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 February 2011

Pilgrimage in Honour of St Margaret Clitherow Saturday 26th March 2011

There will be a pilgrimage in honour of St Margaret Clitherow in York on Saturday 26th March. It is being organised by the Latin Mass Society and is expected to attract pilgrims from all over the north of England. St Margaret Clitherow is a patron of the Latin Mass Society.

A Missa Cantata will be celebrated by Fr Stephen Maughan at the High Altar of York Minster, and this will be followed by a procession to the Church of the English Martyrs in Dalton Terrace where there will be Benediction and veneration of the relic. The procession will pass through The Shambles, where Margaret Clitherow lived, and over Ouse Bridge, the site of her execution. The timings are as follows:-

1.30pm Missa Cantata York Minster
3.00pm Procession
4.00pm Benediction English Martyrs' Church

Use of York Minster has been made possible by kind permission of the Dean and Chapter.

A coach is being laid on for people travelling from Birmingham (contact Matthew Doyle: 0121 533 9049) and also one from Allerton Bywater. Those travelling by car are advised that parking restrictions in York are severe, and may find it more convenient to use the park and ride service from Askham Bar, on the Tadcaster Road, near to the A64. Thirty minutes should be allowed to get from there to the Minster.

16 February 2011

Server Training

The server training day at the Church of the English Martyrs in York, last Saturday, was attended by 20 men and boys wishing to learn to serve the older form of the Mass. Tuition was given in three groups. Neil Walker, assisted by David O'Neill took the advanced group which studied Missa Cantata. The other groups, lead by and Paul Waddington, studied Low Mass.

The day finished with a Missa Cantata, celebrated by Fr Stephen Maughan, and with music by the Rudgate Singers.