Saint Mary's Cathedral, Mother Church of the Catholic community in the Middlesbrough Diocese
Seat of Terence Patrick Drainey, Bishop of Middlesbrough.
We hope you will be inspired to visit and we look forward to welcoming you.

The Cathedral Church of Saint Mary the Virgin is a Cathedral for the people. It is both a parish community and the mother church for the people of the Middlesbrough Diocese.  As such it attracts people from far and wide, from the immediate areas of Coulby Newham and Hemlington, from Middlesbrough and Teesside, as well as from all across the Diocese and beyond.

Young people play a very important part in the life of the Cathedral – the Cathedral parish has its own Youth Club and the Cathedral also hosts a wide variety of events for young people from across the Middlesbrough Diocese and beyond.

Our Cathedral building is designed for worship and serves the spiritual and social needs of a large parish. The building complex includes the sanctuary, the nave, the Blessed Sacrament chapel, the sacristy, the church hall, the narthex (the entrance porch) and the campanile (bell tower). There is also a repository where devotional aids, rosary beads, cards, etc. can be purchased.

St Mary's Cathedral

Panorama View of the Cathedral

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Service Times

Mass Times

6.30pm (Sat Eve), 10am (Children’s Liturgy during term-time), 5pm


9.15am, 7pm


6.30pm – Monday and Thursday
9.15am – Tuesday, Wednesday & Saturday
7.15am and 12 noon –  Friday



Saturday 9.45am – 10.30am, 5.45pm – 6.15pm

And on request


Saturday 9.45 am – 10.30am

Evening Vespers with Benediction

Each Wednesday of term-time at 6.00pm

Morning Prayer

Tuesday - 9.00 am – Novena to Our Lady

Wednesday - 9.00 am – Morning Prayer

Saturday - 8:50am – Rosary

Prayer Group

Monday 7.15pm

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Contact Us

Telephone: 01642 597750




Postal Address:
Cathedral House
Dalby Way

For a Google map of the location of the Cathedral please click here.

If you would like a Priest to visit you, please telephone us (on 01642 597750).

If you are going into hospital and require a priest please let the nurse know as soon as possible. We have a chaplain who is on call at the James Cook Hospital should you require a priest.

If you are in our parish, if you would like to let us know before you go into Hospital, a priest can come to visit you prior to you going in.

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