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February 27, 2017


Fr. Diaz gave another wonderful sermon to about 50 people for Quinquagesima, telling us about some of the historical practises of the Church around this season. For those who weren’t there (and those who were) here’s another wonderful sermon: http://aclerkofoxford.blogspot.co.uk/2015/02/now-pure-and-holy-time-draws-near.html?m=1 Reminder! Ash Wednesday Mass is this Wednesday at 730 pm, at Christ the King.

February 23, 2017

Ash Wednesday – 1 March

Lent is almost upon us! One last Sunday of reflection  (Quinquagesima) and then Ash Wednesday. We’ll have Mass at 730pm at Christ the King, celebrated by Fr Diaz      

February 20, 2017

Godspeed John and June!

On Sunday 19 February, over coffee and delicious cakes, we said goodbye to John and June Wood, who have been part of our congregation ever since the Latin Mass first came to Bedford 18 months ago. They are moving down to Wales to be nearer one of their daughters, but assured us that they will be visiting the other two daughters in Bedfordshire from time to time and will hope to pop in. Fr Patrick Hutton said what a pleasure […]

February 12, 2017

12th February – Septuagesima

Fr. Jonak very kindly came down to say Mass for us today. Nicholas was too ill to serve but Alex kindly stepped in. Get well soon Nicholas and thank yiu Alex! Here’s another Anglo Saxon sermon and hymn, from a wonderful blog.  

February 6, 2017

Fr. Horgan blesses throats

The Sunday morning Mass at Bedford on 5 February saw an unusual ceremony taking place.  As it had been the feast of St Blaise only two days earlier, Fr Horgan, our visiting celebrant, invited the congregation to come forward after Mass for a blessing of their throats.  Many of them did so. We knelt and the blessing was given with a pair of crossed candles which had been lit and extinguished a few moments before, with the candles either side […]

February 3, 2017


No Mass yesterday (next year, Godwilling!) but this sermon is beautiful: http://aclerkofoxford.blogspot.co.uk/2012/01/lfric-on-candlemas-twofold-burgeoning.html?m=1 “LORD, now lettest Thou Thy servant depart in peace; according to Thy word: for mine eyes have seen Thy salvation, which Thou hast prepared before the face of all people: to be a light to lighten the gentiles and to be the glory of Thy people Israel”