Middlesbrough Diocese

Dioecesis Medioburgensis

'In Joyful Hope'

expectantes beatam spem

Our Lady of Perpetual Help

Principal Diocesan Patron

Feast Day 27th June

Home of Blessed Nicholas Postgate

‘The Moorland Martyr’

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‘Art of Dying Well’ Website Goes Live

The Art of Dying Well is a new website that offers a helping hand to those grappling with issues around death and dying. Although devised by the Church in England and Wales and based in the Catholic tradition, it is open to all. It features real-life stories about... read more

Bishop Praises Apostleship’s ‘Great Blessing’

The Apostleship of the Sea brings “great blessings, great comfort and great joy to the many who receive the ministry,” Bishop Terry told a gathering of the charity’s supporters. Speaking at the end of Mass to mark the feast of Stella Maris, Our Lady Star of the Sea,... read more

Could You Volunteer For CAFOD?

Could you help CAFOD’s mission in the Diocese of Middlesbrough by becoming an administrative volunteer? These people play a vital role in helping CAFOD work with thousands of communities across England and Wales. They are often based in a centre in their area and work... read more

Lampedusa: Our Act Of Solidarity And Covenant With Refugees

Many of us feel that the plight of millions of refugees coping with war, criminals and indifferent states seems so far removed from our shores. Sadly, a growing number of potent and tragic symbols in Greece, Italy and Turkey on our television screens can make us feel... read more

Pope’s Care of Creation Prayer Day Message

Pope Francis issued a message to celebrate the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation on Thursday 1st September. Click on the link below to download the Holy Father’s message in full. Show Mercy to our Common Home... read more

Bishop Terry

Bishop Terry’s pastoral letters, Voice articles and homilies available in one place


The official Middlesbrough Diocesan Lourdes Pilgrimage website

Schools' Services

News from around our schools and colleges, including OFSTED and Section 48 reports

Adult Formation & Evangelisation

News and events information from around the diocese

Photo Stream

The official Diocese of Middlesbrough Flickr account


Download our monthly diocesan newspaper the Catholic Voice and the annual Year Book

St Mary's Cathedral

The Mother Church for the Diocese of Middlesbrough

Shrine of Our Lady of Mount Grace

The Marian Shrine for the Diocese of Middlesbrough

Words from Pope Francis

I invite you to persevere in prayer, so that Jesus’ wish may be fulfilled: “that they may all be one”.6 hours ago
Proclaiming to all the love and tenderness of Jesus, we become apostles of the joy of the Gospel. And joy is contagious!1 day ago
The Christian heart is always full of joy. Always. Joy received as a gift and kept in order to be shared with everyone.2 days ago
Do not underestimate the value of example, for it is more powerful than a thousand words, a thousand “likes”, retweets or YouTube videos.3 days ago
Jesus entrusted to Peter the keys to open the entrance to the kingdom of heaven, and not to close it.4 days ago
God knows better than we do about what we need. We must have faith, because his ways are different from ours.5 days ago
If evil is contagious, so is goodness. Let us be infected by goodness and let us spread goodness!6 days ago

LORD of the Harvest,

BLESS young people with the gift of courage to respond to your call. Open their hearts to great ideals, to great things. 

INSPIRE all of your disciples to mutual love and giving – 

for vocations blossom in the good soil of faithful people.

INSTILL those in religious life, parish ministries, and families with the confidence and grace to invite others to embrace the bold and noble path of a life consecrated to you.

UNITE us to Jesus through prayer and sacrament, so that we may cooperate with you in building your reign of mercy and truth, of justice and peace. Amen.

                                                – Pope Francis

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