ST PETER’S SCHOOL Year 6 Leavers Mass of Thanksgiving held at St Joseph’s on Thursday 22 July 2021
90TH BIRTHDAY PARTY of St Edward’s parishioners, Pat Ogden, on 20 July 2021 at St Edwards Hall
MASS OF THANKSGIVING on Monday 19 July for all children who received their First Holy Communion on 10 and 17 July with a party afterwards at St Peter’s School, with entertainment from Magic Mike.
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION 2021 Children from our parishes received their First Holy Communion at St Peter’s on 10 July and at St Joseph’s on 17 July
FR ANDREW SMITH O.PRAEM (RIP) 7 SEPTEMBER 1943 – 2 JULY 2021 Please pray for the repose of the soul of Fr Andrew Smith O.Praem RIP, former parish priest of St George’s, Eastfield, and St Mary’s, Filey. Fr Andrew’s body was received into St Mary’s Church, Filey at 5pm on Thursday 15 July. His Requiem Mass was held at St George’s Church, Eastfield on Friday 16 July. He was buried at All Saints, Muston, Cemetery
BAPTISM CONGRATULATIONS to Almas Hasan, baptised at St Peter’s Church on 27 June 2021
OUR NEW DEACON Paul Griffin serves at St Joseph’s Sunday morning Mass following his Ordination to the Permanent Diaconate on Sunday 4 July
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ORDINATION TO THE PERMANENT DIACONATE of Paul Griffin at St Joseph’s Church on Saturday 3 July. Mass was celebrated by Auxiliary Bishop of Liverpool, Tom Williams, and concelebrated by Bishop Drainey, Canon Edmond Gubbins, Cannon Alan Sheridan, Fr Phil Cunagh, Fr William Massie and Fr Pat Keogh, with Deacon David Cross also present.
BAPTISM CONGRATS to Jidenna Michael and Kaeto Daniel Oguike, baptised at St Peter’s Church on 11 July 2021.
BAPTISM CONGRATS to Oluwatoni Munachi (Zoe) and Oluwadabira Chizara (Kiara) Abegunde, baptised 12 June  2021 at St Peter’s Church. Oluwatoni means God has done more than enough, and Chizara means God has heard me.
MAY PROCESSION & CROWNING OF MAY QUEEN at our weekend Masses on 29/30 May:
At the 5.30pm St Peter’s Vigil Mass
At the 9.30am St Joseph’s Sunday Mass
At the 11.30am St Peter’s Sunday Mass
MIDDLESBROUGH DIOCESES LOURDES PILGRIMS celebrated Mass at St Peter’s Church, this Wednesday 2 June, and enjoyed a sunny walk along the front with Fr Gubbins.
EASTER 2021 in our churches of St Peter, St Joseph’s, & St Edward the Confessor
EMERALD WEDDING ANNIVERSARY Congratulations to Hugh and Josie Davey, who celebrated 55 years of marriage by renewing their vows on Sunday 14 February 2021 at St Peter’s Church
CHRISTMAS IN OUR PARISHES: Crib and tree at St Peter’s and St Joseph’s, and St Augustine’s School, including Gabriel who came to the Manger at St Peter’s (with kind permission from mum and Dad, Anna & Paulo)
WEDDING MASS of Mark Simon Johnson (David and Kim’s son) and Anna Casey. Married at St Peter’s Church, Saturday 12 December 2020 (Christmas Wedding)
50TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY Trish and Tommy Kinsella celebrate 50 years of marriage, with some family and their bubble from Rainbow Centre – renewal of their vows at St Peter’s Church on Saturday 21 November 2020.

ALL SOULS DAY Each person at Mass on All Souls Day at St Peter’s lit a candle for the Holy Souls.

WELCOME to Paul Willetts who was received into full communion with the Catholic Church on Sunday 1 November at St Peter’s.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION Children received their First Holy Communion in October this year, much later than expected, due to lockdown. There were 3 groups on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th at St Peter’s Church and on Sunday 25th at St Joseph’s.

CONGRATULATIONS to Tom Mills, who was welcomed into full communion with the Catholic Church on Sunday 18 October 2020 at St Peter’s Church.

BAPTISM CONGRATULATIONS to Daisy and Jack Lamb, baptised at St Peter’s Church on 6 September 2020

1st – Lucy Wilkinson – The brighter side of the pandemic
2nd – Bob Stankiste – Crescent Moon across the roof-tops
3rd – Claire Davidson – The boy who chalked the rainbow
4th – Juliette Ellis – A sunrise,God’s way of saying “let’s start again”
Click HERE to see the complete gallery of submissions

GETTING OUR CHURCHES READY FOR REOPENING: St Peter’s Church got a deep clean on Saturday 13 June, and throughout the week safety measures were put in place.

GOLDEN WEDDING CONGRATULATION Angela and Bernard Wilkins Golden Wedding anniversary: renewal of their vows at the Marian Shrine at St Peter’s on Tuesday 9 June. They were married at Ampleforth Abbey on 9 June 1970 by Fr Noel Davies who in now ministering in Texas.

VE DAY 75 Observing the 2 minutes silence at 11am on Friday 8 May 2020

ST PETER’S ALTAR this Easter 2020, on Divine Mercy Sunday, for May, Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament on the Feast of Corpus Christi, and finally on the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

HOLY WEEK DISPLAY COMPETITION winners, judged by Fr Gubbins: 
1st – Sarah Barron’s children
2nd – Claire Davidson’s son, Findlay
3rd – Tom Usher, gathering the material for the display
4th – Liz White (adult section)

See below for a gallery of images submitted (for reasons of confidentiality we cannot include names, as some were submitted privately).

 CELEBRATION OF WELCOME of the Baptism Preparation Group at St Peter’s Church on Sunday 15 March

BENE MERENTI was presented to Kevin O’Connor at Mass on Sunday 15 March, in the presence of his family. Congratulations to Kevin.

PRAY & PLAY MARCH The children at Pray and Play had Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and heard the parable of the sower. They learned how they need food, water love and Jesus to grow. They decorated and filled bird feeders, planted sunflower seeds and made earthy cupcakes.

CONFERRAL OF ORDER OF LECTOR This Sunday 8 March we welcomed Bishop Terry Drainey to the 11.30am Mass at St Peter’s where he conferred the Order of Lector on Mr Paul Griffin. This marks a step on his journey to becoming a Permanent Married Deacon.

BISHOP’S VISIT on Wednesday 4 March at St
Augustine’s School. Bishop
Drainey gave an introduction to
praying with Scripture, and led us in
communal prayer. It was spiritually a very nourishing evening.



BLESSING OF ICONS at St Joseph’s Church in December



CHRISTMAS PLAY & PLAY on Saturday 14 December. The children heard the Nativity story. They made crowns for baby king Jesus, made and decorated Christmas biscuits, played with tea tree oil infused play doh, made Nativity sticker scenes and even had tattoos! The morning was finished off with a feast of Domino pizza.

LEGION OF MARY CHRISTMAS PARTY Saturday 14 December in St Peter’s Parish Centre – carol singing, gift giving, a wonderful spread and a turn by Fr Gubbins all made this a wonderful day.

BAPTISM Daniel Usher was welcomed as our newest Baptised member of the parish at St Peter’s 11.30am Mass on 24 November 2019.

MASS OF REMEMBRANCE Candles were lit for the the deceased of our parishes over the last year, at the 11.30am Mass at St Peter’s on Sunday 24 November – Feast of Christ the King

CELEBRATION OF ANOINTING for families preparing for the baptism of their children and babies, at the 11.30am Mass at St Peter’s on 17 November.

REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY after 11.30am Mass on Sunday 10 November 2019 we gathered at the war memorial in St Peter’s car park where Christine Stankiste laid a poppy wreath in memory of her father, soldier George, and for all who have died in war.

ALL SAINTS DAY FANCY DRESS Children across the Scarborough parishes were invited to dress as their favourite saint to weekend Masses on 2/3 November, as a way of recovering the Christian side of Halloween – to celebrate Christ’s victory over Satan and his dark forces, and be a light in the darkness of this world. Unfortunately only children at St Joseph’s came in costume, although children at all churches were given a gift as they (and we) are all saints in the making.

ALL SOULS DAY Morning Mass on Saturday 2 November was followed by a blessing of the Garden of Remembrance on the Tollergate (rear) side of St Peter’s Church, and parishioners each planted a couple of daffodil bulbs.

ST AUGUSTINE’S ANNUAL YEAR 7 CONCERT All the pupils in the year performed together as 115 strong choir. They sang popular songs and a selection of songs from the sound of music. A number of pupils also performed solo instrumental pieces. 

LEAVING MASS AND GATHERING for Fr Albert Schembri on Friday 27 September at St Joseph’s Church and St Peter’s School hall. Fr Albert is well loved and will be missed by our Scarborough parishioners. We wish him well in his new role as assistant priest at the Cathedral Parish in Middlesbrough.

BAPTISM CONGRATULATIONS On Sunday 15 September 2019 we welcomed Harvey, Finley and Archie Correia of Garibaldi Street, baptised at St Peter’s Church during the 11.30am Mass.

VISIT TO TEESIDE DOCKS Following Deacon Peter Barrigan’s visit to our parishes, a group of parishioners visited Teeside docks on Monday 10 September 2018, 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 2018. 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.