Latin Mass Society



As of the Annual General Meeting held last month, the LMS Committee is now made up of

Chairman: Dr Joseph Shaw
Secretary: Kevin Jones
Treasurer: David Forster
Vice-Presidents: Paul Beardsmore and Paul Waddington
Elected Members: James Bogle, Alisa Dick, Eric Friar, Antonia Robinson and Roger Wemyss Brooks

Photo: Fr Alex Stewart FSSP, celebrated Mass in St James', Spanish Place.
Credit: Clare Bowskill

Pilgrimage in honour of St John Plessington

The Institute of Christ the King Soverign Priest has organised a pilgrimage in honour of St John Plessington on Saturday 15th July.

2pm: Low Mass in the Extraordinary Form at St Francis of Assisi Church, Grosvenor Street, Chester CH1 2BN.
Followed by Veneration of the relic.

Priest Celebrant: Canon Cyprian Parant ICKSP

Mass will be followed by a procession through the city of Chester to the place of St John’s Martyrdom at Boughton.

Refreshments will be taken in the parish hall following the veneration and preceding the procession.

Summer 2017 edition of Dowry

The latest edition of Dowry, the quarterly magazine of the FSSP, has been published.

In this edition:

Editorial: Ten years later
Latest Liturgical revolution
Gender and the sexualisation of children
Noli Me tangere
Counter-Reformation treasure in Hampshire
For Church and families
The yogi, the Iroquois and the deaf
Forthcoming events
Support our apostolate

YCA National Weekend at Douai Abbey

Young Catholic Adults (YCA) is an organisation which fosters authentic Catholic teaching and spirituality. One of its aims is to promote a spirit of beauty and reverence in the Sacred Liturgy, in particular Mass in the Extraordinary Form.

During the weekend of the 20th-22nd October 2017, YCA will be running a retreat at Douai Abbey, it will be led by Fr Lawrence Lew OP and Canon Poucin ICKSP. The weekend will be full-board.

FSSP Ordinations

St Mary's Warrington on Saturday 17 June 2017, 11am.

Pray for Deacons Alex Stewart, FSSP and Krzysztof Sanetra, FSSP, as they prepare for ordination.

Saturday 17 June:

  • 11am Priestly ordination of Deacons Alex Stewart, FSSP and Krzysztof Sanetra, FSSP by Archbishop Malcolm McMahon of Liverpool
  • 1:30pm Refreshments in Priory Garden – while First Blessings are given by the new priests
  • 2pm Buffet Lunch at nearby venue
  • 5pm Solemn Vespers

Sunday 18 June:

Corpus Christi at Spetchley Park

On Sunday 18th June 2017 (the External Solemnity of Corpus Christi), The Rt Rev. Robert Byrne Cong. Orat., auxiliary bishop in Birmingham, will celebrate Pontifical High Mass in the chapel at Spetchley Park at 10.45am.

Bishop Byrne will be assisted by Fr Anthony Talbot (Deacon) and Fr George Grynowski (Subdeacon).

St Augustine Week in Ramsgate

The annual St Augustine Week festival in the Shrine of St Augustine, Ramsgate takes place from Friday 26th May to Sunday 4th June 2017.

Bringing together people from far and wide, this festival celebrates the richness of culture, history, and religion in England, stemming from the arrival of Augustine of England on Ramsgate’s shores in AD 597.

Our Lady of Compassion, Upton Park

From this Friday, the parish of Our Lady of Compassion, Upton Park in London has a programme of events across three days to welcome the Pilgrim image of Our Lady of Fatima. There will be Low Mass in the Extraordinary Form at 6.30pm on Friday. A Missa Cantata sung by Cantus Magnus (with music sponsored by the LMS) at 12pm on Saturday and lots more. See poster for details.

The church is only 8 minutes walk from Upton Park underground station.

Triduum Celebrations

The Latin Mass Society organised spectacular liturgies for the Sacred Triduum this year. Hosted by Fr Christopher Vipers at St Mary Moorfields, London, the ceremonies were attended by a record number of people.

We thank Fr Michael Cullinan, Fr Patrick Hayward, Fr John Hemer, Mgr Francis Jamieson, Fr Simon Chinery and Fr Christopher Basden who were the sacred ministers. Music was supplied by Cantus Magnus, under the direction of Matthew Schellhorn, the LMS Director of Music for London. We are very grateful to them, and to the team of servers, led by Richard Pickett.

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