Middlesbrough Diocese

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'In Joyful Hope'

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Home of Blessed Nicholas Postgate

‘The Moorland Martyr’

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Bishop speaks out

The Catholic Social Action Network have sent a letter to the press on this Feast of Saint Joseph the Worker signed by it’s Chair, Bishop Terence Drainey. It reads:   “SIR – today marks the feast day of Saint Joseph the Worker, the day when we celebrate the... read more

New Church for Ingelby Barwick

After holding services in a school and other venues for 20 years, the parish of Saint Thérèse of Lisieux in Ingleby Barwick is to get its own church at last. The distinctive design includes a large number of windows, creating a bright area for worship. There will also... read more

Big Year for Lourdes Pilgrimage

The organisers of next month’s Middlesbrough Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes are expecting one of their busiest ever weeks at the French shrine after a big surge in bookings. Each year since 1953, hundreds of people from the Diocese have visited the site where the... read more

Bishop Drainey

Bishop Terry’s pastoral letters, voice articles and homilies available in one place

Adult Formation & Evangelisation

News and events information from around the Diocese.

Schools' Services

News from around the Diocesan schools and colleges including OFSTED and Section 48 reports


The Diocesan Youth Mission Team

Catholic Voice

The monthly Diocesan news publication made available online

Photos of Diocesan Events

The Official Diocesan Flickr camera roll.

Saint Mary's Cathedral

Mother Church for the Diocese of Middlesbrough.

Shrine of Our Lady of Mount Grace

The Diocesan Marian Shrine for Middlesbrough Diocese.

Pope Francis declared that a Year of Consecrated Life be celebrated throughout the world in 2015.



Later this year the Religious of the Diocese will come together


Join them for 2 days of celebrating Consecrated Life


Saint Mary's Cathedral, 24th-25th September 2015


Flower Festival


Celebration Mass


Don Bosco Celebration

The people of the Diocese of Middlesbrough are being urged to respond to the call of Pope Francis to help the Church embark on ‘a new chapter of evangelisation’.

The Catholic Bishops of England and Wales have launched the Proclaim’15 initiative, which is designed to equip every parish with the support and resources they need to spread the Good News of the Gospel throughout their families and communities.

The ‘Proclaim’15, Building Missionary Parishes’ plan has five key strands, including a major national conference in Birmingham on Saturday July 11, the first of its kind in a generation. That night it is hoped parishes will unite to create a network of prayer vigils to ask God for the success of the mission to spread his word.

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Proclaim ’15 involves…


Parish small group sessions – three evangelisation-themed sessions are now available to download.


A network of prayer vigils – parishes are invited to host a simultaneous, nationwide evening of prayer on July 11.


National Catholic Evangelisation Conference on July 11.


Local events – templates will be provided online to enable dioceses, deaneries and parishes to have their own Proclaim ’15 gatherings this autumn.


New Evangelisation resources developed out of the National Conference will be made available to parishes in autumn 2015.

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Proclaim’15 Prayer

Loving Father,
You so loved the world that you sent us your only Son,
that we might believe in him and have eternal life.
May we encounter Jesus Christ anew this day and live the Good News with joy.
Through the power of your Holy Spirit,
help us to “go out to the whole world and proclaim” our faith with confidence.
Give us the courage to witness to the Joy of the Gospel by our words and actions.
Help our parishes to become more welcoming and missionary,
so that you may be known and loved by all people.
We make this prayer through Our Lord Jesus Christ Your Son,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God for ever and ever, Amen.

Our Lady, Star of the New Evangelisation, pray for us.
Saint Thérèse of Lisieux, pray for us.
Blessed John Henry Newman, pray for us.
Blessed Nicholas Postgate, pray for us.

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Will you be going on the Diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes this year?

Please keep preparations for the pilgrimage in your prayers.

Our Lady of Lourdes

‘Would you do me the kindness of coming here?’

The words addressed to Bernadette are also an invitation to us.

‘Drink at the spring and wash there’

A place of healing and consolation.

‘Tell the people to come here in procession’

From all parts of the world we go, seeking to come closer to God.

Days until the Lourdes Pilgrimage 2015










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Words from Pope Francis

Christians are witnesses not to a theory, but to a Person: Christ risen and alive, the one Saviour of all.2 days ago
We can observe the Fourth Commandment by loving visits to our aging grandparents.4 days ago
Let us invoke the Holy Spirit each day: He guides us along the path of discipleship in Christ.6 days ago
Lord, send forth your Holy Spirit to bring consolation and strength to persecuted Christians. #free2pray1 week ago
There are times when God is silent, a silence which cannot be understood unless we gaze upon Christ crucified.1 week ago
God is always waiting for us, he always understands us, he always forgives us.2 weeks ago
It is better to have a Church that is wounded but out in the streets than a Church that is sick because it is closed in on itself.2 weeks ago