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

24 March 2020

Preference for the Latin Mass

The York Oratory is livestreaming a daily Mass in both the Ordinary Form and the Extraordinary Form.  I noticed that yesterday that the Extraordinary Form had 81 viewings and that the Ordinary Form had 61 viewings.

This would seem to suggest some preference for the Extraordinary Form.

FSSP Seminary at Widratzbad

There is news that the Seminary of the Priestly Fraternity of St Peter at Widratzbad in Bavaria is suffering from coronavirus.  All the priests and half of the 90 seminarians are affected.  Everyone is confined to their rooms.  I understand that no one is seriously ill, but it is thought that the virus will eventually affect all the students.

Please remember these good priests and students in your prayers.

Feast of the Annunciation


Wednesday 25th March, being exactly nine months before the Feast of Christmas, is the Feast of the Annunciation.

There will be two opportunities to attend a Sung Mass in the usus antiquior in the Diocese of Middlesbrough on this very great Feast.

As is usually the case on major Feasts, the York Oratory will be offering a Solemn Mass at 6pm.

Fr William Massie will be offering his first old right Missa Cantata at 7.30pm at the Church of Our Lady of Lourds and St Peter Chanel, Cottingham Road, in Hull.

Fr Massie is putting a great deal of effort into learning how to sing a Missa Cantata.  It will also be a new venture for the servers and for the choir, so we must all hope and pray that it goes well.

I would urge anyone living in the Hull area who is free on the evening of the 25th March to  give Fr Massie their support by attending this Mass.


19 March 2020



The Catholic Bishops Conference of England and Wales have announced that as from Saturday 21st March, all public church services will be suspended, although churches will remain open where possible.

At St Wilfrids in York there will be daily Mass in the Extraordinary Form live streamed on the internet.  The link is given on the St Wilfrid's website.

The timings are:

           Mondays to Fridays              8.15am
           Saturdays & Sundays           9.15am


Please also note that the Thursday evening Latin Mass at the Catholic Chaplaincy in Hull is discontinued, and that the proposed Mass for the Annunciation in Hull has been cancelled.