United Kingdom and Ireland

About the FSSP

The Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter is a Society of Apostolic Life of Pontifical right, that is, a community of priests who do not take religious vows, but who work together for a common mission in the Catholic Church, under the authority of the Holy See. The mission of the Fraternity is two-fold: first, the formation and sanctification of priests, and secondly, the care of souls and pastoral activities in the service of the Church. The Fraternity of St. Peter accomplishes this mission using the liturgical books in force in 1962, as specified in its decree of erection in 1988, confirmed by a decree of Pope Francis dated 11 February, 2022.

The FSSP in England and Scotland

The FSSP has been active in the UK since 1998. St John Fisher House in the Diocese of Portsmouth was canonically erected on 1 August 2010, St Cuthbert’s House in the Archdiocese of Edinburgh on 8 January 2011, and Most Pure Heart of Mary House in the Archdiocese of Liverpool on 26 December 2015. In September 2018, Bishop Philip Egan established the apostolate in Reading as a personal parish of the Diocese of Portsmouth, the first of its kind in this country. The priests in Reading also serve the Gregorian Chaplaincy of the Diocese of Northampton, with Mass centres in Chesham Bois and Bedford.

For more information and Mass times, please follow the links to the individual houses above.

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