29 April 2013

Masses in Lewes

There will be a Mass next Sunday,  5th May at 12.30 as usual.

However, there's more :

Fr Jonathan will be saying a Low Mass for Ascension on Thursday, 9 May at 7pm

AND on Pentecost Sunday,  19 May at 12.30pm.

It gets better.

There will be a Missa Cantata on Sunday, 12th May,  sung by the Schola Gregoriana of Cambridge.

There will also be a Low Mass for the feast of Corpus Christi, 30 May, at 7pm. 


Thank you, Fr Jonathan!


25 April 2013

Missa Cantata at West Grinstead, 12th May

Next month's 12.30 pm Mass at Our Lady of Consolation will be a Missa Cantata. Celebrant will be Fr Hurley.

23 April 2013

Mass Cancellation

There will be no 8.00 am Mass at Bexhill this Sunday, 28th May.

16 April 2013

Press Release from the Latin Mass Society

15 April 2013



Students ‘blown away’ by spirituality and symbolism of Traditional  Latin Mass as Bishop opens Latin Mass Society’s latest training conference


Students attending the Latin Mass Society’s ninth training conference in the Extraordinary Form, for priests and servers, have said they were ‘blown away’ by the depth and richness of the Traditional Latin Mass. About 60 people attended for all or part of the week-long course, which took place at Ratcliffe College in Leicestershire during Low Week.


Bishop Malcolm McMahon celebrates Pontifical High Mass to open the LMS training conference
Rt Rev Malcolm McMahon, Bishop of Nottingham, opened the conference with a Pontifical Mass of the Annunciation. Afterwards, Bishop McMahon addressed all the participants, putting forward some suggestions of ways to heal the rift that exists between enthusiasts for the older form of the Mass and some of those who oppose its widespread use.  This led to a lively discussion.

As in recent LMS conferences, tuition was given to both priests and servers in the Extraordinary Form of the Mass. There were also optional Latin classes.


A priest goes through a dry (practice) Mass at the conference
There was a Sung Mass (either chant or polyphonic) each day, as well as Lauds, Vespers, Benediction and Compline.  Together with private Masses, these services gave ample opportunity for participants to put into practice much of what they had learned.  The musical settings were provided by the Rudgate Singers, with Christian Spence as organist.

LMS Chairman, Dr Joseph Shaw, said: 'The LMS training conferences continue to show their value in giving priests and servers hands-on experience and expert tuition, including the more complex liturgical roles; this year's conference attracted priests from Scotland, Poland, and South Africa, from the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham. We also welcomed two seminarians: a Dominican, and a transitory Deacon studying at Oscott for the Diocese of East Anglia. The Leicester conference was also a very convivial occasion and a rare opportunity for like-minded priests, servers, and singers to spend time together.'
One of the tutors teaching servers said: ‘Two of the young married men who were in my group and hailed from Glasgow confessed to being "blown away" by the content of some of my talks on the spirituality and symbolism of the simple Low Mass.  The eldest participant was similarly impressed with reading The Mass in Slow Motion by Mgr Knox at his own pace to place the Mass back in context for him.

‘I am unused to suddenly having my photograph taken whilst standing in front of some of my Power Point projections as I work, but this week has been something else. Another young man who had only ever encountered the old Mass once whilst on holiday last summer with his family was similarly moved by his experience of seeing the Mass close up. I was extremely privileged this morning to attend a "private" Mass served near perfectly by this lad.’

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

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

13 April 2013


Breaking news

There will be a Mass TOMORROW, 14th April, at St Thomas More, Seaford, at 3.00pm as well as the usual third Sunday Mass the following Sunday.

There will be a Mass on Sunday, 28th April, at St Mary Magdalen, Bexhill at 8.00 am. Celebrant for these Masses is Fr Witchalls.

A Mass for the Ascension will be celebrated at St Hugh's, Knaphill by Fr Lucie-Smith on Thursday, 9th May at 8.00pm. Here's a link to google map for the location.

05 April 2013

Important! Low Sunday in Lewes

Mass at St Pancras this Sunday will be at 5.00 pm, NOT 12.30.