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 Missa Cantata
Church of St Wilfrid, Duncombe Place, York. YO1 7EF

Feast Days (as advertised) usually at 6pm.

5pm. 1st Saturdays. Missa Cantata
St Mary's Church, Bishophill Junior, York. YO1 6EN

Other Masses as advertised, usually at 6.30pm.

7.30pm Every Thursday. Low Mass.
University of Hull Catholic Chaplaincy
115 Cottingham Road, Hull. HU15 2DH

9am every Saturday. Low Mass
Sacred Heart Church, Park Road,
Middlesbrough TS5 6LD


4pm. Every Sunday
Church of St Wilfrid, Duncombe Place, York. YO1 7EF

Every Friday
Compline at 9pm
(see link to the Rudgate Singers Calendar below)
St Mary's Church, Bishophill Junior. YO1 6EN

14 November 2007

This Weekend

This weekend will be a busy one for many of us!

On Saturday there is a Mass at Holy Souls' Church in Scunthorpe for the Feast of St Hugh of Lincoln. Music for the Mass will comprise the Gregorian Chant Propers of the Feast, Victoria's Mass & motet 'O Quam Gloriosum' and Byrd's Sacerdotes Domini. The parish priest is an excellent singer and the occasion should be quite marvellous. Please come along and show your support if you are free.

There is also a regular Traditional Mass [Sung on 3rd Sundays] at this church EVERY Sunday at 3pm. For further details see their website at

On Sunday in our own Diocese, we return to English Martyrs' Church, York at 6pm for the now bi-monthly Missa Cantata.

Naturally, we would be delighted to see as many people as possible at either/both of the above services, so please do come along if you can!


07 November 2007


I am delighted to report that we now have two more servers for our Masses in York. Matthew and Simon are both students at York University and have had some training as servers. They have now served twice at English Martyrs' and also once at St Chad's in Manchester. They went to St Chad's at the invitation of a friend who sings in the chior and were told that they might be able to help with the serving. A few minutes before the start of Mass, they realised that they were the only servers. You could say it was a baptism of fire, but they did very well.

We could do with more servers. There should really be four for a sung Mass with incense. Any men wishing to volunteer should contact Paul Waddington