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


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Papal Medal For Dedicated Mary

A Thornaby parishioner has been given a prestigious papal award for her dedicated community work. Mary Frankland was presented with the Benemerenti Medal, which is awarded for long and exceptional work in the Catholic church. The retired teacher was given a standing... read more

Diocese Prepares To Welcome Fatima Statue

Nearly 100 years ago, from May to October 1917, Our Lady appeared to three young shepherd children, Jacinta and Francisco Marto, and Lucia dos Santos, at Fatima in Portugal. This year, the World Apostolate of Fatima (WAF) in England and Wales will be promoting the... read more

‘Art of Dying Well’ Website Goes Live

The Art of Dying Well is a new website that offers a helping hand to those grappling with issues around death and dying. Although devised by the Church in England and Wales and based in the Catholic tradition, it is open to all. It features real-life stories about... read more

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

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

St 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

“Be not afraid, for I am with you”. Let us communicate hope and trust in our time!23 hours ago
The unity of love is realised when we announce together the wonders God has done for us.2 days ago
With St Dominic “we go forward with joy, thinking of our Saviour”. #OP8003 days ago
Christian unity is not the fruit of our human efforts but a gift that comes from above.4 days ago
We invoke Christian unity because we invoke Christ. We want to live unity: we want to follow Christ and to live in His love.5 days ago
From the intimacy of our faith in Jesus Christ comes our need to be united in Him.6 days ago
Peace is an “active virtue”, one that calls for the engagement and cooperation of each individual and society as a whole.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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