Category Archives: Bishop Terence

  • Support the Church in Belarus

    Holy Mass celebrated by The Most Reverend Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz, Metropolitan Archbishop of Minsk-Mohile and The Right Reverend Terence P Drainey, Bishop of Middlesbrough followed by a talk outlining the situation of the Church in Belarus
    Saturday 8th February 2014 at 12 (noon) at English Martyrs Church, Dalton Avenue York YO23 1JG
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  • Archbishop named a Cardinal by the Holy Father

    His Holiness Pope Francis, announced that the Most Reverend Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster, Archbishop Nichols will be made a Cardinal at the next consistory on 22 February 2014. The announcement came during Pope Francis’ Angelus in St Peters Square this morning, 12 January, in which he created 15 more elector cardinals and three non-elector [...]

  • Feast of the Holy Family

    Dear Sisters and Brothers,
    Wives, give way to your husbands, as you should in the Lord.  Husbands love your wives, and treat them with gentleness.  Children, be obedient to your parents always, because that is what will please the Lord.  Parents never drive your children to resentment or you will make them feel frustrated.
    Nice thoughts aren’t [...]

  • Advent 2013

    Dear Brothers and Sisters,
    This year we begin Advent in good company.  Throughout this season, and indeed the whole of this liturgical year we will be guided and fed by St Matthew’s Gospel.  Matthew presents us with Jesus who is the great teacher.  As the Patriarchs of old taught the meaning and the implications of the [...]

  • Congratulations Hull ‘City of Culture’

    On hearing of the award of ‘City of Culture’ to Hull the Bishop of Middlesbrough said “The Roman Catholic Diocese of Middlesbrough is especially proud of this award, because Hull forms an important and integral part of the Catholic Life of our region.  When one part of the family is recognised all the members bath [...]

  • Election of Pope Francis

    Bishop Terence Drainey who is currently in Rome, has expressed, on behalf of
    the faithful of the Diocese of Middlesbrough, great joy and delight at the
    election of Pope Francis and pledges the love and prayers of the Catholic
    community of Teesside, North Yorkshire, East Yorkshire and Humberside as the
    new Holy Father assumes the responsibilities of the Successor [...]


    The Bishop of Middlesbrough, the Right Reverend Terence Patrick Drainey, expressed his surprise on learning of the announcement of the resignation of Pope Benedict but commented that the action was an example of the Pope putting the welfare of the Church before all other considerations. Bishop Drainey said: Pope Benedict XVI will be remembered, among [...]

  • Colombian visit to Middlesbrough

    4th-6th June 2011
    Mgr Héctor Fabio Henao, Mélida Esther Guevara and Jesus Alberto Castilla Salazar, accompanied by Francis McDonagh, CAFOD’s Andes Programme Manager, visited Middlesbrough over the 4th–6th June to share their experiences of life in Colombia, where an internal conflict has been raging for the past 50 years.

    Four million people have been driven from their [...]