Welcome to St Mary’s Cathedral


IMPORTANT Coronavirus Information IMPORTANT

Because of Coronavirus, the Church will completely closed. Everyday, Masses will be live streamed on Facebook at the Diocese page, which can be reached by clicking here, at 10am. The rosary will be live-streamed on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 3pm. Additionally, a Holy Hour will be live-streamed on Fridays from 5pm to 6pm, the same time as the Bishop’s Holy Hour.


Feast Days – NB: These are closed Masses, Priest only in attendance

Saturday, 30th May: PENTECOST SUNDAY

Sunday, 31st May: PENTECOST SUNDAY

Monday, 1st June: Our Lady, Mother of the Church

Tuesday, 2nd June: SS Marcellinus & Peter

Wednesday, 3rd June: St Charles Lwanga & Companions

Thursday, 4th June: Our Lord Jesus Christ, Eternal High Priest

Friday, 5th June: St Boniface

Saturday, 6th June: Ordinary Time


Who are we?

We are Catholics who have in common, belief in Jesus, who came into our world to reveal His Father’s love for each one of us and show us the way to live.
We gather together to pray and proclaim our Faith. Mass is at the centre of our community life.
With God’s help, we strive to build a community that is supportive, inclusive and welcoming to all.


There are two Primary Schools providing primary education for the Cathedral parish.

St Gerard’s, Hemlington Tel: 01642 591820
St. Augustine’s, Coulby Newham Tel: 01642 599001

For Secondary and College level, Catholic Education.

Trinity Catholic College Tel: 01642 298100

Related Sites

The Middlesbrough Diocese

The Lady Chapel

St Francis

How can I get involved?

You are very welcome to all our services and activities, but most of all to Sunday mass. This is the most important day for us when we come together as a family in God. It is a chance to give thanks for the week that has been and find strength for the week ahead.

At the l0 am Mass on Sunday our Children’s Liturgy Group leads activities for children during part of our Mass and we have coffee in our Hall afterwards.
If you have been away from the Church for any reason, we would like to extend the hand of friendship to you and offer any assistance we can.

Other opportunities

We have a prayer evening on a Monday at  7.15pm for one hour with exposition and  Benediction.
As a Parish, we endeavour to reach out to those in need locally and throughout the world. Our justice and Peace Group is very active in coordinating this work.
There are also opportunities to be involved with Hospitality, Fund Raising, Welcoming, Reading, Choir, Altar Servers, Flowers and Cleaning.

Helpful Information


The Sacrament of baptism is Celebrated regularly at the cathedral. There is a short course of 3 evenings over 3 weeks for parents before the celebration. Begin by making yourself known to the priests and completing a baptism form, which can be obtained in the cathedral shop.

Holy Communion

We run a first Holy Communion program in partnership with our schools, beginning in Primary School year 3, with the celebration in year 4. Attendance of a Catholic school is not a requisite requirement.

Becoming Catholic

For those wanting to know more about the Catholic faith or becoming Catholic themselves, there is a Journey in Faith group each year organised by our priest.


To arrange a marriage, contact parish secretary, Judy Coates, on 01642 597750, on Tuesdays and Fridays between 9am and midday.

General Enquiries

For enquiries regarding baptisms and weddings, or to make an appointment with a priest, or to book a room at the Cathedral, or for general enquiries about parish, please contact the parish secretary, Judy Coates, on 01642 597750, on Tuesdays and Fridays between 9am and midday.