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 August 2022

A Very Busy Weekend

Late on Sunday evening I returned home after attending the Latin Mass Society's walking pilgrimage to Walsingham.  It took place over three days, and about 160 pilgrims made the journey on foot from Ely to Walsingham, a distance of 56 miles. A few, like myself, did not walk, but provided support services such as catering.  My principal duty was as sacristan, setting up for four Masses each day, and transporting all the requisites between the four locations.  This is a picture of the post-pilgrimage Mass at the Slipper chapel on the Monday.

The following Monday the Pilgrimage in honour of St Margaret Clitherow took place in York, and I was on duty again.  This time I walked the mile between the Bar Convent and the York Oratory.  Here you can see the statue of St Margaret Clitherow which had been carried in the procession and placed in the sanctuary for Mass and Benediction.

Both events were a great success, and I would encourage anyone who is fit enough to attend one consider attending at least one of them next year.

10 August 2022

Feast of the Assumption

Monday 15th August is the Feast of the Assumption.  Although most of the modern Church will be celebrating the feast on Sunday, there will be a Sung Mass at the York Oratory at 6pm on the Monday.

There will also be First Vespers of the Feast and Benediction at 4pm on Sunday. 

Chairman's Address to the AGM

The Annual General Meeting of the Latin Mass Society took place in London on 30th July.  Unfortunately, it was difficult for people from Yorkshire to attend due to rail strikes.  Readers may like to listen to the chairman's address by clicking on the link below.

07 August 2022

Showing Reverence

This is a picture of a policeman on duty in Charlotte, North Carolina.  He is kneeling whilst a Eucharistic procession passes.