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by MaryR
Thu Nov 02, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Canon Gerald Coates RIP
Replies: 2
Views: 194

Canon Gerald Coates RIP

For those who haven't heard, I am very sorry to announce the death of Fr Gerry Coates. A priest of the Diocese of Arundel and Brighton, Gerry attended Summer School for many years and regulars will remember him well for his humour and great joie de vivre. Gerry was a long-time member of the Society ...
by MaryR
Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: SSG Autumn Assembly - 13/14 October 2017
Replies: 2
Views: 239

SSG Autumn Assembly - 13/14 October 2017

I thought it might be nice to let folk know what we're going to be up to this weekend. For this year's assembly, we are gathering in London. On Friday, we meet at Westminster Abbey for Sung Eucharist for the Feast of the Translation of St Edward the Confessor at 5 pm, followed by dinner at a local r...
by MaryR
Wed May 17, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: SSG Summer School - 26 to 29 July 2017
Replies: 0
Views: 401

SSG Summer School - 26 to 29 July 2017

Pilgrims Together: Liturgy and music in the light of the Reformation “We must never forget that we are pilgrims journeying alongside one another” (Evangelii Gaudium). Marking the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, our Summer School will look at how its insights have shaped the Catholic Church ov...
by MaryR
Wed Mar 15, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Music and Church: Cult and Culture 50 years after Musicam Sacram
Replies: 24
Views: 2735

Re: Music and Church: Cult and Culture 50 years after Musicam Sacram

There is room for all types of music. And people tend to gravitate towards a style of liturgy that suits their taste or temperament. What should be avoided is making value judgements on the preferences of those we disagree with. You should have come to the SSG's workshop day in Ingleby Barwick on S...
by MaryR
Sun Mar 12, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: International Declaration on Sacred Music "Cantate Domino"
Replies: 35
Views: 3197

Re: International Declaration on Sacred Music "Cantate Domino"

Some snippets from Musicam Sacram: 16. One cannot find anything more religious and more joyful in sacred celebrations than a whole congregation expressing its faith and devotion in song. 4 (b) The following come under the title of sacred music here: Gregorian chant, sacred polyphony in its various f...
by MaryR
Sun Mar 12, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Music and Church: Cult and Culture 50 years after Musicam Sacram
Replies: 24
Views: 2735

Re: Music and Church: Cult and Culture 50 years after Musicam Sacram

It is difficult to criticise those who don't know any different for what they do when that is precisely the problem. Speaker after speaker at the conference talked about the need for formation and training for musicians and singers and, above all, for the clergy. The Bishops need to take responsibil...
by MaryR
Wed Mar 08, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: International Declaration on Sacred Music "Cantate Domino"
Replies: 35
Views: 3197

Re: International Declaration on Sacred Music "Cantate Domino"

I ready this declaration with interest. I was even more interested to look through the list of signatories. I have just returned from Rome where I attended 'Music and Church' , a sacred music conference for the 50th anniversary of Musicam Sacram convened by the Pontifical Council for Culture. I may ...
by MaryR
Mon Feb 27, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: SSG Spring Workshop Day - 11 March 2017
Replies: 0
Views: 534

SSG Spring Workshop Day - 11 March 2017

The first of our Spring Gatherings for 2017 is taking place on Saturday, 11 March at St Thérèse of Lisieux Parish, Blair Avenue, Ingleby Barwick, Stockton-on-Tees TS17 0QP As 2017 is the 50th Anniversary of Musicam Sacram, there will be a particular focus on music at this year’s gatherings. All are ...
by MaryR
Sun Oct 02, 2016 10:00 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: SSG Assembly - 14/15 October in Liverpool
Replies: 1
Views: 626

SSG Assembly - 14/15 October in Liverpool

The Society's Annual Assembly will take place at the on Saturday 15 October at the Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King. The day begins with Morning Prayer and ends with Mass and a Cathedral Tour. There will be a talk entitled ‘Liturgy and Imagination’ by Dr Christopher McElroy (Cathedral Music...
by MaryR
Fri Jul 15, 2016 1:54 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Gill Ness-Collins RIP
Replies: 6
Views: 1469

Gill Ness-Collins RIP

Many members of the Society will know Gill who was the SSG Diocesan Representative for Arundel and Brighton and acted as Diocesan Representative Coordinator for many years. Sadly, Gill died on 8 July following a period of illness. Gill worked tirelessly to promote the aims of the Society and was act...
by MaryR
Sun Apr 10, 2016 3:05 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Canon Peter Jones
Replies: 16
Views: 5100

Re: Canon Peter Jones

I first came across Peter when he was in his teens. He lived in Lillington and was at school at Leamington College for Boys. For a time, he played the organ in my parish, Our Lady, Lillington and I have a dim memory of a gangly youth accompanying the choir every Sunday. It was not until some 20 or s...
by MaryR
Sun Jan 31, 2016 5:31 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: "Rich in Mercy" - SSG workshop/study days
Replies: 0
Views: 953

"Rich in Mercy" - SSG workshop/study days

The Society of Saint Gregory has organised a series of workshop/study days to take place during Lent: ⋅  20 February - St Nicholas, Boldmere, Sutton Coldfield - Speaker, Fr Allen Morris ⋅  27 February - St John's Cathedral, Salford - Speaker, Bishop John Arnold ⋅  12 Ma...
by MaryR
Sun Jan 03, 2016 6:35 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: The Holy Year of Mercy - are we doing anything?
Replies: 17
Views: 5386

Re: The Holy Year of Mercy - are we doing anything?

SSG is holding a series of Study Days entitled "Rich in Mercy" . Further information will appear on the website shortly but here's a summary of what's happening: At each event the focus will be on the message of Pope Francis who tells us that “in Him there is mercy and not condemnation.” A...
by MaryR
Tue Jul 14, 2015 12:53 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Music Animator required
Replies: 43
Views: 9703

Re: Music Animator required

Hare wrote Hmm. Not wishing to be negative, but I would like to think that the clentele at this mass got a more varied diet than can be provided by a guitar-playing animator..... The animator with guitar skills is being sought for the 9.30 family Mass. This parish also has a choir, directed by Darqu...
by MaryR
Tue Jun 23, 2015 10:02 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Sacred Music Conference
Replies: 9
Views: 3857

Re: Sacred Music Conference

This was an excellent conference. Dom Henry Wansborough's keynote was terrific. The trustees should consider asking him to deliver the Crichton Lecture next year.