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 August 2012

On Return from Walsingham

Late on Sunday night, I arrived home, after three days of the Ely to Walsingham walking pilgrimage.  I hasten to add that I was not one of the walkers, who numbered nearly 70.  My role was to move the cooking gear and baggage around, as well as a certain amount of shopping on the way.

The weather was not all that kind to the walkers, who in the course of the 55 miles got soaked several times, especially on the second day.  However, the sun shone all the time that we were in Walsingham.  Fuller reports with pictures, mostly rather dreary ones taken in the rain, can be found on the blogs of LMS Chairman and Chaplain Abroad.

After several days without internet access, it was very pleasing to catch up with some very good pieces of news from around the world.  Perhaps the most exciting is that the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest have secured ownership of the Sacred Heart Church in Limerick and its adjacent very large presbytery. 

This very fine Georgean church in the centre of Limerick was originally owned by the Jesuits.  Some years ago it was purchased by a property developer who intended to turn it into some sort of club and gymnesium.  One idea was that the nave of the church should become a swimming pool.  Fortunately, the collapse of the Irish economy and the subsequent recession intervened; and the building has remained unused, although deprived of some of its treasures.  Restoration will probably take several years and a great deal of money, but it will eventually be a stunning church.

The Institute of Christ the King is not unfamiliar with such projects.  They have undertaken similar, or more ambitious, enterprises in America, most notably in Chicargo, St Louis and Kansas City.  See their US website for details.

08 August 2012

Advance Notice

On Sunday 9th September there will be no evening Mass in Middlesbrough, due to Mgr Heslin being on a cruise.  On other Sundays, this Mass takes place at 6pm in the Church of St Alphonsus in North Ormesby.

03 August 2012

Sunday 5th August

Although it will be two weeks since the last Mass at the Church of the English Martyrs in York, there will NOT be a Mass on Sunday 5th August.  This is because there were five Sundays in July.  Masses in York are on th second and fourth Sundays of the month.  The next Mass will be at 4pm on Sunday 12th August.

Meanwhile, Masses continue as usual at the Church of St Alphonsus in Middlesbrough.

01 August 2012

Feast of the Assumption in Leicester

Fr Cahill has sent me the following poster about a Mass for the Feast of the Assumption in his parish in Leicester.

Unfortunately I cannot get the poster to upload, but the Mass is at 7pm in the Church of St Peter in Leicester