Some Sunday Masses in the coming weeks will be celebrated by priests standing in for Fr. Chavasse. This will happen during the period Nov. 23 to Christmas, as Father continues a stringent course of therapy.
Happily we were able to have Masses for All Saints at Swynnerton and Wolstanton, and at Swynnerton for All Souls. There will be First Friday (Low) Masses at St. Wulstan's, Wolstanton at 7 p.m. on Nov. 7th. and Dec. 5th. There will also be a Mass at 11 a.m. at Wolstanton on Monday, 29 Dec., for the Feast of St. Thomas of Canterbury, Martyr.
The situation at Oulton Abbey is still in abeyance with the hope that there will be a revived interest in a monthly/bi-monthly Mass and the availability of a priest for it. Dame Benedicta is very happy for the Old Rite Mass to be celebrated in the abbey Church.
Christmas: alas there will not be a Midnight Mass in the Traditional Rite in North Staffs. this year, please make personal arrangements, such as Ss Peter Paul & Philomena (ICKSP) in New Brighton. At present there are no Christmas Day morning Masses in N. Staffs either.