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. 

Wednesday, 1 September 2021

Enrollments on the Walsingham Pilgrimage

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 As happened at the last LMS Walking Pilgrimage to Walsingham in 2019, some of the servers among the pilgrims were enrolled in the Society of St Tarcisius during the pilgrimage itself. The ceremony took place in less than ideal circumstances, after sunset, but we managed!

Among the four enrolled was Charles Bradshaw, the Master of Ceremonies of the Pilgrimage, as a Grand MC.

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Tuesday, 23 March 2021

Server training returns in 2021!

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Server training in St James' Spanish Place, March 2020

I am delighted to announce after a year of enforced inactivity that we will be returning to running our Server Training Days in London.

24th July: St Mary Moorfields, London

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25th September: St James' Spanish Place, London 

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20th November: St James' Spanish Place, London 

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These days start at 10:30 am and finish at about 3:30pm.

As usual, there will be a Guild of St Clare Vestment Mending Day running alongside these events: see here for more details.

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Enrollment of new members at St Mary Moorfields in 2019

Friday, 20 March 2020

March training day in St James

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We held our training day on 14th March, which now seems a very long time ago. Numbers, at ten student and four instructors, were only slightly down on our usual expectations, and much useful work was done. Two new members were enrolled by Fr Michael Cullinan.