We are the national society for liturgy and music in the Roman Catholic Church in the British Isles.

Our aim is to promote study, understanding and good practice in the celebration of the liturgy of the Catholic Church.

Founded as a charity in 1929, the Society of St Gregory has flourished and evolved to support Christians of any denomination who seek to achieve similar aims through liturgy, music and the arts.

Find out more about our history and the different ways in which we carry out our charitable purpose today.

Summer School 2024
A Symphony of Praise in Word and Music

“In this time of preparation, I would greatly desire that we devote 2024, the year preceding the Jubilee event, to a great symphony of prayer.  Prayer, above all else, to renew our desire to be in the presence of the Lord, to listen to him and to adore him.”     Pope Francis

Plans for our 2024 Summer School are well advanced.

Summer School will begin in the afternoon of Wednesday 31 July and finish at lunchtime on Saturday 3 August at Liverpool Hope University.

Keynote speakers, liturgy, workshops and presentations, the annual dinner and more.

Music & Liturgy

The latest edition of Music & Liturgy, the journal of the Society of St Gregory, has dropped onto door mats!  John Ainslie reflects on the liminal quality of liturgy.  Paul Inwood navigates the challenges of using recorded music in church.  Allen Morris explores the nature and use of blessings.  This issue also includes Avril Baigent‘s Crichton Lecture and Claire Ozanne and David McLoughlin‘s talks from Summer School 2023 on key documents of Vatican II sixty years on.

Music & Liturgy is published three times a year and is sent to members of the Society of St Gregory.


Be a part of our mission

Are you an organist, choir director, singer, or instrumentalist?

Are you a priest, deacon, religious, reader, or extraordinary minister?

Are you a teacher with responsibility for liturgy in school?

Are you a worshipper in the pew who appreciates good liturgy and wants to know more?

Would you like to share the experience and expertise of others involved in music and liturgy and share yours with them?

If so, then The Society of Saint Gregory is for you!

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