Peter’s Church on Sunday 6 January 2019

PARENTS AND TODDLERS GROUP Christmas gathering at St Joseph’s

PRAY & PLAY GROUP MEETING with Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament on 1 December 2018 when the theme was the Baptism of Jesus

CHRISTMAS NATIVITIES 2018 in our churches, inc. St Peter’s School at St Joseph’s, and St Peter’s Church 5pm Mass



REQUIEM MASS OF GEORGE WILSON We bid a sad farewell to soldier George on Friday 14 December 2018.

THE VISIT OF BISHOP DRAINEY to our Parishes on 25 November 2018. He celebrated Mass at St Peter’s 11.30am Mass and when we welcomed the families who were preparing for the Baptism of their children in a special celebration.

ROSARY UNDER THE CROSS at St Peter’s Church on Sunday 7 October 2018


FIRST HOLY COMMUNION PROCESSION from the 1920s or early 1930s (photo kindly supplied by Jaqui Hick)


VISIT TO APOSTLESHIP OF THE SEA AT TEESPORT DOCKS Monday 10 September 2018: Following the recent appeal in our parishes, a group from Scarborough visited Deacon Peter Barrigan to see the work of the Apostleship of the Sea and to have a look on board a cargo ship.

ADOREMUS NATIONAL EUCHARISTIC CONGRESS ran over 3 days from 7 to 9 September 2018. A Eucharistic congress is a gathering of clergy, religious, and laity to bear witness to the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist. The first 2 days of talks and workshops were attended by Fr Albert and a small number of parishioners. The event was headlined by Saturday’s keynote speaker, auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, TV & media evangelist and founder of Word on Fire Catholic Ministries, Bishop Robert Barron. On the 3rd day two Pilgrim Masses were held at the Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King, the 1st celebrated by Archbishop of Liverpool, Malcolm McMahon, and the 2nd by Archbishop of Westminster, Cardinal Vincent Nichols. This was followed by a Eucharistic Procession around the streets of Liverpool and back to the Cathedral. The Pilgrim Masses and procession were attended by around 10,000 people, including a coach-load of Scarborough, Eastfield and Filey pilgrims.

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.