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 February 2008

Archbishop Paulos Rahho, Mosul

It has been reported today that the Catholic Archbishop of Mosul, Paulos Rahho, has been kidnapped by gunmen. Three of his aides were murdered during the kidnapping.

Please keep the Archbishop in your prayers at this time.

24 February 2008

Juventutem Kenya

Fr Charles Mwongera in Kenya is still seeking donations to help send Kenyan pilgrims to accompany Juventutem at World Youth Day 2008. If you wish to help please send donations c/o the LMS to:

The Latin Mass Society,
11 - 13 Macklin Street
London WC2B 5NH
United Kingdom

Please make cheques/postal orders payable to the LMS. They will then forward the money to Fr Mwongera.

Bishop Kevin Dunn

Bishop Kevin Dunn of Hexham & Newcastle Diocese is currently critically ill in hospital suffering from pneumonia. Staff at the hospital are doing everything in their power to help the bishop.

Please remember him in your prayers.

08 February 2008

Pilgrimmage to Lourdes

There is to be a pilgrimage to Lourdes lead by Fr Hudson of the Institute of Christ the King. It is from 26th October for four days flying from Liverpool. The cost is in the region of £500.

Anybody interested? Contact Paul Waddington at

01 February 2008

Photographs from St Mary's Abbey

I'm indebted to David Little for taking these superb photos and posting them on his own site.

They're from the Historical service of Vespers which the Schola Cantorum sang last September - historical insofar as we sang the solemn setting of the Salve Regina written specifically for the Abbey AT the Abbey for the first time in nearly 500 years!

The link is here: