News Archive

Monday 2 May 2016

Old Solemnity of the Ascension

Thursday is the old Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord. There will be a sung Latin Mass in the Extraordinary Form at 6pm. Please note that it is not a Holiday of Obligation and that in the Ordinary Form the Solemnity will be celebrated next Sunday.ascensio

Saturday 30 April 2016

A busy day.....

IMG_1548IMG_1547IMG_1550Today we had another Open Garden this time for the tulips; the annual Pilgrimage in Honour of St Margaret Clitherow; as well as the
March for Life. More photos will follow but it was a good day in spite of the rain.13087781_10154802996923989_6183670663828689952_n13086908_1275992062429818_6007764159766890674_o13131376_1275992149096476_6071570222401873740_o

Thursday 21 April 2016

Music for Mass this Sunday

12 noon Mass

Monteverdi - Messa de cappella a quattro voci
Palestrina - Jubilate Deo
Pitoni - Cantate Domino

6.30pm Benediction

Bruckner - Tantum ergo in A flat
Pitoni - Caudate Dominum

Thursday 21 April 2016

The Queen's 90th Birthday

maxresdefaultThe Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales has resolved that all parishes should pray for Her Majesty the Queen, for her 90th Birthday, at all Sunday Masses on the weekend of 11th and 12th June this year.

As today is the Queen's actual birthday people may wish to say the prayer themselves:

Almighty God, we pray,
that your servant Elizabeth, our Queen,
who, by your providence has received the governance of this realm,
may continue to grow in every virtue,
that, imbued with your heavenly grace,
she may be preserved from all that is harmful and evil
and, being blessed with your favour
may, with her consort and the royal family,
come at last into your presence,
through Christ who is the way, the truth and the life
and who lives and reigns with you
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.

We give thanks to God for the Queen's years of devoted service and wish her a blessed day.

Friday 8 April 2016

St Margaret Clitherow Pilgrimage

13580390663_88f1c1d377_nThe Latin Mass Society pilgrimage to York to honour St Margaret Clitherow and the York Martyrs will be on Saturday, 30th April.

Solemn Mass at 1.30pm will be followed by a procession through the streets of York, via the shrine of St Margaret Clitherow in The Shambles and Ouse Bridge, the site of her martyrdom, returning to St Wilfrid's for Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament.

The St Wilfrid's Rectory Garden will be open the same day for viewing the late spring flowering. Refreshments will be available.

Friday 8 April 2016

Music for Mass & Benediction on Sunday

12 noon Mass

Schubert - Mass in G major
Viadana - Exultant justi
Bartolucci - O sacrum convivium

Benediction at 6pm

Zelinka - O salutaris
Bruckner - Tantum ergo in C major

Saturday 2 April 2016

St Wilfrid's Garden in the York Press

Our "Open Garden" has a good coverage in the York Press. Please click here to read the article. These pictures are from last year. The display is even better this year.   STOP PRESS! We also got an appreciative letter in the York Press.  And another.....! (12th April)IMG_1097Garden Easter

Tuesday 29 March 2016

The Easter Triduum

20160324_202217Many thanks to everyone who worked so hard to make our Easter Triduum Services so beautiful and memorable.20160325_155628-2Congratulations to our new Catholics, Paul, Sam, Justin and Gary.Vigil 1Sadly Richard was struck down with flu so there will be another celebration before too long. A parishioner took some excellent photos of the preparations for the Easter Vigil and of the Mass. Click here to see a slide show.

Tuesday 22 March 2016

Services and Music for the Paschal Triduum and Easter Sunday


Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7.00pm


Palestrina - Missa aeterna Christi munera

Duruflé - Ubi caritas
Morley - Nolo mortem peccatoris
Severac - Tantum ergo

Watching at the Altar of Repose until 11.45pm when we will end the period of watching with Compline. 8.45pm Prayerful walk through York to visit the Altar of Repose at St George's.

Confessions from 6.30pm



Matins and Lauds at 9.00am

Confessions after Matins and Lauds for half an hour (from about 9.30am)

Children’s Stations at 11.00am

Confessions from 2.00pm

Solemn Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion at 3pm


Victoria - St John’s Passion
John of Portugal - Faithful Cross
Victoria - Reproaches
Bruckner - Christus factus est

Stations of the Cross at 6.30pm



Matins and Lauds at 9.00am

Confessions after Matins and Lauds for half an hour (from about 9.30am)

Easter Vigil and First Mass of Easter at 9.00pm 


Mozart - Coronation Mass
Stanford - O sons and daughters
Voluntary: Hakim - Tantum ergo


8.30am Mass

10.30am (Family Mass)

12.00 noon Sung Latin Mass


Vierne - Messe solennelle
Mozart - Regina caeli
Mozart - Alleluia
Handel - Hallelujah Chorus

6.00pm Solemn Vespers and Benediction


Saint-Saens - O salutaris
Henschel - Tantum ergo
Voluntary: Messiaen - Joie et clarté des corps glorieux


Thursday 10 March 2016

Two new novices for the York Oratory in Formation

P1030405P1030415Please pray for our two new novices, Fr Stephen Brown and Br David Chadwick who received the habit of St Philip today.P1030418