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

19 October 2010

Rosary Crusade of Reparation

This took place last Saturday. A huge crowd processed from Westminster Cathedral to the Brompton Oratory, reciting the rosary and singing Marian hymns. I was not there and have seen no estimate of the number of people taking part, but from the pictures that I have seen I would guess that there were 2,000.

The blog of the chairman of the Latin Mass Society includes many pictures, and there are some video clips on the blog "That the bones you have crushed may thrill". It is very impressive.

11 October 2010

Feast of All Souls

Tuesday 2nd November will be the Feast of All Souls, and the occasion will be marked at the church of the English Martyrs in York with a sung RequiemMass.

The Rudgate Singers will be singing Faure's Requiem.

7.30pm on 2nd November
Church of the English Martyrs
Dalton Terrace

08 October 2010

Ushaw College to Close

Fr Brown has just posted that Ushaw College is to close in 2011. No date is given except that it is said that the current students will complete their year of studies.

The Latin Mass Society has a booking to hold a Priests training Conference at Ushaw next August. It is not clear whether conference bookings beyond the end of the summer term will be honoured or not. We shall have to wait to see what happens.

There is a slightly puzzling paragraph at the end of the press release:

"We have long tried to find a development partner and it would be nice to believe that a partner will still come forward with a viable business plan but unfortunately time is running out and we have to face the realityof the situation we are in."

This would imply that a final decision has not yet been made. Is it possible to put together a group of people who would fill the role of development partner?

Solemn Pontifical Mass at the Throne in Leicester

The Prior of the Dominican community in Leicester has announced that there is to be a Solemn Pontifical Mass at the Holy Cross Priory on the feast of the Immaculate Conception. The celebrant will be Rt Rev Malcolm McMahon OP, Bishop of Nottingham, who, as the ordinary of the diocese, will be using the throne.

The Mass will be followed by the consecration of the shrine of the English Martyrs.

This is thought to be the first time that an ordinary of any English or Welsh diocese has celebrated a usus antiquior Pontifical Mass in his own diocese, since the introduction of the novus ordo in 1970. Clergy who would like to attend in Choir should bring their own cassock and serplice (and stole if receiving Communion).

The details are:-
Holy Cross Priory
Wellington Street

Wednesday 8th December

02 October 2010

Rosary Crusade of Reparation

The annual Rosary Crusade of Reparation will take place on Saturday 16th October. There will be a procession starting at Westminster Cathedral at 1.45pm and ending with pontifical solemn benediction at Brompton Oratory. On this occasion, it will be lead by Rt Rev Dom Cuthbert Brogan, the Abbot of Farnborough.

In a pastoral letter following the visit of the Holy Father, Archbishop Vincent Nichols called on Catholics to be more visible in society and to take a more prominent role in public affairs. He suggested, for example, that Catholics should join local councils and be more active in politics. He also suggested that we should not shrink from making the sign of the cross in public.

Here is a perfect opportunity for Catholics, at least those living in the London area, not only to make the sign of the cross, but to recite the whole of the rosary in a very public way. I am not sure whether Archbishop Nichols is planning on taking part in the rosary crusade himself, but I would urge all those who can to get to Westminster Cathedral on Saturday 16th October.