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. Chevasse 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. Chevasse has 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. Chevasse 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:  http://youtu.be/Brz8emd67l4

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.

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