Bishop welcomes Laudato Sii encyclical

Bishop of Middlesbrough Terence Patrick Drainey today welcomed the Papal Encyclical on the environment by inviting people to share responsibility for the world around us. Speaking as Pope Francis’ long awaited document was made public, Bishop Terry said we can all...

New Opera’s Middlesbrough Premiere

  This Saturday (June 20th) at 7pm, a spectacular new opera, especially written to commemorate the 800th anniversary of King John’s sealing of Magna Carta at Runnymede, will be performed at Sain t Mary’s Cathedral, Middlesbrough. In an historic and exciting...

Father Frankie Tops Variety Bill

A former comedian who became a priest is helping to raise funds for the Diocese of Middlesbrough Lourdes Fund. Father Frankie Mulgrew, son of top Irish comic Jimmy Cricket, studied theology at Ushaw College and Durham University before being ordained a priest in...

Rievaulx Abbey Altar Rededicated

On 4th June 2015, the traditional feast of Corpus Christi, a special service took place to re-dedicate the high altar in the ruins of Rievaulx Abbey in the North York Moors National Park. A number of Carmelites were among the ecumenical worshippers taking part. An...

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...