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

28 July 2012

Feast of the Assumption

The Mass for the feast of the Assumption at English Martyrs Church in York will now be a Missa Cantata.  Fr de Malleray of the Priestly Society of St Peter will be the celebrant, and the Mass will be at 7.30pm.

Fr Maughan will also be saying a traditional Mass for the feast of the Assumption.  His Mass will be at 7pm at his church in Loftus.

19 July 2012

Lourdes Pilgrimage

The Latin Mass Society is organising a pilgrimage to Lourdes from Monday 17th to Friday 21st September 2012.  Departure is by air from Stanstead Airport on the Monday morning and the return flight arrives at Stanstead on the Friday afternoon.

Prices are in the range £500 to £600 according to choice of hotel etc.  A traditional Mass will be celebrated each day, and there will be opportunities to do all the usual things.

The easiest way to book is to go to the Latin Mass Society website,   and look under pilgrimages.  An application form can be downloaded from there.


Feast of the Assumption

The feast of the Assumption is Wednesday 15th August, and not Monday.  The Mass will be at 7.30pm on Wednesday 15th August.  Sorry for the confusion.

Sunday 22nd July

There will be Mass at 4pm on Sunday 22nd July at the Church of the English Martyrs in York.

13 July 2012

Feast of the Assumption

There will be a Low Mass in the Church of the English Martyrs in York at 7.30pm on Monday 15th August, the Feast of the Assumption.  The celebrant will be Fr Armande de Malleray FSSP, who will be visiting York at the time.

It may be that the Mass will be a little late starting because it will follow a parish Mass at 7pm.

07 July 2012

Another first?

We're getting quite excited in the Rudgate Singers about our next service, the Founder's Day requiem at Barnard Castle, just across the Tees in the Diocese of Hexham & Newcastle. 
Not only does it promise to be a good sing with some singers joining us for the first time, but we believe that it will be the first ever performance in its correct liturgical setting of the Requiem Mass by Robert Lucas Pearsall, probably better known in choral circles for his adaptation of In Dulci Jubilo and Lay A Garland.
So, if you want to hear a world first, come along to St. Mary's Catholic Church in Barney (literally next door to the  Bowes Museum) on 21st July at 12noon! 
Meanwhile, in York, Compline by Candlelight continues on each Saturday in July at St. Mary's Bishophill Jnr commencing at 9pm.