ENGLAND: TLM training for priests and servers concluded, new session announced for August

From the Latin Mass Society in England with a few edits:

THE LMS’s Seventh Training Conference for Priests and Servers Successfully Concluded

Over thirty clerics and laymen attended the Latin Mass Society’s seventh residential training conference for the training of priests in the Traditional or Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite. This conference took place from Tuesday 3 May to Friday 6 May at Buckfast Abbey in Devon.

The programme, as in recent conferences, also provided for the training of altar servers.  Fifteen servers were trained. This included a number of young men, three of whom are discerning vocations to the priesthood.

The twelve priests came from across the UK: England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland were all represented. Two of the priests were Polish and one was an Army chaplain who has recently seen active service in Afghanistan and Iraq.

The servers followed a similar progression, learning to assist at celebrations up to High Mass.

Each day sung Mass was celebrated in the abbey church and the quality of the polyphonic singing and Latin plain chant was outstanding.

As usual at LMS conferences, the food and accommodation were appreciated for their high quality throughout.

Pictures of the Buckfast conference are available from the LMS website here.

The next training programme, the eighth, will be a one-day event on Tuesday 23 August at Holy Cross Priory, Leicester. This will be for priests and servers wishing to study the rubrics of the Mass in its Solemn Form and who are already familiar with Low Mass. The day will start at 9.30 am and finishing around 5.00 pm. The fee for attending will be £5.00. For further details or to register, contact the LMS office on 020 7404 7284 or email info@lms.org.uk

I’ll bet none of the servers learning the older form were female… as they had at Fisher House in Cambridge, thanks to the chaplain there.

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