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

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:


  1. The Missa Cantata is part of a National Pilgrimage being organised by the Latin Mass Society in honour of St Margaret Clitherow. More details can be found on their news blog, here:

    The Missa Cantata in York Minster is at 1.30pm. It is followed by a procession from the Minster, via St Margaret Clitherow's shrine in the Shambles, over the Ouse Bridge and on to English Martyrs' Church for Benediction and veneration of a relic of St Margaret Clitherow. (Originally it had been intended that Benediction would be at the Bar Convent, but the anticipated numbers make that venue too small so it has been moved to the nearby church of English Martyrs.

  2. Yorkmum is spot on with the general details. Can I add that Benediction is scheduled to take place at English Martyrs at 4pm.

    Quoting from the booklet/Order of service for the day...

    The choice of polyphonic music by William Byrd for this occasion is very deliberate. Byrd lived in England from about 1540 – 1623; he was, therefore, a contemporary of Margaret Clitherow.
    From the early 1570s onwards Byrd became increasingly involved with Catholicism, associating with known Catholics. Byrd's wife Julian was first cited for recusancy (refusing to attend Protestant services) in 1577. Byrd
    himself appears in the recusancy lists from 1584.
    In 1583 he got into serious trouble because of his association with Lord Thomas Paget. As a result of this, restrictions were placed on his movements and his house was placed on the search list. In 1586, the year of Margaret Clitherow's execution, he attended a gathering at a country house which also included Father Henry Garnett (later executed for complicity in the Gunpowder Plot) and the Catholic poet Robert Southwell.

    The rest you'll have to read for yourselves as there's too much to quote here!

    The music is Byrd's Mass for 5 voices and motets Iustorum Animae, Ave Verum Corpus and Ave Regina Caelorum