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MASS AT HOLY ROOD, MARKET RASEN. Benediction & a votive Low Mass will be celebrated at Holyrood Catholic Church, Market Rasen LN8 3BB, on Friday 24 October at 7.00pm.

REQUIEM FOR FR KNOX-LECKY. A Funeral Mass will be offered in the Extraordinary Form for the late Father Knox-Lecky. It will take place on Wednesday 22 October at St Mary's, Magdalene Street, Glastonbury BA6 9EJ. The Mass will begin at 11.30am.

PONTIFICAL HIGH MASS IN NORWICH CATHEDRAL. On Saturday 1 November Bishop Alan Hopes will offer Pontifical High Mass at the Throne for the Feast of All Saints. Follow this link for more information on the Pontifical High Mass in Norwich Cathedral.

TRADITIONAL CONFIRMATIONS 2014. Confirmations take place in the Traditional Rite this year on Saturday, 15 November 2014 at St James's Spanish Place, London W1U 3QY, at 11.30am. Please phone the LMS office to register or for more information (020 7404 7284). REGISTRATION DEADLINE: WEDNESDAY 22 OCTOBER 2014. More information here.

QUARTERLY MASS LISTINGS FOR THE AUTUMN are now available to download from here.

ANNUAL REQUIEM MASS. Our annual Requiem in Westminster Cathedral for all deceased members will take place on Saturday, 8 November 2014. Pontifical High Mass begins at 2.00pm and will be celebrated by Bishop John Arnold, auxiliary of Westminster.

FULL TEXT OF INTERVIEW with Bishop Athanasius Schneider available here.

DOME OF HOME APPEAL - Help us to help Britain's only Catholic shrine dedicated to the Traditional liturgy. See details of how you can help here.

A GUIDE TO ENSURING TO YOU HAVE THE TRADITIONAL MASS AT YOUR FUNERAL. This invaluable booklet is now available to download here.

SODALITY FOR THE CONVERSION OF LAPSED CATHOLICS. The Sodality of St Augustine of Hippo has been launched by the LMS as a means of uniting our prayers with others for the conversion of our loved ones. Full details here.

PRAYERS FOR THE LMS NOW ONLINE can be found under Resources. Prayer for the intentions of the Latin Mass Society in English and Latin.

St Catherine's Trust Summer School 2014


27 July to 3 August 2014 (Sunday to Sunday) at the the Franciscan Retreat Centre at Pantasaph, in North Wales

(Click here for information about the LMS Residential Latin Course which runs concurrently)

Summer School


The St Catherine’s Trust Summer School is back this Summer, at a new venue: the Franciscan Retreat Centre at Pantasaph CH8 8PE, in North Wales, for the week 27 July to 3 August 2014.

Pantasaph is very well-connected by road and rail, being a few minutes away from the railway station at Flint, and close to the motorway network. It is near Holywell, which many will know as the only Medieval Shrine to survive the Reformation, and for many years one of the Latin Mass Society’s biggest annual Pilgrimages.

Alongside the Summer School the Latin Mass Society Latin Course for adults will be taking place (see below for more details). Accommodation at the Retreat Centre is limited, so the Latin Course participants will be staying at the Pilgrims’ Guest House in Holywell.

The Retreat Centre has a Pugin Chapel, flexible facilities, and lovely grounds. It is a delight that St Catherines Trust was able to secure the venue for their Summer School, and we all hope it will be a long-term home for this important event.

The Summer School makes it possible for Catholic children to experience a week of Catholic teaching, in a wide range of subjects, from our enthusiastic volunteer staff, in the context of the Traditional Liturgy. This is an experience which is wholly unique, and is an invaluable supplement to both homeschooling and conventional schooling.

There will be daily sung Mass, with singing of the highest standard, and sung Compline each evening. There will be an outing to a local place of interest, and visiting speakers, outside activities, the perennially popular sewing group and a staged reading of a play.

St Catherines Trust is a beneficiary of the Latin Mass Society. Under normal circumstances the school would cost about £250 per pupil to run, but as the Latin Mass Society sponsors the event, there are no fixed fees. Parents and guardians are invited to pay what they can afford. Please take advantage of this tremendous opportunity!

For more information please contact the St Catherine's Trust.


Confirmations in the Traditional Rite in London, Saturday, 15 November 2014


UPDATE 1 OCTOBER: Bishop John Arnold has confirmed that he will still be conferring Confirmations for us this year. His recent appointment as Bishop of Salford will not begin until after that date.

Confirmations take place in the Traditional Rite this year on Saturday, 15 November 2014 at St James's Spanish Place, London W1U 3QY, at 11.30am. This date has now been confirmed.

The Sacrament will be conferred by Rt Rev John Arnold, auxiliary bishop in Westminster. If you would like more information about Confirmations in the Extraordinary Form, or would like your child, or yourself, confirmed in 2013, please contact the LMS Office on 020 7404 7284 or email us.

To register your child or yourself for 2014's Confirmations, please read the Explanatory Notes and then complete the appropriate registration form below:

Registration Form for a Child

Registration Form for an Additional Child

Registration Form for an Adult



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The Schellhorn Prize for Sacred Music Composition

16 OCTOBER 2014

Matthew Schellhorn, who is not only the LMS's Local Representative for Southwark North, but also a professional musician with a growing reputation, has announced the setting up of a new music prize. The Schellhorn Prize for Sacred Music Composition is in honour of Matthew's late parents.

Here are the full details of the prize which can also be viewed on Matthew Schellhorn's music website.

Schellhorn Prize for Sacred Music Composition

The Trustees of the Schellhorn Trust are pleased to announce the 2015 inaugural Schellhorn Prize for Sacred Music Composition competition.

The Prize was founded in 2014 by Matthew Schellhorn in memory of his parents. It is intended that the Prize will foster artistic endeavour and encourage excellence in the Sacred Liturgy, having in mind that the Church "unceasingly encourages and favours the progress of the arts, admitting for religious use all the good and the beautiful that the mind of man has discovered over the course of the centuries, but always respecting the liturgical laws" (Pope Saint Pius X, Motu proprio Tra le sollecutidini, 22 November 1903).

The Schellhorn Prize for Sacred Music Composition is supported by the Latin Mass Society of England and Wales.

What does the prize offer?

One £500 prize will be awarded.

The winner will also have his or her composition performed by a professional choir in the context of the Sacred Liturgy of the Catholic Church according to the Missal promulgated by Pope Saint John XXIII in 1962. In 2015, the composition will be performed during the Sacred Triduum at St Mary Moorfields Catholic Church in the City of London.

Who is it open to?

Composers aged 26 or under on the closing date, regardless of nationality, who are studying, or have studied at any conservatoire or university in England or Wales.

What are the entrance requirements?

A piece for a cappella SATB choir using any Latin Eucharistic text must be submitted with the completed application form. The piece should be no longer than 5 minutes long and should not have received its premiere. The piece should be accompanied by a copy of the text and a summary in no more than 200 words of the work's artistic rationale. Proof of age and a letter from your place of study are also required.

How can I apply?

Download an application form from

Applications must be made on the official form, which will be available to download from 1st October in the year prior to the award of the Prize. A fee of £15 is payable. Entrance fee is waived to Latin Mass Society members.

When is the next closing date?

Ash Wednesday in the year of the Prize. In 2015, that is, 18th February at 5pm.