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’

Sunday Mass Times


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News of Royal School of Church Music Events

Dr Craig Cartwright, Area Chair of the RSCM reports: Come and Sing Choral Vespers, Middlesbrough Cathedral, February 4 2017 Our first event of 2017 will see us back in the atmospheric surroundings of Middlesbrough Cathedral for a service of Choral Vespers. The... read more

Papal Medal For Dedicated Mary

A Thornaby parishioner has been given a prestigious papal award for her dedicated community work. Mary Frankland was presented with the Benemerenti Medal, which is awarded for long and exceptional work in the Catholic church. The retired teacher was given a standing... read more

Diocese Prepares To Welcome Fatima Statue

Nearly 100 years ago, from May to October 1917, Our Lady appeared to three young shepherd children, Jacinta and Francisco Marto, and Lucia dos Santos, at Fatima in Portugal. This year, the World Apostolate of Fatima (WAF) in England and Wales will be promoting the... read more

‘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 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

The word of God is alive and powerful, capable of bringing about the conversion of hearts.9 hours ago
Let us remember our Christian brothers and sisters who are suffering persecution for their faith. May we be united with them.1 day ago
Fasting is fruitful when accompanied by concrete expressions of love towards our neigbors, especially those in difficulty.1 day ago
May the certainty of faith be the engine of our lives.2 days ago
Even if we may be men and women of little faith, the Lord saves us. We must always have hope in the Lord!3 days ago
It is vital that we sow the seeds of goodness in order to cultivate justice, foster accord, and sustain integration, without growing weary.4 days ago
May St Joseph, Spouse of Mary and Patron of the Universal Church, bless you and watch over you. And best wishes to fathers!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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