Friday, 16 August 2019

Training and Enrollments in Ramsgate and Oxford


During the St Catherine's Trust Summer School we enrolled twelve new members of the Society: they were enrolled by the Chaplain of the Summer School, Fr Andrew Southwell. Alas, I have no photographs of the ceremony, but we had Sung Mass every day for the six days of the school, in St Augustine's Shrine, Ramsgate, with one in Aylesford.


On Saturday 10th, at Oxford, in the Church of Holy Rood in the Abingdon Road, we had a full training day and enrolled six new members and promoted four existing members. Some of them had travelled from Birmingham and Malvern to attend. We are very grateful for the hospitality of Fr Daniel Lloyd, the Parish Priest, who officiated at the enrollments.

In the training we looked at Low Mass, Sung Mass, High Mass, Benediction, and even Vespers.


Sunday, 23 June 2019

Training days confirmed in Preston and Oxford

These will be the first Tarcisius Training Days outside London.

The first will take place in the church of the English Martyrs, Preston, on Saturday 20th July, in association with the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest.

The Church of St Thomas of Canterbury and the English Martyrs ('English Martyrs') is located at

18 Garstang Rd, Preston PR1 1NA (click for a map)

The second will take place in SS Gregory & Augustine's, Oxford, on Saturday 10th August.

SS Gregory & Augustine's is at 322 Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 7NS ([Click for a map](

Email for more details and to book.

Monday, 13 May 2019

Successful training day in Warwick Street


On Saturday 11th May, we held the third of our London training days, this time in Our Lady of the Assumption, Warwick Street. It was attended by ten trainees and four instructors, and the Parish Priest, Fr Mark Elliot Smith, enrolled four new members and promoted three existing members to a higher rank: the first time we have had promotions in the Society. The Society now has 29 members and five Postulants.


Sunday, 28 April 2019

New training days arranged in London


The next server training day is at Our Lady of the Assumption, 10 Warwick St, Soho, London W1B 5LZ (click for a map), on Saturday 11th May.

To take part please book through the LMS website on this page (or find it on the website under 'Events').

Two new dates have been arranged for later in the year, both in St Mary Moorfields, 4-5 Eldon St, London EC2M 7LS (click for a map):

Saturday 14th September (booking page here)

Saturday 30th November (booking page here). (Note change of date)

Thursday, 11 April 2019

St Tarcisius medals seen in the wild


The medals of the Society of St Tarcisius have started to appear at celebrations of Mass, and outside the context of events organised specifically for server training.


 At the St Catherine's Trust Family Retreat, the final Mass was celebrated by a team of four members. Members were also present in force at the Latin Mass Society's Pilgrimage to Caversham on the Ember Saturday of Lent.


Sunday, 10 March 2019

Second training day in London


The Society of St Tarcisius held its second training event of the year in St Mary Moorfileds, London, on Saturday 9th March. It was attended by 19 people, plus Fr Neil Brett of St Anne Line, South Woodford. We enrolled four new members and received three new postulants.


The next event will be in Our Lady of the Assumption, Warwick Street, on Saturday 11th May. As with the others in this series, it will take place in conjunction with a sewing day of the Guild of St Clare.


Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Successful server training day in London


On Saturday 16th February the Society had its first Server Training Day, relaunching the Society for a new phase of activity.

Fourteen people were enrolled at appropriate grades in the Society, and two more were registered as 'Postulants'. Because this was our first ever enrollment ceremony, even the instructors were enrolled, including one, Jonathan Hague, at the highest possible grade, Grand Master of Ceremonies.


It was particularly useful to have an entire serving team, from South Woodford, together with their parish priest, Fr Neil Brett, who could go through the ceremonies of Sung Mass together.

Fr Gabriel Diaz officiated at the enrollment ceremony in the afternoon.


The next training day is Saturday 9th March, in the same venue: St Mary Moorfields, Eldon Street, in the City of London: EC2M 7LS. Please email to book.