Spring Gatherings 2020

The God Who Speaks

Society of Saint Gregory will be holding a series of spring gatherings with talks, liturgies (Morning Prayer and Mass) and workshops.

With 2020 designated as The Year of the Word, there will be a particular focus on celebrating, living and sharing God’s Word. All are welcome, whether members or not, particularly anyone involved in parish ministry.

Each day will begin with Morning Prayer at 10.30am (registration from 10.00am) followed by a talk focusing on Pope Francis’ recent message, exhorting us to “Make room in your lives for the Word of God”. Through our talk and workshops, we will delve into the rich treasure of the scriptures and consider their relevance for us today and how we can respond to this through our liturgy and music. Each day will culminate with the celebration of Mass at 3.30pm.

The cost is £15 per person (a simple soup lunch will be provided). 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 here.
Discounts are available for parish bookings and help can be provided for the unwaged.


Bishop Peter Brignall (Buckley), Fr Paul Fitzpatrick (Winchester), Mgr Kevin McGinnell, Martin Barry and Mary Rouse.


The God who speaks through song – This workshop will look at how we use psalms at Mass and will explore the treasure trove of scriptural songs, with lots of singing!  This workshop will be led by composer, Martin Barry, who was Choirmaster and Director of Music at Salford Cathedral for 23 years and now leads the music at Our Lady’s in Lillington.

St Matthew’s Gospel and what it means for us today –This workshop will reflect on the words of St Matthew and its relevance for us in 2020. 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.

Proclaiming the Word – a practical workshop for readers. Please come with a prepared reading – short or long, Old or New Testament. This workshop will be led by Mary Rouse who has served on the Birmingham Archdiocese Liturgy Commission Church Music Committee and is a former Secretary of the SSG. Mary regularly delivers readers’ workshops around the country.

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St Peters Winchester

Winchester, Hampshire

Saturday, 14 March 2020 (10am – 4.30pm) St Peter’s Church, Jewry Street, Winchester SO23 8RY



Event Postponed


Our Lady of the Rosary Buckley

Buckley, Flintshire

Saturday, 2 May 2020 (10am – 4.30pm) Church of Our Lady of the Rosary, Jubilee Road, Buckley CH7 2AF



Print all details for Buckley available soon


Photo ©Jonathan Billinger (cc-by-sa/2.0)

Our Lady and the English Martyrs

Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset

Saturday 16 May 2020 (10am – 4.30pm) Our Lady and the English Martyrs, 12 Highbridge Road, Burnham-on-Sea TA8 1LL


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St Peters, Winchester:  Photo ©Chris Downer (cc-by-sa/2.0)
Our Lady and the English Martyrs, Burnham on sea :  Photo ©Jonathan Billinger (cc-by-sa/2.0)

Booking now open!

Book your place today using our online booking system.

Book by post

If you would prefer to print out a booking form and post it to us with your payment, you can open the form 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 here or follow the link to use our contact form.

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