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 2013

Solemn High Mass for the Election of a Pope

At 2pm on Saturday 2nd March, Mgr Gordon Read, National Chaplain to the LMS, will be celebrating a Solemn Mass in Westminster Cathedral.  It will be the Votive Mass, pro eligendo Summo Pontifice (for the election of a Pope).

Although a Mass at Westminster Cathedral on this date has been planned for some time, the resignation and Pope Benedict, and the expected calling of a conclave for later in March, has given the event added significance.  Furthermore, I understand that there is a possibility that the Mass will be televised, and therefore reach a wider, possibly worldwide, audience.  The Latin Mass Society will do all that it can to make this a memorable event.

Please consider attending this Mass if it is at all possible.

14 February 2013

Pope Benedict XVI

I liked Fr Brown,s post over at Forest Murmurs concerning the resignation of Pope Benedict.  There is a video showing 3mins and 42secs of applause.  Incidentally Bishop Roche features quite promently.

Although this is a very impressive declaration of affection for our Pope, Fr Brown quotes from Spirit of the Liturgy where Benedict suggests that applause reduces liturgy to a kind of religious entertainment.  I am glad that Benedict got so much applause, but it would have been better if it was not during Mass.

04 February 2013

Petition to give Richard III a Catholic funeral - Please sign it.

The link can be found here.

Please also consider writing to Leicester Cathedral to protest the appalling prospect of giving Richard III a Protestant funeral at:

Revd Barry Naylor
Acting Dean
Leicester Cathedral
St Martins House
7 Peacock Lane
LE1 5PZ.

Or you can e-mail:

Same Sex Marriage

I was interested to note that two of the twenty chairmen, or former chairmen, of Conservative Associations that delivered a letter to 10 Downing Street to protest at the Prime Minister's insistance on promoting Same Sex Marriage are from the area of the Middlesbrough Diocese.

The associations are:-
Scarborough and Malton and
Thirsk and Whitby.

The only pity is that there were not a few more.