Middlesbrough Diocese

Dioecesis Medioburgensis

'In Joyful Hope'

expectantes beatam spem

Our Lady of Perpetual Help

Principal Diocesan Patron

Feast Day 27th June

Home of Blessed Nicholas Postgate

‘The Moorland Martyr’

Sunday Mass Times


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Lampedusa: Our Act Of Solidarity And Covenant With Refugees

Many of us feel that the plight of millions of refugees coping with war, criminals and indifferent states seems so far removed from our shores. Sadly, a growing number of potent and tragic symbols in Greece, Italy and Turkey on our television screens can make us feel... read more

Pope’s Care of Creation Prayer Day Message

Pope Francis issued a message to celebrate the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation on Thursday September 1. Click on the link below to download the Holy Father’s message in full. Show Mercy to our Common Home... read more

Lampedusa Cross arrives at Saint Mary’s

A Lampedusa Cross, hand-carved from the driftwood of capsized refugee boats is being displayed in Saint Mary’s Cathedral in Middlesbrough in an act of solidarity with the plight of refugees. The cross will be presented to Monsignor Gerard Robinson VG at a Mass at... read more

Connecting to the Saints

Father Mario Conte spoke to us about the practice of venerating the relics of saints and the worldwide devotion to Saint Anthony during his recent visit to Middlesbrough’s Saint Mary’s Cathedral… I always explain it in a very simple way – a relic is... read more

Asylum seekers can step into our shoes!

Young asylum seekers arriving from war-torn Syria and other troubled parts of the world will be helped to blend into in their new surroundings thanks to kind-hearted Teesside churchgoers. More than 70 pairs of trainers were donated, as well as £300 in cash, after an... read more

Bishop Drainey

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


The Official Middlesbrough Diocesan Lourdes Pilgrimage Site

Schools' Services

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

Adult Formation & Evangelisation

News and events information from around the Diocese.

Diocesan Photo Stream

The Official Diocesan Flickr Account

Catholic Voice

The monthly Diocesan news publication made available online

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.

Words from Pope Francis

In the brother we help we recognize the face of God which no one sees anymore.2 hours ago
The world needs concrete signs of solidarity, especially before the temptation of indifference.1 day ago
Let us walk together taking care of each other and of Creation, our common home.2 days ago
God never tires of offering His forgiveness each time we ask for it.3 days ago
The more we let ourselves be enveloped by the love of God, the more our lives are renewed.4 days ago
Dialogue is born when I am capable of recognizing others as a gift of God and accept they have something to tell me.5 days ago
Every encounter with the other is a seed which can grow into a flourishing tree, where many will find rest and nourishment.6 days ago

LORD of the Harvest,

BLESS young people with the gift of courage to respond to your call.
Open their hearts to great ideals, to great things. 

INSPIRE all of your disciples to mutual love and giving – 

for vocations blossom in the
good soil of faithful people.

INSTILL those in religious life, parish
ministries, and families with the confidence
and grace to invite others to embrace
the bold and noble path of a life
consecrated to you.

UNITE us to Jesus through prayer and sacrament,
so that we may cooperate
with you in building your reign of mercy
and truth, of justice and peace. Amen.

                                                – Pope Francis

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