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.

St Mary's Church, Bishophill Junior, York. YO1 6EN

Masses as advertised.

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

12.00pm Every Thursday. Low Mass.
Church of St Joan of Arc
Hipswell Rd W, Catterick Garrison DL9 3BP


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

8:30pm Most Fridays
Vespers (as advertised)
(see link to the Rudgate Singers Calendar below)
St Mary's Church, Bishophill Junior. YO1 6EN

30 September 2009

Well Attended Mass in Howden.

The Mass celebrated last night at the church of the Sacred Heart in Howden was well attended. I did not get a chance to count, but going bey the number of booklets used, the congregation was around 35. Fr David Smith of St Marie's Church in Hallifax celebrated and the propers were sung by the Rudgate Singers. The congregation joined in Missa de Angelis.

I was well pleased by the size of the congregation. I had guessed that about 20 would come.

23 September 2009

Pope to visit Britain in September 2010

The fantastic news is on the BBC here.

John Paul II visited York in 1982 so it's not out of the question that His Holiness may decide to do so next year...

Resumption of Masses in York

Starting on Sunday 11th October, there will be a regular weekly Sunday Mass in the usus antiquior at the Church of the English Martyrs, Dalton Terrace in York. It will be at 6.30pm, not 6pm as previously. For the time being, it will be a Low Mass. The celebrant will be Fr Stephen Maughan.

Please pass this information on to anyone who might be interested.

20 September 2009

Coming shortly to York

The Sunday Latin Mass in York that was suspended last January is to resume. The target date is Sunday 11th October, although we cannot be sure of this at the moment. Neither can we be sure of the timing or venue. What we do know is that for the time being, it will be a Low Mass.

The celebrant will be Fr Stephen Maughan, who has had to learn the ars celebrandi of the usus antiquior, and readers will understand that we cannot proceed until he has satisfied himself that he is proficient.

Full details will be posted here as soon as they are available.

01 September 2009

Mass at Howden

There will be a Mass in the usus antiquior at the Church of the Sacred Heart, Knedlington Road, Howden at 7.30pm on Tuesday 29th September, which is the Feast of St Michael the Archangel. Fr David Smith of St Marie's, Halifax will be the celebrant.

It is proposed that it should be a Missa Cantata, and in view of the the feast, Missa de Angelis is appropriate. Of course, this is only practical if enough people turn up to sing.

The church is very close to the M62 motorway so is easy to get to. Leave the M62 at junction 37. When you reach a roundabout, turn left; and, after 100 yards, just before a pertol station take a very minor road on your right. At the next junction, turn right, follow this road around a curve. You will find the church on your left just before you reach a crossroads junction.