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

For Those In Peril On The Sea

If you were asked to name occupations that were most essential to daily life, your list might include doctors, police and fire officers, farmers and other food producers. But would you ever think of including seafarers? Most of us probably never give a thought to the...

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Funeral For Long-Serving Hull Priest

The funeral of a priest who served the Catholic population of Hull for half a century will take place in the city on Friday June 23. Canon Michael Davern died on Saturday June 10 at the age of 93. Born in Elton, County Limerick, on March 31 1924, he attended St...

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Fatima Statue Visit Draws Near

There will be opportunities for both individual and group visits when the National Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima and relics of St Jacinta and St Francisco come to our diocese. The visit will begin on Saturday September 9 at St Charles Borromeo in Hull,...

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Bishop Terry

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


The official Middlesbrough Diocesan Lourdes Pilgrimage website

Schools' Services

News from around our schools and colleges, including OFSTED and Section 48 reports

Adult Formation & Evangelisation

News and events information from around the diocese

Photo Stream

The official Diocese of Middlesbrough Flickr account


Download our monthly diocesan newspaper the Catholic Voice and the annual Year Book

Saint Mary's Cathedral

The Mother Church for the Diocese of Middlesbrough

Shrine of Our Lady of Mount Grace

The Marian Shrine for the Diocese of Middlesbrough

Words from Pope Francis

When we need help, let us turn to the Father who always looks on us with love and never abandons us.2 days ago
We must overcome all forms of racism, of intolerance and of the instrumentalization of the human person.1 week ago
Let us be led by the Virgin Mary on the path that leads to the holy mountain that is Christ, where God and man meet.1 week ago
Europe has a unique patrimony of ideals and spiritual values, one that deserves to be proposed again with passion and renewed vigour.2 weeks ago
I entrust sailors, fishermen, and all those in difficulty on the seas faraway from home, to the motherly protection of Mary, Star of the Sea2 weeks ago
Migrants are our brothers and sisters in search of a better life, far away from poverty, hunger, and war.2 weeks ago
How beautiful it is to see when young people are “street preachers”, joyfully bringing Jesus to every street and every corner of the earth!3 weeks 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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