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

30 June 2018

Traditional Ordinations in 2018

The blog of the gild of Blessed Titus has a post about the number of traditional priestly ordinations this year. It gives the following figures.

Society of Saint Pius X:   16

Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter:   16

Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest:   6

Institute of the Good Shepherd:  4

One of the FSSP ordinations was, of course, that of Seth Phipps at Warrington.  
If we exclude the SSPX, which the LMS does not promote, we can expect 26 ordinations this year., worldwide.  This excludes traditional religious communities.  These numbers are down a bit on last year, which produced a bumper crop of traditional ordinations, although taking the longer view, the trend is upwards.

With both the Institute of Christ  the King and the Priestly Fraternity of St Peter getting better established in England and Wales, we can expect more home grown vocations.  The Institute seem to have been doing particularly well of late.  I understand that two of the young men who joined their House of Discernment in Preston last year have been accepted to start at their seminary this year, and a further one is to train to be an Oblate.  I also understand that there are applications to join the House of Discernment later this year.

25 June 2018

Feast of St Peter & St Paul

Friday 29th June is the Feast of St Peter and St Paul, and a Holyday of Obligation.  There will be a Sung Mass in the Extraordinary Form at 6pm at St Wilfrid's Church in York.

05 June 2018

Ordination of Seth Phipps FSSP on Saturday 9th June

The priestly ordination of Seth Phipps FSSP will take place at St Mary's Church, Warrington, at 11am on Saturday 9th June.  Archbishop Malcolm McMahon of Liverpool will be the ordaining bishop.

A year ago, at the same church, Archbishop McMahon ordained two new priests for the Priestly Fraternity of St Peter.  These are now both working in the USA.  In recent years, there has been a steady trickle of ordinations of Englishmen (and Scotsmen) in the FSSP, although, before last year, all took place abroad. 

Sunday 10th June.

As is usual on the second Sunday of each month, there will be a Low Mass at 5pm on Sunday 10th June, at the Church of St Mary & St Joseph in Hedon.  It will be offered by Fr Mark Drew, the Parish Priest.

Feast of the Sacred Heart

There will be a Latin Mass at 6pm on Friday 8th June, the Feast of the Sacred Heart,  at St Wilfrid's Church in York.  It will be part of two days of Eucharistic adoration and prayer for the City of York, taking place on the Friday and Saturday.

There will be a procession of the Blessed Sacrament around the streets of York at 9.45pm on the Friday, and adoration in the church from 8am on Friday to mid-day on Saturday.  See the parish website for details.

Last year, this was a very successful event, and attracted much attention from the tourists and revellers of York.