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’

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Papal Medal For Dedicated Mary

A Thornaby parishioner has been given a prestigious papal award for her dedicated community work. Mary Frankland was presented with the Benemerenti Medal, which is awarded for long and exceptional work in the Catholic church. The retired teacher was given a standing... read more

Diocese Prepares To Welcome Fatima Statue

Nearly 100 years ago, from May to October 1917, Our Lady appeared to three young shepherd children, Jacinta and Francisco Marto, and Lucia dos Santos, at Fatima in Portugal. This year, the World Apostolate of Fatima (WAF) in England and Wales will be promoting the... read more

‘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

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 unity of love is realised when we announce together the wonders God has done for us.21 hours ago
With St Dominic “we go forward with joy, thinking of our Saviour”. #OP8002 days ago
Christian unity is not the fruit of our human efforts but a gift that comes from above.3 days ago
We invoke Christian unity because we invoke Christ. We want to live unity: we want to follow Christ and to live in His love.4 days ago
From the intimacy of our faith in Jesus Christ comes our need to be united in Him.5 days ago
Peace is an “active virtue”, one that calls for the engagement and cooperation of each individual and society as a whole.6 days ago
There can never be true peace as long as a single human being is violated in his or her personal identity.7 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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