Middlesbrough Deanery is the most northerly point of the Diocese of York, taking in the town of Middlesbrough up to the River Tees. Home to over 174,000 people, Middlesbrough was the birthplace of the explorer Captain James Cook. Famous sites include the Transporter Bridge and the Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art. Find out more about the churches in Middlesbrough Deanery here.
Archbishop Sentamu recently visited the Middlesbrough Deanery on his Pilgrimage of Prayer, Witness & Blessing. We hear from the Archbishop at Middlesbrough College and at BBC Radio Tees about the Pilgrimage as well as from the volunteers at Teesside Hospice and of people who have encountered the Archbishop in this week...
15th December 2015
9.00am Morning Prayer at St John's Southbank. Leave around 10.00am to walk to North Ormesby Market. Middlesbrough Football Club. Arrive around 3.00pm at Middlesbrough College.Postcard
Archbishop Sentamu visited the market at North Ormesby today – a busy, multicultural mix of people – and had lunch at the nearby Hindu Community Centre. We joined in for the first carol at the Dementia Friendly Carol Service at Holy Trinity church, and then walked over to Middlesbrough FC, where the Archbishop met young people studying with the MFC Foundation. We then headed over to Middlesbrough College where the Archbishop answered questions and shared his faith with students, before seeing the new STEM building at the College.
16th December 2015
BBC Tees. Leave around 9.35am to walk to Cleveland Shopping Centre via Town Hall and MIMA . Teesside University. Around 1.45pm - St Cuthbert's Centre Food Bank Depot. Leave at 2.40pm to walk to Open Door North East. Continue to St Barnabas, Linthorpe. Teesside Hospice.Postcard
Ayresome Primary School was delighted to welcome his Grace, the Archbishop of York to school today.
The children of the senior band, performed a selection of Christmas Carols and talked about their experiences and aspirations in music.
The Archbishop observed a LEGO Academy lesson with a class of Year 5 children and was informed about the learning opportunities the school has developed in LEGO and recent successes in regional competitions.
Headteacher, Lisa Biggin commented: "The Archbishop's visit to Ayresome was a most positive and enlightening experience. We discussed the schools values, challenges and ambitions for the future. His wisdom and consideration of the concept of 'generosity' was realised in his support and enthusiasm for our school."
17th December 2015
8.00am Breakfast Club at Trinity Methodist Church. Walk to St Martin of Tours for Morning Prayer at 9.00am. Leave around 9.30am to walk to Chad's Church via Keith Road, Saltersgill Avenue. James Cook Hospital. Church of the Ascension. Leave around 2.00pm to walk to Thorntree HUB through Brambles Farm. Walk to 6.00pm Community Christingle Celebration at Holy Trinity North Ormesby.
18th December 2015
Macmillan Academy. Leave around 10.00am to walk to Teesside Park. Walk from St Paul's North Thornaby to St Mark the Evangelist in South Thornaby. Finish with Evening Prayer at St Mary's, West Acklam.Postcard
We were delighted to welcome Archbishop Sentamu to Macmillan Academy this morning as part of his Pilgrimage of Prayer, Witness and Blessing. In a stimulating visit the Archbishop spoke to Post 16 students about the idea of magnanimity. He then joined a Year 9 Religious Studies lesson on the sanctity of life to take a range of questions from our students before finally meeting a Year 10 group to discuss their recent charity campaign. An inspiring and thought provoking morning.
Phil Latham, Principal of Macmillan Academy
19th December 2015
St Cuthbert's Ormesby. Leave around 9.00am to walk to Normanby Top Coop for Carol singing. Walk to Eston Tesco Extra for further Carol singing at 11.00am. Leave around 1.00pm to walk to St Hilda's Grangetown. At 2.30pm walk via Whale Hill to Christ Church Eston for 4.00pm Celebration. 4.30pm Evening Prayer at Christ Church Eston.
20th December 2015
10.00am Family Communion Service at St Cuthbert's Marton. At 1.00pm walk to Coulby Newham Shopping Centre, arriving around 1.30pm. 3.30pm Prayers at St Mary's Roman Catholic Cathedral.Postcard
We were joined by The Archbishop at St Cuthbert's Marton for our 10am Parish Eucharist service. The Archbishop presided and preached at the service. We were challenged by his sermon that reminded us how the impossible is possible for God. After lunch, the Archbishop and a group from St Cuthbert’s walked to Coulby Newham's Parkway Shopping Centre for some carol singing with our friends from Coulby Newham Baptist Church. This attracted shoppers and passers-by and gave the Archbishop an opportunity to engage in conversation and minister to people with prayer. We ended the day by visiting the Roman Catholic Cathedral in Coulby Newham.
Revd Andy Grant