High Mass at

St George’s Cathedral

8th December 2007

The feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary was celebrated in Southwark Cathedral with a Traditional Latin High Mass, by permission of His Grace Archbishop Kevin McDonald and the Dean, Canon James Cronin. The Mass was followed by singing the Te Deum.

It is understood that this is the first time that a High Mass in the Traditional form has been celebrated at the Cathedral since the introduction of the Novus Ordo Mass following the Second Vatican Council.

The clergy were:

Celebrant – Fr Andrew Southwell

Deacon – Fr Patrick Hayward

Subdeacon – Fr Christopher Basden

Canon James Cronin, Dean of the Cathedral, preached.

Fr Anthony Logan was in Choir whilst several other clergy were amongst the congregation which numbered around 800, comfortably filling the nave.

The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary