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

11 January 2016

Mass for Feast of Candlemas

There will be a Sung Latin Mass in the Usus antiquior at 7.30pm on Tuesday 2nd February at the Church of the Most Holy Sacrament, Marton, to mark the Feast of Candlemas.  Marton is a hamlet about seven miles to the northeast of Hull, and well off the beaten track.  The postcode HU11 4LN may be useful for those trying to find it by satnav.

The church was built in 1789, and is the second oldest in the diocese.  It replaced various rooms and buildings around the Burton Constable Estate which were used for the celebration of Mass during penal times.  The modest church was built three years before the Second Catholic Relief Act of 1791, and attached to the back of an existing farm house so that it could not be seen from the road.  It also had a moat for additional security.

The celebrant will be Fr Mark Drew who has recently been appointed as Priest in Charge of the parish of the Sacred Heart in Hornsea, which includes the Marton church.

05 January 2016

Funeral of Les Jones

We now know that the funeral of Les Jones will take place at the Sacred Heart Church, Southgate, Hornsea,  HU18 1RE at 11am on Saturday 9th January.  The expectation is that there will be a Sung Requiem Mass.  Southgate is the main street leading south from the town centre, and the church is easily found on the left as one travels south.

02 January 2016

Requiescat in Pace

I heard today that Les Jones has died.  He was receiving treatment at Hull Royal Infirmary at the time.

The Requiem Mass will be at Sacred Heart Church, Hornsea, probably next Friday or Saturday.  Details will be provided as soon as they become available.  It is hoped that it will be possible for the Requiem, which will be offered by Fr Mark Drew, to be sung

Les Jones is a long standing member of the Latin Mass Society, and served on its committee at one time.  Recently, he has been attending the monthly Wednesday evening Masses in Hull, and some years ago, he attended the Masses in Hedon.