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

19 November 2022

How It Used to Be

Have a look at this:

18 November 2022

New York Times

An article headed 'Old Latin Mass Finds New American Audience' has appeared in a prominent position in the New York Times.  The lengthy article tells of the resurgence of the Latin Mass in the United States, especially amongst young people and large families.  The writer of the article describes her experiences visiting the Church of St Joseph in Detroit.  This church, which is run by the Institute of Christ the King, has grown its congregation dramatically in recent years.

The article, which is easily found on the internet, includes many good photographs including the ones below.

17 November 2022

Retirement of Fr Charlton

Fr William Charlton, the Parish Priest of St Joseph's Church in Stokesley, will be retiring at the beginning of next year.  This means that the regular Sunday Mass that Fr Charlton has been offering at 3pm will come to an end, with the last one being on New Year's Day, which in 2023 will be a Sunday. 

I am delighted to be able to report that, starting on Sunday 8th January, Fr Michael Sellers will be offering a Latin Mass on Sundays at 3pm in the Church of St Andrew in Fabian Road, Teesville, Middlesbrough.  This should be convenient for people living in Middlesbrough and the surrounding areas, and I hope it will prove popular.  We are grateful to Bishop Drainey for making these new arrangements.

Fr Charlton will be offering two further Latin Masses at St Joseph's Church in Stokesley over the Christmas period.  These are:

Sunday 25th December, Christmas Day: Traditional Latin Mass 11.00am   (note changed time)

Friday 6th January, The Epiphany:  Traditional Latin Mass 11.00am 

I am sure everybody who has attended Fr Charlton's Latin Masses is very grateful for his efforts to promote the traditional Mass, both in Stokesley, and earlier in York and other places.  We wish him a long and happy retirement.

We are also grateful to Fr Sellers for taking on the continued provision of Latin Masses in the Middlesbrough area.