Thursday, 14 August 2014

Fr. Chavasse Operation


Fr. Chavasse underwent his scheduled operation on 12 Aug.  It took over 5 hours and Father will be in hospital for another 2/3 days.  However the consultant’s prognosis is encouraging and we are grateful for this report from Anne Roebuck, a Swynnerton Sunday regular, who is visiting him whilst he remains in hospital.


Tuesday, 29 July 2014


As Fr. Chavasse has to go into hospital, forthcoming Masses will be celebrated for us by Fr. Dykes (Wolstanton) and Fr. Goodman (Wolverhampton).

Feast of  Our Lady of the Assumption will be a VIGIL Mass:
St. Wulstan's, Wolstanton (near Newcastle-under-Lyme), Aug. 14th. at 7 p.m.

Sundays 17 & 24 Aug., usual 6 p.m. Mass at Our Lady's in Swynnerton celebrated by Fr. S. Goodman

Our grateful thanks to these priests for their help despite their busy schedules.

Tuesday, 15 July 2014


Unfortunately this Sunday's (July 20) Mass has had to be cancelled on health grounds.  The monthly Mass at this lovely Abbey church may be discontinued.  There will not be a Mass in August, but we have not yet given up on the Sept. 21 Mass.

More, but hopefully only brief, concern at Our Lady's, Swynnerton as Fr. Chavasse has to go back to hospital for an operation on his throat on August 12.  Your prayers are very much requested.  Hopefully recuperation will only mean the following 2 or perhaps 3 Sunday Masses are affected.  It is ironic also that Father will not be able to celebrate the Mass for Our Lady of the Assumption, Aug 15.  However I am trying to get replacement priests for all these Masses and I will post messages here and on the LMS National Register as to the position as early as possible.

Thursday, 19 June 2014

Good news!  Fr. Chavasse left hospital and, though he goes back for checks tomorrow, he fully expects to celebrate MASS at SWYNNERTON this Sunday,  22 JUNE at 6 p.m.  

Monday, 16 June 2014

Swynnerton Mass (Corpus Christi 19 June) Cancelled

Unfortunately the Mass for Corpus Christi at Our Lady’s, Swynnerton (near Stone) this Thursday is cancelled.  Fr. Chavasse was taken to hospital last Friday I believe, suffering from a swelling of the throat I am told. We await a decision on next Sunday's usual 6 pm Mass.  Please do not travel for this Mass without checking beforehand.


Tuesday, 13 May 2014


The Mass at Oulton Abbey, near Stone, this Sunday (3 pm) will be in memory of Graham Ellis at Fr. Howell's behest (celebrant).  There was a worthy and well-attended Sung Requiem Mass last Thursday at St. Wulstan's, Wolstanton for this stalwart of the Traditional Latin Mass in the North Staffs area.

Feast of The Ascension,  29 May Mass at Swynnerton

There will be an evening Mass at 7 pm for the Feast of the Ascension of Our Lord, Thursday 29 May,
at Our Lady's Church, Swynnerton, near Stone, courtesy of Fr. Paul Chevasse, Cong. Orat.

Video of Recent Pilgrimage to York by LMS

Mike Lord, General Manager of the Latin Mass Society has recorded a video of the recent pilgrimage to York in honour of St. Margaret Clitherow, one of our two Patron Saints.  It can be seen, along with further details, on:

Una Voce International: Article/Up-date

The LMS is a prominent member of Una Voce International and the current and previous presidents are members of the LMS.  An article explaining the function and history of Una Voce (FIUV) as well as giving an update on its activities, including the election as President of Mr. James Bogle in Rome last November, is to be found in the current edition (May 2014) of the illustrated monthly Catholic Life.