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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For Those In Peril On The Sea

If you were asked to name occupations that were most essential to daily life, your list might include doctors, police and fire officers, farmers and other food producers. But would you ever think of including seafarers? Most of us probably never give a thought to the...

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Funeral For Long-Serving Hull Priest

The funeral of a priest who served the Catholic population of Hull for half a century will take place in the city on Friday June 23. Canon Michael Davern died on Saturday June 10 at the age of 93. Born in Elton, County Limerick, on March 31 1924, he attended St...

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Fatima Statue Visit Draws Near

There will be opportunities for both individual and group visits when the National Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima and relics of St Jacinta and St Francisco come to our diocese. The visit will begin on Saturday September 9 at St Charles Borromeo in Hull,...

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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

Saint 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 encourage all of you to live the joy of your mission by witnessing to the Gospel wherever you are called to live and work.10 hours ago
Christians are called to work concretely in the realities of this world, illuminating them with the light that comes from God.1 day ago
Thank you for following @Pontifex which turns five years old today. May social media always be spaces that are rich in humanity!2 days ago
We ask for the grace to make our faith more and more operative through acts of charity.3 days ago
Political activity must truly be conducted at the service of the human person, with respect for creation and for the common good.4 days ago
We must fight corruption with determination. It is an evil based on the worship of money and it offends human dignity.5 days ago
May the Virgin Mary always be our refuge, our consolation, and the way that leads to Christ.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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