Saturday, February 11, 2012

Mass in Milton Manor chapel

IMG_0007 Today was celebreated the LMS' annual Mass in Milton Manor chapel.

The chapel is very fine, built in the late 18th Century in the 'Strawbery Hill  Gothic' style, and consecrated by Bishop Richard Challoner.
This year the snow, which is thick on the ground in Oxfordshire, caused us all sorts of practical difficulties, but we persevered, and the stoical band of people who attended were treated to a polished performance of the propers by the Schola Abelis. It is the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, and I am particularly pleased to be able to mark it with a Sung Mass this year, as we are planning our first Pilgrimage to Lourdes in September.

Particular thanks is due to Fr Anthony Conlon, who sang the Mass for us. Anthony Mockler-Barret, descendant of the Barrets who built the chapel, was as always very welcoming.

More photographs here.

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