Bishop Terry’s June 2019 Voice Column

Although it is June already, I am casting back in my mind to the Chrism Mass held on the Tuesday of Holy Week, April 16. It was a wonderful celebration and gathering of the Church of the Diocese of Middlesbrough. Just about all parishes and institutions of the diocese...

Bishop Terry’s May 2019 Voice Column

Usually, May is a month full of celebrations – First Holy Communions, Confirmations, and it’s the beginning of the “Wedding Season”. On May 11, Francis Sutcliffe will be ordained to the priesthood. Most of Francis’ adult life has been spent in ministering in the...

Bishop Terry’s April 2019 Voice Column

They say that mud sticks and life experience tells us that this is absolutely true. It is the same with shame; it clings and actually seems to eat into the very marrow of our being, eating away at our self-esteem until we are, in some cases, completely floored. What I...

Bishop Terry’s March 2019 Voice Column

What did the Pope say at World Youth Day in Panama? At the end of January I went with a group of young people from the diocese to World Youth Day in Panama. It was a truly wonderful experience. Over a period of four days the Holy Father spoke to us all – young and...

Bishop Terry’s February 2019 Voice Column

I had the great privilege, as chair of Caritas Social Action Network, an agency of the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, to present and launch a report entitled Abide With Me, in the Churchill Room in the House of Commons on November 20 last year. Among many...

Bishop Terry’s January 2019 Voice Column

Happy New Year, and perhaps more importantly, happy Epiphany! The celebration of Christmas and Epiphany only came about in the Fourth Century. Until then the need to celebrate the Incarnation, the Coming in Flesh of the Son of God, had not really entered people’s...