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

30 November 2010

Training of Servers

The Sodality of St Tarcisius will be organising a day of training in York for men and boys who wish to learn to serve Mass in the older form.

It will take place on Saturday 12th February starting at 10.30am and finishing around 5pm. The venue will be the Church of the English Martyrs, Dalton Terrace, York.

Depending on the requirements of those attending, it is expected that tuition will be given on the following topics:-
Latin Pronunciation,
Serving Low Mass,
Serving Sung Mass.
The serving of Solemn Mass may also be included if there is the demand.

There will be opportunities for confession during the day, and the session will conclude with Mass at 4pm.

Although tea and coffee will be provided, participants are asked to bring their own lunch. There will be no fee for attending.

Anyone wanting to book a place should make contact with Paul Waddington by e-mail.

25 November 2010

Feast of the Immaculate Conception

There will be a Missa Cantata at the Church of St Alphonsus in Middlesbrough on 8th December, the feast of the Immaculate Conception, starting at 8pm.

The music will be Schubert's Mass in C, with motets by Elgar.

24 November 2010

Christmas Day

There will be two traditional rite Low Masses in the diocese on Christmas Day.

At 8am, Fr Charlton will be celebrating Mass at Dawn in the Church of St Alphonsus, North Ormesby in Middlesbrough.

At 8.30am at the Church of the English Martyrs, Dalton Terrace, York there will be Mass at Dawn celebrated by Fr Stephen Maughan.

There will be the usual Sunday evening Masses on 26th December, 6pm at St Alphonsus and 6.30pm at English Martyrs.

A holy and happy Christmas to all our readers.

04 November 2010

Mass of Requiem

On Tuesday evening, to mark the Feast of All Souls, there was a beautiful Requiem Mass at the Church of the Engilsh Martyrs in York. The Rudgate Singers sang Faure's Requiem and the Mass concluded with absolutions at the catafalque. Fr Stephen Maughan was the celebratant and also preached.

There was a fair sized congregation which included some coming a distance as well as local parishioners and regular attenders of the Latin Mass in York. Afterwards rereshments were served in the hall.