The purpose of this blog is to provide an open forum for discussion of the aims of the society; news from the wider Church and details of Masses and events of interest in the diocese. The Latin Mass Society in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Middlesbrough expresses its full filial devotion and loyalty to Holy Mother Church, Pope Francis and Bishop Drainey.


12 Noon. Every Sunday MissaCantata at Church of St Wilfrid, Duncombe Place, York. YO1 7EF

11:30am. (Winter months) 6pm. (Summer months) Every Sunday Church of the Sacred Heart, Lobster Road, Redcar. TS10 1SH

6.30pm First Wednesday of each month at Church of St Charles, Jarratt St. Hull. HU1 3HB


6pm. Every Sunday Church of St Wilfrid.
Duncombe Place, York. YO1 7EF

09 February 2016

Distribution of Ashes

On Ash Wednesday, there will be a Sung Mass in the traditional form with distribution of ashes at 6pm at St Wilfrid's Church in York.

01 February 2016

Wednesday 3rd February - Mass in Hull

Close on the heels of the Mass of Candlemas on 2nd Feb, is our regular first Wednesday Mass in Hull.

Fr Peter Mulholland will be celebrating a Low Mass at 6.30 pm on Wednesday 3rd February at the Church of St Charles Borromeo, Jarratt Street, Hull.

11 January 2016

Mass for Feast of Candlemas

There will be a Sung Latin Mass in the Usus antiquior at 7.30pm on Tuesday 2nd February at the Church of the Most Holy Sacrament, Marton, to mark the Feast of Candlemas.  Marton is a hamlet about seven miles to the northeast of Hull, and well off the beaten track.  The postcode HU11 4LN may be useful for those trying to find it by satnav.

The church was built in 1789, and is the second oldest in the diocese.  It replaced various rooms and buildings around the Burton Constable Estate which were used for the celebration of Mass during penal times.  The modest church was built three years before the Second Catholic Relief Act of 1791, and attached to the back of an existing farm house so that it could not be seen from the road.  It also had a moat for additional security.

The celebrant will be Fr Mark Drew who has recently been appointed as Priest in Charge of the parish of the Sacred Heart in Hornsea, which includes the Marton church.

05 January 2016

Funeral of Les Jones

We now know that the funeral of Les Jones will take place at the Sacred Heart Church, Southgate, Hornsea,  HU18 1RE at 11am on Saturday 9th January.  The expectation is that there will be a Sung Requiem Mass.  Southgate is the main street leading south from the town centre, and the church is easily found on the left as one travels south.

02 January 2016

Requiescat in Pace

I heard today that Les Jones has died.  He was receiving treatment at Hull Royal Infirmary at the time.

The Requiem Mass will be at Sacred Heart Church, Hornsea, probably next Friday or Saturday.  Details will be provided as soon as they become available.  It is hoped that it will be possible for the Requiem, which will be offered by Fr Mark Drew, to be sung

Les Jones is a long standing member of the Latin Mass Society, and served on its committee at one time.  Recently, he has been attending the monthly Wednesday evening Masses in Hull, and some years ago, he attended the Masses in Hedon.

31 December 2015

Feast of the Epiphany

There will be a choice of two venues for people in the Southern part of the diocese wishing to attend Mass on the Feast of the Epiphany.  As is usual on the actual day of major feasts, there will be a sung Mass at 6pm on Wednesday 6th January, the Feast of the Epiphany at St wilfrid's Church in York.

Since the feast falls on the first Wednesday of the month, there will also be a Sung Mass in Hull on that day.  It will be at 6.30pm at the Church of St Charles in Jarratt Street.

23 December 2015

Report on Rorate Mass

The Rorate Mass held at 7.30am on Saturday 19th December at St Wilfrid's Church, York was very well attended.  I was not there myself, but there is a report with photographs on the website of St Wilfrid's Church.  The breakfast served afterwards also seems to have been popular.

Looking at the photographs, most of the congregation, which included a good number of children, are not people that I recognise from the Sunday Latin Masses.  The Rorate Mass is a good example of a way to introduce new people to the Latin Mass.  It may be that in time, some of these will become regular attenders.

16 December 2015

Feast of the Epiphany

The Feast of the Epiphany (6th January) will fall on the first Wednesday of the month in 2016.  To celebrate the occasion, we shall be having a Sung Mass in Hull on that day.  It will be celebrated by Fr Mark Drew at the usual time of 6.30pm in  the Church of St Charles in Jarratt Street.

15 December 2015

Midnight Mass

There will be First Mass of Christmas at Midnight at St Wilfrids's Church in York.  It will be a Solemn Mass in the extraordinary form and will be preceded by carols and readings at 11.15pm on Christmas Eve.

14 December 2015

Latin Mass Society Calendars

I have a number of Latin Mass Society Calendars for 2016.  These will be for sale at St Wilfrid's Church in York after the noon Sunday Mass.  The cost is £9.00