Monday, 26 September 2022

Server Training in St Dominic's Haverstock Hill

A lovely day, last Saturday, alongside the Guild of St Clare. Thanks to Fr Lawrence Lew for the use of the beautiful church and our volunteer instructors. 

Monday, 11 July 2022

Oxford training day: Sat 10th September

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This has been arranged in Holy Rood, Abingdon Road, Oxford OX1 4LD (click for a map).

The church is a short distance south of Folly Bridge, on the left as you go south. It has its own car park.

We plan to have some vestment mending in the parish room at the same time with the Guild of St Clare.

10 for 10:30, to start, concluding st about 3:30pm. Bring a sandwich for lunch. We'll have the use of a kitchenette.

All levels of experience welcomed. We will cover what those attending would like to cover: Low or Sung Mass, specific roles, pronunciation, and so on.

Please let us know if you plan to join us: email tarcisius@lms.org.uk 

(and lucyashaw@gmail.com for the sewing).

Thursday, 30 June 2022

London Training Days for the Autumn: 24 Sept and Nov 19

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 We have arranged two training days for the latter part of the year.


Saturday 24th September, in St Dominic's, Haverstock Hill

10:30 for 11am until about 3:30pm.

On this occasion, and for the first time with the Society of St Tarcisius, there will be an opportunity for training in the Dominican Rite as well as the Roman Rite.

The Dominican Rite is slightly but importantly different, for the server, at Low Mass, and these differences are more extensive at Sung and High Masses. 

More about the Rite here. Printable pdf of the text of Low Mass here.

You will be able to specify whether you would like to learn the Dominican or Roman Rite when booking. Those proficient in either will be eligible for enrollment in the Society at the appropriate level.

More about the venue. Please book here.


Saturday 19th November, in St Mary Moorfields

10am for 10:30 until about 4pm.

More about the venue. Please book here.


Don't forget that our training days are paired with Vestment Mending Days organised by the Guild of St Clare. All levels of experience are welcome; for more details see the Guild blog.

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Saturday, 2 April 2022

Recent training days

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Today, for the first time, we had a server training day in St Dominic's, Haverstock Hill, the home of London Dominican community, recently made a Shrine to the Holy Rosary. Fr Lawrence Lew OP welcomed us and did the enrollments. It is a wonderful church, with twenty (!) side chapels, so ideal for training servers.

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During the day the church's devotional images were veiled for Passiontide.

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In February we had a training day in St Mary Moorfields (above). We will be back there in May.

We will be back in Moorfields on 21st May (10:30 am to 4pm). Booking page.

St Mary Moorfield's is 4/5 Eldon Street, London EC2M 2LS: more on the venue.

All these events are accompanied by Vestment Mending Days with the Guild of St Clare, in the parish halls of the churches we use. This means that different members of a family can take part in both on the same day.

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Sunday, 16 January 2022

Server Training dates for 2022

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Server training in St Mary Moorfields

 We have booked dates for the first half of the year as follows:

26th February, St Mary Moorfields, from 10:30 am to 4pm. Booking page.

2nd April, St Dominic's Haverstock Hill, from 11 am to 4pm (please come to the parish hall on the left of the church). Booking page. Note the new venue!

21st May,  St Mary Moorfield, from 10:30 am to 4pm. Booking page.

St Mary Moorfield's is 4/5 Eldon Street, London EC2M 2LS: more on the venue.

St Dominic's Priory is at Southampton Rd, NW5 4LB: more on the venue.

All these events will be accompanied by Vestment Mending Days with the Guild of St Clare, in the parish halls of these two churches. This means that different members of a family can take part in both on the same day.

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The Dominican Rite at St Dominic's, Haverstock Hill (Fr Lawrence Lew)

Monday, 22 November 2021

November Training Day in Spanish Place

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Fifteen boys and young men attended our training session last Saturday, and we were a bit short-staffed having only four instructors! Fr Gabriel Diaz very kindly joined up to enroll five new members of the Society, which I believe brings the total membership to 92.

We have ordered, and received, a second batch of 100 Society of St Tarcisius medals, so we are ready for what 2022 may bring!

Saturday, 25 September 2021

September Training Day in St James' Spanish Place

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Another successful day training about a dozen servers with four instructors: a good number. St James' Spanish Place is ideal for us because of its many side altars.