Wednesday, 28 November 2018

Beryl Terry Has Died

Beryl Terry, whom most of have known for a number of years, and who had been painfully ill for some time, died in the early hours of yesterday at St. Mary’s Nursing Home in Stone.  Mercifully, as Dame Benedicta (who sends us her regards) confirms, she died peacefully.  She was the regular and exemplary organist for a long time at the Sunday 3pm Latin Masses at various venues, latterly at the Abbey Church at Oulton, next to where she lived and where she was resident organist until illness forced her to retire.


Her Funeral will be in the traditional Latin Requiem rite, at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, 12 December in Oulton Abbey Church.  The celebrant and assistants are expected to be Fr. Anton Guziel, Fr. Andrew Southwell and Fr. Julian Booth. The music and singing are yet to be arranged.  Her body will be received into the Church the day before, 11 Dec. at 3.30pm with prayers and a short service (most likely in English).

Sunday, 28 October 2018


There will be Low Masses in the Trad. Latin Rite at Our Lady’s Swynnerton  on All Saints’ Day at 7pm. And on All Souls Day at 6pm.  However, there will not be a Mass on the Saturday (3rd.) morning.  Fortnightly Saturday Low Masses (10am) will resume on 17 Nov.

Incidentally, I’m recently back from Fatima where I was able to get to several Trad. Rite Latin Masses (hard to find) and I offer useful reference.  They are regularly held (USA priest living nearby at present) in a chapel in a town centre hotel, and visitors are welcome: the ‘Solar Da Marta’ Hotel, owner Mr Armando Mendez, a very devout man with excellent English and seven children.


Monday, 8 October 2018

Our Lady of the Assumption New Blog

Benedict Scorey has created a new blog just for Our Lady's, though it is still a work-in-progress.  It can be accessed via:

Thursday, 4 October 2018

SWYNNERTON 6 Oct. 10am Low Mass

There will be a Low Mass at Our Lady's, Swynnerton this Saturday, and fortnightly thereafter: Oct 20, 3 Nov., 17 Nov., etc.

Our thanks to Fr. Dominic Edwards of the Birmingham Oratory for stepping in for Fr. Chavasse the previous Sunday(23 Sept.); his first public Missa Cantata in the EF!

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

No EF Masses 29 & 30 June

Unfortunately as Fr. Chevasse s briefly away, there will be no EF Masses at Our Lady's, Swynnerton, on 29 June (Ss Peter & Paul) nor Saturday morning 30 June.  However, the usual Sunday 6 pm Mass is not affected.  Also, at Sacred Heart Church in Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent, there will be a First Friday Mass (EF) at 12.30pm, 6 July, with Fr. Miller.

Wednesday, 30 May 2018



This is to check that the LMS North Staffs website is till operable