Canon Gerry Coates RIP

Canon Gerry Coates, a long-time member and supporter of the Society of Saint Gregory and of its mission, died on 10th October 2017. His ministry spanned over 60 years, both as a parish priest and within the Diocese of Arundel and Brighton for Cathechetics (as...

SSG Autumn Assembly 2017

On 13th and 14th October, the Society held its AGM and Annual Crichton Memorial Lecture at St.Aloysius Church in London, near King’s Cross. The conference kicked off with a Eucharist at Westminster Abbey on the Friday to commemorate St.Edward the Confessor. A...

Summer School 2017 – a great experience!

This was my third Summer School in four years and I have greatly enjoyed and gained from each one. People from all over the country – from cathedral music directors to guitarists in small parish music groups, choristers, cantors, psalmists, lectors and servers –...

Society of Saint Gregory Summer School – Book now!

Pilgrims Together: Liturgy and music in the light of the Reformation 26 to 29 July 2017, Hinsley Hall, Leeds “We must never forget that we are pilgrims journeying alongside one another” (Evangelii Gaudium). Marking the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, our Summer...

Spring Gathering at St Dunstan’s, Woking

The Society’s third and final Gathering for 2017 was held at St Dunstan’s, Woking last Saturday (13 May) where around 50 of us gathered to begin our day with Morning Prayer.  Following the format of the two previous gatherings, Paul Inwood guided us through the...

SSG Composers Forum: Next meeting

Composers, text writers, and other interested persons are cordially invited to the next meeting of the SSG Composers’ Forum on Saturday 6 May 2017, 10.30am (for 11.00) to 4pm. Not sure whether this is for you? Observers are welcome, too. This is a great...

SSG Trustees Meeting March 2017 – Highlights

On Saturday 18 March, the Society’s Trustees met in Luton, hosted by Chair Kevin McGinnell at the Church of the Holy Ghost. Their busy agenda included essential discussions on the Society’s finances and their use for ongoing liturgical and musical formation, the...

Ben Davis RIP

Ben Davis died peacefully on Sunday morning 22nd January 2017 at his home in Falmouth, surrounded by his family. He was in his late 80s. Ben was a staunch supporter of the Society of Saint Gregory. His father had been a founding member of the Society when it was...

Feast day Message

In this Jubilee Year of Mercy we can respond to this challenge of our patron Pope St Gregory the Great. Pope Francis is expressing for us what Gregory stated in the 6th century. As a Society bearing his name, we want to reflect his thoughts as we celebrate our liturgy...
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