St Francis of Assisi Catholic Church

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Bishops` Conference of England and Wales (Cymru) Diocese of Middlesbrough

Deanery: Northern - Deanery of Our Lady of Perpetual Help


St Francis of Assisi Church
5 Levick Crescent, Acklam, Middlesbrough, TS5 4RLLSWA

Catholic Priests and People

Very Rev Canon Paul Farrer - Dean
Rev Peter Taylor - Assistant Priest
Rev David Cross - Deacon
Rev Bernard Morgan - Deacon


Correspondence AddressSt Francis of Assisi Presbytery
5 Levick Crescent
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Nearest Catholic Schools

St Clare`s Catholic Primary, Middlesbrough (1.1 miles)

Nearest Catholic Parishes/Churches

Holy Name of Mary, Linthorpe (1.1 miles)
Sacred Heart, Linthorpe (1.3 miles)
St Patrick, Thornaby on Tees (1.4 miles)
Christ the King, Thornaby (1.5 miles)
St Clare of Assisi, Brookfield (1.6 miles)

Nearest Schools and Churches are calculated `as the crow flies` and may not be the closest or easiest when travelling.

Catholic Groups/Organisations/Religious Orders

Levick House - Hospice/Home for the Elderley
Acklam Court - Hospice/Home for the Elderley
Burlam Road Nursing Home - Hospice/Home for the Elderley

Hospices & Care Homes:

- Acklam Court

- Burlam Road Nursing Home

- Levick House

About St Francis of Assisi Catholic Church

Parish of St Francis` Church in Acklam, Middlesbrough (Diocese of Middlesbrough).

Nursing Homes: Acklam Court, Burlam Road Nursing Home Children`s Liturgy, Social Group, Crafts Club St Francis Social Club Tel: (01642) 815264

Part of the Catholic Church - you can find other Catholic Churches, Catholic Schools or Religious Orders/Houses and Chaplaincies nearby above. Or you can use the Find a Church Near Me box above to search for a Church, School etc.

Served From: St Mary`s Cathedral - Coulby Newham

Dates: 1934, 1935, cons 4 Oct 1952

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What is an Archdiocese?

Dioceses ruled by an archbishop are commonly referred to as archdioceses; most are metropolitan sees, being placed at the head of an ecclesiastical province. A few are suffragans of a metropolitan see or are directly subject to the Holy See.

The term 'archdiocese' is not found in Canon Law, with the terms "diocese" and "episcopal see" being applicable to the area under the ecclesiastical jurisdiction of any bishop.[8] If the title of archbishop is granted on personal grounds to a diocesan bishop, his diocese does not thereby become an archdiocese (Wikipedia).

What is a Diocese?

The group of churches that a bishop supervises is known as a diocese. Typically, a diocese is divided into parishes that are each overseen by a priest.

The original dioceses, in ancient Rome, were political rather than religious. Rome was divided into dioceses, each of which was made up of many provinces. After Christianity became the Roman Empire's official religion in the 4th century, the term gradually came to refer to religious districts. The Catholic Church has almost 3,000 dioceses. The Greek root of diocese is dioikesis, "government, administration, or province." (

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Each diocese is within a Province - a group of Dioceses - the Archdiocese is the main Diocese within that Diocese. The bishop of that Archdiocese is therefore automatically an Archbishop. If a bishop has been made an Archbishop personally is referred to as an Archbishop but it does not make their Diocese an Archdiocese.

What is a Deanery?

A subdivision of a diocese, consisting of a number parishes, over which presides a dean appointed by a bishop. The duty of the dean is to watch over the clergy of the deanery, to see that they fulfill the orders of the bishop, and observe the liturgical and canon laws. He summons the conference of the deanery and presides at it. Periodically he makes a report to the bishop on conditions in the

What is a Parish?

In the Roman Catholic Church, a parish (Latin: parochia) is a stable community of the faithful within a particular church, whose pastoral care has been entrusted to a parish priest (Latin: parochus), under the authority of the diocesan bishop. It is the lowest ecclesiastical subdivision in the Catholic episcopal polity, and the primary constituent unit of a diocese. In the 1983 Code of Canon Law, parishes are constituted under cc. 515–552, entitled "Parishes, Pastors, and Parochial Vicars." Wikipedia