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.