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

26 October 2011

Remembrance Day. 11th November


Remembrance Day. Friday 11th November, 2011. 7pm.

Vespers of the Faithful Departed.
In commemoration of all those who gave their lives in the two World Wars and other conflicts.

Gregorian Chant sung by The Schola of the RUDGATE SINGERS.

14 October 2011

Congratulations to David Aron

I have just heard that David Aron has completed his walk along the Thames Way, from the source in Gloucestershire to the Thames Barrage, a distance og 184 miles.  He has carried his sleeping bag and tent the whole of the way, and emerged with just one blister!

The purpose was to raise money for the Good Council Network, a London based charity that councils girls that considering an abortion.  It is not too late to sponsor David.  The easiest way is to go to

The blog;    That the bones you have crushed may thrill    gives more information.

12 October 2011

More on Masses in York

Firstly a correction, Fr Maughan will be celebrating the Mass on the second Sunday and Fr Callaghan on the forth Sunday.  This means that on Sunday 23rd October (not 22nd), the Mass will be celebrated by Fr Callaghan.

Secondly, the full address is:

Church of the English Martyrs
Dalton Terrace
YO24 4DA

Dalton Terrace is about half a mile outside the city walls and is a turning off the main road towards Tadcaster.

10 October 2011

Resumption of Masses in York

Masses in the usus antiquior are to be resumed in York.  They will take place on the second and fourth Sundays of each month at 4pm beginning on Sunday 22nd October.

Fr Stephen Maughan will be the celebrant on the fourth Sunday and Fr James Callaghan OSB of Ampleforth Abbey will celebrate on the second Sunday. Since both these priests will have to travel a considerable distance, it would be nice to have a large congregation.  Please pass the word on to anyone that you think may be interested.

05 October 2011

News from the Leeds Diocese

There will be an afternoon of prayer and recollection at the Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Harrogate Road, Moortown, Leeds.   It will take place from 1.30 to 4.30pm on Saturday 15th October and will include:

Missa Cantata

There will also be talks on the spirituality of the Mass and the Rosary.  Everybody welcome.

Sunday 9th October

Due to Mgr Heslin being away on holiday, there will be no Latin Mass at the Church of St Alphonsus in Middlesbrough on Sunday 9th October. Regular Sunday evening Masses will resume on Sunday 16th October.

04 October 2011

Mass in Middlesbrough

Mgr. Heslin took over saying the weekly 6pm Latin Mass at St Alphonsus, Middlesbrough last Sunday. However there will be no Latin Mass next Sunday, October 9th, while Mgr. Heslin is on holiday.

The next Latin Mass in Middlesbrough will be on Sunday October 16th at 6.00pm and thereafter weekly.