Welcome to the site for News, Events and up-to-date Information on Traditional Catholicism in the West Midlands (UK). I am one of the Diocesan Representatives for the Latin Mass Society of England & Wales for the Promotion of the Traditional Roman Rite.

Sunday, 28 August 2016

Daily EF Mass in Redditch

Tomorrow's Mass at the Birmingham Oratory will take place at 9.30am due to the Bank Holiday.

Fr Mark Higgins will be at Our Lady of Mount Carmel parish in Redditch this week where there is a regular second Tuesday EF Mass. He will be offering Mass in the Extraordinary Form at 7.30am each morning this week Monday to Friday. Above is a video of Fr Mark giving a talk on devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

Saturday, 13 August 2016

High Mass for the Assumption of BVM Sunday and Monday

The Birmingham Oratory will celebrate High Mass in the Extraordinary Form on Sunday for the External Solemnity at the regular time (10.30am) and there will be a repeat performance on the traditional date (Monday) at 7pm, replacing the usual 5.45pm Low Mass. After the Mass on Monday, there will be a renewal of the consecration of the parish to Our Lady: the Assumption is of course the patron not only of the Birmingham Oratory but also the Archdiocese of Birmingham,

The photo below I believe was from two years ago when an Orthodox priest who uses part of the parish buildings for liturgical celebrations joined in with the consecration.

Annual Marian Consecration on Feast of the Assumption 2014? (Source: Birmingham Oratory)

For those that attend the ordinary form on Sunday, I note there will not be a second reading with Olympic imagery as there would if the twentienth Sunday of Ordinary time was being celebrated: instead, there will be a first reading calling to mind the flag of the EU!

Friday, 12 August 2016

7th LMS Walsingham Pilgrimage

The deadline for signing up for the 7th LMS Walsingham Pilgrimage in Monday 15th August. For further details, please see the link below:


You can register here:


Friday, 5 August 2016

Maryvale Mass change

Like last year, the August 2nd Wednesday Maryvale Mass will take place in the nearby parish church of Our Lady of the Assumption, 82 Old Oscott Hill, Birmingham B44 9SR (directions) rather than the chapel at Maryvale due to it taking place during the holidays. This is quite apt given that the Feast of the Assumption will be taking place a few days later: Bishop Robert Byrne will be celebrating Pontifical High Mass at the Oratory on the traditional date at 7pm.

I have been serving several of these Masses over the past few months because Deacon Kevin has increasingly been called upon to exercise his ministry at his parish church in Solihull, but he will be back to serve this Mass as I will be away.
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