Friday, April 24, 2009

Ushaw

I'm just back from the LMS Priests' Training Conference in Ushaw, the historic seminary of the North of England. Here are some photographs.

The priests, servers and schola after the closing Mass (Solemn Mass for the Feast of St George, appropriately enough):
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Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament in the wonderful main chapel of the seminary.
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The seminary chapel was built by Pugin, and then dismantled and rebuilt, much larger, by Hanson and others.
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There was a litugical schola, in cassock and cotta, at the Offices (Vespers and Lauds) and to sing the propers at Mass. These were led by Mike Forbester of the Rudgate Singers. At the Solemn Mass on Thursday Mike arranged the assistance of an excellent polyphonic choir, Antiphon, who sang Byrd's Four-Part Mass, under the expert direction of Christian Spence. Mike has quite a lot about the organisation and the liturgies on his own blog, Rudgate Ramblings.
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Pictures of the conference are appearing all over the blogosphere: see in particular Middlesbrough LMS and Fr Brown at Forest Murmers. See also my Flickr set.

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  1. Congrats on what looks like a stunning experience for Parish priests!

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