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 June 2010

Sung Masses in Scarborough & Hull - More Information

These Masses will be in the usus antiquior and will be celebrated by Fr Stephen Maughan with the music provided by the Cambridge University Polyphonic Choir, directed by Matthew Ward. Matthew Ward is a PhD student at Cambridge, specialising in twelvth centuary Anglo-Norman Chant. We have been informed that the music will include works by Byrd and Tallis, as well as the Winchester Trooper, Dunstable and a movement from the Missa Caput.

The locations and times are:-

Church of St Peter
Castle Road
Wednesday 30 th June

Church of St Charles
Jarratt Street
Sunday 4th July

These will be rare opportunities to attend Mass with such high quality music, so please come along and tell your friends about them.

14 June 2010

Sung Latin Mass in York

If you're eagerly anticipating the Sung Mass in Hull, which promises to be splendid, and can't wait for July 4th, you're in luck, because there's a Sung Mass in York this weekend at English Martyrs Church!

The Mass will be at the usual time of 6.30pm on Sunday, and we will sing the Mass in Eb by Christoph Dalitz [very like Mozart, but this was composed in 1989] & the Motets Jesu Dulcis Memoria by Victoria and Elgar's Ave Verum. We shall also be singing the Gregorian Chant Proper from the Graduale and ending by singing the simple tone Salve Regina.

All welcome!

Sung Latin Mass in Hull

At 12.30pm on Sunday 4th July, there will be a Latin Mass in the church of St Charles Borromeo, Jarratt Street, Hull. This is located in central Hull and is the principal church of the city.

It will be a Missa Cantata sung by the Cambridge University Polyphonic Choir and directed by Matthew Ward. At this stage, I am not sure what the musical setting will be, but I think we can be assured that it will be of excellent quality.

The Cambridge University Polyphonic Choir will also be singing at a Mass in Scarborough, but I have no details yet. Watch out for further information.

04 June 2010

Candidate for the Priesthood

I was pleased to read that Richard Marsden, whose blog is entitled Bashing Secularism, had been accepted as a candidate for priesthood in the Diocese of Middlesbrough.

Richard, who hales from Hull, graduated at the University of Sheffield and is currently employed as a journalist. He particularly interested in and a campaigner for life issues.

This is very good news for the Diocese of Middlesbrough, where the decline in the number of priests over the last decade or so has been more marked than in most other dioceses.