Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Arrangements for the Funeral of Father Kevin Knox-Lecky R.I.P

The Requiem Mass and Committal for Father Kevin Knox-Lecky will be according to the Roman Missal of 1962 Rite and will take place on Wednesday 22nd October 2014 at Our Lady St Mary of Glastonbury Church, Magdalene Street, Glastonbury, Somerset, BA6 9EJ commencing at 11.30 am; followed by a service at the Crematorium.  The family have requested that the cremation be a private family affair.

The celebrant will be Father Andrew Goodman and the homily will be preached by Bishop Declan Lang.


A Memorial Mass (not a Latin Mass) will be celebrated at St Alphege's, Bath where Father Kevin was parish priest until his death. This will be on Wednesday 29th October 2014 at 7.00pm.


Light refreshments will be available both at Glastonbury and Bath.

Sunday, 12 October 2014

Pictures of Get Together after Missa Cantata at St Mary's, Cricklade

After the Mass refreshments were provided at a local pub.  There was a wonderful abundance of food - sandwiches, sausage rolls and chips with tea, coffee or wine to drink.  It was Nicholas Buckley’s birthday and Sara Harvey-Craig made a delicious chocolate cake complete with a goodly number of lighted candles which Nicholas duly blew out at the first attempt!  It was a perfect end to an enjoyable evening greatly appreciated by all as the pictures below show.

Pictures of the Missa Cantata held at St Mary's Church, Cricklade

The Missa Cantata held at the 12th Century Church of St Mary's, Cricklade to celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary on 7th October was very spiritually uplifting.  It was atmospheric inside the Church with the light shining through the little stain glass windows, the stone pillars and curved archways and the rows of enclosed wooden pews.  The Mass was well attended with over thirty people in the congregation.  Fr Alex Redman was the Celebrant and he was accompanied by five altar servers.  The schola sang magnificently adding to the spirituality of the Mass.  Fr Redman in his homily talked about the importance of saying the Rosary and reminded us that in times of special danger ‘Our Lady’ has on many occasions rewarded the faithful who resort to praying the Rosary.  He also said that we should pray the Rosary as a family and indeed for our families and friends especially for those who may have lapsed in the faith.

Friday, 10 October 2014

Father Kevin Knox-Lecky

It is with great sadness that we have to announce that Father Kevin Knox-Lecky, Parish Priest of Our Lady and St Alphege, Bath, died peacefully in hospital last night.

Requiescat in pace.


Friday, 19 September 2014

Refreshmen​ts after the Missa Cantata at St Mary's, Cricklade

Great news!  A room has been secured in the Red Lion Pub for 8:30 pm after the Mass on Tuesday 7th October; where sandwiches, sausage rolls, tea, coffee and wine etc will be provided.  The pub is just across the road and it will be a wonderful opportunity to get together and chat. 

It promises to be a lovely evening with a spiritually up-lifting Mass in a beautiful old church followed by the convivial partaking of refreshments.  Please do come along!

Monday, 15 September 2014

Pictures of the LMS Pilgrimage to Glastonbury

The LMS Pilgrimage was held on Monday 8th September 2014 to celebrate the birthday of Our Lady. The Mass was celebrated by Fr Bede Rowe, this being his last Mass for in the Clifton Diocese for the foreseeable future and we are very grateful to him for what was a lovely Mass.  We are also grateful to Fr Finan for granting permission for the Mass to take place in his parish church of Our Lady of Glastonbury.  It was unfortunate that the Mass could not be held in the Lady Chapel in the Abbey grounds, but this was due to the Lady Chapel being renovated.

Fr Bede gave a thought provoking homily about Our Lady's birthday and how by celebrating it we as humans can identify with the human aspect of Jesus through his relationship with his Mother and also through our own maternal relationships.

After the Mass we had lunch in the parish hall, which was well attended and thanks to Kim for providing the use of the hall and tea and coffee.


Sunday, 14 September 2014

Sung Requiem Mass - Church of the Holy Cross, Bristol

Church of the Holy Cross

Dean Lane

Bedminster, Bristol BS3 1DB


 Monday 3 November 2014


  Sung Requiem Mass in honour of the Holy Souls

Music by
Giuseppi Ottavo Pitoni (1657 - 1743)
 Sung by the David Bates Singers
Director Elizabeth Bates
We hope all who love the mass in the Latin rite will join us for this special occasion.

Urgent news regarding the LMS Pilgrimage to Rome

The LMS Pilgrimage to Rome has had an extension for bookings. Bookings had closed on Wednesday 10th September, but because of a poor uptake it has been extended until Monday 22nd September.

If any LMS member is interested in further details about the pilgrimage please click here

Clifton Diocese Mass Timings - October 2014

Please see Mass listings below for October 2014.

Our Lady & St Alphege,
Oldfield Lane, Oldfield Park,

Masses currently suspended

Holy Cross Church,
Dean Lane, Bedminster,

Sundays                                                           12.30pm              Low Mass
1st Wednesdays                                             6.30pm                Low Mass

St Gregory's,
10 Saint James' Square,

1st Wednesdays                                             7.00pm                Low Mass

Prinknash Abbey,
CRANHAM, Gloucestershire,

1st Sundays                                                     No Mass on 4th October
Saturdays[1]                                                       11.00am              Low Mass

St Dominic's,
Jubilee Road, DURSLEY,
GL11 4ES

Sundays[2]                                                                                        5.30pm                Low Mass
Mondays & Tuesdays                                                                 9.00am                Low Mass
Wednesdays to Saturdays incl.                                                8.00am                Low Mass
Sunday 26 October (Christ the King)                                      5.30pm                Low Mass

Our Lady of Glastonbury,
Magdalene Street,
Somerset, BA6 9EJ

3rd Sundays                                                    12.30pm              Low Mass

St Benedict's,

1st Sundays                                                     11.15am              Low Mass

Our Lady & St Kenelm,
Gloucestershire, GL54 1DR

Saturdays[3]                                                       10.00am              Low Mass

St George's,
Boreham Road,
Wiltshire, BA12 9JP

Saturday 11 October[4]                                   9.30am                Low Mass

Ss Joseph & Teresa,
16 Chamberlain Street,
WELLS, Somerset,

Tuesdays[5]                                                        6.00pm                Low Mass

Our Lady of Lourdes,
28 Baytree Road,
BS22 8HQ

Thursday 2nd October                                 9.30am                Low Mass
Sunday 26th October                                   11.30am              Low Mass

The Holy Ghost,
73 Higher Kingston,                       
YEOVIL, Somerset,
BA21 4AR

Fridays                                                              6.00pm                Low Mass

St Mary's
High Street,
Cricklade,  SN6 6AP

Tuesday 7th October                                    7.00pm                Missa Cantata

[1] Phone Fr Damian on 07742 659106 to confirm before travelling.
[2] Missa Cantata first Sunday of each month.
[3] Phone 01451 830431 to confirm before travelling.
[4] Please check with Parish Office on 01985 212329.
[5] Phone 01749 673183 to confirm before travelling.

Saturday, 13 September 2014

Pictures of Farewell Party for Fr Bede Rowe

After the Mass there was a farewell party in the Church Hall where a delicious array of food was laid on along with a special 'Farewell Cake' made by Sara Harvey-Craig.  Sara presented Fr Bede with a card signed by all who attended the Mass.  Fr Bede can be seen wielding a large sharp knife in what looks like a menacing fashion, but he was in fact merely blessing the cake!


Pictures of Farewell Mass for Fr Bede Rowe

The High Mass at Dursley, to say farewell to Fr Bede Rowe was well attended with about 40 people in the congregation.  Fr Bede was the Celebrant, with Fr Alex Redman as Deacon and Fr Andrew Goodman as Sub-Deacon.  It was a lovely Mass with the St Dominic's Schola providing spiritually up-lifting music.


Wednesday, 10 September 2014