With the kind permission of Bishop Peter Doyle, and welcomed by parish priest Fr. Patrick Hutton, from August 16th 2015 there is now a weekly Traditional Latin Mass every Sunday at 8:30am, at Christ the King Church, Harrowden Road, Bedford MK42 0SP.
Tea, coffee (and cakes) are in the hall next door to the church afterwards. All are welcome!
– There is ample car parking space, and it’s easily reachable both from the north and the south (MK42 0SP for sat nav devices)
– Christ the King is a brisk half hour walk from Bedford Mainline station, or else a short taxi. If you need a lift, please get in touch – email@example.com. Someone will always be able to give you a lift back to the station.
We address especially the young people: In an epoch when in some areas, as you know, the Latin language and the human values are less appreciated, you must joyfully accept the patrimony of the language which the Church holds in high esteem and must, with energy, make it fruitful. The well-known words of Cicero, “It is not so much excellent to know Latin, as it is a shame not to know it” [Non tam praeclarum est scire Latine, quam turpe nescire (Brutus, xxxvii.140)] in a certain sense are directed to you. We exhort you all to lift up high the torch of Latin which is even today a bond of unity among peoples of all nations.
Saint John Paul II, 1978