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

28 June 2007

The Motu Proprio

News has emerged that a meeting of senior bishops representing Episcopal Conferences from around the world took place in Rome yesterday (27th June). Cardinal Bertone, Vatican Secretary of State, explained to the meeting about the forthcoming Motu Proprio on the liberation of the use of the traditional rite for the celebration of Mass; Afterwards the Holy Father joined the meeting for an hour and spoke with many of the bishops.

The Motu Proprio will be issued shortly, some say on 7th July, others say sooner. The bishops will be receiving an accompanying letter of greater length.

There is little information about the contents of either the Motu Proprio or the letter to the bishops, except there will be some provision to safeguard the authority of bishops in their dioceses.

Deo Gratias.

18 June 2007

Mass at the Church of the English Martyrs, York

The Mass on Sunday 17th June was a success. Fr Minskip made us very welcome and there was a reasonable attendance. I was told someone counted 55 which included a number of the local parishioners who are not members of the Latin Mass Society. We were particularly pleased to see several students from York University.

We are very short of servers. We should have a minimum of four for a High Mass. We managed with two, but it was less than perfect. Please volunteer for serving if you know how to do it or would like to learn.

The Rudgate Singers did very well, but again could have done with more numbers. Again, don't be afraid to volunteer. Also our thanks to Bob Smeaton who played the organ.

We should also thank Fr Hudson of the Institute of Christ the King, who travels from Liverpool to say this Mass.

The next Sunday Mass will be on 15th July at 6pm, again at English Martyrs. Please put this in your diary. We urge all readers to mention this Mass to friends so that the numbers can be boosted.

12 June 2007

Novus Ordo Latin Mass in Hull

Apparently there is to be a monthly Novus Ordo Latin Mass in Hull (on a Wednesday). Fr William Massie will be the celebrant. Some details given here. Although not the traditional Mass this is surely another piece of good news for the diocese.

Directions to English Martyrs' Church

Thanks to Ben for posting this link to the Discussion group [on yahoogroups] which I would encourage people to join! There's a link to the group/forum on this page on the right, under Diocesan Links.

For directions and parking advice, see http://tinyurl. com/2ysrny


11 June 2007

Mass at York 17th June

The Mass at English Martyrs on 17th June will be at 6.00pm NOT 6.30pm.

Sorry for any confusion.

Mass in York - Sunday 17th June

There will be a Sung Latin Mass at the Church of the English Martyrs, York on Sunday 17th June at 6.30 pm.

Although this is the Third Sunday after Pentecost, the rubrics allow for the Mass of the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus to be said on this Sunday, which is what we will have.

Fr Hudson of the Institute of Christ the King, Supreme Priest will be the celebrant and the Scola of the Rudgate Singers will will be singing the plainsong setting, Orbis Factor.

This is possible with the permission of Fr Dominique Minskip the Parish Priest.

All are welcome, please pass this information on to anyone you know who might be interested.