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Diocese of Middlesbrough


The Roman Catholic Diocese of Middlesbrough is home to 56 schools and academies providing Catholic education to just over 17,700 children and young people.

The Diocese covers the large historic geographical area of the ‘North Riding’, with schools and academies in the 7 Local Authority areas of Redcar & Cleveland, Middlesbrough, Stockton on Tees, North Yorkshire, York, East Riding and Hull.

The diocese is led by Bishop Terence Patrick Drainey, the 7th Bishop of Middlesbrough who provides Catholic schools to help him as first educator of the Diocese in his mission of making Christ known to all people.

Bishop Drainey was born in Manchester in 1949, was ordained a priest on July 12 1975 and ordained and installed bishop on January 25 2008

It is the mission of all Diocesan schools to contribute to the creation of a society that is highly educated, skilled and cultured making a contribution to the common good of society and its culture.