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

20 September 2022

Diocese of Arlington

Until recently, the Diocese of  Arlington in Virginia, USA made good provision for adherents of the older form of the Mass.  There were no less than 21 locations where it was offered, and these Masses were attended by about 2.5% of the Mass going population.   The Most Reverend Michael Burbidge, Bishop of Arlington, has implemented Traditionis Custodes in a very strict way, and the number of locations has been reduced to eight and will be further reduced to five in 2023.

One of the locations to be dropped is Holy Trinity parish in Gainsville, which was one of the best attended.  In its place, the diocese has offered the use of a disused gymnasium at a school in Nokesville.  Supporters of the Latin Mass have, in very short time, transformed this gymnasium into a chapel by constructing an altar with reredos and providing a sanctuary with altar rails.  They have also acquired benches from a disused church and redecorated throughout.  The result can be seen below.

Two Latin Masses are now offered in the gymnesium every Sunday, and are attracting a congregation of over 200 at each.

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