This blog is offered as a forum within which events to promote and celebrate the Traditional Catholic Latin Liturgy can be organised in the North of England. The idea emerged during conversations at the 2010 Low Week Latin Mass Society training course at Ushaw College.

Regular Sunday Masses in the North of England

St Mary's Brigg, Every Sunday 5 pm

St. Joseph's, Castleford, Every Sunday 3 pm

Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall, Skipton, 1st Sunday of Month 11.30 am

St Mary Magdalene, Penwortham, Preston Every Sunday 9 am

St Dominic's Priory, Newcastle, Every Sunday, 11.30 am

The Sacred Heart & English Martyrs, Thornley, Co Durham, Every Sunday 9.30 am

St Joseph's, Gateshead, Every Sunday 12 noon

St Mary's, Barnard Castle, Co Durham, Every Sunday 9 am

Our Lady Star of the Sea, Seaforth, Liverpool, Every Sunday 9.30 am

St Anthony's, Liverpool, Every Sunday 3 pm

English Martyrs', York, Every Sunday 6.30 pm

St Alphonsus, North Ormesby, 6 pm

Holy Name, Manchester, 4 pm

St Mary's, Gilbert Street, Halifax, Every Saturday 6 pm

St Catherine Laboure, Staningfield Lane, Farington P25 4QG, Every Sunday 11.30 am

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Exaltation of the Cross

Wednesday 14th September 7pm
Missa Cantata

St Catherine Labouré

Stanifield Lane
PR25 4QG

Thursday, 11 August 2011

Missa Cantata for the Feast of the Assumption

Sung Mass on Monday 15th August at 7pm
in the Extraordinary Form


St Catherine Labouré

Stanifield Lane



PR25 4QG

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Mass at St Catherine's, Leyland

Just to let people know that there will be no Mass at 11.30am this Sunday 24th July. Instead there will be Solemn Mass at 3pm offered by newly ordained Fr Damian McCaughan of the Diocese of Down and Connor.

Sunday Mass will be as usual next week.
We also usually have Mass in the Extraordinary Form on Saturdays and Tuesdays at 12 noon.

Friday, 1 July 2011

All change in Scunthorpe

Fr Cahill is being moved from Holy Souls' Church, Scunthorpe to take up a new appointment as parish priest of St Peter's, Leicester. Fr O'Connor at St Mary's Brigg has kindly agreed to keep the weekly Sunday Mass in this region going. It will however require a change of time and venue.

From Sunday 21st August 2011 there will be a weekly Sunday Mass in the usus antiquior at St Mary's Brigg at 5 pm

The last 3 pm Sunday Mass at Holy Souls' Scunthorpe will be offered on Sunday 14th August

Apologies for any inconvenience caused by these changes.

Solemn Requiem for Fr John Shaw RIP

Bishop Malcolm McMahon is pictured here conducting the Absolution having presided in Mitre and Cope at the Solemn Requiem for Fr John Shaw, on Thursday 30th June.

Friday, 24 June 2011

Fr John Shaw RIP

Solemn Requiem in the presence of the Bishop
Thursday 30th June
12.30 pm Holy Cross Priory, Leicester.

Fr Shaw was a strong defender of the Faith and the Latin Liturgy in the Nottingham Diocese through many difficult years. Requiescat in Pace.

Sacred Heart of Jesus

Friday 1st July
Holy Souls' Church, Scunthorpe
7.00 pm Low Mass
followed by singing of Litany of the Sacred Heart

Ss Peter & Paul

Wednesday 29th June
Holy Souls' Church, Scunthorpe
Low Mass, 7.00 pm

Monday, 20 June 2011

Corpus Christi Holy Souls' Scunthorpe

Thursday 23rd June
Low Mass 7.00 pm
followed by Benediction

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Our Lady, Star of the Sea - Seaforth: Feasts of Corpus Christi, SS Peter & Paul and Sacred Heart

Low Mass will be celebrated on all feasts (Thurs. June 23, Weds. June 29, Fri July 1) at 7.00pm.

Courtesy note: prior advice had related that there would not be a Corpus Christi Mass. However, Fr Ian O'Shea has since kindly agreed to celebrate for us on that feast.

Monday, 2 May 2011

The Rudgate Singers' 15th Anniversary Mass

Many of you will, I'm, sure, have heard of us. Some no doubt, will have heard us sing at various services that have taken place in the North of England over the last few years. What you may not know, is that the idea to form the choir originated in prison! I used to work for the Prison Service, and a chance conversation with one of the Catholic Chaplains where I worked (Fr. Richard Aladics) led to the first Rudgate Service which took place in the beautiful catholic church in Scarthingwell, back in June 1996, where amongst other pieces, we sang the Missa Papae Marcelli by Palestrina.

What we believed would be a one-off occasion (or annual at best) clearly didn't turn out to be the case, and we now approach our 15th Anniversary!

The 15th anniversary Mass will take place at St. Joseph's Church, Newby, Scarborough (YO12 6HT if you have satnav) on 18th June, 2011 at 3pm, and will, once again include the Missa Papae Marcelli. Other music is as follows:

Aichinger: Factus est repente
Tallis: Loquebantur variis linguis
Lotti: Regina Caeli

as well as the full Chant Proper of the Mass of Whit Saturday from the Graduale Romanum.

Fr. Stephen Maughan, who celebrated the historic Mass in York Minster earlier this year, has kindly agreed to be the Celebrant, for what we hope will be another special occasion.

Please do put the date in your diaries.

Sunday, 10 April 2011

Courtesy note: No Palm Sunday Mass at Seaforth

Please note: there is no Extraordinary Form Mass on Palm Sunday at Our Lady, Star of the Sea. It would be very much appreciated if you could pass this message on to whomever you think appropriate.

The next regular Sunday Extraordinary Form Mass will not be until Easter - usual time 9.30am.

Please note: there will also be a final Lenten Saturday Mass (at the Lady Altar) on Saturday 16th April at 9.00am. Fr Wood extends his prayerful appreciation to all those who have attended these Lenten Masses thus far.

Monday, 28 March 2011

York Minster Mass

The Missa Cantata organised and celebrated by Fr Stephen Maughan turned out to be a real landmark in the movement to promote the Usus Antiquior of the Mass. The event in honour of St Margaret Clitherow attracted pilgrims from far and wide. Several hundred were in attendance spilling out from the choir into the nave. The Rudgate singers and friends did an outstanding job with the music. What a joy to hear the Gregorian chant and the Catholic music of William Byrd in its rightful place, which he himself must have doubted would ever be possible again. In converstion with the town sheriff after Mass, I was informed that some years ago when permission was obtained to celebrate the first Mass in the Minster since the Reformation one of the conditions had been that there would be no Latin ! Apparently this was still to much for one of the local Catholic Parishes who had been approached to host the event !

Tuesday, 22 March 2011


Low Mass
Friday 25th March, 6.00 pm

Holy Souls' Church
Frodingham Road

Sunday, 6 March 2011

Parish Mission

As part of Holy Souls' Parish Lenten Mission,
led by Fr John Edwards S.J.
There will be Low Mass 8.00 am Monday 14th - Friday 18th

Ash Wednesday Mass

Holy Souls' Church
Frodingham Road, Scunthorpe
Low Mass 7.00 pm

Thursday, 3 March 2011

Our Lady, Star of the Sea - Seaforth Village: Lenten Saturday Masses

(updated and amended information - 16.03.11)

Fr Wood (*) will celebrate Low Mass on each Lenten Saturday at 9.00am.

N.B. All Masses, other than that for the Feast of St Joseph (19th March - which has precedence over Ember Saturday) will be celebrated at the Lady Altar.

March 12th: Saturday after Ash Wednesday
March 19th: St Joseph
March 26th: Saturday, Second Week in Lent
April 2nd: Saturday, Third Week in Lent (* celebrant Fr Andrew Robinson)
April 9th: Saturday, Fourth Week in Lent
April 16th: Saturday in Passion Week



Friday, 25 February 2011

Petition to uphold Summorum Pontificum

Damian Thompson has a piece on his blog concerning fears that the forth coming clarification of Summorum Pontificum may rein back some of the freedoms established by that document. There is an online appeal to the Holy Father to resist such pressures.

Sunday, 20 February 2011

LMS National Pilgrimage in honour of St Margaret Clitherow

Missa Cantata at 1.30 pm Saturday 26th March
Byrd Mass for 5 voices, Iustorum Animae, Ave Verum, Ave Regina Caelorum
Followed by procession to the shrine in the Shambles.
Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament and veneration of the Relic at 4.00 pm in the church of English Martyrs, Dalton Terrace. For more information contact:

Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Epiphany Mass

We are making preparations for a Mass in honour of the Epiphany of Our Lord here at St Catherine's this Thursday at 7pm (12 days after the Christmas Feast). It will be a Missa Cantata at 7pm. I'm hoping that the attendance will warrant the effort that goes into these Masses, especially on the musical front, so - come one, come all to do Him homage.

Venite Adoremus