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

Bishops Encourage Catholics To Vote

The bishops of England and Wales have distributed a letter to all parishes encouraging Catholics to play an active part in the General Election. While voting for any particular political party is a matter of conscience, the bishops encourage people to use their vote...

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Big Sing For Dementia Awareness Week

People from across Middlesbrough will gather to mark Dementia Awareness Week by enjoying music and sharing experiences together. The Big Sing is hosted by the team from Dementia Friendly Churches, which is supported by several denominations, along with Together...

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Bishop’s Letter for World Day of Prayer for Vocations 2017

Dear Brothers and Sisters, When we are given some good news, it is hard to keep it a secret.  You have just found out that you have got the job you have been seeking for a long time; you have just been unexpectedly promoted; the exam that you thought you had...

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Musicians Entertain For CAFOD

The Intones, featuring Jonny Rees and Dave Hawkins, will entertain at a musical evening in aid of CAFOD’s East Africa Crisis Appeal at St Andrew's Parish Hall in Teesville on Friday May 12 from 7.30pm to late. Tickets are £2 and there will also be a raffle, tombola...

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Oils Blessed At Chrism Mass

Bishop Terry consecrated the holy oils to be used throughout our diocese during the year in the moving Chrism Mass at St Mary’s Cathedral. The ancient ceremony takes place in cathedrals around the world at the beginning of Holy Week. The bishop was joined by priests...

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Tributes Paid To Much-Loved Priest

Tributes have been paid to a much-loved priest whose ministry included service in Middlesbrough, Hull and East Cleveland. Canon Bill Madden (left) died at the age of 81 in Conna Nursing Home in County Cork, Ireland, on Monday April 10. He was born on May 9 1935 in...

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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

With the Ascension of Jesus, we participate in the fullness of life with God. Let us carry this in our hearts in our daily lives.5 hours ago
Let us pray with Catholics in China, entrusting ourselves to Mary, for the grace to endure patiently and overcome challenges with love.1 day ago
讓我們與中國天主教徒一同祈禱,將我們託付於聖母瑪利亞,好使我們有足夠的恩寵藉著耐心和愛去克服一切困難。1 day ago
Dialogue allows us to plan for a future in common. Through dialogue we build peace, taking care of everyone.2 days ago
We are called to live not as one without others, above or against others, but with and for others.3 days ago
Mary teaches us to place our hope in God even when all seems without meaning, even when He seems hidden.4 days ago
Peace must be built on justice, on integral human development, on respect for human rights, on the protection of creation.5 days ago

Days until the Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes








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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