Venues for the Traditional Mass

Listed here are the Catholic parish churches where the Traditional Mass is said in the Oxford area.

There is another page for the Historic Catholic houses, where the Traditional Mass has also been said in recent years.

Holy Rood, Abingdon Road, Oxford (Portsmouth Diocese)
38 Abingdon Road, Oxford OX1 4PD

Part of the Parish of North Hinksey, Thames Isis Pastoral Area: Parish Priest Fr Daniel Lloyd.

Every Sunday: Low or Sung Mass 5pm (Sung from 1st September)
Every Friday: Low Mass, 12:30pm in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel 

Other occasions as advertised.

St Aloysius (the Oxford Oratory), 
25 Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 RHA
Served by the Fathers of the Congregation of the Oratory
Parish Priest: Fr Daniel Seward

Traditional Masses:
Every Sunday, Low Mass at 8am
Holydays: Low Mass at 12.15
Sung and Solemn Masses on occasion.

Holy Trinity, Hethe
Hardwick Road, Hethe, OX27 8AW

Parish Priest: Canon John Batthula

Quarterly Sundays at 11am. The usual pattern is as follows:
2nd March, Laetare Sunday
31st May, Whitsun
1st Sunday of October: Our Lady of the Rosary, First Sunday of Oct
Gaudete Sunday, 3rd Sunday of Advent

Click here for a map. More about this historic church can be read here.

SS Gregory & Augustine
322 Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 7NS
Priest in Charge: Fr John Saward

Traditional Masses:
Every Wednesday and Friday, Low Mass 6pm
First Thursdays: Low Mass 12 noon
Second Sundays: Sung Mass 12 noon.
Holydays: Sung or Low Mass at 6pm 

St Birinus
Bridge End, Dorchester on Thames, OX10 7JR
Parish Priest: Fr John Osman

Traditional Masses: 
Every Saturday: Low Mass 9.30am
Sung Masses and Solemn Masses on occasion

English Martyrs
15 Manor Crescent, Didcot OX11 7AJ (map)
Parish Priest: Fr Philip Harris

Traditional Masses:
Every Wednesday: Low Mass 7:30pm
First Sunday of the month: 7:30am
Occasional other feast days.

The Priory of the Holy Spirit (Blackfriars)
St Giles, Oxford OX1 3LY
House of the Dominican Order, and Permanent Private Hall of Oxford University.
Prior: Fr John O'Connor OP

Blackfriars has been the venue of the Latin Mass Society Oxford Pilgrimage since 2008; this takes place annually in late October, with a Solemn Mass in the Priory Church in the Dominican Rite, a procession through the streets to one of Oxford's two sites of martyrdom, and finally Benediction in the Priory Church. In 2008 Bishop William Kenney blessed a plaque in honour of the martyrs of 1589; in 2010 Archbishop Longley blessed a plaque in honour of Bl George Napier, who died in 1610. 

Other Masses are celebrated here in the Dominican Rite, usually a High Mass is celebrated each University Term. See here for a report on a Missa Cantata celebrated for Bl Margaret Pole in 2016.