12 December 2015 (Saturday) Annual LMS Committee and Local Reps Meeting
1 January 2016 (Friday) Solemn High Mass in London
1-3 April 2016 St Catherine's Trust Family Retreat and Gregorian Chant Network's Chant Weekend
4-7 April 2016 Residential Training Conference for Priests, Deacons and Servers
30 April 2016 (Saturday) LMS Pilgrimage to York
14 May 2016 (Saturday) LMS One-Day Conference
3 July 2016 (Sunday) LMS Pilgrimage to Holywell
9 July 2016 (Saturday) LMS Annual General Meeting and High Mass
24-31 July 2016 St Catherine's Trust Summer School
25-30 July 2016 LMS Residential Latin Course
25-28 August 2016 LMS Walking Pilgrimage to Walsingham
10 September 2016 (Saturday) LMS Pilgrimage to Glastonbury
10 September 2016 (Saturday) LMS Pilgrimage to Brinkburn Priory
1 October 2016 (Saturday) LMS Pilgrimage to Aylesford
5 November 2016 (Saturday) Annual Requiem Mass
The annual meeting between LMS Local Reps and Committee members will take place on Saturday, 12 December in the crypt hall at the church of Our Lady of the Assumption and St Gregory, Warwick Street, London W1B 5LZ.
This meeting is a very good way of sharing views and opinions about issues that we face, and initiatives and projects that we are running. It’s also good for Reps from different parts of the country to be able to mix and talk to each other and to learn from each other’s experiences. Particularly useful is meeting Reps from neighbouring dioceses with whom co-operation may be possible.
To start the New Year, we have a Solemn High Mass of the Octave Day of the Nativity at St James's, Spanish Place, London at 12.30pm. Please join us.
St Catherine's Trust Family Retreat and Gregorian Chant Network Chant Weekend will take place, over Low Sunday weekend, at Ratcliffe College, Fosse Way, Ratcliffe on the Wreake, Leicester LE7 4SG
The Family Retreat will include daily Sung (or High) Mass in the Traditional Rite, spiritual conferences and talks for the adults, plus talks and activities for children of all ages.
The Gregorian Chant Network's Chant Training Weekend takes place concurrently with the Family Retreat, at the same venue. The tutors have yet to be announced.
Ratcliffe College is a private school in Leicestershire founded in 1847 by the Institute of Charity. Founder Antonio Rosmini was renowned as an educational innovator and that spirit has propelled the College forward ever since.
Over the years the LMS has held training conferences at seminaries, academic institutions, and other Church-owned venues. In 2016, we are delighted to be returning to the Catholic independent school, Prior Park College, Ralph Allen Drive, Bath BA2 5AH.
The Conference is open to priests, deacons, seminarians (for whom there is no charge) and male servers who wish to learn, or improve, their knowledge of celebrating or serving the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite.
The school was originally run by the Clifton Diocese and then by the Christian Brothers but has been under lay management since 1980 and co-educational since 1982. Formerly the home of Ralph Allen, world renowned architect of Georgian Bath, the beautiful Mansion is at the core of the Prior Park. Set within a large estate, situated overlooking the World Heritage City of Bath, the view from the Mansion to the Palladian Bridge is truly inspiring.
Our annual pilgrimage to York to honour St Margaret Clitherow and the York Martyrs.
Solemn Mass at 1.30pm at St Wilfrid's Church, Duncombe Place, York YO1 7EF. This will be followed by a procession through the streets of York, via the shrine of St Margaret Clitherow in The Shambles and Ouse Bridge, the site of her martyrdom, returning to St Wilfrid's for Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament.
The LMS biennial One-Day Conference will take place on Saturday, 14 May 2016, at The Salvation Army Regent Hall, 275 Oxford Street, London W1C 2DJ (nearest Underground Station is Oxford Circus).
The theme of the Conference is The Family and the speakers will be
Edmund Adamus – Director for Marriage and Family, Diocese of Westminster
Fr Serafino Lanzetta – Parish Priest of St Mary’s, Gosport
John Smeaton – Director, Society for the Protection of the Unborn Child
Prior Cassian Folsom of Norcia
Dr Joseph Shaw – Chairman of the Latin Mass Society
Further details to follow.
Our annual pilgrimage to Holywell takes place on Sunday, 3 July. High Mass will be celebrated in St Winefride's Church, Well Street. This will be followed by a rosary procession to St Winefride's Well, where there will be devotions and veneration of the relic.
The Annual General Meeting will take place in London on Saturday, 9 July. This will be followed by High Mass in Westminster Cathedral.
The 2016 Summer School, for boys and girls aged from 11 to 18, will take place at the same venue as last year, the Franciscan Retreat Centre in Pantasaph, North Wales.
There will be daily Rosary, Sung or High Mass in the traditional rite, and Sung Compline at the end of the day.
The Summer School also includes lessons each day in Catholic History, English Literature and a number of other subjects taught from a Catholic perspective. The boys receive altar serving training and are of course able to serve at the Masses themselves. In the afternoons, there will be various activities to choose from including football and sewing, which will be followed by lessons in singing (Gregorian chant and/or polyphony) and Latin, before dinner.
This will be the 6th Residential Latin Course organised by the LMS and we are returning to last year's venue, The Franciscan Retreat Centre, Monastery Road, Pantasaph, Holywell, Flintshire, North Wales CH8 8PE.
The course is intensive, over six days, with accommodation close by in the St Winifrede’s Guest House in Holywell, which is run by the Bridgettine Sisters. The Latinists will be able to attend the daily Missa Cantata and sung Compline which are part of the St Catherine's Trust Summer School, which will be running simultaneously to the Latin course in another part of the Retreat Centre.
In addition to language teaching, the course participants will have talks on Gregorian Chant, the Latin liturgy, and Latin in Philosophy and poetry.
You are invited to the seventh Latin Mass Society walking pilgrimage for the conversion of England. We will be walking from Ely to Walsingham from 25 to 28 August 2016, which is the Bank Holiday weekend.
During the pilgrimage there will be a sung Traditional Latin Mass each day, Confessions, recitation of the Rosary, the singing of traditional hymns, periods of silence and quiet reflection, and the chance to chat and relax with other pilgrims.
This pilgrimage is open to all ages and to families. We want to encourage as many families to attend this pilgrimage as possible. For that reason we have secured indoor accommodation for each night. The indoor accommodation is for use by women and children. Women and children are also free to camp if they wish. Camping is compulsory for men.
The LMS Pilgrimage to Glastonbury will take place in the Abbey Grounds on 10th September 2016 at 11.00am, followed by a rosary procession and benediction in the afternoon in the Church of Our Lady Glastonbury.
If wet, the programme is to hold the event in the Church of Our Lady of Glastonbury commencing at 11.15am.
The twenty-first annual Solemn High Mass at Brinkburn Priory, Northumberland will take place on Saturday, 10 September 2016.
The beautiful 12th century church of the Augustinian priory of Brinkburn survives today despite being one of the first monasteries to be closed in the Dissolution of 1536. After years of neglect, it was sensitively restored in the 1800s and stands as one of the finest examples of early Gothic architecture in Northumberland.
Our annual pilgrimage to the shrine of Our Lady at Aylesford will take place on Saturday, 1 October. Details have yet to be finalised but the pilgrimage will include, Solemn Mass, a Spiritual Conference, Enrolment in the Brown Scapular and the pilgrimage will conclude with Vespers and Benediction.
The pilgrimage is open to members and non-members.
High Mass of Requiem in Westminster Cathedral at 2.00pm. This is our annual Mass offered for the repose of the souls of all deceased members of the Latin Mass Society. Before Mass, a wreath is laid at the tomb of Cardinal Heenan in grateful thanks for his role in helping to preserve the Traditional Mass in England and Wales.