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 2014

Change of Mass Time in Redcar

As from Sunday 30th November, the regular Sunday Latin Mass at the Sacred Heart Church in Redcar will be at 11.30am. It will be a Low Mass and will replace the Mass that previously took place at 6pm. The celebrant will continue to be Mgr Heslin. Occasionally this Mass has to be cancelled when Mgr Heslin is not available. Those who are not regular attenders are advised to ring the parish on 01642 484047 before travelling.

24 November 2014

Change of Mass Time

This is a reminder that, starting on the First Sunday of Advent, the time of the weekly Sunday Latin Mass at St Wilfrid's Church in York will change from 5pm to 12 noon. At the same time, Vespers will be introduced at 6pm and this will be followed by Benediction. So there will be two very good reasons to visit St Wilfrid's Church each Sunday.

20 November 2014

Diocese of Lincoln Reverting to Ad Orientem during Advent

The Cathedral of the Risen Christ in Lincoln, Nebraska in the USA is a modern building, and perhaps not an ideal piece of architecture from the traditionalist point of view. Nevertheless, good things are going on there, as is reported in New Liturgical Movement, from which I have taken this news item.
.....Writing in The Southern Nebraska Reporter, the diocesan newspaper of the Diocese of Lincoln, Bishop Conley includes the following paragraph. During the Sundays of Advent, the priests of the Cathedral of the Risen Christ will celebrate Mass ad orientem. With the people of God, the priest will stand facing the altar, and facing the crucifix. When I celebrate Midnight Mass at Christmas, I will celebrate ad orientem as well. This may also take place in other parishes across the Diocese o0f Lincoln.

07 November 2014

The Priestly Fraternity of St Peter

The priestly Fraternity of St Peter, or FSSP as many people know it, has updated its membership figures. They are broken down as follows: Priests 253 Deacons 16 Other Seminarians 144 Total 413 The average of their membership is 37, a figure that has stayed the same for several years, so we can be assured that fraternity will survive for many decades to come. The society also gives a breakdown of its membership by nationality which is as follows: United States 138 France 112 Germany 51 Canada 27 England & Wales 12 Other 73 With a good number of seminarians joining the two seminaries each year, the fraternity is experiencing steady growth.