ST MARY’S catholic CATHEDRAL, Middlesbrough

Seat of Bishop Terence Patrick Drainey, under the leadership of Mgr Gerard Robinson. Also serving the Churches of St Clare of Assisi, St Francis of Assisi and the Shrine of Our Lady of Mount Grace, Osmotherley.

Prayer for Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2021.

God our Father,

you reveal to us your love through Christ

and through our brothers and sisters.

Open our hearts so that we can welcome each other with our differences and live in forgiveness.

Grant us to live united in one body,

so that the gift that is each person comes to light.

May all of us together be a reflection of the living Christ.



Despite England going into Tier 5, PUBLIC MASSES ARE STILL PERMITTED TO GO AHEAD AS USUAL. HOWEVER, Masses at St Clare's & The Lady Chapel are suspended until further notice.

We are also bringing back a live-stream Rosary throughout the National Lockdown period every Wednesday and Friday at 3pm. Do join us on our YouTube channel.

Masses are currently being Live-Streamed at 10AM every day from the cathedral on our youtube channel.

booking is not required for weekday masses.

st francis is OPEN FOR sunday mass.

click here to book your places

RE: Open letter to all Parishioners


Dear Parishioners,

On Monday 4th January, the government announced a new national lockdown due to increasing numbers of positive tests for coronavirus and a new strain of the virus that could be 70% more contagious than the previous strain.

I am delighted that church closures have not been included in this shutdown and we still have the possibility of gathering for mass and receiving Jesus in Holy Communion. This would seem to recognise the importance of faith during this difficult experience.

We must recognise, however, that opening our church building is dependent upon our covid-safe protocols, including sanitisation, wearing masks and social distancing, and the willingness of volunteer stewards to organise them. We have now returned to 2 metre distancing which does reduce the numbers able to attend Mass.

To date, our diligence in this respect has given everyone great confidence in attending all our Churches, and we want to maintain this.

However, at St Clare’s I am afraid we will postpone public worship for the time being. I apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause.

The Sunday obligation is still suspended and you may see the live streamed Mass every day from the Cathedral at 10am.

With prayers,

Mgr. Gerard Robinson.

Parish Priest.

The diocesan Health & Safety Directors have officially approved the measures in place to make the Cathedral COVID compliant. Read our Risk Assessment HERE

A separate risk assessment for the choir is available HERE