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, 1 October 2010

Masses in the Extraordinary Form in Oxford and the West Midlands


There will, according to the Oxford LMS blog, be Masses in the Extraordinary Form in the period from October to December in the Oxford area as follows:


Every Sunday
8am (Low Mass) Oxford Oratory

Every Wednesday
6pm (Low Mass) SS Gregory & Augustine

Every Thursday
9am (Low Mass) St Anthony of Padua

Every Saturday
9.30am (Low Mass) St Birinus, Dorchester on Thames

Every First Friday
6pm (usually Sung) SS Gregory & Augustine

Mass times given below are now complete and confirmed.

Friday October 1st, 6pm Low Mass: SS Gregory & Augustine (First Friday)

Thursday October 7th, 6pm Low Mass: SS Gregory & Augustine (First Thursday)

Friday October 22nd, 6pm: Solemn Mass, Oxford Oratory
Opening Mass of 40 Hours Devotion


Oxford Pilgrimage, Saturday October 23rd
Solemn Mass in the presence of His Grace the Archbishop of Birmingham
11.30am Blackfriars
2pm Procession from Cornmarket to the site of the execution of Bl George Napier at Oxford Castle, where Archbishop Longley will bless a plaque
3pm: Benediction, Blackfriars


Saturday October 30th, 4pm (note unusual time): Sung Requiem,
St Birinus, Dorchester on Thames


Monday November 1st, All Saints: 12.15pm Low Mass Oxford Oratory

Tuesday November 2nd, All Souls
12.15pm Low Mass Oxford Oratory
6pm Sung Mass SS Gregory & Augustine

Thursday November 4th, 6pm Low Mass (First Thursday): SS Gregory & Augustine

Friday November 5th, Solemn Requiem, Oxford Oratory
Feast of the Holy Relics: 6pm Low Mass SS Gregory & Augustine

Saturday November 13th, 11.30, Sung Mass: St Didacus
Church of St Anthony of Padua, Headington

Saturday November 20th, 11.30am, Sung Mass, St Felix of Valois
Chapel of Mapledurham House, near Reading, RG4 7TR

Thursday December 2nd, 6pm Low Mass (First Thursday): SS Gregory & Augustine


Friday December 3rd, 6pm Low Mass SS Gregory & Augustine (First Friday)

Saturday December 4th, 11.30am Votive Mass of the Immaculate Heart of Mary
Milton Manor House, near Abingdon, OX 14 4EN


Milton Manor was the last home of Bishop Challoner, who died there, and the house has a fine chapel in the Gothick style.


Masses in the West Midlands from November to January are listed on Matthew Doyle's Birmingham LMS blog here.


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