Spring Gatherings 2019

Celebrating the Mass

Society of Saint Gregory, as part of our 90th anniversary jubilee year, will be holding a series of spring gatherings with talks, liturgies (Morning Prayer and Mass) and workshops.

This event has now taken place

The information given below has been retained for now to give a flavour to anyone thinking about coming along next year.

Details of next year’s assembly will be posted as soon as they are available.

This year there will be a particular focus on planning and preparing for Mass, exploring what is needed for a truly worthy celebration of Mass.  All are welcome, whether members or not, particularly anyone involved in parish ministry. The day will begin with registration at 9.45 am and Morning Prayer at 10.00.  Our speaker will look at the basic principles and explore what is needed for a worthy celebration of Mass. The workshops will take place during the afternoon.  The day will culminate with the celebration of Mass. The cost is £10 per person (bring your own packed lunch). You can book online by clicking here or if you prefer you can print out a booking form and post it to us.  Further information is available by emailing Mary Rouse.


Monsignor Kevin McGinnell


Planning for liturgies – what makes a good celebration? How do we prepare? This workshop will look at all aspects of planning and preparation, from musical choices to coordinating processions.  This workshop will be led by Martin Barry, who was Choirmaster and Director of Music at Salford Cathedral for 23 years. Singing and music to accompany the assembly – for anyone singing or playing at Mass, this will be a workshop full of practical tips and lots of practise! This workshop will be led by Stephen Bryant, Head of Music at Badminton School for Girls, Bristol and Organist at Clifton Cathedral. Exploring the texts – from the familiar words of the Gloria to Eucharistic Prayer IV, this will be an opportunity to examine the prayers we use at Mass in detail.  This workshop will be led by Mgr Kevin McGinnell, a priest of Northampton Diocese, Secretary of the Spirituality Committee, Department of Christian Life and Worship and Chairman of the Society of Saint Gregory.

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St Mirin Cathedral

Paisley, Renfrewshire

Saturday, 16 February 2019 (10am – 4.30pm) St Mirin’s Cathedral Hall, Incle Street, Paisley PA1 1HR



Print all details for Paisley here


Holy Trinity Catholic Church

Newark, Nottinghamshire

Saturday, 16 March 2019 (10am – 4.30pm) Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Boundary Road, Newark, Nottinghamshire NG24 4AU


Print all details for Newark here


St Helen’s Catholic Church

Caerphilly, Glamorgan

Saturday 18 May 2019 (10am – 4.30pm) St Helen’s Roman Catholic Church, Nantgarw Road, Caerphilly CF83 3FB



Print all details for Caerphilly here

Spread the word!

You can download and print a leaflet giving details about all of our spring gatherings. Why not place some in your church or school? For leaflets about individual days, please see links in those sections.

Any questions?

Do you need more information?  Email Mary or follow the link to use our contact form.

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