Welcome to St Ninian’s

We are happy to be able to share our historic church, which stands as a bastion of the Catholic faith amid the day-to-day bustle of Baxtergate. We hope you will find much of interest as you walk around a church, which dates from the proud years when Whitby was the fifth port in the land, and provided ships for Captain Cook’s voyages of discovery.

The timbers of the church came from the merchants who supplied the shipyards alongside the river Esk and the skills of the shipbuilders themselves were adapted for the creation of a building in which many of them worshipped. For more than two centuries now, successive generations have gladly and proudly ensured continuity of worship, prayer and praise in the church, which they regard as their spiritual home.

As a Catholic (Traditional Roman Rite) parish served by the Order of St Benedict, St Ninian’s offers a traditional liturgy (in English) and a mission, which stands firmly in the Catholic faith in communion with the Holy Saints of these Islands, who have gone before us.

Holy Mass is the centre of the life of St Ninian’s. The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass is offered daily. For Mass times and the times of other liturgical services please see the notice board outside and the bulletin in the porch.

We are delighted to share the joys and peace of our church with you and hope that you will enjoy your visit.

Mass Times

Sunday:
Holy Mass - 10:00am

Monday:
Holy Mass - 10:30am

Tuesday:
Holy Mass - 10:30am

Wednesday:
Holy Mass - 10:30am

Thursday:
Holy Mass - 10:30am

Friday:
Holy Mass - 10:30am

Saturday:
Rosary - 09:30am
Holy Mass - 10:00am