Bishop speaks out

The Catholic Social Action Network have sent a letter to the press on this Feast of Saint Joseph the Worker signed by it’s Chair, Bishop Terence Drainey. It reads:   “SIR – today marks the feast day of Saint Joseph the Worker, the day when we celebrate the...

New Church for Ingelby Barwick

After holding services in a school and other venues for 20 years, the parish of Saint Thérèse of Lisieux in Ingleby Barwick is to get its own church at last. The distinctive design includes a large number of windows, creating a bright area for worship. There will also...

Big Year for Lourdes Pilgrimage

The organisers of next month’s Middlesbrough Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes are expecting one of their busiest ever weeks at the French shrine after a big surge in bookings. Each year since 1953, hundreds of people from the Diocese have visited the site where the...