St Margaret Clitherow (Haxby, York, UK)Feast day – 30 August

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The Parish of St Margaret Clitherow was formed in 1977 – the church building was erected in 1985 when Canon John Mortell was the Parish Priest (please see below). Our current Parish Priest is Fr Kevin Trehy.  The Parish now numbers about 370 families. Mass is celebrated at 9am on Sundays, with the Vigil Mass at 6pm on Saturdays. For further details of Services, and our many activities, please see our weekly newsletter on the right/below (StMC – Newsletter . . .)

August 2020:  Father Paul Dowling, who served as assistant to Fr Kevin, has moved (mid-August) to Blessed Nicholas Postgate, Redcar, as assistant priest alongside Canon Derek Turnham. We are so grateful for the help that Fr Paul has given both parishes for the past 12 months during Fr Kevin’s illness. Let us wish him health and joy in his new parish.  (Redcar: On 1 January 2015, a new parish of Blessed Nicholas Postgate was formed through the union of the parishes of the Sacred Heart and St Augustine.)

 Links:  [The links below open in a new tab]
# Read more about our church:                                  [1) Welcome/Tour     2) History]
# More about St Margaret Clitherow – Wikipedia:    [StMC – the Saint – About]

# St Margaret Clitherow – ‘The Pearl of York’:           [Leaflet]

# StMC shrine in The Shambles, York:                        [House & Shrine]
# Middlesbrough Diocese Page for the Parish:         [Diocesan Parish Page]

# StMC church building – history & architecture:     [Catholic Churches of England & Wales]

Canon John Mortell:     (Born 1925   Ordained 17/06/1954   Died 21/08/2005)

Canon John MortellLinks:  [Use the ‘Back’ button to return after each link]

# Link:  Obituary                 – the Middlesbrough Voice (Oct 2005)

# Link:  York Press Article – the “Canon John Mortell Stained Glass Window” (22 Jan 2011)

# Link:  Prayer Card (in memoriam)