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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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

Could You Volunteer For CAFOD?

Could you help CAFOD’s mission in the Diocese of Middlesbrough by becoming an administrative volunteer? These people play a vital role in helping CAFOD work with thousands of communities across England and Wales. They are often based in a centre in their area and work... read more

Lampedusa: Our Act Of Solidarity And Covenant With Refugees

Many of us feel that the plight of millions of refugees coping with war, criminals and indifferent states seems so far removed from our shores. Sadly, a growing number of potent and tragic symbols in Greece, Italy and Turkey on our television screens can make us feel... read more

Pope’s Care of Creation Prayer Day Message

Pope Francis issued a message to celebrate the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation on Thursday September 1. Click on the link below to download the Holy Father’s message in full. Show Mercy to our Common Home... read more

Lampedusa Cross arrives at Saint Mary’s

A Lampedusa Cross, hand-carved from the driftwood of capsized refugee boats is being displayed in Saint Mary’s Cathedral in Middlesbrough in an act of solidarity with the plight of refugees. The cross will be presented to Monsignor Gerard Robinson VG at a Mass at... read more

Connecting to the Saints

Father Mario Conte spoke to us about the practice of venerating the relics of saints and the worldwide devotion to Saint Anthony during his recent visit to Middlesbrough’s Saint Mary’s Cathedral… I always explain it in a very simple way – a relic is... 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

Today there is an urgent need for politics and economics to be centered on the service of life.29 mins ago
We are disciples, but also missionaries, bringing Christ wherever he asks us to be present.2 days ago
“Do not be afraid! Open wide the doors for Christ!” – Saint John Paul II, 22 October 1978 https://t.co/WBG5K22Zdi3 days ago
The sick, the poor, as well as the unborn, are all made in the image of God and worthy of the highest respect.4 days ago
Let us try always to be united with Jesus, following him especially on the way of the cross.5 days ago
Holiness is to live by being loving and offering our Christian witness in our everyday lives.6 days ago
Lord, come to our aid! Grant us peace, guide our steps in the way of peace. Mary, our Mother, pray for us.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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