Monday, 8 October 2018

Day of Recollection in December

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Following the Day of Recollection which was held in July, Father Rupert Allen will be offering another opportunity for reflection, on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception of our Blessed Lady, Saturday December 8th.

A Sung Mass for the Feast, in the Traditional Roman Rite, will begin the day at 10:00am. The day will include Marian devotions, as well as talks by Fr Allen, and time for discussion. We will finish around 3:15pm, following Adoration, Rosary and Benediction.

All are welcome. Please email for further information and to confirm attendance.

Sunday, 9 September 2018

Glastonbury 2018

This year's LMS pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady, St Mary of Glastonbury, took place on Saturday 8th September, the Birthday of the Blessed Virgin.

Father Bede Rowe, the Rector of the Shrine, was the Celebrant at the Solemn High Mass. Father Philip Thomas was Deacon, and Sebastian Crawford, a seminarian with the Institute of the Good Shepherd, was subdeacon. Rupert Bevan and his choir provided the music, which included Byrd's Mass for Five Voices and Tallis' O Sacrum Convivium, as well as the Gregorian chants of the Mass.

Fr Rowe preached on the historical and cultural importance of the Glastonbury shrine, which has been in existence since the earliest years of Christianity. He pointed out that the monks across the road at the Abbey, before the Schism of the 16th century, would have known by heart the same Mass of the Blessed Virgin as was being sung at the pilgrimage.

After lunch, we prayed the Glorious mysteries of the Rosary in the Lady Chapel of Glastonbury Abbey, led by Deacon Michael Belt. The day concluded with Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, confessions and Benediction in the Shrine Church.

We would like to thank all those who made this pilgrimage possible, particularly Father Rowe and the Shrine Manager, Kim Woolmer, for her support on the day.

Friday, 7 September 2018

Update on Fr Alexander Redman

Father Redman is still unwell, and has been away from his parish for a few weeks. There will therefore be no Latin Mass at Our Lady of Lourdes, Weston-Super-Mare this Sunday, 9th September. The Mass will take place on the following two Sundays, the 16th and 23rd, at the usual time of 12:00pm.

There will not, however, be a Mass on Sunday 30th. Fr Redman hopes to return to the normal schedule in October.

Please continue to pray for Fr Redman.

Tuesday, 4 September 2018

LMS Glastonbury Pilgrimage 2018

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We now have just a few days before the annual Latin Mass Society pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady, St Mary of Glastonbury. The day will include High Mass in the Traditional Roman Rite, with music provided by the Rupert Bevan Singers, featuring Thomas Tallis' motet O Sacrum Convivium.

After lunch in the parish hall, we will pray the Holy Rosary, followed by Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and the opportunity for Confession. All are welcome.

Thursday, 30 August 2018

High Mass in Yeovil

For the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, on Friday 14th June, a High Mass will be celebrated at the Church of the Holy Ghost, 73 Higher Kingston, Yeovil BA21 4AR. Mass will begin at 7pm.

Father Jean-Patrice Coulon, the Parish Priest, will be celebrant. The Rupert Bevan Singers will sing William Byrd's Mass for Five Voices, with motets Crux Fidelis (John IV of Portugal) and O Sacrum Convivium.

More servers for this Mass would be much appreciated. If you are able to help with this, please email Fr Coulon at

Wednesday, 22 August 2018

Cancellation at Weston

Father Redman is currently unwell, so unfortunately there will be no Latin Mass at Our Lady of Lourdes, Weston-Super-Mare on Sunday 26th August.

Your prayers are requested for Fr Redman's swift recovery.

Thursday, 9 August 2018

Feast of the Assumption

Next Wednesday, 15th August, is the Feast of Our Lady's Assumption into Heaven. For this great Feast of the Church, there will be five Masses offered in the Traditional Roman Rite in the Diocese of Clifton.

University Chaplaincy
103 Queen's Road, Clifton
Low Mass 7:30am
Our Lady of Glastonbury,
Magdalene Street, GLASTONBURY
Low Mass 7:30am
Our Lady of Lourdes,
28 Baytree Road,
BS22 8HQ
Low Mass 11:30am
SS Joseph & Teresa,
16 Chamberlain Street,
Low Mass 6:00pm
The Holy Ghost,
73 Higher Kingston,
YEOVIL, Somerset
BA21 4AR
Low Mass 6:00pm

All are welcome to attend these Masses.

Friday, 27 July 2018

LMS Glastonbury Pilgrimage 2018

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This year's LMS pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady St Mary of Glastonbury will be held on Saturday 8th September, the Feast of Our Lady's Nativity.

11:30 High Mass in the Shrine Church (Traditional Roman Rite) - The Rupert Bevan Singers will sing, inter alia, Ave Virgo Sanctissima (Guerrero) and O Sacrum Convivium (Tallis)
13:00 Lunch in Parish Hall
14:00 Rosary
15:00 Exposition and Confessions
16:30 End

Please bring a packed lunch – tea and coffee will be available.

If you missed the Clifton Diocese Glastonbury Pilgrimage this year due to the hot weather, here is another opportunity to pray at the ancient Shrine of Our Lady of Glastonbury.

Sunday, 1 July 2018

First Mass at Bristol Catholic Chaplaincy

The first of the new regular weekly Traditional Latin Masses at Bristol University Catholic Chaplaincy took place today. Father Rupert Allen celebrated a beautiful Low Mass for the Feast of the Most Precious Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ.

We would like to extend our thanks to Fr Allen, and to His Excellency Bishop Declan Lang, for bringing the Mass according to the Traditional Roman Rite back to Bristol after a hiatus of sixteen months. Approximately 24 people were at the first Mass, including some who had not attended this form of the Mass in the last 40-50 years.

Mass at the Chaplaincy will continue every Sunday at 12:30pm, unless otherwise announced. All are welcome to attend.

Monday, 18 June 2018

Feast of SS Peter and Paul

On Friday 29th June, the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul, a Low Mass will be offered at 11:30am, at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 28 Baytree Road, Weston-Super-Mare, Bristol BS22 8HQ.

The Mass will be celebrated by the Parish Priest, Fr Alexander Redman. All are welcome.

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Sunday Masses in Bristol

It is with great joy that we can confirm that a new weekly Sunday Traditional Latin Mass is soon to begin in Bristol.

Father Rupert Allen, chaplain to Bristol University and UWE, and priest-in-charge at Holy Cross Parish, Bedminster, will celebrate a Low Mass each Sunday at 12:30pm, in the Catholic Chaplaincy, 103 Queens Road, Clifton, Bristol BS8 1LL. The first of these Masses will be on Sunday 1st July. All are welcome.

Please pray for Fr Allen, Bishop Declan Lang and our city as we look forward to the first Diocesan Latin Mass in Bristol since the closure of Holy Cross Church in February last year.

Thursday, 7 June 2018

High Mass in Weston-Super-Mare

Fr Seth Phipps FSSP will sing his First High Mass in his home diocese at 7pm on Wednesday 13th June, at Our Lady of Lourdes, 28 Baytree Road, Weston-super-Mare BS22 8HQ. The Mass setting will be Palestrina's Missa Brevis. All welcome.

Sunday, 3 June 2018

Gloucestershire Masses: Update

The first Wednesday of the month Mass at 7pm at St. Gregory’s, Cheltenham is continuing! On Wednesday 6th June it will take place in the Old Priory (adjacent to the main Church building) due to the ongoing building works. It will be celebrated by Fr. Andrew Goodman.

There will also be a Sung Requiem Mass (with Gregorian Chant) for Fr. Damian Sturdy O.S.B., and the Barker family, at Prinknash Abbey at 10:30am on Saturday 9th June. The celebrant will be Fr. David MacDonald, who is an oblate of Prinknash.

Friday, 4 May 2018

Masses in Weston-super-Mare

For the time being, and until further notice, the Friday morning Latin Mass at Our Lady of Lourdes, Weston-super-Mare, is suspended. We apologise for any inconvenience.