Monday 19 July 2021


When information is forthcoming about Latin Mass provision in the Diocese, we will upload it here. 

Wednesday 31 March 2021

Triduum at Glastonbury


The times of the Latin Triduum are at the bottom of the notice. These are the pre-1955 rites in accordance with our Benedictine Office.

Saturday 27 March 2021

Masses in Bath from 10th April 2021

St John the Evangelist, Bath

We are pleased to inform you that from Saturday 10th April (Easter Saturday) Father Rupert Allen will be celebrating a weekly Low Mass at St. John’s, Bath (Saint John the Evangelist, S Parade, Bath BA2 4AF) every Saturday at 12:30pm, with confessions from 12noon. Canon Christopher Whitehead has invited Fr Allen to say this Mass each week, after the success of the monthly Masses which sadly were unable to take place during the lockdown. 

Please do attend/promote this Mass, especially in Easter week – Saint John’s is a very fine church, just near the station, and is associated with St. John Henry Newman (the lady altar where Fr Allen will say the Mass was also used by him).

Saturday 20 March 2021

The Sacred Triduum


Just to say that although mothing much has been posted for a while, Holy Mass still continues. 

In Glastonbury the Easter Ceremonies will be celebrated.

Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and the Easter Vigil will be on their respective days at 8.30am. This will be the pre-1955 rite, in accordance with our Offices. 

St Mary's Glastonbury, BA6 9EJ. If you need information, then please email

The Community of Our Lady of Glastonbury

Diocesan Benedictines

Thursday 2 January 2020

Masses in Bath

By request of Fr. Christopher Whitehead, parish priest of St. John the Evangelist, Bath, Fr. Rupert Allen will celebrate Low Mass according to the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite on:

Saturday 8th February
Saturday 14th March
Saturday 25th April

at 12:30pm. There will be opportunity for confessions from 12 noon.

Please make every effort to come and support these Masses.

Saturday 16 November 2019

Missa Cantata for the Glastonbury Martyrs

This Benedictine Feast will be sung in the Shrine of Our Lady of Glastonbury by the Community of Our Lady of Glastonbury as a votive Mass on December 7th, at 11am.

Please come along and bring a packed lunch if you wish.

Masses at Prinknash Abbey

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The Benedictine monks of Prinknash Abbey have now published their new schedule of Masses in the Extraordinary Form for 2020. These can be downloaded as a PDF file by clicking the image above.

The Masses are mainly on the first Sunday of the month at 3:00pm, and the third Saturday of the month at 11:00am. There are quite a few exceptions to this, however, so you are advised to check the schedule carefully before travelling!

As well as a few parking spaces next to the Monastery at St Peter's Grange, there is a large public car park near the entrance to the estate. The Monastery cafe/shop, on the way up the hill to the Monastery, has a very good reputation for its coffee and extensive range of food.

Wednesday 18 September 2019

Glastonbury Pilgrimage 2019

The annual LMS pilgrimage to Glastonbury took place on Saturday 7th September 2019. The day began with Solemn High Mass in the Shrine Church. Dom Bede Rowe was Celebrant, with Father James Bradley, of the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham, as Deacon, and Dom Anselm Redman as Subdeacon. Charles Bradshaw acted as MC, and the other servers came from around the Diocese

The Rupert Bevan Singers provided the music, which included Byrd's Mass for Five Voices.

The Mass was a votive Mass for Our Lady's birthday, this being the Saturday nearest to the Feast on the 8th September. In his sermon, Dom Bede pointed out that Our Lady had been venerated in Glastonbury since the earliest days of Christianity, and is still honoured around the world, despite all the opposition and persecution that the faithful have suffered.

Mass was followed by lunch in the parish hall, after which we crossed the road to the ruins of the ancient Abbey to pray the Rosary in the crypt of the Lady Chapel. The day finished with an hour of Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, and confessions, followed by Benediction.

We would like to thank all those who helped to make this pilgrimage possible, in particular Dom Bede Rowe, the Rector of the Shrine and Celebrant of the High Mass, the other Sacred Ministers, Fathers Bradley and Redman, MC Charles Bradshaw, and the Shrine administrator, Kim Woolmer.

Saturday 10 August 2019

Glastonbury Pilgrimage 2019

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Our annual pilgrimage to Glastonbury will take place on Saturday, 7th September 2019. The programme for the day is:

11:30 High Mass (The Rupert Bevan Singers will provide the music)
13:00 Lunch in the Parish Hall (please bring your own food, tea & coffee will be provided)
14:00 Rosary in the Abbey Grounds
15:00 Exposition and Confessions
16:00 End

Tuesday 30 July 2019


We regret that the previously advertised Missa Cantata, which was due to take place at Our Lady of Lourdes, Weston-Super-Mare, on the Feast of the Assumption, Thursday 15th August, has had to be cancelled.

This is because a funeral will be held in the church on the Friday, with the coffin being received into the church the previous evening.

Father Redman will instead offer a Low Mass for the Feast at 12:00pm on Thursday 15th.

Monday 22 July 2019

Missa Cantata in Weston

Father Alexander Redman will be celebrating a Missa Cantata for the Feast of Our Lady's glorious Assumption into Heaven on Thursday 15th August, at Our Lady of Lourdes, Weston-Super-Mare.

Mass will begin at 7:00pm. All are welcome.

Friday 24 May 2019

Downside High Mass

The annual High Mass at Downside Abbey will take place on Saturday, 22nd June 2019, at 11am. Dom Boniface Hill will be Celebrant, with Fathers Philip Thomas and Jean-Patrice Coulon as Deacon and Sub-deacon.

Music will be provided, as in previous years, by the St John's Festival Choir, under their new Director, Dr Graham Coatman.

Thursday 23 May 2019

Ascension Day Mass

Father Alexander Redman will be celebrating a Low Mass for the Feast of the Ascension next Thursday, 30th May, at 7.00pm, at Our Lady of Lourdes, Weston-super-Mare. All are welcome.

Please note that the regular weekly Latin Masses at Our Lady of Lourdes, Weston-super-Mare and Bristol University Catholic Chaplaincy will not be taking place on Pentecost Sunday, 9th June 2019. This is because Fr Redman and Fr Rupert Allen are acting as chaplains on the annual Paris-Chartres Pilgrimage.

Masses will resume as normal on Sunday 16th June, Trinity Sunday.

Sunday 3 March 2019

Ash Wednesday 2019

This coming Wednesday, 6th March 2019, is Ash Wednesday. Traditional Latin Masses in Clifton Diocese will be as below:

Our Lady of Lourdes,
28 Baytree Road,
BS22 8HQ
Low Mass 12:00pm
Our Lady of Glastonbury,
Magdalene Street,
Somerset, BA6 9EJ
Low Mass 7:30am
Bristol University Catholic Chaplaincy,
103 Queens Road,
Clifton, BRISTOL
Low Mass 12:30pm
St Gregory's,
10 Saint James' Square, Cheltenham
Gloucestershire GL50 3PR
Low Mass 7:00pm
SS Joseph & Teresa,
16 Chamberlain Street,
Somerset, BA5 2PF
Low Mass 12:30pm