Cathedral Dean

Very Rev. Monsignor Canon Gerard Robinson V.G. M.B.A., M.Th., M.A.Lit. 

Monsignor Gerard Robinson is a native of Middlesbrough, who left the town to pursue a career in teaching, eventually becoming a lecturer in Business and Management in Cambridge. He studied for the priesthood at the Beda College in Rome and has Masters degrees in Business Administration, Theology and Liturgy. He is Vicar General for the Diocese of Middlesbrough as well as Diocesan Master of Ceremonies, chair of the Bishop’s Council for Liturgy, and currently Dean of Saint Mary’s Cathedral.


Associate Pastor

Rt Rev. Monsignor Canon Gerard Dasey V.G.

Mgr Dasey was appointed as associate pastor commencing January 2015. Mgr Gerry comes with a wealth of pastoral experience and is now a familiar face around the local area.

Assistant Priest

Fr Philip Cunnah
Fr Philip was appointed to serve as assistant priest in September 2015. It is his first appointment within the diocese having been ordained a priest in July 2015. He studied for the priesthood at Saint Cuthbert’s Seminary (Ushaw College) near Durham until it’s closure in 2011 after which he transferred to Saint Mary’s College, Oscott in Birmingham to complete his studies.




Rev Ken Senior

Deacon Ken is the permanent deacon based at Saint Mary’s Cathedral. (pictured on the left)