On this page you can find Mass times, news and other information about the Traditional Latin Mass in the North Staffs area (Stoke on Trent, Newcastle under Lyme, Cheadle and Stone).

Monday, 7 April 2014

Major Feast Day Masses: May & June

There will be evening Masses (Low or Sung depending upon availability of servers and singers) on the following Feast Days:

The Ascension:  Our Lady's Swynnerton, near Stone (Thurs. 29 May) at 7 pm
Corpus Christi: Our Lady's Swynnerton, near Stone (Thurs. 19 June) at 7 pm
Most Sacred Heart:   St. Wulstan's, Wolstanton, near Newcastle, (Fri. 27 June) at 7 pm

A full list of Masses for May to beginning of August will be listed shortly, and is available on the national website (info@lms.org). 

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

New Video from LMS

New Video from LMS on Receiving Holy Communion

A new video has just been released by Head Office.  Put together by Michael Lord and Joseph Shaw,
it explains the importance of receiving Holy Communion on the tongue, tracing its origins back to the early Church.  This 4-minute YouTube production can be seen by clicking http://youtu.be/aql5wEwsY3A

Next Mass at Oulton Abbey

This is likely to be a little after Easter, probably 18 May at 3pm.  Do please check on this before setting out (alan.jfrost@btopenworld.com).  Incidentally during Lent there are Stations of the Cross at 5pm each Sunday, before the weekly parish Old Rite Mass at 6 pm. at Our Lady of the Assumption Church, Swynnerton, near Stone

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Feb 23 Mass Change
Fr. Chevasse is in Rome on Sunday Feb. 23, so there will be no Mass at Swynnerton that day.  However, fairly nearby at the chapel of Oulton Abbey (2 miles from Stone) there will be sung Mass on that day, but earlier than usual, at 3 p.m.  Those who have not been to the church before will be very pleasantly surprised.


Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Jan. 26 Mass at Oulton  Abbey Cancelled

Fr. Howell, the celebrant, is not so well so it is safer to cancel this Mass, but at the moment the next Mass at Oulton (23 Feb 3pm) should go ahead.

There is a sung Mass nearby this Sunday (26 Jan) at 6 p.m. at Our Lady of the Assumption Church
in Swynnerton, near Stone.

Friday, 20 December 2013

Masses for 5 Jan. and Epiphany at Swnnerton

With the situation at St. Joseph's, Burslem uncertain now, the first Sunday Mass (Jan. 5th.)in the Old Rite in the New Year will be at Our Lady of the Assumption Church, Swynnerton ,
near Stone, at 6 p.m.

The day after, the Epiphany (6 Jan.), Mass will also be at Our Lady's, Swynnerton, at 7 p.m.

Our thanks to Fr. Chevasse who is willing to celebrate the Old Rite each Sunday (evening) while the situation is resolved, but as yet this is only a suggestion.  Should this happen Masses would most likely be in the Missa Cantata form.

ALSO: there is a current press release with photos of a record number of Confirmations in the Old Rite in Spanish Place recently on the main LMS website:   www.lms.org.uk

Friday, 13 December 2013

Apologies for this website not being updated for a while.
This is to give you the dates of Masses around Christmastime; also to let you know I have written again to Archbishop Longley regarding Sunday Traditional Latin Masses from January onwards, and will let you know his reply when I receive it.  We have been given a date for the friars leaving Burslem: 3 January 2014. 
Recently (Nov. 30) the LMS reps met at their AGM with some of the Committee at London Blackfriars.  Before the Meeting we had Mass in the Dominican Rite celebrated by Fr. Gregory Pearson OP, who was only ordained in July.  He was formally a very active contributor to Godzdogz, the blog of the Dominican seminarians!  This was in the OP Church off Haverstock Hill, St. Dominic’s, a grand and impressive neo-Gothic work with a lovely Lady Chapel (with altar rails) where we had Mass.

The national picture from the reps is quite mixed: some areas like ourselves have few priests, some have more priests than servers, some do pretty well, depending upon the area.  Quite a number of members have died over the years and LMS membership is down.  Might I encourage those who are lovers of the Trad. Mass who are not members to become members: a good New Year’s resolution.  It’s only £25 a year and there are concessions, and it’s no longer the ‘LMS for  the Preservation of the Traditional Rite’, but the Promotion of the Traditional Rite.  This is important.  Membership includes free issues of the quarterly Mass of Ages which currently (Winter Issue) carries an excellent article by Fr. Edgar from St. Alban’s who received a request from the Westminster archdiocese last March (Bp Alan Hopes) to include the EF Mass in his Sunday schedule.  Though in his fifties, he learned the Mass from scratch (began March 2013, first Mass Aug.), and is amazed at the spiritual benefits he has received.  I recommended the article to Abp Longley.

MASSES:  Sat.,14 Dec. SWYNNERTON Our Lady’s, Low, 10 a.m.  Tues, Dec 24, BURSLEM, St. Joseph’s MIDNIGHT MASS, Sung;  Sat. 28 Dec. SWYNNERTON, Low, 10 a.m.; Mon. 30 Dec. WOLSTANTON, St. Wulstan’s (St. Thomas of Canterbury) 11 a.m. Low/Sung; Fri., 3 Jan. WOLSTANTON, Low 7 p.m.  

There is also a Sung Vespers Christmas Service in Latin & English on 24 Dec., at 4 p.m. at St. Wulstan’s, Wolstanton (some organ they have there now!)


Sunday, 29 September 2013


The Sunday Mass at Oulton Abbey (near Stone) scheduled for 27 October has been changed to a week earlier: Low Mass at 3 pm on Sunday 20 October.    Mass for the upcoming First Friday, Oct. 4, is at 7 pm at St. Wulstan's, Wolstanton, near Newcastle-under-Lyme, and the next fortnightly Mass at Our Lady's, Swynnerton (near Stone) is at 10 am., Saturday 5 Oct.