News Archive

Thursday 12 July 2018

Garden Open - Saturday, 14 July


St Wilfrid's Garden will be open again on Saturday, 14 July from 12 noon until 4pm for the summer flowering. Strawberry teas will be included in the price of entry.


Friday 6 July 2018

Fr Oliver's Ordination and First Mass

IMG_3782-2-400x267All the Fathers and Brothers from York went down to Oxford last week for the Ordination and First Mass of Fr Oliver Craddock. Br Adam, Br Henry and Br David have all been living and studying alongside Fr Oliver for the last few years. Fr Oliver will celebrate one of his first Masses in York in the next few months and will impart his First Blessings to us. For more pictures and reporting please see the Oxford Oratory website here and here.

Sunday 1 July 2018

Visiting Choir

We welcomed a visiting choir today at the 12 noon Mass. Sourcework sings directly from manuscripts or facsimile manuscripts. Today they sang the Missa Inclina Domini by  Rogier. Musically it was a stunning performance; more importantly it was a perfect fit with today's liturgy and greatly enhanced our celebration of the Solemnity of the Precious Blood.IMG_3828

Sunday 1 July 2018

Reading the Catechism

In reading the Catechism of the Catholic Church we can perceive the wonderful unity of the mystery of God, his saving will, as well as the central place of Jesus Christ... (John Paul II, Fidei Depositum)51eeZ+UXQtL._SX318_BO1,204,203,200_This new group aims to read the Catechism of the Catholic Church at a relaxed pace within 18 months. Reading the Catechism will help us to live our faith and share it with others.  We will meet once a month for discussion and encouragement. First meeting on Tuesday, 17 July at 7.30pm in the Upper Room at St Wilfrid's.

For more information, please contact Syra Cheeseman.

Sunday 24 June 2018

Solemnity of Saint Peter and Saint Paul

petrus_paulusFriday is the Solemnity of St Peter and St Paul and a Holiday of Obligation. There are Masses at 9.15am at St Joseph's and at 10am, 12.10pm and 6pm (Latin EF) at St Wilfrid's

Monday 11 June 2018

Pilgrim Group from St Alban's

Screen Shot 2018-06-11 at 22.00.25We often welcome groups of pilgrims coming to the Shrine of St Margaret Clitherow or to discover more about our other York saints and pray to them. Last week we were pleased to have a group from an even more ancient and venerable city than York, from the Catholic Parish at St Alban's in Hertfordshire.

Monday 11 June 2018

First Holy Communions

20180610_114734-1Congratulations to the children in St Wilfrid's parish who made their First Holy Communion last Sunday and at St Joseph's last Sunday. (Fr Richard has not had any photos of that!) Thanks to the catechists, especially Sarah Kurdziel and Sue Whitaker and our catechists' assistants Charlotte and Mary.  And, of course, to Angela Stabler who made the cakes that have become a feature of our First Communion parties....20180610_100352

Friday 8 June 2018

Music for June

Please click on the poster to enlarge it.Music June

Friday 1 June 2018

Prayer for York 2018

P1040988_DxO-circleWill you not watch one hour with me? Once again we will be praying in a special way for our city with prolonged Eucharistic Adoration at St Wilfrid's from Friday to Saturday 8/9 June the Feasts of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Postcards giving details of service times are available at the back of St Wilfrid's and St Joseph's.  Please use the sign up sheet at the back of St Wilfrid's to pledge an hour's watching before the Blessed Sacrament. Information also available at

Friday 1 June 2018

Welcome to Seminarians from Oscott College

IMG_3727We were pleased to welcome Fr Andrew Robinson and one of the "House Groups" from Oscott College on a pilgrimage to St Margaret Clitherow and Catholic York. They celebrated Mass in the church.IMG_3724IMG_3726