Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Nick Gale RIP

We are sorry to hear of the sad death of Nick Gale, talented musician and servant of the Sacred Liturgy.

He of course was well known to local members as the former Director of Music at St George's Cathedral, Southwark.

We were fortunate to benefit from his wisdom and guidance at a chant workshop held in February 2012.

Requiem aeternam dona ei, Domine, et lux perpetua luceat ei. Requiescat in pace. Amen.

Sunday, 12 October 2014

Pilgrimage to Aylesford - report and photos

We are very grateful to Fr Marcus Holden, Parish Priest of Ramsgate and Minster, for a wonderful pilgrimage to Aylesford yesterday.

There were many positive comments during and after the event. Several non-LMS members were present, and were enquiring about how to join. (Click here:

There was a record number of Brown Scapular enrolees.

I am grateful to Dr Joseph Shaw for his photos (here and here) and to "Mulier Fortis" for hers (here).

Many thanks to all who attended.

Sunday, 28 September 2014

Traditional Masses at Chislehurst

Please note that, with effect from next Sunday (5th October 2014), the Traditional Mass will be offered at St Mary's, Chislehurst, on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month at 11:00. 

The local faithful who 'continue to adhere with great love and affection to the earlier liturgical forms' (Summorum Pontificum) will, I am sure, want to thank Fr Charles Briggs, Parish Priest, for making this provision. Let us pray for him and for each other. 

Saturday, 20 September 2014

2014 Aylesford Pilgrimage

Fr Marcus Holden, Parish Priest of Ramsgate and Minster, will lead the Latin Mass Society Pilgrimage to Aylesford on Saturday 11 October 2014.

Do come and support this splendid event, which includes Mass in the Relic Chapel at Aylesford Priory, near Maidstone in Kent (ME20 7BX). The Relic Chapel contains the relics of St Simon Stock, the 13th century Carmelite saint to whom Our Lady gave the Brown Scapular. There will be a chance to be enrolled in the Scapular during the pilgrimage.

The LMS have organised a coach from London, starting outside Westminster Cathedral at 9.45am (Ambrosden Avenue) and making a pick-up in Eltham High Street in south-east London at 10.30am (Christ Church Priory, 229 Eltham High Street, London SE9 1TX). The return fare is £15 and you will need to book your ticket before the day by contacting the LMS office on 020 7404 7284. Don't leave it to the last minute!

Here is the timetable for the day:

11.30am Arrival
12.00pm Lunch (bring picnic or use on-site cafe)
12.45pm Confessions
1.30pm Sung Mass (Motherhood of the BVM) in the Relic Chapel

Music will be sung by Cantus Magnus:
John Taverner (c.1490–1545) Kyrie 'Leroy'; Mass 'The Western Wynde'
Josquin des Prez (c.1450/1455–1521) Gaude Virgo, Mater Christi
William Cornysh (1465–1523) Ave Maria, Mater Dei

after Mass Tea break
3.15pm Spiritual Conference by Fr Marcus Holden
3.45pm Brown Scapular Enrolments and Solemn Benediction
4.30pm Rosary (outside if fine weather) and Pilgrimage ends
5.30pm Coach departs for London

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Easter Sunday at St Mary's, Chislehurst

Local members are reminded that there will be Solemn High Mass at St Mary's, Chislehurst, on Easter Sunday

(Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite)
Mass in G Major “Missa Sancti Nicolai” - Haydn

Alleluia (from Exsultate JubilateMozart
Ave verum - Saint-SaĆ«ns
Regina Caeli  Lotti

Jesus Christ Is Ris’n today - Wesley
Toccata (from Organ Symphony No 5)  Widor

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Gaudete at Blackfen

Gaudete in Domino semper: iterum dico, gaudete.

At Blackfen, Sunday last.

Please remember in your prayers the benefactors who contributed to buy these vestments.

Archbishop McDonald visits Chislehurst

On Monday 9th December 2013, the Most Reverend Kevin McDonald, Archbishop Emeritus of Southwark, visited St Mary's, Chislehurst, to mark the 160th Anniversary of the laying of the foundation stone.

A Sung Mass was celebrated at 19:00, during which His Grace assisted in choir and gave the homily.

Cantus Magnus sang Mozart's Coronation Mass and motets by Bruckner and Elgar.