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Wednesday 1 April 2020

Holy Week Service Times

il_1588xN.1411943701_qz50Please note that Holy Week streamed service times will be a little different.

On Palm Sunday the Extraordinary Form Mass will be at 9.00am and the Ordinary Form English Mass will be at 10.30am.

From Monday to Wednesday the  Extraordinary Form Mass will be at 8.00am and the Ordinary Form English Mass will be at 9.30am.

On Maundy Thursday the Mass of the Lord's Supper (OF) will be at 6.00pm.

On Good Friday the Solemn Liturgy of the Lord's Passion will be at 3.00pm.

On Holy Saturday the Easter Vigil will be at 9.00pm.

There will be no Rosary on Maundy Thursday but on other days the Rosary and Stations will be at 5.30pm as usual.

Please look out for further announcements. Our YouTube channel can be accessed by clicking here.

Tuesday 31 March 2020

Home Altars

All sorts of things are happening online. Br Henry and Br David have their Canon Law classes by Skype and the First Holy Communion Preparation still continues. Here are some pictures of the home altars some of our children have set up.5f13dde3-75f7-43b8-920c-50c135466b38 10a3b1f7-b389-4060-abb7-ec117b3e18cc 79e46344-1f3a-4795-a378-e9f316beddde 201cadb3-f8dd-4319-8817-644926b8ad82 512b2931-a96f-4649-9a72-32ff11e46dfd 546e0de0-71dd-4ca6-9e75-7a26751ff473-1 23577f69-b18f-487f-b217-d2d1c5eccaa7 d512381e-3361-480d-8240-13d17c99cf58Don't forget that you can watch Mass live streamed from the Shrine of Our Lady of York every day. There is also a daily Rosary and some other services. All these are available to view later. To access our services please click here.

Monday 30 March 2020

Novena to St Thérèse

st.-therese-of-lisieux-2The Rector of the Basilica at Lisieux has asked for a novena of prayer to St Thérèse in the days leading up to Holy Week. For those who would like to use the novena prayer it can be found by clicking here.

Saturday 28 March 2020

Rededication of England

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Saturday 28 March 2020

Stations of the Cross

Some viewers of our Youtube channel have asked for copies of the meditations for Friday evening's Stations of the Cross. You can find a PDF document by clicking here.

Friday 27 March 2020

Technical Difficulties


We apologise to those who tried to join us for Mass this morning, and experienced difficulties.  We are currently working to have the issue resolved.

Wednesday 25 March 2020

The Rededication - Play your part

We were to host the rededication of England to our Lady as her Dowry this coming Sunday (29th) - and though the procession and music won't be possible, the current situation makes it all the more important to entrust ourselves wholeheartedly to Mary's maternal protection. After all, King Richard II offered his kingdom to the Blessed Virgin in 1381 at a time of national crisis. We should have the same confidence in Our Lady's power now.

89283249_144201267052520_7782169239258923008_oWe have had some booklets beautifully printed, and will distribute them at a later date. However, you can take part at home by downloading the booklet here. The Rededication will take place during our broadcast Rosary and Benediction at 5.30pm this Sunday. Tune in on our YouTube channel, and join thousands across this land, set apart among the nations for the Mother of God.


Monday 23 March 2020

Church Closed

In light of the Prime Minister’s announcement this evening, the Oratory Church is closed with immediate effect.

As has been the custom for the last few days, we shall continue with our streaming daily Mass and devotions.  Please visit our YouTube channel here, and do "subscribe" and share with your friends.

Those living close to the city centre will hear the ringing of 'John Henry' at the consecration, and prior to Mass, proclaiming that the holy sacrifice continues on behalf of all our parishioners.  Please continue to unite with us together in prayer.

Friday 20 March 2020

Temporary Timetable

All of our live streaming events may be accessed on our YouTube channel.   Click here.

All streamed Masses may be watched again throughout the day.

If you subscribe to our channel, then you will receive notification of everything broadcast.


Monday – Friday:

  • 8.15am, Extraordinary Form Latin Mass
  • 9am, English Mass with homily
  • 5.30pm, Meditation and Rosary (or Stations of the Cross on Friday)

 Saturday and Sunday:

  • 9.15am, Extraordinary Form Latin Mass (with homily on Sunday)
  • 10am, English Mass with homily
  • 5.30pm, Rosary. On Sunday this will be followed by Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament.

It is possible to follow the texts of the Extraordinary Form at

and of the Ordinary Form here.

The Oratory Church of St Wilfrid will be open on weekdays from 10am – 5pm, and at weekends from 11am – 4pm. Please keep a distance of seven feet (two metres) from anyone else in church and follow sensible hygienic precautions.

Confessions will be heard from 11.30am - 12 noon daily and the Blessed Sacrament exposed from Monday-Saturday from 11.30am-12.45pm.

Any changes to this routine will be posted on this website.

Friday 20 March 2020