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.
REGULAR TRADITIONAL MASSES IN THE DIOCESE OF MIDDLESBROUGH
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.
St Mary's Church, Bishophill Junior, York. YO1 6EN
Masses as advertised.
7.30pm Every Thursday. Low Mass.
Church of Our Lady of Lourdes and St Peter Chanel
119 Cottingham Road, Hull. HU5 2DH
12.00pm Every Thursday. Low Mass.
Church of St Joan of Arc
Hipswell Rd W, Catterick Garrison DL9 3BP
VESPERS AND BENEDICTION
4pm. Every Sunday York Oratory (Church of St Wilfrid) Duncombe Place, York. YO1 7EF
According to a report by Stephen Bullivant, Professor of Theology and Sociology at St Mary's University, just under 10% of young people aged 16 to 29 regard themselves as Catholic. This compares with 7% who claim to be C of E and 6% Muslim. This is based on a European Social Survey conducted 2014 to 2016.
The survey is a snapshot, so does not strictly indicate trends. However, the fact that the figures are only for young people does indicate that within the next 15 years, there will be more Catholics and more Muslims than members of the Church of England.
The report does not mention that the survey covers the whole of the UK, whereas the C of E only covers England. I presume adjustment has been made for this.