Diocese of Middlesbrough
Serving North & East Yorkshire
Year of Saint Joseph
8th December 2020 – 8th December 2021
Foster Father of the Son of God
Spouse of the Mother of God
Head of the Holy Family
Although some of our churches are not currently open for the public celebration of Mass, many of our parishes live stream their Masses online. You can find a compilation of these parishes by clicking this link:
We have been greatly blessed in this part of the world in so many ways. From the beautiful geography of the region, to the saints and martyrs who have given great witness. The great abbeys and religious foundations of history to our present day communities which in so many different ways give glory to God by their actions, approach and attitude to life. We have only to look around us to see something of the ‘thumbprint of God’ in our diocese.
On the go
We have all seen the rich explosion of opportunities for online praying and growing in the knowledge of our faith over the last few months. Here are a few links to some of the amazing resources that are available to anybody who has access to the internet.
Word on Fire
Bishop Robert Barron’s ‘Word on Fire’ online platform is constantly expanding its offerings.
Saint Augustine Institute
The Saint Augustine Institute provides study courses as well as a whole range of online materials for growing and deepening of our understanding of the faith.
The Eternal Word Television Network. Many resources from ETWN.
Daily Mass Readings
The scripture passages of today’s Mass provided here on the diocesan site. A prayer to make a spiritual communion is also included for handy access.
Saint Anthony Communications
Some great content made available to watch for free covering a wide range of topics.
Cathechism of the Catholic Church
The whole of the Catechism of the Catholic Church is available on the Vatican website.
Explore the latest news from around the diocese and beyond
Bishop Terry has offered the following words on the death of HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh… Our thoughts...
Our Lady of Perpetual Help
Patron of the Diocese of Middlesbrough
In this diocese we are blessed to be under the patronage of our heavenly mother as ‘Our Lady of Perpetual Help’. This icon shows her Divine Son in her arms and it is a constant reminder to us that we too are held secure in her arms even in times of trial. We ask her prayers for the whole world and in a particular way for our own diocese.
'It was through the “fiat” the “yes” of the Virgin Mary that the Incarnation took place. Mary is very much our model.....Through her faith, she disposed herself to allow the Word of God to become flesh in her.'
Bishop Terry Drainey – Bishop of Middlesbrough
'Our Lady [of Perpetual Succour] heard my prayer and vouchsafed me a miraculous cure of......which has.....caused me much trouble and suffering, and has been a sad drawback to me in my work. The cure was instantaneous and complete.'
Bishop Richard Lacy – 1st Bishop of Middlesbrough
‘It is my prayer.....that devotion to Our Lady of Perpetual Help, in this church and elsewhere, may continue.....showing to many the limitless mercy of God for us all, His little ones, and made manifest in Jesus Christ our Lord.’
Cardinal Vincent Nichols – Archbishop of Westminster
‘Make her known to the whole world!'
Pope Pius IX
Do you think you are called to the priesthood?
Our most recent ordination to the priesthood was that of Fr Peter Taylor from Ingelby Barwick. It was a day of great joy to see his witness, that of his family and friends as well as the whole diocese.
If you wish to find out more about pursuing a potential vocation to the priesthood or religious life, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our vocations director Canon Alan Sheridan:
Diocesan Curial Offices
|50a The Avenue, Linthorpe, Middlesbrough TS5 6QT, UK|
50a The Avenue, Linthorpe, Middlesbrough, TS5 6QT
Saint Mary's Cathedral
|Cathedral House, Dalby Way, Coulby Newham, Middlesbrough TS8 0TW, UK|
Dalby Way, Coulby Newham, Middlesbrough.