Saturday, July 20, 2019

St Anne's in Leicester, where the Latin Mass is still celebrated


It's amazing what you find wandering the backstreets of Leicester.

Shortly after photographing the tin tabernacle that may be home to the city's women Freemasons. I came across a Catholic church where the Latin mass is still celebrated.

We are profoundly attached to Catholic Rome. We hold firmly to all that has been believed and practised by the Church of all time, in her faith, morals, worship, catechetical instruction, priestly formation and her institutions, and codified in the books which appeared before the late Council. Meanwhile, we wait for the true Light of Tradition to dispel the darkness which obscures the sky of eternal Rome. 
We pray that the Pope will consecrate Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, for its conversion, and for the return of Modern Rome to Catholic Tradition. ... 
If you have just found this site, or have concerns or questions about the loss of Faith in the Church and society, you are welcome to visit St. Anne's and to attend the Tridentine Mass so as to appreciate the mystery and sacredness of the Holy Sacrifice, and the sense of participating at something "other worldly.
I suspect this was originally a light industrial building, put up in the 1920s or 1930s. The Asian traffic warden who came along while I was studying it said his first house, on the Thurnby Lodge estate, has just the same windows, which would place it rather later.

It is because of discoveries like this that I wonder, in defiance of Richard Jefferies, Malcolm Saville and Jethro Tull, if I don't prefer walking in cities to walking in the countryside these days.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

St Anne’s in Leicester is not formally part of the Catholic Church, despite what they say. They are part of a group called the Society of St Pius X, https://fsspx.uk/en/community/priories, which broke away from the Catholic Church in the 1970s for being too modernist. The Society presents itself as being charmingly anachronistic, but actually have some pretty unpleasant elements, https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Controversies_surrounding_the_Society_of_Saint_Pius_X

Jonathan Calder said...

Thank you for that, Anon.