Monday, 3 December 2012

Westminster Archdiocese Christmas Masses......

.....The largest Diocese in England and Wales (in terms of population) with more than 200 parishes.......

...but only 2 Latin Masses on Christmas Day.......that's two!

And that is also a disgrace, Archbishop Mennini, please note; the faithful may have as many homosexual Masses as they want but, as for a Traditional Latin Mass......

An extract from Westminster's website:

"E.F. Schumacher the author of Small is Beautiful, once recalled how, on a visit to Leningrad, he consulted a street map but could not make out where he was. 'I could see several enormous churches, yet there was no trace of any of them on my map.' He had a map: but no bearings. Communist Russia treated churches as though they did not exist". 

(my version of that)

Well, we have a situation, in our capital city, London, where there are many churches and, they are marked on a map - but there is little trace of a Latin Mass at this most vital time of the year. Modernist Westminster treats Latin Masses as though they do not exist!

Here are all the Masses listed for Christmas, courtesy of the Latin Mass Society (there are some Diocese without any):- See also LMS Find a Mass

Traditional Masses in England and Wales
on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
(compiled by the Latin Mass Society)
Christmas Eve
St Mary Moorfields, Eldon Street, LONDON EC2M 7LS (Carols at 6.00pm) 6.30pm Sung Mass
Christmas Day
The Oratory, Brompton Road, LONDON SW7 2RP 9.00am Low Mass
St. James's, Spanish Place, LONDON W1U 3QY 9.30am Low Mass

Christmas Day
St Pancras, Ireland’s Lane, LEWES Sussex BN7 1QX 12.30pm Low Mass

Christmas Eve
St Joseph, Hall Street, Burslem STOKE-ON-TRENT ST6 4BB Midnight Sung Mass
Christmas Day
The Oratory, Woodstock Road, OXFORD OX2 6HA 8.00am Low Mass



Christmas Day
Our Lady & St Kenelm, STOW-ON-THE-WOLD, Gloucs. GL54 1DR 11.30am Low Mass
Our Lady & St Alphege, Oldfield Lane, Oldfield Park, BATH, BA2 3NR 12.00pm Low Mass
Holy Cross Church, Dean Lane, Bedminster, BRISTOL BS3 1DB 11.45am Low Mass
St. Dominic’s, Jubilee Road, DURSLEY, Gloucestershire GL11 4ES 8.30am Low Mass
St Joseph’s & St Teresa’s, 16 Chamberlain Street, WELLS BA5 2PF 8.00am Low Mass


Christmas Day
St Theresa, Prince of Wales Rd, Manor Estate, SHEFFIELD S12 2RZ 10.00am High Mass

Christmas Day
St Mary’s Church, Birch Road, BARNARD CASTLE DL12 8NR 7.30pm Low Mass

Christmas Day
St Peter’s Cathedral, Balmoral Road, LANCASTER LA1 3BT 12.15pm Low Mass
Christ the King, Winton Crescent, Harraby, CARLISLE, CA1 3JX 8.00am Low Mass

Christmas Eve
Leeds University RC Chaplaincy, 5-7 St Mark’s Avenue, LEEDS LS2 9BN 7.00pm Sung Mass
The Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall, SKIPTON, Yorkshire BD23 3AE 11.30pm Low Mass
Christmas Day
The Sacred Heart, Broughton Hall, SKIPTON, Yorkshire BD23 3AE

Low Mass
Christmas Day
St Mary Magdalene, Leyland Road, PENWORTHAM PR1 9NE 9.00am Low Mass
Our Lady Star of the Sea, 1 Crescent Road, Seaforth, LIVERPOOL L21
9.30am Low Mass
St Anthony’s, Scotland Road, LIVERPOOL L5 5BD 11.45am Low Mass
St Catherine Laboure, Stanifield Lane, Farington, LEYLAND PR25 4QG 10.00am Sung Mass

Christmas Eve
St Therese, Southdown Rd, Sandfields, PORT TALBOT SA12 7HL Midnight Sung Mass

Christmas Day
English Martyrs, Dalton Terrace, YORK YO24 4DA 8.30am Low/Sung

Christmas Eve
St Brendan, Beanfield Road, CORBY NN18 0AZ 10.30pm Sung Mass

Christmas Day
Holy Cross Priory, 45 Wellington Street, LEICESTER LE1 6HW 12.30pm Low Mass

Christmas Day
Lanherne Convent, St Mawgan, Nr NEWQUAY, Cornwall TR8 4ER 10.00am Sung Mass

Christmas Eve
St William of York, Upper Redlands Road, READING, Berkshire RG1 5JT Midnight Sung/High
St Mary’s, High Street, RYDE, Isle of Wight PO33 2RG 8.30pm Sung Mass
Christmas Day
St William of York, Upper Redlands Road, READING, Berkshire RG1 5JT 11.00am Sung Mass

Christmas Eve
St Osmund’s, Long Lane, Breightmet, BOLTON BL2 6EB Midnight Sung Mass

Christmas Eve
SS Peter and Paul, Atherton St, NEW BRIGHTON, Wallasey CH45 9LT Midnight Sung Mass
Christmas Day
SS Peter and Paul, Atherton St, NEW BRIGHTON, Wallasey CH45 9LT 11.30am Sung Mass

Christmas Eve
St Bede’s, 58 Thornton Road, CLAPHAM PARK, London SW12 0LF 9.00pm Sung Mass
St Augustine’s Church, St Augustine’s Road, RAMSGATE, Kent CT11
9.30pm Sung Mass
Our Lady of the Rosary, Burnt Oak Lane, BLACKFEN, Sidcup, Kent DA15
Midnight High Mass
Christmas Day
St Bede’s, 58 Thornton Road, CLAPHAM PARK, London SW12 0LF 10.45am Sung Mass
St Augustine’s Church, St Augustine’s Road, RAMSGATE, Kent CT11
12.00pm Sung Mass
St Thomas of Canterbury, Station Road, HEADCORN, Kent 8.30am Low Mass
PLEASE NOTE: This listing is subject to change. We will add any amendments as we receive them.


  1. Not really wanting to throw a spanner in the works Richard but Re- Clifton, you have missed out the Latin services at St Saviours. Christmas Mass at Midnight, 8am and 10am. St Agnes Avenue, Bristol, BS4 2DU. Those who belong to the LMS and view the SSPX society, who say Mass each Sunday at their church, as out of the fold are as stubborn as Protestants who think they are the true church when anyone can see that the line goes back beyond what they have now and with out what went before they would not be in existence.
    We are hoping to have a sung Mass but failing this there will be a choir who will sing carols and Christmassy joyful hymns.

  2. Possibly you might add a 9am Low Mass at Brighton, under A&B, are there really as many in my diocese than Westminster?

  3. In Birmingham don't forget the Oratory whose Solemn Mass of Christmas Day is EF. By the way, an OF Latin Mass is still a Latin Mass, and in the dark days when the Old Rite was all but proscribed, we were very grateful for it.

  4. What is the point of the latin mass society running training courses for priests when none of them follow up with celebrating the mass.


  5. Fr Ray, Momangelica, John Nolan - the list that I posted was that of the Latin Mass Society's and I am sure they will accept your good corrections and amend accordingly. Nicholas, you make a good point but maybe it's a case of not shooting the trainer....many of those priests will have to face severe pressures from on high (no, not that on High)if they try to celebrate the Latin Mass in their Diocese. We need to reach a tipping point before they come across fully.

  6. Richard,
    You might like the following Christmas Eve/Day 2012 TLM to your list,which are being celebrated in Tyne & Wear-North of England:

    St Mary's. Forest Hall, Newcastle-Christmas Eve. Missa Cantata at Midnight.

    St Joseph's. Gateshead-Christmas Day. Low Mass at 9.00am.

    St Mary's. Barnard Castle-Christmas Day. Low Mass at 9.00am.

    Sacred Heart & English Martyrs. Thornley-Christmas Day. Low Mass at 9.30am.

    The Society Of St Pius X. Holy Name Gateshead-Christmas Day at

    St Dominic's Priory.Newcastle-Christmas Day. Missa Cantata at 11.30am.


    God Bless,