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

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.