|The Altar in the St Thomas More Chapel|
set up for the EF Mass.
I presented a similar petition just over a year ago, and the then Chaplain agreed to allow such a Requiem. It took place, in the St Thomas More Chapel in the Chaplaincy, on All Souls Day 2013; it was well attended and seemed to be regarded by everyone as a great success. It would seem that for it to be repeated a formal request under the Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum is again necessary. It would made sense for such a Requiem to be an annual event.
No other Masses in the Extraordinary Form take place at the Oxford Chaplaincy, in contrast to the Catholic Chaplaincy in Cambridge, where weekly EF Masses are celebrated in the Chaplaincy as well as elsewhere in the town.
Accordingly, I would ask any Catholic reading this, who has studied (or is studying) in Oxford or has been employed (or is employed) in some capacity in the Collegiate University or its related institutions, who can support this request, to email
with 'Oxford Chaplaincy' in the subject line. On the petition I would like to note the nature of your association with the University and current postal address, just to demonstrate that you are real people; current students need only note their colleges. Details from this petition will be used for no purpose other than to keep you informed of the progress of the request.
I have put more information about the petition and its history here.
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