22 November 2013

Dates for the diary

The Seaford Schola will be singing this Sunday, 24th November at 4pm, at St Mary the Virgin, North Stoke where there will be Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament to mark the end of the liturgical year and the Feast of Christ the King in the Novus Ordo calendar. Wrap up warmly and bring a torch, as it's candlelight only.

And on Sunday, 8th December at 12.30pm, Our Lady of Consolation, West Grinstead, there will be a Missa Cantata for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception.

Please note that the regular Mass time at Our Lady of Consolation is 12.30pm, as stated on the sidebar, and has been for about a year.

Regular Mass times can be found on the sidebar. Changes to Mass times will be flagged here. If in doubt, check the sidebar.

20 November 2013

18 November 2013




For Immediate Release


Latin Mass Society members elected to International body


 Cardinal Castrillon Hoyos with James Bogle

At the biennial General Assembly of the International Federation Una Voce (FIUV), the international body representing lay groups attached to the Traditional liturgy, Mr James Bogle, barrister and former Chairman of the Catholic Union, was elected President. Mr Bogle is also a Committee member of the Latin Mass Society. The LMS is a founding member of FIUV in 1965 and its largest member. Dr Joseph Shaw, Chairman of the LMS, was elected Treasurer of FIUV and Mr Thomas Murphy was elected the Secretary. Mr Thomas Murphy, belongs to an Irish association member of FIUV, St Conleth’s Catholic Heritage Association, and the FIUV Council includes members from North and South America, Poland, Russia, Spain, and the Philippines. Matthew Schellhorn, LMS Local Representative for Southwark North, was co-opted to the FIUV Committee. Matthew also organised a professional choir to provide some superb music for the various liturgies during the FIUV Assembly.

The retiring President, Mr Leo Darroch, had held the post since 2007.

During the General Assembly the Federation was addressed by Cardinal Castrillon Hoyos, and had Mass and Vespers in the Chapel of the Choir, in St Peter’s Basilica. Walter, Cardinal Brandmüller and Archbishop Guido Pozzo were among the celebrants.

Latin Mass Society: contact the General Manager, Michael Lord:


020 7404 7284

IUV: contact the Secretary, Mr Thomas Murphy

More photos are available here:


13 November 2013

Mass in Basingstoke

There will be a Missa Cantata at
St Joseph's, St Michael's Rd, Basingstoke,  RG22 6TY,
 on 8th December, Feast of the Immaculate Conception, at 7pm,

As usual, refreshments will follow the Mass.

Please try and make it if you're in the area!

Many thanks to Adam Pettigrew for the info, and for this lovely photo of the last Basingstoke Mass :

09 November 2013


There will be Masses at Our Lady of Ransom, Eastbourne,
 at 10.30 am on
Tuesday 12th, Wednesday 13th and Thursday 14th of November.

08 November 2013

Missa Cantata at Our Lady of Consolation, West Grinstead...

...this Sunday, 10th November, at 12.00 pm, Noon.

05 November 2013


Sometimes email works in the oddest way. Like sending to spam anything it doesn't seem to like with an attachment. Here incredibly late, but inspiring none the less, is the news of the Portsmouth Mass :


28th October 2013



For Immediate Release


Bishop Philip Egan presides from the throne at High Mass in the Extraordinary Form at Portsmouth Cathedral


Rt Rev Philip Egan, Bishop of Portsmouth, presided from the throne at a High Mass in the Extraordinary Form, organised by the Latin Mass Society, at Portsmouth Cathedral on Sunday, 27th October.

The Traditional High Mass was the first at the cathedral for four years and joins the weekly Sunday morning Low Mass that has begun at Portsmouth’s mother church in recent weeks. Despite warnings of dire weather conditions, the Mass was well attended.

The celebrant was Fr Phillip Pennington Harris, and the deacon was Rev Stephen Morgan, both of Portsmouth Diocese. The sub-deacon was Fr John Maunder of the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham, based at St Agatha’s, Portsmouth. Music was provided by the Schola Gregoriana of Cambridge, directed by Christopher Hodkinson.


During his homily, Bishop Egan said that the Extraordinary Form of the Mass was welcome in Portsmouth Diocese where people wished it to be celebrated, and should have a place amongst the liturgical diversity of the diocese. He also highlighted the importance to the Church’s liturgy in both forms of the Roman Rite of Gregorian Chant and the Latin language. The bishop then spoke on the subject of the feast of Christ the King, celebrated on that Sunday in the 1962 Calendar. When Pope Pius XI had instituted it, it had been intended as a corrective to the rampant nationalism seen in inter-war Italy. Today, said the bishop, it still has great relevance as a corrective to the rise of secularism in our society.

After Mass, tea had been organised by the LMS in the cathedral centre and Bishop Egan stayed to talk with very many members of the congregation.

LMS General Manager, Mike Lord, said: ‘We were delighted that Bishop Egan was able to join us on this great occasion and were heartened by his words of welcome to those of us who are attached to the Traditional Latin liturgy and by the bishop’s affirmation of its legitimate place within the life of the Catholic Church. The annual High Mass at Portsmouth Cathedral has been revived after several years and today’s event has proved a great success and a very joyful occasion for all who attended.’

For further information, please contact Mike Lord, General Manager,

on (T) 020 7404 7284; (F) 020 7831 5585; (E mail) michael@lms.org.uk