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


Department Info

‘Art of Dying Well’ Website Goes Live

The Art of Dying Well is a new website that offers a helping hand to those grappling with issues around death and dying. Although devised by the Church in England and Wales and based in the Catholic tradition, it is open to all. It features real-life stories about... read more

Bishop Praises Apostleship’s ‘Great Blessing’

The Apostleship of the Sea brings “great blessings, great comfort and great joy to the many who receive the ministry,” Bishop Terry told a gathering of the charity’s supporters. Speaking at the end of Mass to mark the feast of Stella Maris, Our Lady Star of the Sea,... read more

Could You Volunteer For CAFOD?

Could you help CAFOD’s mission in the Diocese of Middlesbrough by becoming an administrative volunteer? These people play a vital role in helping CAFOD work with thousands of communities across England and Wales. They are often based in a centre in their area and work... read more

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

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

The Church does not grow through proselytism, but by attraction.8 hours ago
Jesus gives meaning to my life here on earth and hope for the life to come.1 day ago
Jesus teaches us always to go to the essentials and to take on our own mission with responsibility.2 days ago
Advent is a time to prepare our hearts to receive Christ, our Saviour and hope.3 days ago
We are all called to go out as missionaries and bring the message of God’s love to every person in every area of life.4 days ago
I call on all people of goodwill to take action against human trafficking and new forms of slavery.5 days ago
Today we remember Blessed Charles de Foucauld who said, faith calls us to see Jesus in every human being.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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