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

26 January 2022


The Feast of Candlemas, or the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary is on Wednesday 2nd February.  There will be a Sung Latin Mass with blessing of candles and procession at 6pm in St Wilfrid's Church, York.

09 January 2022

Thursday 13th January


Please note that the Latin Mass that usually takes place  at the Church of Our Lady of Lourdes and St Peter Channel at 7.30pm on Thursdays will NOT take place on Thursday 13th January.  The Mass will resume the following week.

07 January 2022

The Tablet


Although I do not subscribe to The Tablet, I am always interested to see what it has to say on matters concerning the Latin Mass.  I discovered that last week's edition included three letters (including one from myself) on the subject, all of which were highly critical of the policy coming from the Pope Francis and the Vatican of attempting to extinguish the Mass that so many of us love.  The letters are reproduced below.

I would encourage readers who want to defend the Latin Mass to use every opportunity to promote the cause.  Writing to the Tablet is one way of doing this.

06 January 2022

Pope Francis Speaks


The following are extracts from the sermon given in St Peter's Basilica by Pope Francis on the Feast of the Epiphany:

"Have we been stuck all too long, nestled inside a conventional, external and formal religiosity that no longer warms our hearts and changes our lives?"

"Do our words and our liturgies ignite in people's hearts a desire to move towards God, or are they a 'dead language' that speaks only of itself and to itself?"

It seems that Pope Francis is continuing to deride the Latin Mass, and is now doing so in his sermons.

05 January 2022


Thursday 6th January is the Feast of the Epiphany and a Holyday of Obligation.  In the Middlesbrough Diocese, there will be a Sung Mass at 6pm at St Wilfrid's, York; and a Low Mass at the Church of Our Lady and St Peter Chanel in Hull  The Mass in Hull will be offered for the repose of the soul of Peter Miles, a long time member of the Latin Mass Society, who died before Christmas.