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Lumen Gentium


Extraordinary Form


In the Extraordinary Form, Mass is celebrated according to the Missale Romanum of 1570. While this Missal was codified at the Council of Trent, it was in use at least since the time of St Gregory the Great. It is used today according to the 1962 edition, promulgated by Blessed Pope John XXIII during the Second Vatican Council. In accordance with norms of Summorum Pontificum, all Roman Rite clergy may celebrate according to the Extraordinary Form.

In Shrewsbury Diocese the Shrine Church of Ss Peter and Paul and St Philomena in New Brighton is a centre for the celebration of Mass and the Sacraments in the Extraordinary Form, under the care of the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest, the church is also a place of Eucharistic devotion.

Within the Diocese, Mass is also celebrated according to the Missal of 1962 in Saint Vincent’s in Altrincham, Sacred heart in Moreton, Saint Winefride’s in Shrewsbury, Saint Plegmund in Tattenhall and Saint Thomas Beckett in Tarporley.


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