May I take this oppoturning to wish you all a blessed, happy and holy Christmas.
May our new-born blessed saviour bless you all during this Christmas season.
Be assured of my prayers.
In Domino

The following arrangements have been made for Father Aidan’s Requiem Mass at Belmont Abbey:


7.00pm – A Traditional Low Requiem Mass (Latin Mass) will precede the reception of Father Aidan’s body at Saint Joseph’s Altar

7.40pm – Father Aidan will be received into the Abbey Church of St Michael and All Angels (Belmont Abbey)


2.30pm – Father Aidan’s Requiem Mass (Novus Ordo – Ordinary Form) will be offered followed by interment in the community cemetery

** These details have been added to the Mass Times page and LMS calendar at the top of the page (News > Upcoming Events Calendar) **

Original post from Father Abbot and the Community at Belmont Abbey

Christmas Mass Times have now been published.

Please click the link below. Remember to check this link before Christmas to make sure that the Mass is proceeding as scheduled and no changes have been made.

If you know anyone who is not online or who may not have the internet, please let them know as they may like to attend a Mass in the traditional rite over Christmas.

Christmas Mass Times and Locations

In Domino

Holy Mass will be offered at the following locations:

Belmont Abbey, Ruckhall Lane, Hereford, HR2 9RZ
Tuesday 2nd February 2016
Saint Joseph’s Altar
Low Mass – 7.00pm
All are welcome

Holy Mass will also be offered as normal on Wednesday 3rd February evening at 7pm for the feast of Saint Blaise – Blessing of throats may be given at this Mass

Dom Antony Tumelty OSB will offer Holy Mass at Saint Teilo’s, Whitchurch, Cardiff on
Christmas Eve: Thursday 24th December 2015 at 9.00pm
Missa Cantata (Sung Mass) – all are welcome

Dom Joseph Parkinson OSB will offer Holy Mass at Belmont Abbey, Hereford on
Christmas Day: Friday 25th December 2015 at 7.00am
Low Mass – all are welcome

Holy Mass will be offered at the following locations:


Saint Teilo’s, Whitchurch, Cardiff
Christmas Eve: Thursday 24th December 2015 at 9.00pm
Celebrant: Dom Antony Tumelty OSB
Sung Mass – all are welcome


Belmont Abbey, Hereford
Christmas Day: Friday 25th December 2015 at 7.00am
Celebrant: Dom Joseph Parkinson OSB
Low Mass – all are welcome


There will be no Lain Mass at St Francis Xavier, Hereford on the Last Sunday of March 2015. This is because of Palm Sunday. The regular Friday Mass will still continue every Friday evening, with the exception of Good Friday of course.

The monthly Sunday Mass will resume in April 2105.


On Saturday 7th June 2014, the Committee of the Latin Mass Society of England and Wales appointed both Marion Luscombe and Shaun Bennett as Assistant Representatives for Herefordshire.

I am looking forward to working with Marion and Shaun as we continue together supporting priests, parishes and our members for the promotion of the Traditional Roman Rite (Extraordinary Form) in the Archdiocese.

I will (with the help of God) continue to look after the rest of the Archdiocese.

To contact any of the representatives, go to our ‘Contact Us’ page.

Please keep us all in your prayers.


There will be a coach leaving from Belmont Abbey to Holywell. The cost is £20 per person and for those who are not too mobile it will pick up from the Shrine so there will only be the downhill Rosary to manage. There will also be a stop on the way for those needing facilities. Please contact me if you wish to go on the Belmont coaches.

At the moment there has been very little interest in the South, with only 6 names come forward to go. At the moment we have a coach booked, but more names will need to come forward to make this pilgrimage viable. If you are interested in going from Bridgend, Cardiff, Merthyr, Newport, Cwmbran, Pontypool or Abergavenny, please contact me as soon as possible either by clicking here of by using the ‘Register for Holywell 2014’ form on the right side of this page.

Andrew Butcher



DomAntonyPlease continue to keep Father Antony Tumelty, Chaplain to the Poor Clare Convent in Much Birch Hereford in your prayers at this time. Please use the following link after you have prayed for him. Don’t forget to click the ‘I PRAYED FOR YOU’ button.