The dates are Tuesday 3rd to Friday 6th May 2011, and you can now book: application form, for both priests and laymen wishing to learn to serve with the Society of St Tarcisius.
The tuition will be in small groups selected according to ability, and will cover Low Mass, Missa Cantata and Missa Solemnis.
Some tuition in the sacraments of baptism and marriage may also be included if there is demand for it.
The conference will begin late morning on the Tuesday, although there will be the opportunity for those travelling long distances to stay at Buckfast on the Monday night. It will end after lunch on the Friday. See also Buckfast Abbey website.
There will be Sung Mass every day: Solemn Mass on Tuesday and Friday; Missa Canatata on Wednesday and Thursday. The Solemn Mass on Friday will include a polyphonic choir.
The fee for attending will be £85 to include tuition, three nights' accommodation and full board. There will be supplementary charges for extra nights and en suite accommodation. To book you place on either the priests' course or servers' course, please fill in an application form and return with your cheque to:
Paul Waddington (Conference Organiser)
SELBY YO8 6QE
Buckfast is Benedictine monastery with some spectacular buildings and grounds. The Abbey Church is a reconstruction of a medieval Abbey church, built on medieval foundations.