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
York Oratory (
Church of St Wilfrid)
Duncombe Place, York. YO1 7EF

8:15am Monday-Friday
9:15am Saturday

Feast Days (as advertised) usually at 6pm.

Church of St Andrew, Fabian Road, Teesville. TS6 9BA

3pm Sunday.

Church of Our Lady of Lourdes and St Peter Chanel
119 Cottingham Road, Hull. HU5 2DH
7.30pm Every Thursday. Low Mass.


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

Compline and Vespers (as advertised)
(see link to the Rudgate Singers Calendar below)
St Mary's Church, Bishophill Junior. YO1 6EN

22 May 2007

Traditional Mass in York

The next Traditional Sunday Mass in the Middlesbrough Diocese will be at English Martyrs Church, Dalton Terrace, York on Sunday 17th June at 6.00pm. Father Hudson will be the celebrant and it will be a sung Mass (Orbis Factor).

The church is just off the Tadcaster Road and has a small car park.

There will NOT be a Mass at Everingham on 10th June. The notice in the Catholic Herald is incorrect.

18 May 2007

Sung Mass at Everingham

Fr Hudson celebrating Mass At Everingham on 13 May 2007 - the fifth Sunday after Easter.
More photographs to follow soon.

14 May 2007

High Mass at Everingham

The High Mass at the church of St Mary and St Everilda in Everingham, East Yorkshire on Sunday 13th May was a great success. Unfortunately, we cannot say at present when the next one will be. Information will be placed on this blog when it becomes available.

08 May 2007

Bishop Crowley's Resignation Letter

“My responsibilities as a bishop have been taking a big toll upon my health. Much more than any physical wear and tear, it was the growing strain of those responsibilities upon my nervous resources which had begun to reach a point when I could no longer adequately cope. With that realisation came also the clear awareness that the diocese now needed someone else with new energy and vision to take on its spiritual leadership. To reach that conclusion was, as you might imagine, far from easy, but now that my request to stand down has been accepted by the Holy See, I do feel at peace with the rightness of that decision. There is of course a deep sadness within me at the thought of leaving a diocese and its people in unexpected circumstances, a diocese where I have felt so much at home, and one which it has been my greatest joy and privilege to serve as bishop. But I feel too – and even more strongly – a profound gratitude to God for all the blessings of these past 14 years, years which in the main have been greatly rewarding and happy ones. This is a lovely diocese to be part of, and one where there is so much happening to inspire well grounded hope for the future.“A lot of new life and energy is beginning to break through at various levels, and some very exciting initiatives, for example, in Adult Formation and youth ministry. Above all there is such an abundance of good human and spiritual resources throughout the diocese which should inspire real confidence for the years ahead.”
More information is available on the diocesan website here.

06 May 2007

Church Cleaning anyone?

We need volunteers on Thursday 10th May to help clean the wonderful church of St Mary and St Everilda, Everingham,_Everingham for our Mass there the following Sunday, 13th May.

If you're available, please let me or Paul know, as the more volunteers we get, the better the church will look, and of course, it will take us less time.

We meet at the church at 7pm. Hope to see as many as possible there!

04 May 2007

Bishop Crowley Resigns

Bishop John Crowley has resigned as Bishop of Middlesbrough. This has been accepted by the Holy Father. Read the story here. There are no details of why the Bishop has chosen to resign but it is presumably linked to his recent poor health. Please remember him in your prayers.