About Us

St Mary's Cathedral Parish 

In addition to serving as the Mother Church of the Diocese, the Cathedral is also a parish Church.

It serves all Helmington and Coulby Newham, sharing parish boundaries with St Clare of Assisi Parish in Brookfield,  St Thérèse of Lisieux Parish in Ingleby Barwick, St Bernadette's Parish in Nunthorpe and St Joseph's Parish in Stokesley

What We Do

We strive to live the Gospel, preach the Good News and bear witness to the Living presence of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, in the Sacramental life of the Church and in every person we meet. We are faithful to the teaching and tradition of the Roman Catholic Church.

The Faith and Sacramental Life of the Parish

The Liturgy

Our regular pattern of worship centres around the daily celebration of the Eucharist (Mass).

Sung Evening Prayer with Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament takes place weekly.

The Rosary is recited, and there is time and space for private prayer.

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The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

We aim to help adults explore their faith journey towards baptism and full communion with the Catholic Church.

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Sacramental Programmes

Infant Baptism / Reconciliation

Communion / Confirmation / Marriage

We help people prepare to receive sacraments. Our preparation courses explain the significance of each sacrament, helping people grow in understanding of significant moments in their lives of faith.

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Children's Liturgy

10:00am Sunday Mass | Term Time

We help children play an active part in the liturgy of the Mass with specially selected readings and age appropriate activities.

Children have their own Liturgy of the Word before returning to the main body of the Church for the Liturgy of the Eucharist each Sunday.

All welcome.

Care of the Elderly

We do all we can to visit the sick, elderly and housebound of the parish.

We can arrange visits to your home, and we also visit the residential and care homes in the parish:

Kirkley Lodge, Riversley Nursing Home, Westmoor View, Dalby Court, Stainton Way Care Home, Montpellier Care Home, Fountains Court Care Home and Dalby View.

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Dementia Care

St Mary's Cathedral is a Dementia Friendly Building.

The second Monday afternoon of each month sees Music for the Mind take place.

Dementia friendly services are arranged throughout the year, by request and especially at Christmas.

Community Care

St Mary's Cathedral Justice and Peace Group liaises with a growing group of volunteers to tackle a wide range of social problems. This work includes:

Food parcels for needy families.

Weekly lunch for the homeless in central Middlesbrough.

Support for the local Ecoshop.

Support for International causes.

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Parish Schools

St Augustine's Primary School

St Gerard's Primary School 

St Clare's Primary School

A Nicholas Postgate Catholic Academy Trust School

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*St Clare's school resides in our sister parish of St Clare of Assisi

Groups Within the Parish

The Justice and Peace Group

As a Diocesan Group we seek to be a visible sign for Justice and Peace in the Diocese and wider community. We seek to raise awareness of peace and justice issues, and provide a forum and service for all individuals and groups working for Justice and Peace.

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The Knights of St Columba

Council 29 of the Knights of St Columba is based at the Cathedral. The Knights work to support the clergy of the Diocese of Middlesbrough.

They are especially supportive of the work of the Bishop and the Cathedral parish.

The Knights ensure many Diocesan events run smoothly and take care of the daily Cathedral livestream.

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Join Council 29 of the Knights: Click Here

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The Parish Pastoral Council

The Parish Pastoral Council is a group from across our entire family of parishes.

We work collaboratively to support each other, acting as a supportive advisory body to the Cathedral Dean.

The Parish Pastoral Council meets at least three times each year.