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...

Priest who ministered to prisoners and the sick

A priest who ministered to prisoners and the sick while serving five parishes in the Diocese of Middlesbrough will be flown home to his native Ireland for burial after a funeral Mass in Whitby. Father Joe Brennan died at 6am on Saturday March 7 in the Whitby Court...

The Tablet celebrates 175 years of publication

The Tablet, one of the UK’s oldest publications will be celebrating 175 years of uninterrupted publication in May 2015 with a programme of lectures, concerts, liturgies and debates to reflect nearly two-centuries of cutting edge coverage. Acclaimed novelists David...

Tributes paid to Canon Gerry

Tributes have been paid to Canon Gerald Cox, who has died at the age of 80 after serving parishes throughout the Diocese of Middlesbrough across five decades. Canon Gerry was born in Hull on July 11 1934, the son of Albert and Catherine and brother of Peter and John....