CATHEDRAL - Key Persons


Deacon Ken

Deacon Ken is the permanent deacon based at Saint Mary's Cathedral. (pictured on the left)

Head Gardener

Job Titles:
  • Staff Member
Mr Michael Godfrey, has spent hours working on the grounds of Saint Mary's Cathedral. Some of what he has helped nurture into being is shown below.

Mgr Dasey

Job Titles:
  • Associate Pastor
Mgr Dasey was appointed as associate pastor commencing January 2015. Mgr Gerry comes with a wealth of pastoral experience and is now a familiar face around the local area.

Mr Michael Godfrey

Job Titles:
  • Staff Member

Mr Timothy Craig Harrison

Mr Timothy Craig Harrison is the Diocesan & Cathedral Director of Music. He is based here at the Cathedral and helps to develop our music ministry and also works in our schools. Tim read music at University College, Durham. After graduating in 1983 he taught music in schools for 14 years. In 1997 he returned to the North-East to study composition under Agustin Fernandez. In 2002 he was appointed Director of Music at Saint Cuthbert's Seminary, Ushaw College, Durham. Tim is married to Rachel and they have five children. He juggles his life between his family and his work as a composer and choral director.

Schola Cantorum

Job Titles:
  • Director

The Right Reverend Terence Patrick Drainey

Job Titles:
  • Bishop of Middlesbrough, Was Ordained Bishop
Terence Patrick Drainey STB was born in Manchester 01.08.1949. He went to Ushaw College as a student in the Junior House but left before entering Major Seminary. Eventually he was sent to the Royal English College Valladolid in Spain where he studied in the Augustinian Studium of the University of the Comillas. He was ordained for the diocese of Salford in 1975 and worked for ten years as an assistant priest. In 1986 he was loaned to the Archdiocese of Kisumu in Western Kenya as a "fidei donum" priest. On his return in 1991 he worked as parish priest until he was appointed spiritual director to the Royal English College of St Albans at Valladolid in 1997. During this time, the staff of the College embarked on the project of developing a propaedeutic or foundational year to help candidates thoroughly prepare for priestly formation. He eventually became the Director of this programme. He was appointed to the position of President of St Cuthbert's College Ushaw in June 2003. On 12th April 2006 he was made a papal chaplain by his Holiness Pope Benedict XVI. He was appointed the seventh Bishop of Middlesbrough by Pope Benedict on 17th November 2007