Once I was a clever boy learning the arts of Oxford... is a quotation from the verses written by Bishop Richard Fleming (c.1385-1431) for his tomb in Lincoln Cathedral. Fleming, the founder of Lincoln College in Oxford, is the subject of my research for a D. Phil., and, like me, a son of the West Riding.

I have remarked in the past that I have a deeply meaningful on-going relationship with a dead fifteenth century bishop...
It was Fleming who, in effect, enabled me to come to Oxford and to learn its arts, and for that I am immensely grateful.


Friday, 27 August 2010

Extraordinary Form Masses at SS Gregory and Augustine

In addition to the regular EF Masses at The Oxford Oratory at 8 on Sunday and at St Antony of Padua on Thursday at 9, this coming week SS Gregory and Augustine has three EF Masses - the usual Wednesday celebration at 6, and two additional ones, on Thursday at 6 with the intention for priests and on Friday at 6 - the regular First Friday devotion.

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