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January 25, 2016

24th January – Septuagesima

While the secular world talks about “dry January”, Catholics attending the Old Rite were reminded that an altogether more fulfilling period of fasting and abstinence is shortly upon us. Septuagesima Sunday called for violet vestments and no Gloria – as Fr.Alldrit reminded us, the Gloria will now not be heard until the Easter vigil. A very good blog about is is here; my photos of the 49 people at the 830 Mass are somewhat less good, but hopefully they give […]

December 21, 2015

20th December – record attendance!

Fr. Alldrit kindly came down from Northampton to celebrate the Old Rite Mass in Bedford on Sunday 20th December. A very encouraging 61 people were at Mass – a record – including many new faces. A reminder – Christmas Mass is at 830am on Christmas Day. Venite Adoremus!  

December 1, 2015

First Sunday of Advent

30th November was the first Sunday in Advent, and Fr. Alldrit kindly came down from Northampton to say Mass. The beautiful Advent vestments were very kindly donated to the church by Fr.Horgan.  

November 24, 2015

Dominican Rite, 22nd November

Fr. Thomas Crean OP, from the Dominican priory in Leicester, was kind enough to say Mass on 22nd November. The Dominican rite is slightly different from the Extraordinary Roman Rite (see here for more details) and thanks also to go Nicholas for serving expertly! And while we are talking about serving – classes are available for anyone who would like to learn – please just contact us for more details. Fr. Crean returns on 13th December. Mass takes place every […]

November 2, 2015

Weekly Latin Mass in Bedford – going strong!

After less than three months in existence, the Traditional Latin Mass in Bedford is going very well indeed.  57 people were at Christ the King Church, Bedford, on Sunday 26th October. We were delighted to welcome Fr. Armand de Malleray FSSP, who is on his way to Warrington to establish the next FSSP outpost. He was joined by Seminarian Marcus Williams, who is the 6th FSSP cleric in the UK. More are on the way! http://www.fssp.org/uk has all the details, […]

Latin Mass in Bedford!

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! Some directions: – There is ample car parking space, and it’s easily reachable both from the north and the south (MK42 0SP for […]