SouthwarK: Traditional Latin Mass for Feast of Saint Nicholas

 The Latin Mass Society's annual High Mass took place in St George's Cathedral, Southwark, London on Saturday 6 December. Over 200 people braved the cold to attend the feast Mass of St Nicholas celebrated by Fr Andrew Southwell, assisted by Fr Peter Gee as Deacon and Fr Christopher Basden as Sub-deacon.

The Cathedral Dean, Canon James Cronin, preached; music was provided by the Cathedral choir under the direction of Nick Gale and the organ was played by Thomas Wilson, Precentor of Westminster Cathedral.

In his sermon, Canon Cronin spoke about the life of St Nicholas and how Christians, inspired by St Nicholas, must never lose hope.

This was the second annual visit by the LMS to St George's. John Medlin, LMS General Manager, said: "It's wonderful to come back to St George's which is such a vibrant hub of Catholic life in South London. Canon Cronin makes us very welcome and it's pleasing to see how easily the Extraordinary Form and Ordinary Form of the Roman Rite can work alongside each other to build up the liturgical life of the diocese. We're looking forward to our next visit!"

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