Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Christmas Day Mass

Holy Mass on Christmas day will be at the Church of the English Martyrs, Alexandra Road South, Whalley Range, Manchester at 8.00a.m.
Again many thanks to Father Marlor.
Please note no Mass at Holy Name.

May I take this opportunity to wish you all a very peaceful Christmas and prosperous New Year - and offer my thanks to the clergy who so regularly offer the Mass for us, those who serve them including Professor Bernard Richards who is indefatigable in his service to the LMS.

Friday, October 28, 2011

All Saints and All souls

No Mass on Tuesday for All Saints in this diocese, but on Tuesday there is Mass at Broughton Hall, just over the diocesan border near Skipton at 11.30 a.m. Also on Monday evening there is a Vigil Mass at 7.30 p.m. at Immaculate Heart of Mary church, Harrogate Road, Moortown, Leeds.

On Wednesday there are two Masses at English Martyrs, Alexandra Road South, Whalley Range, Manchester at 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Many thanks to Fr. Marlor for these Masses.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Leeds event

Please may I draw your attention to the following LMS event in Leeds to mark the month of the Holy Rosary.

On October 15th there is to be an Afternoon of Recollection. There will be a sung Mass for the feast of St. Teresa, Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament, Rosary and an opportunity for confession.
There will be two spiritual talks;
Fr. John Abberton will speak about the Holy Rosary and Fr. Michael Hall will speak about the spirituality of the EF Mass.
Both these men are powerful speakers.
Please use this opportunity to put yourself out to do something extra in this special month dedicated to the Holy Rosary.
We will start at 1.30 p.m. and finish at about 4.30 p.m.
The venue will be the Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Harrogate Road, Moortown, Leeds.
Thanks to Father Wiley the Parish Priest, who is the Leeds diocesan co-ordinator for the EF Rite of Mass whose help and support has been invaluable in this initiative.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Feast of the Holy Rosary

Mass will be offered on Friday at 7.00 a.m. at English Martyrs, Alexandra Road south, Manchester and at Bury, St. Marie's at 7.30 p.m.

Saturday, August 6, 2011


Thanks again to Father Marlor at English Martyrs, Alexandra Rd. South, Whalley Range, Manchester for offering the Mass for the Feast of the Assumption on the proper day. This Mass will be at 7.00p.m.

Other Masses at English Martyrs:

Saturdays at 10.00 a.m. on 13th August, 20th. August and 27th. August

Monday 22nd August at 7.00 a.m. (Reminder nearer the time)

Monday, June 20, 2011


Holy Mass in the Traditional Rite will be offered at the following places on Thursday 23rd. June:

Church of the English Martyrs, Alexandra Road South, Whalley Range, Manchester. 7.00p.m.

St Osmund's, Long Lane, Breightmet, Bolton. Mass at 7.30p.m. (and also Thursday 7th July.)

Also across the border in Leeds Diocese on Saturday 25th June at 2.00p.m.

High Mass and Procession of the Blessed Sacrament followed by Benediction. IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY CHURCH, HARROGATE ROAD, MOORTOWN, LEEDS . Confessions available.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Mass at Bolton Breightmet

I am very pleased to announce that there will be a Mass at St. Osmund's, Long Lane, Breightmet, Bolton at 7.30p.m. on Thursday 16th. June. Thanks to Fr. G. Hilton for this.

Thursday, June 2, 2011


Today in the 1962 calendar it is the Feast of the Ascension, although in this country the obligation and celebration of the Feast has been transferred to next Sunday.

However Mass will be offered for the feast today in two places this evening in this diocese.

7.00p.m. at English Martyrs, Alexandra Rd. South, Whalley Range, Manchester.
7.30p.m. at St. Marie's, Manchester Road, Bury. High Mass.

Please accept my sincere apologies for the late posting of these Masses. I only yesterday came out of hospital and am suffering from pneumonia, probably brought on by surgery three weeks ago for a burst appendix and removal of part of my bowel.
I am still extremely weak and would ask for your prayers and would like to take this opportunity to thank those of you who have already offered prayers. Mass will be offered for your intentions.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Happy Easter

The Mass at York Minster was a huge success and my thanks to Peter for being the crucifer at Mass and for the procession to English Martyrs. Professor Richards was in hospital and was unable to attend. We wish him a speedy recovery.

The ritual of the Easter ceremony is beyond us again and the summer promises to stretch out before us.
I hope the summer is longer than lent which seemed to fly by this year.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

The Annunciation

Friday is the Feast of the Annunciation - the Incarnation, which for me, is a Feast more theologically spectacular than Christmas itself.

Mass at 7.00a.m. at English Martyrs, Alexandra Road South, Manchester.
And at 7.30p.m. at St. Marie's Manchester Road, Bury.

Our regular Masses at both these churches continue and I am always most grateful to Frs. Marlor and Wadsworth.

Following the Annunciation there will be our National Pilgrimage in honour of St. Margaret Clitherow on Saturday 26th. March at YORK MINSTER. Missa Cantata at the high altar (confirmed as being the first time since the Reformation) at 1.30p.m. followed by a procession via the Shambles to the church of the English Martyrs, Dalton Terrace where there there is to be Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament and veneration of the relic of St. Margaret Clitherow which the Bar Convent has generously loaned for the occasion, at 4.00p.m. Originally Benediction was to have taken place in the Bar Convent chapel but it was soon realised that it would not be possible to safely accommodate the numbers expected.

I am now anticipating 2 servers from Middlesbrough, 2 from Leeds, 2 from Salford and 1 from Hexham and Newcastle. The celebrant is Fr. Stephen Maughan who is based in York at English Martyrs.

Please make every effort to attend.

God bess the Pope!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011


I regret having to announce that the St. Joseph Day of Recollection at Ladyewell near Preston has now been cancelled because of the serious fire there last month. It is hoped to reschedule for later in the year.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Training Conference in May



3rd to 6th May 2011

The Latin Mass Society will be holding its seventh residential Priests’ Training Conference at Buckfast Abbey from 3rd to 6th May. The Abbot and community have extended a particularly warm welcome, and this new venue promises to be a great success.

Tuition will be provided by priests well experienced in the traditional rites and will be in small groups selected to suit the experience of each participant. Thus it is expected that there will be groups studying Low Mass, Missa Cantata and Solemn Mass.

There will also be tuition for servers who wish to improve their skills. Again tuition will be in groups according to ability and experience.

The conference will start with Mass at 11am on the Tuesday morning and will end after lunch on the Friday. For those travelling long distances, it will be possible to book a room for the Monday night. Accommodation will be provided in the guest houses of the Abbey and the Abbot has kindly allowed the conference to have extensive use of the Abbey Church both for tuition and for our liturgies.

If you would like to attend this conference, please complete the application form, which can be downloaded from the Latin Mass Society website. It should be returned to the address given with an appropriate cheque. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Latin Mass Society on 020 7404 7284.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Recollection day at Ladyewell

If you are within travelling distance of Preston in Lancashire, there will be a Lenten Day of Recollection led by Fr Armand de Malleray, FSSP at Ladyewell Shrine, Broughton, Preston, Lancashire PR2 5ST on Saturday, 19th March 2011 (Feast of St Joseph).

11am - Morning conference: St Joseph, a model of obedience.
12pm - Confessions and Holy Mass (usus antiquior)
1pm - Time to eat packed lunches.
2pm - Afternoon conference: St Joseph, a model of hope.
3pm – Exposition, Confessions (during Adoration) and Benediction
4pm - Tea and coffee.

Free admission. All welcome.
Contact: Matthew McCusker – E-mail : or mobile: 07929 786775

(By kind permission of Rev Fr Thomas Hoole, P.P.and Shrine Director)

Monday, January 10, 2011








Sunday, January 9, 2011

Auxiliary Bishop of Liverpool to attend Penwortham Mass

Those of you near Preston may be interested to know that auxiliary Bishop of Liverpool, Tom Williams will attend the 9.00a.m. Mass St. Mary Magdalen, Leyland Road, Penwortham. 9.00a.m. on Sunday 16th. January. This is a good opportunity to show a member of the hierarchy that there is a demand for the 1962 Rite of Mass.
The same bishop recently attended Mass at St. Catherine's in Farrington near Wigan.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Server training

There is to be a training day for men and boys wishing to learn how to serve the Low Mass and Missa cantata. This will take place at English Martyrs Dalton Terrace, York on Saturday 12th. February. There has been a good amount of interest shown in this by several people from Leeds, Middlesbrough and Hexham & Newcastle Dioceses.
If you are interested please contact me to get further details or to register at infolmleeds AT gmail DOT com.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011


Mass will be offered on Thursday 6th. January - the traditional day, at English Martyrs, Alexandra Rd. South, Whalley Range, Manchester at 7.00p.m.

Many thanks to Fr. Marlor for this.

Happy New Year to you all and may the peace of Christ find a home in your hearts.

Last updated January 4th. 2011