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

27 June 2023

Summorum Pontificum Pilgrimage

The twelfth annual international pilgrimage, Populus Summorum Pontificum, is due to take place in Rome between 27th and 29th October.  Since 2012 priests, religious and laity have been gathering in Rome each year for this pilgrimage, which has featured a Solemn Mass at the altar of the Chair of St Peter in the Vatican Basilica.

However, this year, the organisers have been informed by Cardinal Mauro Gambetti OFM Conv., Archpriest of St Peter's Basilica, that the celebration of the Holy Mass in the traditional form, that normally takes place on the Saturday of the pilgrimage, will not be authorised.  In stead, it is being proposed that the Creed will be sung as pilgrims take part in a procession to the tomb of the Prince of the Apostles.

Last year, 1700 pilgrims took part in the Populus Summorum Pontificum pilgrimage.  The organisers are hoping that there will be many more this year.

25 June 2023

Feast of St Peter & St Paul

Thursday 29th June is the Feast of St Peter & St Paul, and is a Holyday of Obligation.  There will be La\tin Masses at the York Oratory as follows:

          8.15am               Low Mass

          6pm                    Solemn Mass

Please note that THERE WILL BE NO 7.30PM LATIN MASS AT OUR LADY AND ST PETER CHANEL IN HULL  that day, as Fr Massie has to say a novus ordo Mass that evening.

12 June 2023

Guild of St Clare Northern Chapter

The Northern Chapter of the Guild of St Clare will be meeting in the upper room of St Wilfrid's Church (The York Oratory) between 10am and 3pm on Saturday 24th June. Anyone interested in needlework, or the making and repair of vestments is invited to attend.  If you have your own project, please bring it along.  Otherwise, there will be plenty of work to do on the Oratory's collection of vestments.  Contact for further details.

Barbara Hustwick RIP

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Barbara Hustwick, who died recently.  Barbara was a long time supporter of the Latin Mass, but was unable to attend Church in recent years due to her suffering from Parkinson's disease.

Her body will be received in to St Wilfrid's Church in York at 4pm on Tuesday 13th June, with her Requiem at 10am on Wednesday 14th June.

Forty Hours Devotion

The York Oratory will be holding forty hours of devotions commencing at 6pm on the evening of Friday 16th June.  The church will remain open with the Blessed Sacrament exposed throughout the night.  The Oratory are appealing for people to watch for half hour periods, especially in the small hours of the morning.

On Sunday 18th June, the midday High Mass will be followed by an Outdoor Procession, and the devotions will conclude wit Vespers an d Benediction at 4pm.

06 June 2023

Corpus Christi

Thursday 8th June is the Feast of Corpus Christi, and a Holyday of Obligation.  At the York Oratory, there will be a Low Mass at 8.15am, and a Solemn Mass at 6pm.  The High Mass will b e followed by a procession through the streets of York and Benediction in the church.  The musical setting for the Solemn Mass will be Victoria's O quam Gloriosum.

Please note that, due to the absence of Fr Massie, there will be no Latin Mass at the Church of Our Lady and St Peter Chanel in Hull.