Monday, December 07, 2009

LMS Ushaw

Paul Waddington is organising another training session on the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite at Ushaw
LMS press release

LMS Residential Training Conference for Priests Wishing to Learn the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite (Traditional Latin Mass) at Ushaw College, Durham.

The Latin Mass Society of England and Wales (LMS) is organising a residential training conference for priests wishing to learn the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite (Traditional Latin Mass) at Ushaw College, Durham, one of England’s most prestigious seminaries.

The conference will run from Monday 12 April to Friday 16 April 2010 (i.e. Low Week) and will feature Traditional liturgies in Ushaw’s magnificent neo-Gothic St Cuthbert’s Chapel together with a Gregorian Chant schola and polyphonic choir.

Expert tuition in the celebration of Mass in the Usus Antiquior will be provided on a small group basis. There will be tuition in Low Mass, Missa Cantata and Missa Solemnis and there will be streams for beginners and more advanced students. There will be a keynote lecture and 1962 Missals and altar cards will be available.

There will be opening and closing High Masses, daily Mass and Devotions, and Rosary. There will also be a closing Conference dinner with guest speaker.

The subsidised fee to participants is only £115.00 which includes all accommodation, meals and training materials. There are limited places and priests are asked to register as soon as possible.

Further details and registration forms can be obtained from the LMS office (Tel: 020 7404 7284, e mail: or from the conference organiser, Mr Paul Waddington (Tel: 01757 638027, e mail:

Paul Waddington said, “This is the second time the LMS has organised such a training conference at Ushaw College and we are delighted to be going back. I hope the laity will tell their priests about this wonderful opportunity to learn the Usus Antiquior in the setting of one of England’s finest Catholic seminaries.”

Latin Mass Society, 11-13 Macklin Street, London WC2B 5NH
Tel: 020 7404 7284
E mail:


Crux Fidelis said...

"one of England's most prestigious seminaries"

Is there a pecking order or league table as with universities?

Et Expecto said...

Ushaw College could be considered the most prestigious seminary in England, in the sense that it has the grandest and most extensive buildings, including the the magnificent St Cuthbert's Chapel. At one time catered for 400 seminarians, which made it far bigger than any other seminery.

It also had a junior seminary attached to it which catered for 150 boys. The junior seminery closed in the 1960s, when the boys were transferred to Upholland. At the same time, the seminarians from Upholland were transferred to Ushaw.

Discreet Observer said...

Crux Fidelis said...
"one of England's most prestigious seminaries". Is there a pecking order or league table as with universities?

What is it about some people that they must look for something to make petty comments. Why can't (some) people rejoice that the LMS, in particular Paul Waddington, is spending hours, weeks, months, of their time (unpaid) in order to put on a training course for priests that will benefit both the priests and laity. This is another great step forward in the restoration of the traditional liturgy and all some people can do is look for faults. These are the sort of people who go to see the Mona Lisa in the Louvre and then tell everyone that they spotted a small hairline crack in the frame. Why take issue with some innocuous wording in a press release when the message itself is what REALLY matters. I do find it extremely exasperating.

Crux Fidelis said...

Discreet Observer: I was being facetious. Go and spray yourself with some WD40 and loosen up a bit.

Former Ushaw Seminarian said...

shame the current Ushaw seminarians aren't allowed to be involved as part of their formataion. I asked some of the current staff who are less than happy for the semenarians to be involved in any way. Very Sad

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