Shrewsbury, Shropshire, Sunday 10th February 2019

In the presence of Monsignor Gilles Wach, Prior General of the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest, and by the providence of God, the Right Reverend Mark Davies, Bishop of Shrewsbury celebrated a High Mass with full pontificals in his Cathedral Church on Sunday afternoon.

This marks a new dawn for the Institute as we now continue our mission with a fourth Church in England. St Winefride’s at Shrewsbury compliments the other churches at New Brighton and two in Preston.

St Winefride’s was built in 1956 and is located in Monkmoor. Designed by F. X. Velarde it is typical of a post war design. More information on the church can be found here.

Additionally, we are pleased to have been asked by the Bishop to become an integral part of the Cathedral Clergy Team.

In the very near future an additional series of webpages specifically for Shrewsbury will appear via this website. In the meantime, please enjoy some photography taken by Mr John Aron of this remarkable occasion.

Additional photographs can be seen at the Latin Mass Society in Wrexham website here.


On the 29th January, the Feast of St Francis de Sales, patron of the Insitute of Christ the King, His Eminence Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke will ordain two new deacons, a subdeacon and confer minor orders on a seminarian and tonsure one other.

On the Feast of the Presentation, Bishop Bacqué will bless the habit of five new sisters of the Sisters Adorers of the Royal Heart of Jesus.

Please we commend these to your prayers.


Here follows a selection of photographs taken at our Seminary at Gricigliano near Florence in Tuscany, Italy over the Christmas period.

Outdoor Christmas decorations.

Interior Christmas decorations in Villa Martelli.

The Nativity scene made by the first year seminarians and Preparatory Novena.

Solemn Vespers and the O Great Antiphons between December 17th to 23rd.

Office of the Prime on the Vigil of the Nativity, with the pontifical assistance from His Eminence Cardinal Burke.

Office of Matins and Nativity Mass of Midnight celebrated by Monsignor Gilles Wach, in the presence Cardinal Burke.

Pontifical Mass on Christmas Day, celebrated by His Eminence Cardinal Burke.

Dinner at the Seminary.

Pontifical Vespers of Christmas and Benediction presided over by Cardinal Burke.

Concert and Christmas show on Christmas Night at Gricigliano.

Christian Midnight Song and Gifts to the Superiors

Buffet on Christmas Eve.