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

Apostleship of the Sea Annual Pilgrimage to Holy Island

The Annual Day of Prayer & Pilgrimage to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne is on Saturday 11 June 2016 led by Bishop of Salford, Rt Rev John Arnold. All are welcome to join the day of prayer for seafarers and the Apostleship’s work with seafarers. Parish groups... read more

New Ingelby Barwick Church prepares for Dedication

The Catholic community in Ingleby Barwick are preparing for the official opening of their new church, 22 years after the parish was founded. The Bishop of Middlesbrough, the Right Reverend Terence Patrick Drainey, will dedicate the church to St Thérèse of Lisieux on... read more

Catholics Queue For 24 Hours Of Confession

More than 500 Catholics prepared for Easter by having their confessions heard at Middlesbrough’s St Mary’s Cathedral during a two-day event inspired by Pope Francis. The celebration, entitled 24 Hours For The Lord, was part of the Year of Mercy jubilee. Vicar General... 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.


The Diocesan Youth Mission Team

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

Work is proper to the human person and expresses the dignity of being created in the image of God.15 hours ago
Jesus conquered evil at the root: he is the Door of Salvation, open wide so that each person may find mercy.2 days ago
Before the spiritual and moral abysses of mankind, only God’s infinite mercy can bring us salvation.3 days ago
Christian hope is a gift that God gives us if we come out of ourselves and open our hearts to him.4 days ago
Let us break open our sealed tombs to the Lord – each of us knows what they are – so that he may enter and grant us life.5 days ago
All are called to love and cherish family life, for families are not a problem; they are first and foremost an opportunity.6 days ago
Dear Young People, with the grace of God you can become authentic and courageous Christians, witnesses to love and peace.7 days ago

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