Friday, 17 November 2017

Fauré Requiem Mass

I am looking forward to celebrating High Mass tomorrow in Preston with the Octavius Singers and organist Mr David Scott-Thomas providing the music of Fauré's Requiem for the occasion.

Do come along if you can.
Light lunch afterwards served in the church Hall.

Saturday 18th November at 11.30am

in the

  Church of St Thomas
 and the English Martyrs

Garstang Road, Preston.

There is a fine pipe organ at the  church and we are very pleased that 
Mr David Scott-Thomas will accompany the Octavius Choir in providing

 Faurés Requiem 

as the Mass setting.
It will be Solemn Mass in the Traditional Form.

Our thanks also to the Canons of the Institute of Christ the King 
for allowing welcoming us to their church.

Mass is offered for the souls of deceased members, benefactors and friends of the
Order of St Lazarus.

Thursday, 9 November 2017


I heard on the grapevine some sad news reflecting more decline in the Church here in the UK. The retreat centre at Pentasaph Franciscan Friary in North Wales. It is a beautiful place with rather lovely Way of the of the Cross stationed up a hill with a Calvary at the summit.

Dear friends of Pantasaph 

Closure of Pantasaph Franciscan retreat centre. 

Following on from the decision of our recent Provincial Chapter, it is with regret and sadness that we have to announce the closure of our Retreat Centre on Friday 15th December 2017. 

This decision has not been taken lightly. It was made in the light of the continuing decrease in the number of brothers, and the ever increasing costs of complying with fire and health and safety requirements. 

Thank you for all your support and prayers over many years. Please pray for us as we continue to discern God’s will regarding our future life and ministries here in the UK. 

Br. Michael 
(Retreat Director)

On a happier note, Fr Michael Brown reports that Bishop Marcus Stock is to celebrate Pontifical Mass in the Traditional Form in Leeds Cathedral this Saturday. Quite how this will be accomplished on the miniscule altar installed after the last re-ordering, along with the plethora of steps introduced reducing much chance of liturgical movement, I would like to see. I salute the MC! Splendid news, nonetheless.

offered by His Lordship the Bishop of Leeds
Bishop Marcus Stock

3.00 P.M.
the repose of the souls of his  predecessors
Bishops   Cornthwaite, Gordon, Poskitt,  Heenan,  Dwyer,  Wheeler &  Konstant