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 2013

New Era in York

As from the first Sunday of Advent (that is next Sunday 1st December) there will be a Latin Low Mass at 5pm every Sunday in the Church of St Wilfrid in York.  It will be followed by Rosary and Benediction at 6pm.   This replaces the 4pm Mass at the Church of the English Martyrs in York which is now discontinued.

This development follows the arrival of Oratorian fathers at St Wilfrid's Church and the expectation that a permanent Oratory will be erected there.  It puts the Latin Mass in York on a much firmer basis, as we can now be sure of there being a priest each week.

Unfortunately, car parking is much more difficult at St Wilfrid's Church.  There is a small car park opposite the theatre in St Leonards, which I believe costs £3.50 for two hours.  Alternatively, it is possible to use the park and ride service.

At this point, I would like to express gratitude to Fr Bane at English Martyrs' Church for accommodating the Latin Mass in the last few years; and also to our celebrants, Fr David Smith, Fr James Callagan and Fr Strphen Maughan, who have served us very well.

20 November 2013

On Return from Rome

The pilgrimage to Rome was much enjoyed by the thirty odd people who took part.  There are several reports elsewhere on the internet.  I will just say that I m delighted to have had the opportunity to serve Mass in the chapel of the choir at St Peter's Basilica.  I also served a Low Mass for Fr Michael Brown at a side altar in the main part of the basilica.

19 November 2013

Mass in Hull Thurs 21st Nov

It has come to my attention that there is to be a Low Mass in the usus antiquior in Hull on Thursday 21st November.  It will be at 7.00pm at the Church of St Francis of Assisi in Wembley Park Ave. (Postcode HU8 0ND).  The celebrant will be Fr Peter Mulholland.

I also understand that Fr Mulholland celebrates a Latin Mass about every two months, but this is the first one that has come to my attention.

Please attend if you can, and spread the word around.

04 November 2013

All Change at York

Fr Richard Duffield Cong Orat, together with another Oratorian priest, Fr Nicholas Edmunds Smith, has now taken up residence at the rectory of St Wilfrid's Church in York.  He has now had the opportunity to assess how things lie in the parish and give consideration to accommodating the Latin Mass.

Although there are still some formalities to complete, it is almost a certainty that the Mass that has been offered at 4pm each Sunday at the Church of the English Martyrs will be transferred to the Church of St Wilfrid.  The timing will be revised to 5pm and it will be followed by Rosary and Benediction.

These changes will take effect on the first Sunday of Advent  which is 1st December.