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  • Songs of Praise from Ampleforth Abbey

    On Sunday 17 August at 5.30 pm the singing and music of Ampleforth will be celebrated among a wider congregation than usual when a special Songs of Praise episode will air on BBC 1.
    Presenters David Grant and Sally Magnusson will be exploring the peaceful surroundings of the Abbey and learn about the Benedictine traditions of [...]

  • Diocesan Assumption Pilgrimage 2014

    This Sunday coming
    is the annual diocesan Assumption Pilgrimage at the Shrine of Our Lady of Mount Grace, nr Osmotherley. Events start at 2.30pm with the Rosary. Holy Mass commences at 3pm with Bishop Drainey as main celebrant.
    Lifts are available up the hill for those who can’t manage the walk. There are refreshments available afterwards.

  • ‘Workplace Chaplaincy: Meeting the Challenges of Change’

    An Invitation from Tees Valley Ministry
    A Lunchtime Workshop on Tuesday 16 September 2014, 12 noon – 2pm. It will take a fresh look at Workplace Chaplaincy and how it can benefit business, faith communities and all people in workplaces.
    The event will take place between 12 noon and 2pm at the Baptist Tabernacle in Stockton.  An invitation [...]

  • Iraq Prayer Appeal

    As the Chairman of International Affairs at the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, I invite you to join with many people from across Iraq in praying for an end to the violent persecution that threatens to extinguish the ancient Iraqi Christian community.
    Church leaders in Iraq have selected Wednesday 6 August – the Feast of the [...]

  • Brian Dowd RIP

    The 2nd August is the anniversary of Brian Dowd’s death the original web master and designer of this site. We pray for him and his family.
    Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon him, may he rest in peace. Amen.

  • Home Mission Sunday – 21st September 2014 


    Supporting outreach to non churchgoing (lapsed) Catholics
    This year’s theme: Evangelisation ‘in the heart of the family’
    Many children and young people will never see their parents receive the sacraments. Every Catholic who goes to Mass knows someone who currently is distant from the family of the faith – the parish community. On 21 September 2014 the [...]

  • Postgate Walk and Rally

    The annual Postgate Walk and Postgate Rally will be taking place on Sunday 13th of July. Details below.
    Join Fr William Massie and our diocesan seminarians
    Walk from Egton Bridge to Ugthorpe (approx 5 miles)
    Register at Saint Hedda’s, Egton Bridge from 10.15 am
    Walk starts at 10.45 am
    Terrain is not suitable for buggies of wheelchairs.
    Saint Anne’s Ugthorpe (Outdoors, weather [...]

  • Ushaw Lecture Series – ‘Vatican II, Women’s Religious Life and Generational Differences’

    The above Lecture will take place on Wednesday, 18th June 2014 and will be given by Dr Carmen Mangion (Birkbeck, University of London) at Ushaw College.
    All lectures in the series are free but you must register for your free ticket with Susan Royal at Should you be concerned about public transport links from Durham City [...]

  • Middlesbrough Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2014

    The Diocesan annual pilgrimage to Lourdes is soon to take place. Whether travelling to France or staying at home let us keep each other in prayer during this month particularly dedicated to Our Blessed Mother.
    Live broadcasts from Lourdes can be found here:
    Photo credit: Giorgio Minguzzi

  • Canonisation of Blessed Pope’s John XXIII and John Paul II

    The Canonisation of Blessed Pope’s John XXIII and John Paul II will be screened live at cineworld in Middlesbrough. Bring your 3D glasses!

    For those looking for some spiritual sustenance see the following link: