UK ALERT: TLM Mass changes in Northhampton

Please see the following announcement from the Fraternity of St. Peter in England and Wales:-

Dear Friends,

The FSSP-served Sunday Mass in the Northampton diocese will move from Bedford 4pm to Flitwick 5pm as of 1st Advent Sunday 2008. The new parish church is 5mn from the M1 motorway, junction 12.

Motive: Unlike our previous location in Bedford, Sacred Heart church Flitwick has a hall with kitchen and a car park, which will enable us to meet after Mass (and possibly before) for social gathering and catechism according to the needs. We are also very glad that Parish Priest Canon Denis McSweeney is supportive of the traditional Mass and will kindly provide matching vestments, vessels and liturgical items for a dignified offering of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.

Acknowledgments: I would like to express our gratitude to Rt Rev Peter Doyle, Bishop of Northampton, who has kindly approved of the FSSP’s request to relocate in Flitwick its regular ministry in his diocese, as well as to Canon Denis McSweeney and his parishioners for their friendly welcome into the parish. We will not forget in our prayer the clergy and parishioners at the Polish parish in Bedford who had kindly welcomed us in our previous location.

Your support: Please kindly forward this information to whoever might be interested. All are welcome to come and attend, and offer their services for singing, serving, setting up the parish hall etc. I am looking forward to meeting you in Flitwick for the beginning of the liturgical year on Sunday 30th November at 5pm. We will begin Advent with a Sung Mass. Please bring cakes, tea and coffee.

Flitwick Mass announcements:
• due to previously scheduled parish event, the Mass on Sunday 14th December 2008 will exceptionally start at 4pm instead of 5pm
• please email me back if you would wish to attend Mass in Flitwick on Christmas day (Thursday 25th December 2008) at 5pm, as this Mass might be added only if there is sufficient interest.

• Parish website:
• Postal address: Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Pope Close, Flitwick MK45 1JP, England
• Location: The Sacred Heart Catholic church is located on the southern outskirts of the Bedfordshire town of Flitwick on the A5120 trunk road that leads to the M1 motorway.
• Directions from the M1 motorway: Exit the motorway at junction 12 and follow the signs to Flitwick, you will now be on the A5120 trunk road. Continue on through the village of Westoning, at the Bell public house carry on over the mini roundabout. Continue on for one mile and turn right into Vicarage Hill. Pope Close is immediately on the right. There is ample parking in the church car park.

Wishing you a good preparation for Advent,
Cordially yours in Our Lady,
Fr Armand de Malleray, FSSP

P.S. 1. Reminder: a few places are still available for the Advent retreat I will preach at Douai Abbey, Berkshire, 8-11 December 2008, on “Our Lady and the Incarnation” (global price all included full board single room : £137) – contact me soon for booking.
P.S.2. December 25th in Reading: Christmas Sung Midnight Mass at MIDNIGHT, and at 11am.

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  1. Paul, Bedfordshire says:

    Further to this, Sacred Heart RC Church is 10 minutes walk from Flitwick Railway Station which has trains every 15 minutes (even on Sundays) direct to the following stations:

    Bedford – 10 mins journey time approx
    Luton – 15 minutes journey time approx
    St Albans 30 mins Journey time approx
    London St Pancras – 50 minutes journey time approx (trains every 30 mins during engineering work)

    When engineering work is not occuring (a lot of it is occuring at weekends at the moment) Flitwick also has direct services to the following stations every 15 minutes:

    London Farringdon, 55 Minutes journey time approx
    London City Thameslink, 58 Minutes journey time approx
    London Blackfriars, 1 hour journey time approx
    London Bridge, 1 hour 5 minutes journey time approx
    East Croydon, about 1 hour 15 minutes to one and a half hours journey time approx
    Gatwick airport, about one and a half to one and three quuarter hours journey time approx
    Brighton, about two hours 15 minutes to two hours 30 minutes journey time approx

  2. Paul, Bedfordshire says:

    PS There is also a (Sung) Mass in the Extraordinary Form at Flitwick once a month on a Thursday evening at 7.30pm. Exact dates are in the parish newsletter & Latin Mass Society Mass schedule

  3. Fr Christopher Back says:

    In addition there is to be a new weekly Mass in the Usus Antiquior at S.Laurence’s church, Milton Road, Cambridge U.K. arranged by local clergy. CB4 1XB

  4. Fr Christopher Back says:

    Sorry; the Mass is at 9.15 am (tere is also a church hall, for some refreshment after Mass, and good parking. Our thanks go to the Parish Priest for allowing the local traditionalist community a welcome. A contact number is (for the time being) 01223 224862.

  5. Fr Christopher Back says:

    Sorry, again (I shall soon have used up my mea culpas). The Mass in Cambridge is on A SUNDAY. So: from Advent 1, at 9.15 am on Sunday mornings, at S.Laurence’s, Milton Road, Cambridge. Please come!

  6. Richard says:

    They feel they have to specify what date Christmas is. Is this because the English bishops have confused people by moving feasts around?

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