News Archive

Saturday 6 February 2016

Music for the 12 noon Mass and Benediction

Sunday, 7th February

Mozart - Missa brevis in D major
Webbe - Super flumina Babylonis


O Salutaris & Tantum Ergo

Walter Vale

Ash Wednesday, 10th February

Byrd: Four Part Mass
Byrd: Miserere mei Deus
Byrd: Ave verum

First Sunday of Lent, 14th February

Palestrina: Missa aeterna Christi munera
Scarlatti: Exaltabo te, Domine
Lasso: Scapulis sui


O Salutaris & Tantum Ergo


Friday 29 January 2016

Music for Mass on Sunday and for Candlemas

Sunday 31st January

12 noon Mass
Schubert: Mass in C major
Webbe: Perfide gressus meos


O Salutaris:  Zelinka
Tantum Ergo: Fauré


Candlemas, Tuesday 2nd February

6pm Mass

Mozart: "Orgel-Solo” Mass
Eccard: When to the temple Mary went
Brewer: Nunc dimittis in D major

Friday 29 January 2016

Ash Wednesday and Lent at St Wilfrid's


There will be Mass with the Imposition of Ashes at 8am, 12.10pm and 6pm (Sung Mass in the Extraordinary Form)



Fridays of Lent: Stations of the Cross at 11.30am

Friday Lent Lunches after the 12.10pm Mass

Pope Francis has asked that Friday 4th March and Saturday 5th March should be special Days of Reconciliation and Mercy. There will be a Mass on Friday 4th March at 6pm followed by a Holy Hour led by the confirmation candidates from St Joseph’s and St Wilfrid’s. The next day there will be confession in church all day with the clergy from all the York parishes. There will be similar services led by young people in some other city parishes:

English Martyrs' 7pm, 11th March

St George’s 7pm, 18th March



Confessions are at the usual times, Saturday, 10.45am - 12 noon and Monday to Friday 11.30am to 12.10pm and twenty minutes before every Mass.

Friday 22 January 2016

Pilgrimages 2016

View towards Vatican from Statues at Palazzo di GiustiziaA number of parish pilgrimages are planned for this year, Pantasaph from 15th - 16th June, Rome from 11th - 18th August, Walsingham 22nd - 25th August, and Ladyewell on 8th September.  Please click here for the Itinerary and full details of the Rome Pilgrimage. For all other information, including details of timings and costs please email Theresa Caddy, the Parish Pilgrimage Organiser.03The Shrine of St Philip Neri, Founder of the Oratory, in Rome.

Saturday 9 January 2016

Community Bell Ringing

Adam 2We thought we ought to have a go at ringing our own bells. Many thanks to the tower captain, David Hull, and the ringers for making us welcome and giving us the guided tour. Fr Joseph from the Oxford Oratory was visiting us at the time and was the first to have a go. Find out more here about the St Wilfrid's bells and the bell ringers. IMG_1816IMG_1825 IMG_1827IMG_1834

Saturday 2 January 2016

Help with flood relief

_87432943_hi030709595This is a picture of Huntington Road in St Wilfrid's Parish early last week. Now the media story has moved on the real work of cleaning-up has begun.

One of the inspiring things about the coverage of the floods in York has been the number of calls we have received in the parish from all over the country - and some from abroad - offering not only sympathy but generous help and support. This is most gratefully received. Whether you are offering donations of money, gifts in kind or practical voluntary service assistance is most effective when coordinated centrally. Full details about how you can help can be found on the York Flood Relief section of the City of York Council website.

The St Wilfrid's conference of the Society of St Vincent de Paul is also able to offer assistance. Please let one of the Fathers or Brothers know if you or anyone you know is in need of help. Meanwhile our sympathies are with parishioners and friends who have been affected. Bishop Terry also assures us of his prayers and thoughts.

Click here for a glimpse of the damage suffered by one parishioner with a house in Huntington Road.

Friday 1 January 2016

Christmas at the York Oratory in Formation

Thank you to everyone who worked so hard to make this a very special Christmas. Below are pictures of the Crib Service, the Carol Service, the Rorate Mass and breakfast, the visit of St Philip's relics and the Oratory Christmas Tree. These are just the things that were photographed. Many people worked very hard to clean the church, arrange the flowers and prepare the music and the services, and at a difficult time for the city too. Thank you once again. May we all be blessed with a happy and peaceful year in 2016.
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Friday 1 January 2016

Solemnity of the Epiphany

the_magi_henry_siddons_mowbray_1915The Solemnity of the Epiphany is transferred this year to Sunday, 3rd January. There will be a Sung Mass in the Extraordinary Form at 6pm on the original day, Wednesday, 6th January.

Sunday 27 December 2015

York Floods

We are open as usual at St Wilfrid's. Access to the city centre can be difficult so it's best to check online before driving. A number of parishioners are affected so please spare a thought and a prayer for those facing an anxious Christmas holiday weekend.

IMG_1387IMG_1388-1IMG_1388IMG_1390Bishop Terry has sent a message to the York parishes assuring us of his thoughts and especially his prayers at this time.bishop_terry_drainey

Wednesday 23 December 2015

Christmas Services at St Wilfrid's and St Joseph's


Christmas Eve

6pm Family Mass, Children's Procession to the Crib and Blessing of the Crib

11.15pm Carols and Readings followed by Midnight Sung Latin Mass

Christmas Day

8.30am Mass with Carols

10.30am Mass with Carols

4pm Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament and Prayers at the Crib

St Stephen’s Day (Boxing Day)

No 10am Mass at St Margaret Clitherow's Shrine

Mass at 12.10pm

There will be no Vespers and Benediction on Sunday, 27th and no 8am Mass on Monday, 28th



Christmas Eve

Masses at 5.15pm and 8.00pm

Christmas Day

Mass at 9.30am

St Stephen’s Day (Boxing Day)

Vigil Mass for Sunday 5.15pm