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.