Friday, July 17, 2015
Requiem for Michael Davies in Warwick Street
Last Friday we had a Sung Requiem Mass for Michael Davies in Our Lady of the Assumption and St Gregory, Warwick Street, in London, an important historic church perfect for the Traditional Mass. (This was the occasion for the talk by Prof de Mattei which I advertised on this blog.)
I would like to think Fr Elliot Smith, the priest in charge of this flagship church of the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham, for his hospitality.
It is a truly lovely church, with a much larger seating capacity than might appear, because of the very large gallery. I hope to see more EF Masses here in the future.
The celebrant was Fr Tim Finigan; Mass was celebrated simply, without incense. We had the 'absolutions' after Mass, the blessing of the catafalque (a coffin stand with a pall over it), a very lovely ceremony accompanied by some very lovely chants.
The Mass was accompanied by Cantus Magnus under Matthew Schellhorn, who sang a very lovely three-part Requiem Mass by Viadana.
These photos are not by me; the full set is here.
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