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 November 2012

Server Training

A server training day has been arranged for Saturday 16th February 2013.  It will take place at the Chaplaincy of the University of Leeds, commencing at 10.30am.  The tuition will be arranged according to the requirements of those who book in, and will be suitable for beginners as wekll as more experienced servers.

There is no fee for attending, although participants are asked to bring a packed lunch.  Anyone wishing to attend should contact Paul Waddington.

21 November 2012

Sunday Masses in Middlesbrough

In case anyony is in doubt, there WILL be a 6pm Latin Mass next Sunday (25th Nov) at the Church of St Alphonsus, North Ormsby in Middlesbrough.  It will be celebrated as usual be Mgr Heslin, and I am expecting that he will be able to make an announcement as to where future Latin Masses will take place in the northern part of the diocese.

There will probably be a change of venue, and if so the details will be given in a future post on this blog.

19 November 2012

Christmas Day Mass in the Extraordinary Form


English Martyrs' Church, Dalton Terrace, York


Fr David Smith will celebrate low Mass (Dawn Mass of Christmas Day)

This is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the Feast of the Nativity with an EF Mass. Please publicise this widely. A good turnout would be fantastic.

17 November 2012

Clerical Dress

According to Andrea Tornielli, an observer of all that goes on in the Vatican, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, the Vatican Secretary of State, has issues a circular concerning clerical dress.  It stresses the need for all priests working in the Vatican to wear clerical dress.  This is taken to mean cassock and clerical collar at all times.  On more formal occasions, such as in the presence of the Holy Father, the fascia should be worn as well as trimmings to the cassock appropriate to their rank.

It seems that some priests working in the Vatican have adopted the practice of dressing informally, just as some have in England; and Cardinal Bertone has moved to put a stop to it.  A similar move by the English hierarchy would be welcome.

04 November 2012

Traditional Latin Vespers of the Dead.

In remembrance of those who died in the two World Wars and other conflicts.

St. Mary's Church, Bishophill Junior, York. YO1 6EN

Gregorian Chant, sung by members of the Rudgate Singers.

All Welcome.

Commemoratio Fidelium Defunctorum - Vespers of the Dead.