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

29 April 2023

Latin Mass Restricted in Glasgow

The Archbishop of Glasgow, Most Reverend William Nolan, announced that as from 1st May 2023 Latin Masses will no longer be celebrated at the Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Balornock, which which is a housing estate on the northern fringes of Glasgow. The parish priest is Fr Mark Morris, who has done a great deal to promote the Latin Mass in one of the most socially deprived areas of Glasgow.   In 2019, the Immaculate Heart Church hosted a Pontifical High Mass with Cardinal Raymond Burke at the throne.

Latin Masses continue in the Archdiocese at St Brigid’s Church in Toryglen at 9.30am on Sundays. Toryglen is housing estate on the southern fringes of Glasgow, which, like Balornock, has many high rise tenements developed in the 1960s.

The statement issued by Archbishop Nolan states that the authorities in Rome have given permission for the 1962 Latin Mass to be celebrated at St Brigid’s in Toryglen, which will be the sole venue for such Masses in the Archdiocese. This would imply that, in accordance with the Rescripta of February, Archbishop Nolan applied to Rome for permission to continue Latin Masses at both churches, but that it was only given was only given for one location.

The Archbishop thanked Fr Morris for the care he had shown for the Latin Mass community at Immaculate Heart of Mary, and acknowledged that many would be disappointed that they will have to travel to another parish.

25 April 2023

Latin Masses continue in the Diocese of Middlesbrough

I am happy to report that Latin Masses will be continuing at all three venues in the Middlesbrough Diocese.  Following the Rescripta issued by Cardinal Roche of the Dicastery for Divine Worship in February, Bishop Drainey sought permission for all the Latin Masses offered in the Diocese of Middlesbrough to continue.  A positive response has now been received.

At the York Oratory, the Sung Masses at noon on Sundays will continue, as well as the the Low Masses at 8.15am Mondays to Fridays and the 9.15 am Mass on Saturdays.

At the Church of St Andrew in Teesville, a Low Mass will continue on Sundays at 3pm.

At the Church of Our Lady and St Peter Chanel in Hull, the Low Masses will continue on Thursdays at 7.30pm.

Thew arrangements are to be reviewed in two years.