Friday, 23 June 2017

Chartres Pilgrimage 2017

Clifton pilgrims in the Channel Tunnel
The annual Pentecost Pilgrimage from Notre-Dame de Paris to Notre-Dame de Chartres was particularly well-attended this year, with around eighty people from England and Wales among the 9,000 who prayed, sang and chatted their way through the French countryside. 

Seven of us (pictured above, minus Deacon Seth Phipps, FSSP) were from Clifton Diocese, including Fathers Alexander Redman and Bede Rowe, who led meditations and the Rosary, and heard confessions as we walked.

The Traditional Liturgy is always an integral part of the Chartres Pilgrimage. We started bright and early on Friday morning, 2nd June, with Low Mass in the crypt of Westminster Cathedral, before setting off on a coach to Dover for the ferry crossing to Calais.

The pilgrimage proper began on Saturday morning with Solemn High Mass in the Cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris. High Mass on Pentecost Sunday was in a field near the town of Rambouillet, celebrated by Monsignor Michael Schmitz, Vicar General of the Institute of Christ the King, Sovereign Priest in the United States.
Cardinal Burke giving his sermon in Chartres Cathedral
The culmination of the pilgrimage, as always, was the final Pontifical High Mass in Chartres Cathedral, this year celebrated by His Eminence Cardinal Raymond Burke.

After a meal and a good night's sleep, the British chapters concluded our pilgrimage with High Mass in the chapel of Notre-Dame de Sous-Terre, in the crypt of Chartres Cathedral.

Next year's pilgrimage will be from Friday 18th to Tuesday 22nd May. Find out more at

Monday, 19 June 2017

Correction: Masses in Weston

Father Alexander Redman will be celebrating a Low Mass next Thursday, 29th June, for the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul. Please note that there will NOT be a Mass this Friday for the Feast of the Sacred Heart, as previously advertised.

The Mass for SS Peter and Paul will be at 7:00pm, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Baytree Road, Weston-Super-Mare, BS22 8HQ.

Thursday, 1 June 2017

June 2017 Mass Listings

Traditional Latin Mass times in Clifton Diocese during June 2017 are as follows. 

There will be Low Masses for the Feasts of Corpus Christi (15th June) and SS Peter and Paul (29th June) at St Gregory's, Cheltenham, at 7pm.

Fr Alexander Redman will offer a Low Mass for SS Peter and Paul (29th June) at 7pm at Our Lady of Lourdes, Weston-Super-Mare.

Friday 23rd June, the Feast of the Sacred Heart, is the tenth anniversary of Fr Jean-Patrice Coulon's ordination to the Sacred Priesthood. Fr Coulon will celebrate a Solemn High Mass at 7pm, with music provided by the Rupert Bevan Singers.

Our Lady of Lourdes,
28 Baytree Road,
BS22 8HQ
Sundays 12.00pm
1st Thursdays 9.30am
Thursday, 29th June (SS Peter & Paul) 7.00pm
St Gregory's,
10 Saint James' Square,
1st Wednesdays 7:00pm
Thurs, 15th June (Corpus Christi) 7:00pm
Thurs, 29th June (SS Peter & Paul) 7:00pm
Our Lady & St Kenelm,
Gloucestershire, GL54 1DR
Saturdays [1] 10:00am
Prinknash Abbey,
CRANHAM, Gloucestershire,
Saturdays [2] 11:00am
Sat, 17th June Sung Requiem 10:30am
Our Lady of Glastonbury,
Magdalene Street,
Somerset, BA6 9EJ
3rd Sundays 12:30pm
SS Joseph & Teresa,
16 Chamberlain Street,
Somerset, BA5 2PF
Tuesdays [3] 6:00pm
Fridays [3] 6:00pm
Downside Abbey,
1st Sundays [4] 11:15am
St George's,
Boreham Road,
Wiltshire, BA12 9JP
1st Saturdays 9:30am
The Holy Ghost,
73 Higher Kingston,
YEOVIL, Somerset,
BA21 4AR
Fridays 6:00pm
Fri, 23rd June Sacred Heart
(High Mass)
  1. Phone 01451 830431 to confirm before travelling.
  2. Please check website before travelling.
  3. Phone 01749 673183 to confirm before travelling.
  4. Mass will be in the Crypt Chapel in the Abbey.