The newsletter of the Oxford Oratory includes an item about the foundation of an Oratory at St Wilfred's Church in York. It states that Fr Richard Duffield will be moving to York on Monday 28th October. He will be accompanied by Fr Nicholas Edmunds-Smith, who will be staying in York for a month. Thereafter, other priests of the Oxford Oratory will be visiting York from time to time, until such time as a second priest is able to take up permanent residence.
I understand that Bishop Drainey has decided that the regular Sunday Latin Masses will transfer from English Martyrs' Church to St Wilfred's soon afterwards, but we do not yet have a date for this move. It seems sensible to wait for Fr Duffield to arrive in York before discussing the arrangements, as I am sure that he will want to assess how matters lie in the parish before making any new arrangements. The time at which the Sunday Mass will take place will be a matter for Fr Duffield to decide, but anyone who has views on the timing of the Mass can leave a comment.
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