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

22 September 2020

Latin Mass at Catterick Garrison

Starting on 15th October, a Latin Mass will be celebrated at the Memorialk Church of St Joan of Arc at Catterick Barracks.  It will take place on Thursdays at 12 noon, and be offered by Fr David Smith, the Military Chaplain.

The address is Hipswell Road West, Catterick Garrison DL9 3BP   It is open to the public, and  I understand that there are no special security requirements to gain access.  However, Fr Smnith suggests that visitors ring him on 01748 873849 before travelling to be sure in case the Mass is cancelled due to other military duties

Here is a picture of the inside of the church.

18 September 2020

York Oratory Gets New Member


Last Tuesday, the York Oratory gained another member.  Perry Fox received the habit of St Philip and took the name of Gabriel, after St Gabriel of the Sorrowful Virgin, an Italian Passionist saint and the patron of Oratorian novices.  Br Gabriel is originally from Sheffield and graduated this year in Psychology from the University of Bristol. He is pictured with the community, with his Novice Master, Fr Daniel and his former University Chaplain, Fr Rupert Allen who encouraged his vocation.

B0D8D0C0-0817-4BC6-8589-960E3C018FC1Br Gabriel's joining the York Oratorians brings the size of the Community back to six.  Br Adam has been granted temporary leave of absence, and is currently living elsewhere. 

The picture above, taken in the garden of the Rectory at York, shows Br David, Fr Duffield (Provost), Br Gabriel, Fr Saward (Parish Priest), Fr Brown and the recently ordained Fr O'Connell.

15 September 2020

Latin Masses in the Middlesbrough Diocese


Here is a summary of the Latin Masses currently taking place in the Middlesbrough Diocese.

York Oratory

Sundays                           12noon  

Monday to Friday            8.15am

Saturdays                         9.15am

Our Lady of Lourdes & St Peter Chanel, Hull

Thursdays                       7.30pm

Regrettably, the Saturday morning Masses at the Sacred Heart Church in Middlesbrough has not been resumed since the COVID restrictions were relaxed.

10 September 2020

Yet More News from Withermarsh Green

The Latin Mass Chaplaincy established at the little Church of Our Lady Immaculate and St Edmund in Withermarsh Green by the Diocese of East Anglia goes from strength to strength. 

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It has been attracting a congregation of about 60 on Sundays.  Since this is too many to accommodate inside the church with social distancing, Masses have been held outside.  However, with the arrival of autumn, a new plan is being adopted.  In future, there will be two Sunday Masses.  One at 10am, and one at noon.

After last Sunday's Mass (the last of the outside Masses), tuition was provided for men wishing to learn to serve the traditional Mass.  No less than 11 men of a variety of ages attended the tuition.  There should be no shortage of servers at Withermarsh Green.  

There is a lot that is attractive about the interior of this church, especially the sanctuary.