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

29 October 2007

More Latin Masses in York

The number of traditional Masses in York is set to double. In future there will be a sung Mass in the usus antiquior on the first and third Sunday of each month. They will be at 6.00pm at English Martyrs Church, Dalton Terrace. The new shhedule starts on Sunday 4th November.

Fr William Hudson will be the celebrant and the music will be provided by the Rudgate Singers.

Please come and encourage others to come. We need to prove that there is a demand for the old Mass.

Incidentally we could do with a regular orginist.

27 October 2007

Rudgate Singers Latest Service Schedule

I’m including everything we’re involved in without exception, be it full choir, reduced numbers, Schola Cantorum, or other services at which individual members will be present!

Here’s the list.

28/10/2007 20.00 St Mary’s Church, Bishophill, York
Compline. Preceded by Server Training at 7pm.

01/11/2007 19.00
Solemn Mass for the Feast of All Saints.
Contact me via our website if you wish to go, as it's a 'Private Mass' :-)

02/11/2007 20.00 St Chad's Church, Manchester
Solemn Requiem Mass [Victoria a 4]

03/11/2007 18.30 St Mary's Church, Bishophill, York
Vespers of the BVM followed by a rehearsal for Sunday's Mass.

04/11/2007 18.00 English Martyrs' Church, York
Solemn Mass for the 23rd Sunday after Pentecost

11/11/2007 15.30 St Mary's Church, Bishophill, York
Vespers of the BVM

17/11/2007 14.00 Holy Souls' Church, Scunthorpe
Solemn High Mass for the Feast of St Hugh of Lincoln [Victoria Mass + Motet O Quam Gloriosum. Byrd, Sacerdotes Domini]

18/11/2007 18.00 English Martyrs’ Church, York
Solemn Mass for the 25th Sunday after Pentecost

25/11/2007 20.00 St Mary’s Church, Bishophill, York

We could still do with singers for the Masses in York. We also need an Organist as a matter of urgency, now that the Masses are increasing.

Should anyone wish to sing or play please let me know via the comments section or via



05 October 2007


There will be training for servers at 7.00pm on Sunday 7th Oct at the Anglican Church of St Mary, Bishophill Junior, York. We will mostly deal with Low Mass but will also cover the extra bits for High Mass. Hopefully we will make enough progress to have a full set of servers for the Mass at English Martyrs on Sunday 21st October.

03 October 2007

Study Day on Summorum Pontificum at Ushaw

From Fr Michal Brown's Blog, Forest Murmurs

I`m delighted to be able to give the details of the forthcoming Study Day at Ushaw on October 24th as mentioned before on this blog. As I understand it this is for priests. I`m really sorry I won`t be able to make it myself. However, here are the details as I have received them.

Summorum Pontificum

A Study Day at Ushaw College, Durham,
on the motu proprio ofPope Benedict XVI.

Wednesday 24th October.

10.00 am: Opening prayer.

10.00 am to 11.15 am: Rev Dr. Alcuin Reid : An introduction to & study of the motu proprio.
11.15 – 11.30: Coffee break.

11.30 am to 12.30 pm: Questions & discussion on the motu proprio.

12.30 pm: Informal Lunch in the college dining room (general mingling and conversation).

1.15 pm to 2.30 pm: Fr John Emerson, FSSP, on the traditional priestly orders (and the co-existence of both forms in a parish?).

2.30 pm to 3.00 pm: Ian Graham, Founder of the Schola Gregoriana of Northumbria on singing the Mass (and to be a LMS diocesan contact on music for priests).

3.00 pm to 3.10 pm: Coffee break.

3.10 pm to 3.25 pm: Leo Darroch, Secretary of the International Federation Una Voce (giving a brief update on the situation around the world).

3.25 pm to 4.00 pm: Open Forum Questions on the events of the day to all participants and making arrangements with any priests who would like further contact.

4.00 pm Closing prayer.

Please note that names are required by 7th October at the latest for booking arrangements.
A donation of £10 to assist with expenses would be appreciated.

orRichard Rainbow, LMS Diocesan Representative:
richard.rainbow@btinternet.com27 St. Paul’s Gardens, Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear, NE25 8RG.