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, in many of which the Traditional Mass is said at least once a year.

Holy Trinity, Hethe

Hardwick Road, Hethe, OX27 8AW
Parish Priest: Fr Paul Lester

Traditional Mass: every Sunday at 12 noon, and on Feast Days as announced.

Sunday Masses are Sung on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month.

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

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.

(See here for a report and pictures of the visit of the Relics of St Thérèse to the Oxford Oratory.)
 
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 

(See here for a report and pictures of the feasts of Candlemas and St Blaise at SS Gregory & Augustine's.)

 
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

(See here for a report and pictures of Solemn Mass at St Birinus for Easter Monday.)


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 Father Stan Gibzinski
Holy Rood is used by the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham: Mgr Andrew Burnham and Fr Daniel Lloyd.

Every Friday: Low Mass, 12:30pm in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel (usually celebrated by Fr Lloyd)

See here for a report on a Sung Mass celebrated here in December 2016.


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. 

For a report of the 2016 Pilgrimage, see here.

Other Masses are celebrated here in the Dominican Rite on occasion; see here for a report on a Missa Cantata celebrated for Bl Margaret Pole in 2016.