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.

Sunday, 22 April 2018

Servers for Michael Morton's Requiem Mass

If anyone is available to serve at Michael Morton's Requiem Mass on Wednesday 9th May (see post below), please could you contact Fr Alexander Redman directly.

Monday, 16 April 2018

Michael Morton RIP

Of your charity, please pray for the happy repose of the soul of Michael Morton.
Michael was a member of the Latin Mass Society for many years. His Requiem Mass in the traditional form of the Roman Rite will be celebrated on Wednesday 9th May at 12.30pm, at Holy Rood Church, Swindon.
The celebrant will be Father Alexander Redman.

Monday, 2 April 2018

Mass changes in Gloucestershire

Father Ian McCarthy, Parish Priest of Our Lady & St Kenelm, Stow-on-the-Wold, will shortly be retiring. Father McCarthy has been celebrating regular Masses in the Old Rite in Stow, and also at St Gregory's, Cheltenham, for several years now, and we would like to thank him for his support for Catholic Tradition in the north of the Diocese.

Sadly, however, this means that there will be no more Traditional Masses in Stow and Cheltenham for the time being. The last Mass at St Gregory's will be on Wednesday, 4th April, at the usual time of 7pm.

There have also been some changes to the schedule at Prinknash Abbey. The Abbot and his Council have made the decision that the weekly Low Mass on Saturdays at 11am is to cease, and in its place there will be a Mass on the first Sunday of each month at 3pm, and one on the third Saturday of each month at 11am. Masses will continue to be celebrated by Father Mark Hargreaves.

Your prayers are requested for the happy repose of the soul of Dom Damian Sturdy, of Prinknash Abbey, who died on 19th March. Father Damian reintroduced the Traditional Mass to Prinknash in 2002, and celebrated it regularly until around 15 months ago, when he retired to Nazareth House, Cheltenham.

Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Easter Mass at Downside

A Missa Cantata (Sung Mass) in the Old Rite will be celebrated at Downside Abbey on Easter Sunday, April 1st, at 11:15am.

The Mass will take place in the Old School Chapel, rather than in the Crypt Chapel as it usually does. Please drive in through the School entrance and park in the Quad outside the chapel.

The annual Downside High Mass will be celebrated on Saturday 2nd June this year, in the Abbey Church. Dom Boniface Hill will be Celebrant, and the music will be provided by the St John's Festival Choir from Bath.

Further details to follow.

Monday, 12 February 2018

Ash Wednesday Masses

There will be three Low Masses in the Traditional Roman Rite this Wednesday, Ash Wednesday, in Clifton Diocese, as listed below:

Our Lady of Lourdes,
28 Baytree Road,
BS22 8HQ
Low Mass 11:00am
Our Lady & St Kenelm,
Gloucestershire, GL54 1DR
Low Mass 10:00am
Prinknash Abbey,
CRANHAM, Gloucestershire,
Low Mass 10:30am

Please note the Mass at Prinknash Abbey, which was not included in the February Mass listings.

Thursday, 1 February 2018

February 2018 Mass Listings

Below are the Clifton Diocese Latin Mass listings for February 2018.

On Ash Wednesday, 14th February, Low Masses will be celebrated in Weston-Super-Mare (11:00am) and Stow-on-the-Wold (10:00am).

Holy Ghost Church, in Yeovil, will be closed for approximately seven weeks from Monday 5th February, for installation of new lighting and internal redecoration.There will therefore be no Old Rite Mass on Sunday 18th February, and the only Friday Mass this month will be 2nd February.

The church is expected to re-open on the weekend of 17th/18th March. The regular First Saturday Mass will therefore not take place on 3rd March, and there will be no Friday Masses until at least the 23rd.

Our Lady of Lourdes,
28 Baytree Road,
BS22 8HQ
Sundays 12:00pm
Fridays, except 2nd Feb 9.30am
Ash Wednesday, 14th February 11:00am
Our Lady of Glastonbury,
Magdalene Street,
Somerset, BA6 9EJ
Sundays 6:00pm
Downside Abbey,
1st Sundays [1] 11:15am
St Gregory's,
10 Saint James' Square,
1st Wednesdays 7:00pm
Our Lady & St Kenelm,
Gloucestershire, GL54 1DR
Saturdays [2] 10.00am
Ash Wednesday, 14th February 10:00am
Prinknash Abbey,
CRANHAM, Gloucestershire,
Saturdays [3] 11.00am
SS Joseph & Teresa,
16 Chamberlain Street,
Somerset, BA5 2PF
Tuesdays [4] 6.00pm
Fridays [4] 6.00pm
St George's,
Boreham Road,
Wiltshire, BA12 9JP
1st Saturdays 9.30am
The Holy Ghost,
73 Higher Kingston,
YEOVIL, Somerset,
BA21 4AR
Sunday, 18th February No Mass
Saturday, 3rd February 12.00pm
Friday, 2nd February 6.00pm
  1. Mass will be in the Crypt Chapel in the Abbey.
  2. Phone 01451 830431 to confirm before travelling.
  3. Please check website before travelling.
  4. Phone 01749 673183 to confirm before travelling.