Middlesbrough Diocese

Dioecesis Medioburgensis

'In Joyful Hope'

expectantes beatam spem

Under the Patronage of

Our Lady of Perpetual Help

Feast Day 27th June

Home of Blessed Nicholas Postgate

‘The Moorland Martyr’

Sunday Mass Times


Department Info

Day for Life – 26 July 2015

The day in the Church’s year dedicated to celebrating the dignity of life and praying for the protection of human life.   This year we look at how to cherish life while we can and accept death when it comes. www.dayforlife.org There will be a mandatory second... read more

Assisted Suicide Bill. Act now.

On Friday 11 September the House of Commons will debate and vote on a Bill to legalise assisted suicide.  This will put the most vulnerable people in our society at risk.  Please contact your MP, urging them to attend the debate and vote against the Bill. Archbishop... read more

A new safeguarding e-learning programme

The Catholic Church in England and Wales is possibly the first Church in the UK, or indeed the world, to offer safeguarding e-learning to every parishioner free of charge. Do you work with children, young people or adults who may be vulnerable? Are you a parent who... 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

Lord, help us always to be more generous and closer to poor families.6 hours ago
A Christian who is too attached to riches has lost his way.3 days ago
Reading the Gospel each day helps us to overcome our selfishness and to follow Jesus our Teacher with dedication.1 week ago
When we experience the merciful love of the Father, we are more able to share this joy with our neighbour.1 week ago
Mary’s life shows that God accomplishes great deeds through those who are the most humble.2 weeks ago
Mary is full of grace. She is a sure refuge for us in times of temptation.2 weeks ago
The encounter with Christ can completely change our life.2 weeks ago