Sunday, 8 June 2008

More on Stamford

Here are a few more pictures of Stamford, Lincolnshire.

I have been asked about the Catholic Church, where I went to mass this morning. It was in fact quite a fine neo - Gothic building in the French style, with elaborate chevrons on the roof. Alas, the 1960's liturgical vandals have well and truly put paid to it, and it has a bare, whitewashed sanctuary with a horrible stone table.


Convenor said...

New Irish Latin Mass Blog

A new blog for an ancient Liturgy. The first few posts are self-explanatory. St. Conleth’s Catholic Heritage Association has been working for the provision of the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite in the Diocese of Kildare and Leighlin since 1995. We’d be very glad if you could (a) post about the new blog and (b) link to it.

In particular, we’d be glad if you could bring to the attention of your readers the news that there will be a Walking Pilgrimage for Vocations on Saturday, 12th July, 2008, commencing at 11 a.m. in St. Brigid’s Church, Milltown, County Kildare, Ireland, with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite (Missal of Blessed John XXIII) for which the Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin has granted, under the usual conditions, the Plenary Indulgence for the Pauline Holy Year.

God bless you!

St. Conleth’s Catholic Heritage Association

Fr John Boyle said...

I take your point, but are you being perhaps a little harsh? I presume you mean St Mary and St Augustine's? The parish priest, Fr Stephen Dye, is a very good friend and I would assume the Mass would have been worthily celebrated.

Oliver Hayes said...

You do have a point. Fr. Stephen Dye has certainly done his best to improve things: at communion he has reintroduced the paten to catch fragments of the host. However he is recent addition to the parish, and has not inherited a great legacy...