CYMFed Leaders’ Congress: Faith and Mercy

The CYMFed National Leaders’ Congress takes place on the 6th February 2016 in London. Middlesbrough Diocesan Youth Service is inviting those who work with young people in the diocese to attend this inspiring day. The fourth CYMFed National Leaders Congress will... read more

National Youth Sunday 2015: King of Hearts

The Feast of Christ the King is the Sunday of the Year where the Bishops of England and Wales ask us to especially pray for and support our young people. Each year a theme is published by the National Office for Vocation to help focus our thoughts and action. This... read more

Living Joyfully: Celebrating the Year of Consecrated Life

There will be a chance to find out what life’s like for those people who have dedicated themselves to God at a two-day event in Middlesbrough later this month. Some of the 178 people living consecrated lives throughout the Diocese of Middlesbrough will gather for... read more

Youth Council Retreat

In June 2015, the Diocesan Youth Council met for their first retreat together. Members of the Council met at Osmotherley Youth Hostel, North Yorks to spend time together in prayer and friendship. Set behind Cod Beck Reservoir, the location provided beautiful scenery... read more

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We're very pleased to have RISE Theatre in the diocese over the next couple of days. They are performing 'Soldier to Saint' for 400 students from three schools. ... See MoreSee Less

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We give thanks for the life, work and witness of John Anthony Gardiner who has gone to his eternal rest.

John taught at Newlands FCJ School in Middlesbrough passing on his knowledge and witnessing to his faith. Together with wife Susan and a whole host of colleagues, for years he gave up a week long holiday to go to Lourdes with young people.

Today there is a whole new generation of teachers, chaplains and youth ministers in Middlesbrough many taught by him, taken to Lourdes by him, encouraged by him.

It may have surprised some to discover that as they grew to maturity they were valued friends of John. Perhaps he would have been surprised that they hadn't realised that from the earliest days of their relationship John had been a constant friendly presence in their lives - what a gift to be able to give as a teacher.

John's generous encouragement of young people and support of those who work with them carried on into his retirement and all of the way through his illness. The MYMission Team is grateful for all of the support he gave us, always with a kindly word of encouragement and thanks for our work.

Please pray for the repose of John's soul. We promise we will and we offer our condolences and prayerful support to Susan and the family.

With love, MYMission Team
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Our World Youth Day group met for the final time today ahead of our pilgrimage to Kraków on 25th July. 32 young people, leaders and priests, along with Bishop Terry will join over two million young catholics from all over the world.

Alfie and Charlotte, our WYD Communications Officers will keep you up to date with what we're up to on social media. Look out for Charlotte at the very start of this video of the Communications Training Day in London!
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Sixty World Youth Day Communications Officers from England and Wales will not only pray and worship in the presence of Pope Francis in Krakow, they'll also take up his challenge to communicate the Gos...

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