Tuesday 11 June 2024

Training days, April and June 2024


I was so busy in April that I didn't take any photos! Here are some from June, where we didn't have quite so many people.

More training dates will be announced soon, for the autumn.



Tuesday 6 February 2024

Training Day, February 2024


We had ten trainees and, since it was the feast of St Blaise, the Blessing of Throats from Fr Christopher Vipers, the parish priest.

Thursday 14 December 2023

Training Dates for 2024

Enrolments at the November Training Day

We are pleased to announce new server training dates.

These will take place at St Mary Moorfields: more about the venue here.

There is no charge. Please book, and please be on time: both of these really help us in organising the training on the day.

Saturday 3rd February (booking page)

Saturday 20th April (booking page)

Saturday 8th June (booking page

Doors open at 10am for a start at 10:30am. The day concludes with the ceremony of enrolment for new members, if there are any, at 3:30pm; we depart at 4pm. We have a break for lunch.

The Guild of St Clare's Vestment Mending Days take place in the basement of St Mary Moorfields at the same time as the training in the church. Adults accompanying children to the training are welcome to meet the Guild and join their activities: there are things for people of all levels of sewing experience to do. If you are interested, email the Guild at guildofstclare@lms.org.uk

The Guild of St Clare hard at work in the basement, while the server-training
continues upstairs.

Monday 20 November 2023

November training day


We welcomed 19 trainees and five instructors to St Mary Moorfields, and enrolled eight of them into the Society. To make space for this we set up three makeshift altars, in addition to the two real ones there are in this church. 


We were joined by a visiting Polish priest, Fr Orpheus, who did the enrollments.


The Guild of St Clare's parallel event was also very well attended, and was able to do some repairs for the parish priest, Fr Christopher Vipers, to begin the repair of the impressive 1939 banner belonging to the Catholic Police Guild, and continue many ongoing projects.


Sunday 17 September 2023

September Training Day


Following the record number of trainee servers we had in June--24--we had a good number last Saturday, of 14 plus four instructors. They came from as far as St Bede's, Clapham Park, Chislehurst, and... Poland. It is interesting to note that while a number of people come for training in Low Mass, many also come for instruction in the different roles of Sung Mass, from places where there is Sung Mass every Sunday. This time we also had a group wanting to go through Benediction.


Four of the trainees were enrolled into the Society.


The Guild of St Clare also had lots of volunteers to help mend vestments, and had a very productive day.

The next Server Training / Vestment mending day will be on Saturday 18th November (booking page).

Doors open at 10 for a start at 10:30; we finish around 3:30pm. More about the venue here.

Saturday 8 July 2023

Autumn Server-Training Dates


There will be Server Training days this autumn, at St Mary Moorfields, on the following dates:

September 16th (booking page)

November 18th (booking page)

Doors open at 10 for a start at 10:30; we finish around 3:30pm.

More about the venue here.

Tuesday 27 June 2023

Medals seen in the wild: in Switzerland!

Two members of the Society of St Tarcisius served a First Mass of a newly ordained priest of the Fraternity of St Peter, Fr Andreas Brem, in Switzerland. The young men are in fact the priest's nephews.

The ordination had taken place at the Abbey of Ottobeuren, with nine other FSSP seminarians.