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 Terry shares a message from the Pope

As Bishop for Youth, Bishop Terry Drainey delivered a message from Pope Francis to 8000 young people gathered for the Flame2 youth event at Wembley Arena last weekend: ‘His Holiness Pope Francis presents His special greetings to all those persons who are... read more

Cathedral’s Summer Recital Series

Visitors to Saint Mary’s Cathedral in Middlesbrough can enjoy a series of lunchtime recitals from some of the country’s leading musicians this summer. The Tuesday lunchtime recital series will take place each week starting on May 5 with the visit of renowned trumpeter... read more

Our Lady of Lourdes and World Day of Prayer for the Sick

The Diocesan Lourdes Hospitalite have organised a Mass in Saint Mary’s Cathedral on Wednesday 11 February at 7.00 pm for all Lourdes Pilgrims, past, present and future and for anyone else who would like to join them. Mass will be followed by refreshments in the... read more

Saint Mary's Cathedral

Mother Church for the Diocese of Middlesbrough and Seat of Rt Rev Terence Patrick Drainey, Seventh Bishop of Middlesbrough

Shrine of Our Lady of Mount Grace

The Diocesan Marian Shrine for Middlesbrough Diocese. Nestling on the edge of the North York Moors

Schools' Services

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

Catholic Voice

The monthly Diocesan news publication made available online

Bishop Drainey

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


The Diocesan Youth Mission Team

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








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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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 3 days of celebrating Consecrated Life


Saint Mary's Cathedral, 24th-26th September 2015



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Words from Pope Francis

In the Sacraments we discover the strength to think and to act according to the Gospel.2 days ago
We need to care for the earth so that it may continue, as God willed, to be a source of life for the entire human family.4 days ago
Mary, Mother of Sorrows, help us to understand God’s will in moments of great suffering.1 week ago
The Lord never tires of forgiving us. It is we who get tired of asking for pardon.2 weeks ago
We can bring the Gospel to others only if it has made a deep impact in our lives.2 weeks ago
Lord, give us the gift of tears, the ability to cry for our sins and so receive your forgiveness.2 weeks ago
Lord, help us to live the virtue of generosity, to love without limits.3 weeks ago