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Monday, 8 August 2011

World Exclusive, Father Colven Offers His First Old Rite Mass?



Fr Christopher Colven, PP of St James Spanish Place, London, offered the 9.30am regular Sunday Old Rite Mass in his Parish on 7th August 2011. He had an Altar Server and the LMS MC to help him and did very well. He started his Homily with, "I must apologise for being here, but the Celebrant did not arrive and I got pushed in."

God bless him for offering this Mass at a moments notice, in front of such a 'difficult' congregation. I have not seen Father offer an Old Rite Mass before. The photo was taken at the very end, after the Prayers after Mass. This video was filmed just after the Our Father.

Spanish Place is a very nice Church, if you are ever in London it is well worth a visit. The Parish History was written by Fr Nicholas Schofield and is very well produced. I think that Hilaire Belloc's parents got Married here, but don't quote me, as I'm not going to look it up.

It is only a short distance from the Good Counsel Network's office/chapel.

1 comment:

Richard Collins said...

Well done Fr Colven, a daunting prospect to have to step into the breahc at such short notice.