Welcome to St Mary’s Cathedral

Advent and Christmas Liturgies/events

Click for details of the following Masses, services, and events during Advent and into the Christmas season:

Christmas Carols by Candlelight (Cathedral Choir) – 16th December

Christmas Mass Times

Mass Times This Week

Saturday, 15th December (Vigil): 3rd Sunday of Advent – 4.00 pm (Shrine), 6.30 pm

Sunday, 16th December: 3rd Sunday of Advent – 10.00 am, 5.00 pm

Monday, 17th December: 3rd Week of Advent – 6.30pm

Tuesday, 18th December: 3rd Week of Advent – 9.15am

Wednesday, 19th December: 3rd Week of Advent [MASS AT ST CLARE’S] – 9.15 am

Thursday, 20th December: 3rd Week of Advent – 6.30pm 

Friday, 21st December: 3rd Week of Advent – 12 Noon

Saturday, 22nd December: 3rd Week of Advent – 9.15am

Who are we?

We are Catholics who have it 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

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.