Many people place great value on Mass offered in the "Extraordinary Form", otherwise known as the Traditional Latin Rite.
Full information about the Traditional Rite is available on the website of The Latin Mass Society .
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On 19 July 2011, Bishop Peter Doyle established a Gregorian Chaplaincy, under the care of the Priestly Fraternity of St Peter (FSSP), for members of the faithful throughout the diocese who wish to worship according to the older form of the Roman liturgy in Latin. Priests of the FSSP have offered Mass every Sunday in various locations across the Northampton Diocese for some years.
Chaplain: Rev Fr Matthew Goddard, FSSP
St John Fisher House,
17 Eastern Avenue,
Tel: 0118 966 5284;
Latin Mass Society Representatives for Northampton (South)
Barbara Kay (Administration) - 01234 340759
Nick Ross (Liturgy) - 07980 954792
Latin Mass Society Representative for Northampton (North)
Paul Beardsmore - 01858 434037
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Regular Masses in the Traditional Rite are available in this Diocese as follows:-
Every Saturday -
0930 at St Brendan's, Beanfield Road, Corby NN18 0AZ. Low Mass
0800 - Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, Amersham Road, Chesham Bois, Bucks HP6 5PE . Low Mass (sung on First Sundays).
0830 - Christ the King, Harrowden Road, Bedford MK42 0SP. Low Mass.
Third Fridays at 1930, St Francis, 25 High Street, Shefford, Beds SG17 5DD. Sung Low Mass. Next on 17th Feb, 17th Mar 2017.
It is recommended that these times be checked by a phone call to the parish, or checking the websites & online newsletters for Chesham Bois and Christ the King, before a long journey is made.
Locations and contact details for these churches can be found in our Church Finder.