Monday, November 2, 2020

Young catholic adults Latest News: Dies Irae - Gregorian Chant for Holy Souls

Young catholic adults Latest News: Dies Irae - Gregorian Chant for Holy Souls: Latin Dies irae, dies illa, Solvet saeclum in favilla: Teste David cum Sibylla. Quantus tremor est futurus, Quando iudex est venturus, Cunct...

Thursday, August 27, 2020

First Wednesday of the Month EF Cheltenham Mass to Restart.

The first Wednesday of the month EF Low Mass, at St. Gregory's Church in Cheltenham, will be restarting on Wednesday 2nd September at 7pm - all are warmly welcome

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Old Rite (EF) Masses in Gloucestershire


Old Rite (Extraordinary Form) Masses at Prinknash Abbey August 2020 - Saturday 15th August Feast of the Assumption - Low Mass is at 11am. Followed by the blessings (and procession, weather permitting) and picnic. 

Every Sunday Low Mass at 11am - preceeded by confessions at 10:45am (currently taking place in the garden due to Covid-19).


Low Masses have resumed at St. Peter's Church in Cirencester. Please check the bulletin for times:- https://www.stpeterscirencester.orgweeklybulletins-html/.

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Live Streamed EF Masses

With all public Masses Suspended in the UK and in many other parts of the world here is a selection of live streamed Masses, in the Old Rite.

EF Masses in England and Wales that live stream Mass:-

For live streamed EF Masses all over the world see:-

Monday, March 4, 2019

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Do Today’s Catholic Adults Know As Much About Their Faith As Catholic Children Of The Past?

When the Convent of Poor Clares* in Woodchester, Gloucestershire, was due to close in May 2011, parishioners and friends of the nuns were invited to take books and religious artefacts to save them from being destroyed. Amongst the many old books I acquired, I found a small homemade book by a nun called Sister Francis Agnes. Within the book, I discovered a rare copy of an old, 12-page Syllabus of Religious Instruction in the Schools of The Diocese of Clifton which piqued my interest: I was fascinated to find out what I could have learnt about my faith had I been born two or three generations earlier. It is not a catechism but a scheme of work.

Many Catholics I know have the desire to preserve the treasures of their Catholic heritage that have been brushed under the carpet during the last 50 years by those wanting an ‘easier’ life, suppressing the more ‘difficult’ truths of the Faith. Reading through the syllabus, I immediately realised that my knowledge of the Faith was sadly less than that of a 13 year old of the 1930s/1940s, which is when the syllabus was published under Bishop William Lee. It uses the Catechism Of Christian Doctrine For Infants And Standard I, followed by The Explanatory Catechism Of Christian Doctrine.

And so, before information such as this might be lost, it would be a good thing to promote it far and wide. Please pass it on to whomever you think might be interested so that standards of Catholic education might be helped to be raised, and the knowledge passed on to future generations.

[*pre-1970s it was known as the Franciscan Convent, Woodchester]

Monday, November 5, 2018