Middlesbrough Diocese

Dioecesis Medioburgensis

'In Joyful Hope'

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Home of Blessed Nicholas Postgate

‘The Moorland Martyr’

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Bishop welcomes Laudato Sii encyclical

Bishop of Middlesbrough Terence Patrick Drainey today welcomed the Papal Encyclical on the environment by inviting people to share responsibility for the world around us. Speaking as Pope Francis’ long awaited document was made public, Bishop Terry said we can all... read more

New Opera’s Middlesbrough Premiere

  This Saturday (June 20th) at 7pm, a spectacular new opera, especially written to commemorate the 800th anniversary of King John’s sealing of Magna Carta at Runnymede, will be performed at Sain t Mary’s Cathedral, Middlesbrough. In an historic and exciting... read more

Father Frankie Tops Variety Bill

A former comedian who became a priest is helping to raise funds for the Diocese of Middlesbrough Lourdes Fund. Father Frankie Mulgrew, son of top Irish comic Jimmy Cricket, studied theology at Ushaw College and Durham University before being ordained a priest in... 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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Words from Pope Francis

How wonderful it is to proclaim to everyone the love of God which saves us and gives meaning to our lives!1 day ago
The Church is a mother with an open heart, ready to help all people, especially those who try the hardest4 days ago
In Confession, Jesus welcomes us with all our sinfulness, to give us a new heart, capable of loving as he loves.6 days ago
God’s love is free. He asks for nothing in return; all he wants is for his love to be accepted.1 week ago
Lord, seize us with your power and light, help us to protect all life, to prepare for a better future. #LaudatoSi2 weeks ago
Let us sing as we go. May our struggles and our concern for this planet never take away the joy of our hope.2 weeks ago
An integral ecology includes taking time to reflect on our lifestyle and our ideals. #LaudatoSi2 weeks ago