UK 10-13 August – TLM Training for priests and servers

From the Latin Mass Society in England:

LMS Residential Training Conference for Priests Wishing to Learn the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite (Traditional Latin Mass) at Downside Abbey, Somerset.

Bishop Athanasius Schneider to attend Conference

The Latin Mass Society has announced that Bishop Athanasius Schneider ORC, Auxiliary Bishop of Karaganga in Kazakhstan, will be attending the forthcoming priests’ training conference to be held at Downside Abbey from Tuesday 10th to Friday 13th August. Bishop Schneider will celebrate a Solemn Pontifical Mass in the Extraordinary Form in the Abbey Church at Downside on Thursday 12th August at 11.00am. He will also deliver a lecture as part of the conference.

Around 30 priests are expected to attend the conference where tuition will be given in the celebration of Mass in the older form. Some will be beginners, and will be studying Low Mass; whilst others with more experience will be expanding their skills to include Missa Cantata and Missa Solemnis. Tuition will also be provided for altar servers.

Bishop Schneider is best known for his defence of the traditional practice of receiving Holy Communion on the tongue and kneeling. His book, Dominus Est, originally written in Italian but now available in English, deals with this subject in some detail.

The public will be able to attend the 11.00 am Mass in the Abbey Church each day of the conference, but will be particularly welcome at the Pontifical Mass on the Thursday.

There are a few last minute places available at the Downside conference. Priests and potential servers interested in attending should contact the Latin Mass Society by telephoning 020 7404 7284 for further information and an application form.




For further information, please contact John Medlin, General Manager, or James Murphy, LMS Office Manager, on (T) 020 7404 7284;
(F) 020 7831 5585; (E mail)


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  1. Emilio III says:

    It’s an interesting coincidence that I had just read an interview with Bishop Schneider in

    (In Spanish) the title is “Without wishing to, Stalin strengthened the Church in Kazakhstan”. It seems to be a translation of

  2. aeneas says:

    It is worth noting that in June Bishop Schneider conferred the tonsure and minor orders for the Institute of Christ the King and that he was in attendance at the ordination of subdeacons and deacons as well as the priestly ordinations of the Institute. Please see:

  3. Supertradmum says:

    Latin Mass conferences have been held at Downside before, but as far as I know, the daily Masses are still in English and NO. As to Sunday Masses, when there is a conference, one of the Masses is the EF. Does anyone know if the EF is celebrated outside of conference times?

  4. asperges says:

    Supertradmum: This conference is Tue-Fri (so no Sunday involved) and EF Masses are at 11am every day. Divine Office (lauds, Vespers and Compline) will also be sung (old rite). No further info, I’m afraid, of what goes on outside this week.

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