27 June - 8 July 2016 Roman Forum Symposium
3 July 2016 (Sunday) LMS Pilgrimage to Holywell
8 July 2016 (Friday) Pontifical First Vespers of SS John Fisher & Thomas More
9 July 2016 (Saturday) LMS Annual General Meeting and High Mass
16 July (Saturday) LMS Day of Recollection, St Edmund's College, Ware
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
29 August 2016 (Monday) Tyburn Walk
10 September 2016 (Saturday) LMS Pilgrimage to Glastonbury
10 September 2016 (Saturday) LMS Pilgrimage to Brinkburn Priory
24 September 2016 (Saturday) Missa Cantata at St Augustine's, Snave
1 October 2016 (Saturday) LMS Pilgrimage to Aylesford
22 October 2016 (Saturday) Annual Meeting of LMS Committee and Local Representatives
5 November 2016 (Saturday) Annual Requiem Mass
12 November 2016 (Saturday) Confirmation in the Traditional Rite
Half a Millennium of Total Depravity (1517-2017): A Critique of Luther’s Impact on the Eve of His “Catholic” Apotheosis
The LMS is offering two bursaries of £500 Sterling each towards the cost of attending the Summer Symposium in 2016 (the full price is $2,900). Our bursary, together with a further concession from the organisers of the Symposium, will reduce the total amount payable by each of these two participants to £500 each (based upon shared accommodation). The bursaries are for young adults up to 35 years. This offer is not limited to members of the LMS, but is available to anyone from England and Wales. PLEASE NOTE: AS OF 15 MARCH, BOTH BURSARIES HAVE BEEN ALLOCATED.
See here for full details of the Symposium.
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. A poster can be downloaded here.
Archbishop Thomas Gullickson will celebrate First Vespers of SS John Fisher & Thomas More on Friday, 8th July in St Mary Magdalen's, 96 North Side Wandsworth Common, London SW18 2QU at 5.30pm.
The Archbishop will also deliver a talk about Evelyn Waugh. Waugh was one of the founding members of the LMS; this year marks the 50th anniversary of his death.
A poster can be downloaded HERE.
The Latin Mass Society’s Annual General Meeting will take place in Westminster Cathedral Hall, Ambrosden Avenue, London SW1P 1QW on Saturday 9th July at 11.00am (Doors open from 10.30am). Paid-up members will receive formal notification of the meeting, and an agenda, with their next Mass of Ages magazine.
The guest speaker will be Archbishop Thomas Gullickson, Apostolic Nuncio to Switzerland and Liechtenstein, who will be addressing the subject, 'The Persecution of the Church'.
This will be followed by a buffet lunch, which will be provided for all paid-up LMS members. There is a nominal charge of £5 per person and this MUST be booked in advance; the closing date for this is MONDAY, 4 JULY.
Please follow this link to book lunch and to make payment. Alternatively, you may wish to call the LMS Office on 020 7404 7284.
High Mass will then be celebrated in Westminster Cathedral at 2.00pm by The Rt Rev. Mgr Gordon Read, LMS National Chaplain. The Mass will be offered for the good estate of Her Majesty the Queen, on the occasion of her 90th Birthday.
A poster to advertise the AGM and Mass can be downloaded HERE.
The Latin Mass Society's annual Day of Recollection will take place in the chapel of St Edmund's College, Old Hall Green, Ware, Hertfordshire SG11 1DS on Saturday, 16 July 2016.
The Day of Recollection starts at 11.00am (registration from 10.00am) and will conclude at about 4.00pm.
Full details and booking facility can be found here.
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.
Full details, booking and payment facilities can be found here. THE CLOSING DATE FOR BOOKING IS THURSDAY, 30 JUNE.
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.
We are now accepting bookings. See here for details.
The Tyburn Walk, which retraces the footsteps of the Catholic Martyrs from Newgate Gaol (now the site of the Old Bailey) to the site of Tyburn tree at the renamed Marble Arch, will take place on Monday, 29 August 2016 (August Bank Holiday).
Starting at 1.00pm, the Walk will end with Low Mass in Tyburn Convent at 3.00pm.
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.
Snave is one a group of medieval churches built to serve very small communities on Romney Marsh in Kent. Now redundant, they are in the care of the Romney Marsh Historic Churches Trust, who have kindly given permission for us to celebrate Mass on Saturday 24 September (Our Lady of Ransom) at 12 noon.
Last year was the first time Mass had been celebrated in the church since Reformation times and we are delighted to be able to return this year. The celebrant will be Fr Marcus Holden (Rector of the Shrine of St Augustine, Ramsgate) and music will be supplied by The Victoria Consort.
Saturday, 1 October 2016
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.
Each year members of the LMS Committee meet with our Diocesan and Assistant Representatives to discuss matters of mutual interest, and to share views and opinions about issues that we face and initiatives and projects that we are running. Previously this meeting was held in December but it has been decided to bring it forward this year to October. It will be in the church of Our Lady of The Assumption & St Gregory, Warwick Street London. Further details will be sent to Committee members and Reps nearer the time.
High Mass of Requiem in Westminster Cathedral at 2.00pm, celebrated by The Rt Rev. Mark Jabalé O.S.B., Emeritus Bishop of Menevia. 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.
Our annual celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation will take place in St James's Church, Spanish Place, London W1U 3QY, on Saturday 12 November 2016 at 11:00am. This will be followed by Pontifical Benediction. The celebrant will be The Rt Rev. John Sherrington, Auxiliary Bishop of Westminster and Titular Bishop of Hilta. To register your child or yourself to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation, please see here for further details.