Who

Regular celebrants

 

Fr Anselm J Gribbin

  Fr. Gribbin hails from Scotland and is currently based at the ICKSP mission at St Winifride's, Shrewsbury where he assists Can. Smith ICKSP.   He studied history, classical studies, and canon law at university and was ordained to the Sacred Priesthood in AD 2013 in the Abbey of Tongerlo in Belgium before returning to England.   

Among various pastoral duties he has been a chaplain to nuns and has also served as a priest in various parishes.
 

Dom Jonathan Rollinson OSB (Belmont)

Dom Jonathan is a monk of Belmont Abbey, near Hereford, where he is Guest Master and Assistant Novice Master.   He was ordained to the Diaconate by the Archbishop of Cardiff, the Most Reverend George Stack, on 15th July AD 2014 having concluded his theological studies in Rome.   He was ordained to the Sacred Priesthood on 12th March AD 2015 at Belmont by Bishop Michael Campbell, OSA, of Lancaster.

We are extremely grateful to Dom Jonathan for offering to travel from Hereford to celebrate Holy Mass in the Extraordinary Form for us on a regular basis which allowed us to establish St Wulstan's as a centre for the Traditional Latin Mass in Malvern.

 

Can. Scott Smith ICKSP

  Can. Smith is a member of the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest (ICKSP), currently assigned to St Winifride's, Shrewsbury.   Originally from Kansas, he studied at the ICKSP's seminary at Gricigliano in Italy and was ordained to the Sacred Priesthood in Florence in AD 2017 by H.E. Raymond Cardinal Burke. 

The ICKSP is a Society of Apostolic Life of Pontifical Right founded in 1990 by Mgr. Gilles Wach and Fr Philippe Mora in Gabon, Africa.   Its goal is the honour of God and the sanctification of priests in the service of the Church and souls.  Its specific aim is missionary:  to spread the reign of our Lord Jesus Christ in all spheres of human life.  The ICKSP currently has three bases in the United Kingdom - New Brighton, Preston, and Shrewsbury - each of which celebrates daily Mass and Vespers in the Traditional Rite.

Occasional visiting celebrants

 

Fr George Grynowski

Fr Grynowski is a retired priest of the Archdiocese of Birmingham and a canon lawyer.   

We are grateful to Fr Grynowski for helping us out occasionally when our regular celebrants are unavailable.   Living in Bilston, which lies midway between Wednesbury and Wolverhampton, he too travels quite some way to support us in Little Malvern.
 

Dom Paul Gunter OSB (Douai)

Fr Paul is parish priest of Our Lady & St Joseph, Alcester, in the Worcester deanery.

Born in 1966, he has been a monk of Douai Abbey since 1985 and was ordained priest in 1991.   Over ten years of parish ministry followed.   In 2002 he was sent to Rome to pursue further studies in liturgy.   He gained a Licence in 2004 and a Doctorate in 2006 from the Pontifical Institute of Liturgy attached to Sant’ Anselmo, where he was also organist from 2005.    After defending his doctoral thesis, “Edmund Bishop and the Genius of the Roman Rite”, in June 2006, he joined the faculty of the Pontifical Institute of Liturgy where he subsequently taught.   In 2008, he was named a consultor to the Office of the Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff and in 2010 to the Commission entrusted with the readmission of the 1962 (pre-Vatican II) Missal under the jurisdiction of the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith in Rome.   He has written about the liturgy and for a time was a member of the editorial board of the journal Usus Antiquior, which is interested especially in the traditional liturgy before the reforms of the Second Vatican Council.   Since 2012 Fr. Paul has been Secretary of the Department for Christian Life and Worship of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, which in effect means he is director of the national liturgy office.

As a Parish Priest he was known for the quality of his liturgies, all the more remarkable for his parish having been a small rural one.   So not only does he have a rich vision and knowledge of the Church’s liturgy;  he also has practical parish experience and well knows what an ordinary small parish is actually capable of doing liturgically, both musically and ceremonially.   
 

Fr Paul Lester CO

Fr Lester is an Oratorian currently serving as parish priest of St Mary on the Hill, Wednesbury.   He was previously parish priest at Hethe, Oxfordshire where he regularly celebrated Low Mass or Missa Cantata each Sunday.  Since being transferred to Wednesbury he has introduced an early morning Low Mass on third Sundays as part of the regular parish Sunday schedule there.

We are grateful to Fr Lester for agreeing to help us out on occasion when our regular celebrants are unavailable, particularly since Wednesbury is no small distance from Little Malvern.  

Latin Mass Society Representative (Malvern)

 

Alastair Tocher


Alastair is retired and lives with his family near Malvern. He has sung in various Scholas since 1987 and most recently founded and directs the Schola Gregoriana Malverniensis (AD 2015) which regularly sings Mass in the Extraordinary Form at St Wulstan's.

Alastair has a professional background in Theoretical Computing Science and Intellectual Property Law (neither of which have the least utility when it comes to organising Masses).  Since retiring he has become a Trustee both of The Latin Mass Society and of the Schola Gregoriana of Cambridge.