Matins at 8.45am
Held in the Lady Chapel, this service lasts about 15 minutes. It is traditional in format with no sermon and contains no music.
(For those unfamiliar with the term Matins, it is a service consisting of psalms, scripture readings and prayers).
Low Mass at 9.00am
This service is a said mass (“Holy Communion” or “Eucharist”). There is no singing or chanting; everything is spoken. There is a sermon. The liturgy is held in the Lady Chapel on the south side of the church’s sanctuary, and is according to the modern Scottish rite. This mass lasts approximately 40 minutes.
Sung (or High) Mass at 11.00am
The principal service of the day, it is an elaborated traditional version of the liturgy of the mass. It contains hymns and a sermon. Most of the service is either sung or chanted. Incense is used in this service. Approximate service length is 60-75 minutes. Held in the main church. Throughout most of the year, it is followed by an informal coffee hour.
Evening Prayer at 5.00pm
A short said service which takes place most Sundays.
There are masses during the week, regularly at 7.00pm on Tuesdays and at 10.00am on Wednesdays. In addition, there is a celebration on major festivals in the Church’s Year. These masses are usually according to the modern rite, are held in the Lady Chapel, and last approximately 25 minutes.
Weekday High Masses
Sung or High Mass is offered in the traditional manner on several days throughout the year, including Christmas, Epiphany (the visit of the wise men), Candlemas, (the presentation of the Christ Child in the temple), All Saints Day, certain days in Holy Week (leading up to Easter), Corpus Christi, and Holy Cross (the Patronal and dedication festival of the parish).