Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Last call for the LMS Latin Course, 22nd-27th July

Last chance to apply for this!

Want to brush up your Latin? Apply here for

The Latin Mass Society's Residential Latin Course
Monday 22nd to Saturday 27th July.

There are lots of intensive Latin courses you can attend in the Summer, often designed for those about to take up degree courses for which Latin is required. The LMS course is better (for you, the reader of this blog) because:

-It takes place in a Catholic and liturgical atmosphere: there will be Solemn Mass each day before lunch, in a Pugin chapel in the Fransicsan Retreat Centrat at Pantasaph, North Wales.

-It is focused on Christian Latin, and specifically the Latin of the liturgy.

-It is directed by Fr John Hunwicke of the Ordinariate, who taught Latin for 30 years at Lancing College. What Fr Hunwicke doesn't know about Latin, you really don't need to worry about.

-He is assisted by Br Richard Bailey of the Manchester Oratory, also a great classicist with a keen interest in conveying the knowledge of Latin to ordinary people, creating a very poplar parish course in Manchester.

-Having two tutors means that the group can be split up by previous experience, so everyone will be taught at an appropriate level and get the most out of it.
-Students and staff are lodged in the very comfortable Pilgrim's Guest House at Holywell, run by the charming Brigdettine Sisters, and eat breakfast and supper there each day. Teaching is in the Franciscan Retreat Centre at Pantasaph 5 minutes down the road (we'll take you to and fro).

-It is easy to get to: by car there are motorways almost all the way from the North, West, and South; it is close to Flint Railway Station (we'll pick you up from there). (Map to the Guest House)

-It is amazingly cheap: £340 headline price. We offer it to everyone at cost price, and it is half price for priests, deacons, seminarians (including those about to start seminary), and students.

In other words, the Latin Mass Society pays for half the cost of the clergy to do the course. That's how important we think this is.

Prices in full:

£340 + £70 supplement for a single room, in St Winifride’s Guest House in Holywell.
£225 without accommodation (find your own B&B).

10% discount for LMS members.
50% discount for students, seminarians and clergy.

Can you apply for LMS membership (£25) simultaneously and get the 10% discount (£34)? Of course  you can! 

Apply online today!


  1. Oh, how I wish I could go to this... it sounds wonderful!!

  2. It would be great to have something like this to attend. Oh my.............

  3. Anonymous9:10 am

    Dr Shaw, have you listened to Fr Reginald Foster's (The 'Latin Lover' from Vatican Radio) comments on the Second Vatican Council? I reproduce the link below: