Thursday, 25 February 2010

LMS Priest Training Conference



This conference is being organised by the Latin Mass Society for diocesan and parish priests. Priests will receive training to learn the traditional Latin Mass and Liturgy.

Visitors are welcome to attend the following services.


Mon 12th April. 11.00: Solemn High Mass of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
(Plainsong – Missa Cum Jubilo)
17.30. Vespers from the Little Office of The BVM

Tues 13th April. 11.15. Missa Cantata (Sung Mass).
(Plainsong – Missa Lux et Origo)
17.30. Rosary and Benediction.

Wed 14th April. 11.15. Missa Cantata (Sung Mass).
(Plainsong – Missa Cunctipotens Genitor Deus).
17.30. Vespers.

Thurs 15th April. 11.00. Solemn Requiem Mass.
(Missa pro Defunctis – Victoria).
17.30. Vespers.

Fri 16th April. 11.00. Solemn High Mass of St Cuthbert.
(Missa Aeterna Christi Munera – Palestrina).

All services will be held in St Cuthbert’s Chapel. Access is via the Conference Centre. Please allow ten minutes for parking and getting to the chapel.

Training will also be given to men and boys in altar serving.

Further information can be obtained from the LMS local contact:
David or Theresa O’Neill on 0191 264 5771. Email: david-oneill3 at

Tuesday, 23 February 2010

A Passiontide Reflection

Chant Day @ St Mary's
A Passiontide Reflection

Talks, readings and chants led by Fr. Paul Francis Spencer C.P. and the cantors of the St. Margaret Schola, culminating with First Vespers of Passion Sunday in St Mary's Metropolitan Cathedral, Edinburgh.

All welcome: tuition in Gregorian Chant will be available (don't be put off: no experience necessary!).

Saturday 20 March 2010, 10:00am - 4:30pm.
St Mary's Cathedral Parish Centre (behind Café Camino),
Little King Street, Edinburgh (just by John Lewis at the foot of Leith Street)

Cost: £10.00 to cover lunch, refreshments and music.

To register, or for further information, please email us (see right) or telephone 0131-561 5646. Don't be disappointed; book early!

This event is also on Facebook; see here.

Friday, 5 February 2010

Launch of the Gregorian Chant Network

On Saturday 30th January, a meeting was held at the London Oratory to launch a new grouping, the Gregorian Chant Network, of scholas and interested parties to coordinate the promotion of Gregorian Chant in the Catholic liturgy.

The meeting was opened and the concept of the GCN introduced by Joseph Shaw, Chairman of the Latin Mass Society. After lunch Colin Mawby, the distinguished composer and former Director of Music at Westminster Cathedral, gave the keynote address on the importance of Chant, followed by a practical session on methods of conducting the Chant.

The meeting was attended by members of the Latin Mass Society, Una Voce Scotland, the Association for Latin Liturgy, the Schola Gregoriana of Cambridge, a number of chant teachers and experts, and the Directors of a score of Gregorian Chant scholas from all over the country, 36 people in all. The meeting concluded with First Vespers of Septagesima Sunday in the Little Oratory, led by Fr Alexander.

For more information, see