Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Mass at Chilworth

A friend of mine sent me this picture  of Mass (Laetare Sunday) at the new Benedictine Monastery of Chilworth in our diocese. He said it was movingly beautiful, the Mass was in the vernacular but with  chant Latin Propers sung by the ten or so monks in the community.
Since they have arrived they have gradually tried to make the church more suited to the needs of properly celebrated Novus Ordo worship; principly by removing the forward facing altar.
I knew this church well but then there was a forward facing altar under the Rood Loft, it just looks so wonderful now that is gone.

Below is a picture as it was until recently:

1 comment:

Philip said...

Is it me - or is the deacon standing on the wrong side?