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

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